‘Armageddon in your backyard’

It promises to be a festive occasion, to be sure, but the re-enactment of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge this weekend is serious business for the volunteers who will travel to Southside to bring the Civil War clash to life.

War comes to the plantation

All things considered, life was good at Black Walnut plantation as Christmas 1862 drew near. Benjamin Garrett, who operated Kenmore Plantation, a Black Walnut tract inherited through marriage, wrote to his brother in Williamsburg with the latest dispatches from Southside: The family was in good health, crop prices were high, and “we tobacco planters are the most blessed & prosperous people in the Confederacy. We have never obtained such prices for tobacco & never had as much money.”

Frances Moorefield Fulp

Frances Moorefield Fulp, of South Boston, died June 16, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Clover on June 6, 1933, a daughter of the late James H. and Lester G. Moorefield and was the devoted wife of the late Watkins Fulp for 58 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she […]

Ruby Francisco Williams

Ruby Francisco Williams, 93, of Williams Road, Clover, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at her home. She was born in Halifax County on Feb. 24, 1921, a daughter of the late Edward James Francisco and Eva Frenchie Franklin Francisco. She was married to the late Samuel Issac Williams and was a member of Clover Methodist Church. Mrs. Williams is survived […]

Beatrice Moore Hawkins

Beatrice Moore Hawkins, 89, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. 
A lifelong resident of Halifax County, Beatrice was born Sept. 7, 1924, to William Bacon Moore and Lona Seamons Moore. She graduated from Halifax High School and worked at the Cotton Mill during World War II and later at Pacific Mills. 
She […]

Dr. Aleta June Emmerich Fears

Dr. Aleta June Emmerich Fears went to heaven on June 13, 2014. She was born in Jefferson City, Mo., on Dec. 2, 1946. Aleta was a wonderful and faithful Christian woman, helping to start the Church of Christ in South Boston many years ago. She was an educator and a principal in Halifax County until she retired in 2002. Aleta […]

Annie Mae Turntine Moses

Annie Mae Turntine Moses of Easley Street, South Boston died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at her residence at the age of 73. She was born July 12, 1940 in New York to the late Jimmy Washington and Marylene Turntine and was married to Edward Moses and was a member of Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church. Mrs. Moses is survived by her […]

Tournaments this weekend

The Day Complex will be the site of two all-star baseball tournaments this weekend. The district O-Zone and AA Machine Pitch tournaments will be held at the Day complex. Machine pitch opens Friday with Emporia vs. South Hill, at 2 p.m. Game two features Clarksville against South Boston National at 4 p.m. Game three features South Boston American against Brunswick […]

Spirited mix of softball action this weekend

There’s a spirited mix of Dixie softball action at the Brookneal park this weekend.

Softball honors continue

More honors arrived for members of the Halifax County High School varsity softball squad this week.