Ed Owens Named Mayor of South Boston

South Boston, VA - The town of South Boston has a new interim mayor.

Vice-mayor Edward Owens stepped into the role after town council voted him in Monday night.
Owens has been a council member for fourteen years. Councilman Coleman Speece described him as a very capable leader.
Owens becomes interim mayor following the death of former mayor Carroll Thackston.
He will hold the office until formal elections are held in November.