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Celebrating Easter at sunrise

Numerous churches across Halifax County will be hosting Easter Sunrise Services on Sunday morning to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Many will begin as early as 6 a.m.

Groups appeal for town funding

Of those appearing before Council, Jewell Medley of the United Way made a first-ever request from her agency for funds. Whereas the UW for years was supported by donations from…

Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Virginia Ruby Newcomb Roper

SoVaNow.com / November 13, 2012
Virginia Ruby Newcomb Roper, 93, of Chase City, passed away on Nov. 10, 2012.

She was the widow of Robert (Bob) Roper. She was a beautician for over 70 years, an employee of Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home for over 69 years, and a Sunday School teacher at Salem Christian Church for 62 years.

She is survived by one son, R. Asa Roper and wife, Candy, their children, Brooke and Robert; One dearly loved niece, Sharon Hall and husband, C.I., their children, Kate, Rachel, and Jim; a brother, W.A. Newcomb Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews, and their families.

A funeral was held Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home chapel. Interment followed at Salem Christian Church in Fort Mitchell.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.newcomballgoodfh.com.

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