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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Virginia Ellen Francis Butler / January 28, 2013
Virginia Ellen Francis Butler, 93, of Halifax, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Halifax County on Oct. 14, 1919, daughter of the late Eugene A. (Eutie) Francis and Mary Ellen (Molly) Rutledge Francis. She was married to the late John Henry Butler, attended Revelation Baptist Church and was a member of Fork Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Raymond Davis Butler and his wife Terry of South Boston; grandchildren, Karen Butler, Ray Butler and wife Jamie, Nicholas Butler; step-grandchildren, Mary Beth Cannon and husband John, Jennifer Forbes and husband Dickee, Amy Barker and husband Craig; three great-grandchildren, ten step-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by six sisters, seven brothers and a daughter-in-law, Joy Brogden Butler.

A funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 26, at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Coghill and Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery, Scottsburg.

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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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