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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.

Daniel Gets 3 Life Terms

At a funeral home months ago, Courtney Marie Servais lay covered — except for one hand for family to hold — while loved ones viewed her body, which had been too brutalized for an open-casket funeral.

It's Looking A Lot Like Christmas Downtown

Will Tuck, son of Travis and Dawn Tuck of South Boston, met up with Frosty the Snowman on the sidewalks of downtown South Boston during open house Sunday afternoon.

Anderson Named Outstanding Cooperator At Awards Banquet


Don Anderson was named 2009 Outstanding Cooperator at the Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District annual awards banquet Thursday night at Ernie’s Restaurant.

Accused Killer Tells Of Slaying

CHATHAM — Dennis Lee Daniel fidgeted on the witness stand as he answered questions Friday in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court.

Man Pleads Guilty To Gang, Drug Charges

A 26-year-old South Boston man pled guilty Friday to gang participation and numerous drug charges in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Fire Destroys House On Mountain Road


Fire destroyed a single-story log home on Mountain Road Thursday evening.

Transformer Fire Damages Former Burlington Building

A transformer fire at the substation adjacent to the former Burlington Industries building on Cowford Road in Halifax entered the building and caused thousands in damage Wednesday night, according to Halifax fire officials.