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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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Lady Barons squeak by Lady Chargers in five

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Kelsey Thornton sends a slam back to Lunenburg.
SoVaNow.com / October 24, 2012
The Bluestone varsity volleyball team battled Central of Lunenburg to a five-game match victory in Skipwith last Wednesday.

The girls had their hands full all night with the Lady Chargers, who jumped out to an early lead by taking the first game, 25-21.

Bluestone bounced back in the second game, winning 25-17.

The third set belonged to Lunenburg as the Lady Chargers prevailed 25-22, leaving the visitors one game shy of the match win.

With their backs against the wall, the Lady Barons delivered their strongest set of the night, thumping Central 25-9 in the fourth game to tie the match 2-2.

The girls eked out a 15-13 win in the fifth game, sending Lunenburg away with the match loss.

Prior to the varsity match, the jayvee Lady Barons swept Central in two games, 25-13 and 25-7.

The girls are slated to resume James River District competition today when they take on Buckingham.

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