Rose Marie Clay Curry

Rose Marie Clay Curry, 69, of South Boston, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. She was born in Oxford, N.C., on April 25, 1951, daughter of the late Noel (Duncan) Clay and the late Virginia Bass Clay. She was of the Baptist Faith. Ms. Curry is survived by her children, Donna Campbell Davis of South Boston and Dwayne Martin and wife […]

Mary Ann Dawson Throckmorton

Mary Ann Dawson Throckmorton, 87, wife of the late William “Aaron” Throckmorton, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. She was born in High Point, N.C., on June 20, 1933, to the late Edward Binford Dawson and Izella “Lizzie” Francis Dawson. Mary was a 1951 graduate of Turbeville High School and a member of Alton Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and […]

Comets sports on hold again

As Halifax County High School athletics prepared to have opening night for winter sports Jan. 4, girls varsity basketball coach David Graham said at the time, “if we can just get a schedule in this year then we’ve had a winning year.” That comment may become the mantra of how the HCHS Comets winter-sports season – for good or bad […]

Allen Fred Holt

Allen Fred Holt, 35, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at his residence. He was born on July 4, 1985 to Edward Thomas Holt and the late Barbara Cole Holt. He was a graduate of Halifax County High School and wastewater plant operator for Town of South Boston. Allen was a veteran of the US Army, where he served in Iraq […]

Danny William Bomar

Danny W. Bomar of Clover died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born Oct. 18, 1953 in Campbell County and was 67 years old. He was the son of the late Kenneth Thornton Bomar and Rayleen Crews Bomar, who survives. He was a member of the Childrey Baptist Church where he served as […]

Emmitt West Tuck

Emmitt West Tuck, 86, husband of Nancy Tuck, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 10, 1934, to the late Lloyd and Flossie Brown Tuck. Mr. Tuck served his country in the United States Army and was owner of Tuck Enterprises and attended Grace Baptist Church. Mr. Tuck is survived by his wife of […]

Oversight, analysis ordered for IDA

Board hires firm to lead organizational review

Vaccine access to include teachers, essential workers, those 65 and up

The Virginia Department of Health is expanding vaccinations for COVID-19 to cover more high-priority recipients — public safety employees, essential workers in manufacturing, agriculture and other key industries, K-12 teachers and school staff and anyone 65 and older. Beginning Monday, the Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside health districts will begin conducting closed “point of dispensing” (POD) COVID-19 vaccination clinics specifically for “Phase […]

Virus outbreak sickens 140 at Sinai prison

Infections fuel highest numbers yet for county

Fed up with violations, Halifax man tracks traffic

With radar gun in hand, Main Street resident gathers evidence