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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Beach music festival draws hundreds to cap off Lakefest weekend

SoVaNow.com / July 24, 2013
The 20th annual Buggs Island Beach Music Festival, a fundraiser for the Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department, provided a near-perfect ending to Lakefest weekend. Several hundred people pitched tents at Robbins Park on Sunday for a day of music, food and fun.

Throughout the afternoon, festival goers danced, sang and kicked back to the music of JB and The Get Down Browns band, Jim Quick and Coastline, the Craig Woolard Band, and deejay Mike Brooks.

CVFD President Richard Elliott and the members of department again thanked attendees and sponsors who helped make the festival a success: The Pizza Pub, Rugged Country Outfitters, Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, Janice and Glenn Edwards, Buggs Island Archery, Edwards Construction Company, Electronics, Etc., Lakeside Video & Tanning, Mecklenburg County YMCA, New York Life Insurance Company, Ligon Excavating, David S. Buchanan, Jr. State Farm Insurance, TEAS Enterprises/The Lamplighter Restaurant, Avenue Floral Design, Best Western On the Lake, NAPA Clarksville Auto Supply, Benchmark Community Bank, Lake Motel & Efficiencies, Watkins Insurance Agency, Clarksville Tire & Auto Service, Crowder Insurance, Signs and Designs, Clarksville Food Lion, and Blue Ridge Beverage Co.



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