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No let-up in recriminations for Mecklenburg County School Board

Trustees argue over call to oust Bullock, Thornton; lawyer intervenes

Clarksville recognizes volunteer effort

Nunn named recipient of Kathleen Walker Lifetime Achievement Award

Clarksville makes list of Top 10 Virginia destinations for Christmas vibe


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Comets easily handle Tunstall 57-39

Face Person Saturday in final tuneup before Classic

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Halifax County budget fix unclear, but needs come into focus

Supervisors review next year’s numbers, withhold discussion of likely options

Celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

South Boston News
The birthday celebration for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street on Sunday afternoon featured the lively Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church Choir of Evington (near Lynchburg) and its pastor, the Rev. William J. Coleman, who is also president of Tri-County Community Action in South Boston. “Dr. King gave something that God gave to him,” Coleman told the packed sanctuary. In his remarks, Coleman urged Christians to respond to hate with love, to cooperate rather than compete, to take action and to not rely on the government as a savior. He also spoke about the tea party movement’s impact in politics. The event was sponsored by the Halifax County Business and Professional Council.

Drug suspect holed up at motel arrested Sunday night

Members of the Regional Drug Task Force on Sunday night arrested Quentin Clark, 32, of South Boston at the Hill Top Motel after a woman called the sheriff’s department, obviously in distress.

Halifax County produces newest poet laureate

South Boston News
Kelly Cherry
Kelly Cherry of Halifax County has been named poet laureate for the state of Virginia, Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced.

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