Monica Urueta Shelton

Monica Urueta Shelton of Clover died Friday, June 2, 2017 at the age of 49. She was born in Columbia, South America on June 27, 1967, the daughter of the late Dr. Enrique Urueta and the late Gladys Parra Urueta and was married to Michael James Shelton. She was a receptionist at the YMCA. Monica enjoyed cooking, swimming, flowers, and […]

June Puryear Young

June Puryear Young died Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born in Halifax County on June 25, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Willie Lee Puryear and Myrtle Whitt Puryear and was married to the late John Merritt Young. June was a member of Union Christian Church, Virgilina. She was a strong and passionate woman about […]

Rachael Ann Bates Ayer Howard

Join us in remembering the special life of Rachael Ann Bates Ayer Howard. Rachael passed away peacefully at her home on the morning of May 31, 2017. She was born on Jan. 13, 1940 in Charleston, W.Va., and grew up in Vermont. Rachael Ann graduated from Rutland High School in Rutland, Vt. She went to school to become a model […]

Louis Watkins Childrey

Louis Watkins Childrey, 76, of South Boston, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He was born in Halifax County on Sept. 28, 1940, son of the late James Robert Childrey and Louise Guthrie Childrey and was married to Janet R. Childrey. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, a former member of Hyco Ruritan Club and retired from Dominion Virginia […]


A growing ecotourism clientele gets around in all-electric sedans

Halifax County supervisor gather tonight with public hearings tops on agenda

Halifax County Board of Supervisors will host three public hearings when members gather tonight for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting is set at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex. Two of the hearings focus on requests from landowners in ED-1. In the first hearing, Brian Locklear of B&B Auto Rebuilders is seeking […]

Nearby solar array aims to go online by end of 2017

The Kentuck Solar project, Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm, will begin construction in August in eastern Pittsylvania County, marking the latest renewable energy venture in Southside Virginia. The Kentuck project is a six-megawatt solar array that will be part of the generation mix for Danville Municipal Utility. When operational, the solar farm will generate enough electricity to power over […]

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