Localities receive funding for previously-granted pay raises; $356,415 set aside for Halifax to offset enrollment declines
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Former Marine Scot King, riding across the U.S. to promote the cause of wounded veterans, met with two Purple Heart recipients during a Thursday stop at Clarksville’s VFW Roanoke River Post 8163. King is on the second leg of a 48-state bicycle trek to raise awareness of and funds for combat-wounded veterans and their families. A reception for King was organized by Mary Elizabeth McDade, with the help of VFW Commander Rufus Parker. This summer, his journey will take him from Maryland across the southern United States on his way back to Portland, Oregon. You can follow King’s ride by logging on to http://www.rememberthewoundedride.com
. King speaks with local Purple Heart recipients Joseph Vaughn (far right) and George Newton (far left). Also pictured are VFW Commander Rufus Parker and Del. Tommy Wright. (Susan Kyte photo)
The Southside Drug Task Force is no longer relocating into the former Bruce Library Building in Boydton. Instead, it will move into the current administrative offices for the county jail — known as the Red Building — once it becomes vacant in January.
The commencement speaker for Southside Virginia Community College’s Class of 2012 event to be held May 12 in Alberta at 9:30 a.m. is, himself, an SVCC graduate.
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