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Mecklenburg trustees take look at shorter school day

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Brewery makes plans to move to lakefront

Clarksville’s hometown craft brewery is moving to a lakeside location, with a planned opening in summer 2019.

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Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

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CMH now offers digital mammography

South Boston News
From left, Wendy Burke, Radiology Director; Kim Walker, Laurie Capps, Dr. Devanath, Radiologist; Debora Saunders, Mammography Supervisor, Beverly Jeffreys.
Women who undergo routine mammograms at Community Memorial Healthcenter’s (CMH) Imaging Center, in South Hill, now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them, digital mammography. Now, all mammograms at CMH will be performed digitally with the state-of-the-art system, Selenia™ digital mammography from Hologic.

Season of the Woodview

South Boston News
SUCCESS IS SWEET! Seasons at the Woodview was awarded the Sundae Best trophy by the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association for raising the most money for the Memory Walk through the sales of ice cream sundaes. This is the 7th consecutive year that the Seasons team has received this recognition. From left, Lois Puckett, clinical coordinator; Pam Perkins, housekeeping; Dawn Tuck, activity coordinator; Angela Coleman, CNA; Mary Hamlett, CNA; and Elmer Wiles, CNA. In the middle is the coveted trophy which will remain at Seasons for another year.

Spring fertilizing tips

Every spring, many homeowners ask themselves, "Should I use fertilizer on my lawn, and if so, how much?" and "What is the right way to control crabgrass?" Virginia Cooperative Extension has answers to such spring lawn-care questions.

Master Gardeners speak at South Hill library

South Boston News
The R.T. Arnold Library in South Hill hosted a gardening program with Master Gardener Nancy Drewry. She presented a program on container gardening that offered insights into how to plant and maintain your household plants. To become a Master Gardener, one must have 50 hours of classroom instruction and 50 hours of hands-on work with the general public and then complete eight hours of continuing education and 20 hours of service yearly. Drewry presented an interesting and informative program on the advantages and disadvantages of container gardening, selecting containers, and plants that are suitable for containers. You can use any kind of material you like for containers — there are many kinds including metal, wood, cement, terra cotta, fiberglass and more. You can use a watering can, old boots, wheelbarrows — anything goes, as long as the container has a hole in the bottom for drainage. You need to decide what the purpose of the plants and containers is going to be — whether to serve as a conversation piece, a focal point, or to impart a rustic or off-beat look. With her is program chairman Steve Hinzman. (Lisa Clary photo)

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