Jacqueline Hodnett Chandler

Jacqueline Hodnett “Jackie” Chandler of Richmond died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2022. She was married to Theodore Lindy Chandler for over 40 years until his passing in 1992. She was born Sept. 27, 1928, and was the daughter of Joseph W. Hodnett and Gladys Hodnett. She was predeceased by her brother Joseph W. Hodnett Jr., sister Juanita Hodnett Chandler and later […]

William Glenn Woodall

William Glenn Woodall of South Boston died on Monday, Oct. 31 at the age of 52. Mr. Woodall was born May 23, 1970 in Halifax County to Haywood Marion Woodall and Gloria Stephens Woodall. He was married to Martha Woodall and was a member of County Line Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Woodall is survived by his wife, Martha Hubbard Woodall […]

Mary Trammell Nelson

Mary Trammell Nelson of South Boston died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 at the age of 86. Born in Halifax County on May 9, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Trammell Sr. and the late Myrtle Hazelwood Trammell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie William Nelson. Mary was a homemaker and was a very devoted […]

11-03-2022 E-Edition

Protecting the Dan

Low-tech filters keep tons of trash from flowing into the river

A used-up cigarette butt dropped into a liter of water can kill up to 10 minnows, scientists have found. With practically every rainfall, countless cigarette butts are swept into the Dan River along with other trash that gets deposited into South Boston’s approximately 3,000 storm drains. “That water, most of it goes right into the storm sewer and into the […]

Natural fiber processor gives boost to biomass, hemp producers

New industry to open operation in Clarksville, bringing 45 new jobs

An agriculture-based manufacturing company will establish an operation in Clarksville to turn industrial hemp and other raw biomass into refined natural fibers, creating 45 new jobs in the area. FyberX Holdings will invest $17.5 million to establish its U.S. headquarters and production operation in the former Kinderton Distribution Center building in Mecklenburg County. The new facility will process hemp and […]

Strategic plan partners venture to Nathalie to obtain feedback


Local officials kicked off the first of eight community meetings on Halifax County’s Community Strategic Plan by laying out its objectives for citizens who gathered Tuesday night at the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department in Nathalie. Betty Adams, executive director of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, described the plan as a “roadmap for a more successful and more prosperous […]

Village merchants throw Halloween party

Benefit fundraiser slated for Scottsburg woman with aggressive cancer

Family and friends are holding a benefit fundraiser on Saturday, at Bethel Baptist Church in Scottsburg for Tammy Cash, who is battling Sarcomatoid Carcinoma, an aggressive cancer that’s a mix of carcinoma and sarcoma cancer types. Cash underwent emergency surgery in May to remove a large tumor after she was diagnosed with the disease. Her sister, Kelly Epps, has organized […]

Speece for Council

Dear Viewpoint: Barbara Speece is running for South Boston Town Council. Having known Barbara Speece for approximately thirty years, she possesses qualities that would make her an excellent person to serve the citizens of South Boston. She is well-spoken, organized, financially conservative, energetic, hard-working, observant, detailed oriented, quick-thinking and well-educated, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. In her life-long […]