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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Mary Phillips Bowen

SoVaNow.com / February 01, 2011
Mary Phillips Bowen, 81, widow of Wallace Randolph Bowen Sr., died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at her home.

Mrs. Bowen was the daughter of George Williams and Claudia Mae Redd Phillips. A homemaker, she also helped her husband farm. She was a member of Hitesburg Baptist Church.

Mrs. Bowen is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Dennis Adams, and Betty Bowen, all of Buffalo Junction, and Nancy and Bobby Rice of Virgilina; sons and daughter-in-law, Wallace R., Jr. and Cathy Bowen of Buffalo Junction and Gary Bowen of Bullock, N.C., four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Her sisters, Gladys Elliott and Linda Howerton, both of South Boston, Ann Morris and Judy Coghill, both of Virgilina; and brothers, George Phillips of Oxford, N.C. and Lennie Phillips of Roxboro, N.C. also survive. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Bowen and a brother, Thomas Phillips.

A graveside service will be Wednesday at the Bowen Family Cemetery at 2 p.m.

The family will received friends Tuesday at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

You may express your online condolences at http://www.wclfh.com

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