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Veterans Day Parade Nov. 8

A season of transformation

It’s some play

Great stories cannot exist without great narration. A good narrator moves the plot along and clarifies details for the reader. The same is true when a story is brought to…

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Patrick County spoils Senior Night

Patrick County spoiled the Senior Night celebration for Comet volleyball, downing Halifax County High School three sets to two.

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Medical examiner: Park View player died of blunt force head trauma

The state medical examiner has confirmed that Park View football player Jamond Salley died of blunt force trauma to the head, Mecklenburg County Sheriff Bobby Hawkins said Thursday.

Thornton: Build now

A flagging economy has a potential upside for Mecklenburg County: the prospect of saving up to $50 million on a costly overhaul of outdated county school facilities.

PETA materials draw criticism after fair visit

South Boston News
Farm Animal Field Day at the Halifax County Fair offered an opportunity for pre-K pupils at Clarksville Elementary to learn more about their domestic animal friends. Maybe too much.

Piecing together a mysterious past

South Boston News
Born in Clarksville in 1870, Erasmus Lafayette Baskervill graduated from the Boydton Institute, read Greek and Latin and rose to the position of archdeacon in the Episcopal Church’s South Carolina diocese. All of his six children went to college, some to the Ivy League. Fans of the Boydton Institute and other now-defunct historically black schools think there are scores of fascinating stories like his to be discovered. (Photo courtesy of Charles Farrar)
For some sites on the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail, the history is all there, well-documented and freshly remembered.

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