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Wayward bear causes accident

Bob Cage, renowned artist, athlete and tobacconist, dies

Robert F. "Bob" Cage, a Halifax native, was known for his achievements in an array of fields that he pursued with customary passion.

Latest effort to oust Thornton fails

The superintendent lost the support of a longtime backer, board chairman Robert Puryear

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Comets prove cynics wrong

There might have been some cynics wondering about the direction of the Halifax County High School varsity boys’ basketball team before last winter.

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Avis McMillan Pierce

SoVaNow.com / January 28, 2013
Avis McMillan Pierce of 1528 Dogwood Drive, South Boston passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the Woodview. She was born in Martinsville on March 17, 1931 and was 81 years old. She was the daughter of the late Benton McMillan and Erie Lacy McMillan and was married to the late Roland Duncan.

Survivors include five daughters, Susan Ashworth and husband Davis of Eden, N.C., Carolyn Jones and fiancé Charles Glass of Tampa, Fla., Kathy Shepard and husband Keith of Martinsville, Janice Pierce and partner Cynthia Holloway of Tampa, Fla., Connie Beaulieu and fiancé Dwight Ballou of South Boston, fifteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one son, Gary Duncan and wife Kress of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Her cremated remains will be spread at the place of her birth in the Martinsville community.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.powellfunerals.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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