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Tragedy Averted In Tuesday Wreck

Tragedy was avoided Tuesday morning when a 1995 Kenworth logging truck owned by Kevin M. Pearce of Zebulon, N.C., and driven by William Crudup, 51, Bunn, N.C., was traveling eastbound, lost its brakes and struck the rear of a 2008 International bucket truck owned by VDOT on the temporary bridge over the Banister River in the Town of Halifax, according to Trooper T.C. Comer.

The arm of the bucket truck was extended over the side of the bridge, and two VDOT employees were in the bucket inspecting the underside of the bridge when the crash occurred at 11:30 a.m., Comer said.

The two men were unhurt, and damages were estimated at $15,000 to the Kenworth and $4,000 to the International. Comer charged Crudup with having defective brakes and tires.

Riverdale Businesses: ‘It’s Do Or Die Time’

An entourage of Riverdale business representatives plan to pack the South Boston Planning Commission’s Dec. 9 public hearing on the town’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan in an effort to squash long-term plans for the Riverdale business area.

State Smoking Ban Hits Area Eateries

The state’s restaurant smoking ban – described as one of the strongest in the region and the strongest among tobacco producing states by Gov. Tim Kaine’s office - took effect Tuesday.

Council Takes On Comcast Service

South Boston Town Council grilled a Comcast Cable representative at its monthly work session on Monday, with several councilmen describing current cable service for the town as “unacceptable.”

County Tax Deadline Draws Nears

Halifax County Treasurer Linda S. Foster reminds county residents that the deadline for payment of county real estate and personal property taxes is Monday, Dec. 7.

Town Council To Meet With Senator, Delegate

Senator Frank Ruff and Delegate-elect James Edmunds are expected to meet with members of South Boston Town Council members this evening when they meet at 5:45 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street.

‘A Dickens Of A Christmas’

The village of Halifax celebrated its Christmas Open House – “A Dickens Of A Christmas” - Sunday offering door prizes, refreshments, crafts for the youngsters and live music.

Dr. Frank Godbold Jr. Dies At 86

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church this morning at 11 for dedicated community servant and optometrist Dr. Frank B. Godbold Jr.

The Prizery Wins Prestigious Statewide Rising Star Award

The Prizery arts center has won the prestigious Arts Build Community’s Rising Star Award from Virginians for the Arts, making it the first-ever recipient of a new award that honors an up-and-coming arts organization having a significant impact on its community.

Nine Bands To Perform In SoBo Christmas Parade

Nine bands will perform in South Boston’s Christmas Parade when it gets under way Saturday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m.