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Two held for assault in stabbing incident

Couple lands in jail after fight

Flooding covers roads, snarls traffic across region

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.

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Meadville Elementary teacher, custodian receive top staff honors

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Shown above are Halifax County Schools Assistant Superintendent Valdivia Hall, Superintendent Mark Lineburg, April Myers and School Board chairman Joe Gasperini. Myers, a second grade teacher at Meadville Elementary, was named the HCPS Teacher of the Year at a staff recognition banquet this week. Another Meadville staff member, Michael Stovall, took the Excellence in Service Award, given to the division's outstanding non-teaching employee. Stovall, a Meadville custodian, is pictured second from the right, with (left) Jeff Davis, director of student services/accountability, Lineburg and School Board chairman Gasperini.

Mecklenburg County jobless rate back over nine percent; CMH sets minor staff cuts

Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percent in December, increasing to 9.1 percent from 8.9 percent in November, according to figures released Thursday by the Virginia Employment Commission.

Uranium backers: It’s up to McDonnell

In the aftermath of defeat before a hostile State Senate committee, the lead advocate for uranium mining in the General Assembly, Senator John Watkins (R-Powhatan) appealed to Gov. Bob McDonnell to draft regulations for the industry using his executive authority.

Mining buried

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Mining foes Chad Martin (right), a Martinsville resident, and Anderson Jones of Pittsylvania mill around outside a Senate hearing room where the agriculture and natural resources committee met. Sen. John Watkins asked that his bill to allow uranium mining be struck.
Bill pulled from Senate panel without a vote, signaling end to legislative push

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