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Reyes to run for Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors

Mecklenburg’s 911 telecommunicators honored at banquet

Mecklenburg County put years into development of 911 emergency calling


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Park View takes two of three

Park View blanks Southampton, splits doubleheader with Nottoway

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Colonial Center coming together

South Boston News
The Colonial Center project in downtown South Hill is coming together nicely, as witnessed by the rehabilitation of the historic theater that lies at the heart of the facility. The town will soon embark on a fundraising campaign in which donors will have an opportunity to dedicate the theater’s 400 seats. Seats can be dedicated in the donors’ name or to the individual, family or organization of the donor’s choosing. The Colonial Theatre is expected to open later this year, likely by the fall, giving South Hill a premier facility for the performing arts. (Lisa Clary photos)

Memorial Day at Occoneechee

There are a lot of fun things to do at Occoneechee State Park in Mecklenburg County this Memorial Day weekend.

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ opens May 13 at Fine Arts Center

“Driving Miss Daisy” is a hugely popular play written by Alfred Uhry. When this tremendous play was written in 1987, it won that year’s Pulitzer Prize. It was very quickly adapted into a popular film in 1989, starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman. The joyful plot of the play deals with the unusual relationship between an old Southern Jewish lady and her humble and rough African-American chauffeur over the span of 25 years.

Piano jazz artist to headline festival at Occoneechee

South Boston News
Pianist Monika Herzig and bassist Michael Hawkins at Jazz by the Lake '09
Pianist, professor, and Downbeat magazine award-winning composer Monika Herzig will energize Jazz by the Lake audiences with her acoustic jazz piano for the second year. Concerts at the Occoneechee State Park lakeside amphitheater will start at 4:30 p.m. and continue until dark Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16.

Symphony, bluegrass, dance at The Prizery in May

South Boston News
The ever-popular Richmond Symphony with Erin Freeman conducting plays Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. at The Prizery in South Boston.
The Prizery arts center in Downtown South Boston has three great shows remaining in its regular performance season:

Homemade gelato debuts at Caffe Peroni

South Boston News
Lucy Ann Victoria Montes-Bradley stands in front of her parents’ gelato freezer at Caffe Peroni. She is all too happy to taste them all.
Just in time for summer, Caffe Peroni in Downtown South Boston is making, on-site, its own gelato. Gelato is sometimes known as Italian ice, but there’s nothing icy about these creamy, luscious concoctions except the temperature.

Music, art, pottery classes for kids at The Prizery

The Prizery arts center announces its lineup of summer classes for children and teens, which range from the purely artistic to the deliciously culinary. Classes will be held at The Prizery arts center. Morning classes will feature a break for a snack brought from home; The Prizery does not have vending machines. To register, call (434) 572-8339 or visit http://www.prizery.com except where noted. Class sizes are limited.

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