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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Scottsburg 19-year-old killed in crash / July 12, 2010
Megan Collette Scott, 19, of Scottsburg died in a single vehicle accident Saturday morning around 6 a.m.

Scott, who was a student at Danville Community College, was the driver of a 2001 Ford Escort that ran off Dryburg Road and into a ditch. The vehicle was declared a total loss.

According to Virginia State Police reports, the vehicle driven by Scott veered off the right side of State Route 716, about one-tenth mile south of its intersection with State Route 719. The vehicle then struck a ditch, ejecting Scott. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, police reported.

A funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paschal’s Baylon Roman Catholic Church in South Boston. Scott is the daughter of Colette Jette-Scott and step-daughter of Stephen “Harry” Morse of Scottsburg. Her father is Stephen Scott of Amesbury, Mass,

Virginia State Trooper K. R. Martin investigated the accident.

Scott’s death brought to two the number of fatalities on Halifax County highways this year.

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