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Stroke limits Debbie Turner’s ability to give Pork chop fundraiser March 15 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

By Della Rose   Debbie Turner didn’t think much about her symptoms of feeling run down. She was used to working long hours for weeks at a time between her job with New Dixie Oil, her family and community service. It wasn’t until her face started to droop, that she took notice. “I came home […]

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Halifax Regional’s Jones-Hill recognized as Roanoke Valley African-American heroes

Special to The Daily Herald Halifax Regional proudly celebrates Belinda Jones-Hill, Intensive Care Unit Manager, on her recognition by the Halifax Community College as a local Roanoke Valley African-American Hero. Jones-Hill was among six community leaders and two students honored at the sixth annual “Saluting Our Local African-American Heroes” celebration Feb. 21st at The Centre. […]

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Superwoman … right here in Roanoke Valley

Kay Wray is wife, mom, student, teacher, etc. … how she juggles it all  STORY BY KRIS SMITH & PHOTOGRAPHS BY LES ATKINS  This is not a profile about a politician. It is a story about a local lady who happens to be married to a politician, a mother of 15-year-old fraternal twins, sister, aunt, […]

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Swearing in new senator

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59 years, 3 local locations, still serving is Addie Stratton

  by Della Rose, staff writer Enjoying what she does every day has allowed Belk employee Addie Stratton to collect a lot of good memories over the past 59 years. “Sept. 10, it will be 60 years,” she said. “Belk has been good to me.” Those memories started the day she went into the store, […]

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Moody took judge’s oath Jan. 1

by Roger Bell, staff writer History was made at the Northampton County Courthouse Jan. 1 during a ceremony welcoming a new judge to Judicial District 6B. Vershenia Moody, who served most recently as an assistant district attorney in Halifax County, took the oath of office as District Court Judge Jan. 1, becoming the first black […]

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Gastonia woman keeps local hardware store open

GASTONIA (AP) — Martha Short’s husband Pete entered a hardware store in east Gastonia to pick up paint and came out as the store’s new owner 58 years ago. The couple lived in Greenwood, S.C., at the time and Pete Short worked for a firm in Atlanta. His job required a lot of traveling, and […]

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Halifax County’s next state senator is Angela Bryant

by Roger Bell Three-term state Rep. Angela Bryant, D-Rocky Mount, is now a first-term state Senator for the Fourth North Carolina Senatorial District. This change of title comes after Bryant was elected to fill the vacant seat left by the Dec. 14 death of state Sen. Ed Jones by the Senatorial District Four Democratic Executive […]

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Pilates + Boxing = Piloxing

Ready for some pumped up, fat burning, energizing aerobic fun? Piloxing is the new fitness craze in the United States, in other parts of the world and right here in the Roanoke Valley. Piloxing is not just about working out, it is about empowering a woman to feel sleek, sexy and powerful! Working in your […]

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