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Courthouse rally marks three-year anniversary of Linwood Lambert’s death

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Members of the NAACP and others march in front of the South Boston Police Department.
Three years after Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. died in the custody of South Boston Police, Lambert family members and supporters will rally Wednesday, May 4 at the Halifax Courthouse to demand action against the officers who used Tasers to subdue the late Richmond man.

‘Blackhawk Down’ lowered into Lake Rawlings

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Lake Rawlings in Brunswick County was the scene last week for the sinking of “Blackhawk Down,” a decommissioned Blackhawk helicopter that has been donated to the popular driving spot for use as a scuba attraction. Under the leadership of Commander Dave Givey, the U.S. Navy carried out the mission with the help of crews that tethered, lifted and then sank the airship frame to the bottom of Lake Rawlings. A crowd of Brunswick County citizens came out to witness this event; guests included the mayor of Lawrenceville and the executive director of the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, among other notables. Two Navy Sea Stallions (Sisnosky 53 helicopters) participated in the mission, one for the lift and the other for back-up/documentation. Commander Dave Givey is shown (photo above) with Errol Duplessis, President/CEO of Lake Rawlings, as the Blackhawk is prepped for sinking.

Microsoft builds upon data center investment, creating 10 more jobs for county

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s announcement on Friday that Microsoft Corp. would invest an additional $150 million to expand their generation data center (Gen4) site in Mecklenburg County, comes two months after Microsoft told local community leaders in Boydton that it would move ahead with expansion plans.

Miss Mecklenburg pageant winners

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Katlyn Sadler was named Miss Mecklenburg 2011 Monday night. From left, Heather White, Laney Palmer, prettiest dress, achiever and first runner up, Amaranta Prieto, photogenic and Miss Mecklenburg 2011 Katlyn Sadler, best sportswear and second runner up, Krystyn Davis, achiever, Cheyenne Facchina.

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