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South Boston Police catch up with suspect

Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Ruby Jane Harris Link

SoVaNow.com / February 11, 2013
Ruby Jane Harris Link of 2076 Link Puryear Road, South Boston, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at the age of 66. She was born in Roxboro, N.C., on June 21, 1946 to the late Franklin Jack Harris and the late Mabel Harris Snow and was married to the late William Henry “Bill” Link, Jr. Mrs. Link was a retired CNA for Berry Hill Nursing Home and a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist where she was a former choir member and the UMW.

Survivors include her son, Dale Link and wife Liz of South Boston; daughter, Lisa L. Murray and husband Willie of South Boston; sisters, Ann Russell and husband Mitchell of Knightdale, N.C., and Evelyn Ray and husband, Doug of South Boston; grandchildren, Ashley Link, Morgan Link, Drew Link, and Brittney Murray; a great grandchild, Colton Link; special friend, Janice Clay of South Boston, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

A funeral will be held Monday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Bonnie Pizzeck, Rev. John Flood and Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Those wishing to give memorials are asked to please consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558-1891 or Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

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