The News & Record
South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
Home   •   News   •   Sports   •   Classifieds   •   Community   •   Health   •   Entertainment   •   Obituaries   •   Opinions   •   Weather
Advertising | Contact | Register
Advanced Search

Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Meherrin River Trail obtains assistance from Park Service / December 05, 2012
The National Park Service announced this week that the Meherrin River Trail in Southside Virginia has been selected to receive assistance from the NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program.

The Meherrin River Trail is an initiative spearheaded by the Virginia Tourism Corporation and local jurisdictions to increase river access, recreational opportunities, economic development, and river stewardship in Southside Virginia. The Meherrin River Trail Committee has been organized to coordinate the project, chaired by Kim Callis, South Hill Town Manager.

Over the next year the National Park Service RTCA staff will assist local partners with the identification and evaluation of potential water access sites and connections to other recreation facilities, like parks and trails.

The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program is the community assistance arm of the National Park Service. RTCA staff support locally-led community efforts to develop new trails and greenways, conserve rivers and protect and manage open space.

This year, 55 projects in 13 states were selected to receive technical assistance from RTCA. The Meherrin River Trail project will also support the goals of the Americas Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative, a national effort to expand access and revitalize connections to the outdoors.

For additional project information on the Meherrin River Trail, contact Kim Callis at 434.447.3191. For more information on the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program, visit

Tell-a-Friend | Submit a Comment


Advertising Flyer

Find out how you can reach more customers by advertising with The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun -- in print and online.