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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.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost

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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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Sukon Panich

SoVaNow.com / May 13, 2013
Sukon “Sukie” Panich, 69, of Milton, Ga., formerly of South Boston, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2013 succumbing to injuries from an automobile accident.

Sukie made a career helping others as a nurse for many years at Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston, and then at Person Memorial Hospital in Roxboro, N.C.

Sukie loved spending time with her grandchildren, James and Andrew. She was actively involved in their upbringing and enjoyed watching them in their various sports and activities. She affectionately became known by “Gigi” after the birth of James, and will truly be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband Banyat Panich, her daughters, Rosalind Prattas and Linda Panich, her son-in-law, George Prattas and future son-in-law, James Bradford, and her grandsons, James and Andrew Prattas.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that any donations be made to Buddharaleigh Temple, 8921 Poole Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.

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