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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Eight of nine Halifax County schools accredited

Trustees set goals at retreat, hail progress in state ratings


Era of segregated schools is over, but achieving racial parity in education continues to be an unmet challenge


Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage





Virginia Dixon Crews / January 08, 2018

Virginia Dixon Crews of South Boston died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at Sentara Woodview. She was born in Halifax County Sept. 25, 1921 and was 96 years old. She was the daughter of the late James John Dixon and the late Willie Frances Landrum Dixon and was married to the late Albert Lacy Crews Sr. She, along with her husband, were founding members of Second Baptist Church. She was a compassionate and loving mother and friend and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Survivors include two sons, David E. Crews and Wayne I. Crews and wife Fran, all of South Boston, a sister, Joyce Powell of Danville, a brother, Harry Dixon and wife Rachel of South Boston, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, A. Lacy Crews Jr. and Jimmy R. Crews, a daughter, Joan C. Hall, a granddaughter, one great granddaughter, five brothers, and one sister.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Those wishing to give memorials should consider the Second Baptist Church, 1402 Watkins Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592 or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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