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Mecklenburg supes give thumbs down to design, cost for school complex

The $113 mil price tag for a ‘basic’ design of Mecklenburg's proposed school complex for grades 6-12 is too much, supervisors say; school trustees says extra expense comes with U.S.…


Ricky Allgood, a concert and marching band institution in Virginia, looks ahead to retirement

Storytelling over war whoops

Pow wow’s first-ever femaie emcee brings new sensibility to Southern Virginia Indian Festival


Wenzel wins district tennis singles title





Flooding covers roads, snarls traffic across region

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Top, Whittle's Mill in South Hill as the Meherrin River floods, and in ordinary times; below, a washed-out section of Chalk Level Road near South Hill.
Heavy rainfall in the region has touched off flash flooding and swollen rivers, which in turn has snarled traffic on waterlogged roads from Danville to South Hill.

30 arrested in sweep, face drug, gang-related charges

Local, state and federal police officers arrested 30 individuals Thursday in a sweeping local drug investigation and charged them with 156 counts ranging from distribution of cocaine to gang participation. The arrests followed a mass operation which resulted from an ongoing investigation conducted by the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force. The task force is a collaborative effort between US Marshals, Virginia State Police, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, the South Boston Police Department, the Prince Edward, Charlotte and Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Offices, the Farmville Police Department and the Department of Corrections. Twenty of the individuals arrested have a South Boston address, while three are from Alton and three from Halifax County. Two defendants have a Clover address and one each are from Virgilina and Sutherlin.

Entrepreneur hopes

imagePaul Davis (right) presents his new product invention – FrigeMates, customized with the Danville Community College logo to DCC President Dr. Carlyle Ramsey.
What started as a passing observation while watching a TV show is turning into major entrepreneurial success for a Halifax businessman. It was three years ago when Paul Davis was watching a home show on the HGTV network. Although each of the show’s featured homes was quite beautiful, they all had one major detractor in the kitchen.

IDA hoping for good news “soon”

HONORED FOR SERVICE — Industrial Development Authority Chairman John Cannon presents a plaque of appreciation to outgoing board member John Bosiger on Friday as Patsy Vaughan reads the commendation to other board members.
Talks with business prospects are running at a high pitch, keeping the Halifax County Industrial Development Office a busy place, according to IDA Executive Director Mike Sexton. “And we hope for good news soon,” Sexton said at the Friday meeting of the IDA board of directors.

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