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Mecklenburg trustees tap interim school superintendent

Trustees on the Mecklenburg County School Board named Dr. Janet C. Crawley as part-time temporary interim Superintendent of Schools at a special meeting Thursday night, June 25. Crawley, who takes…

Black bear cub makes escape through South Boston

Residents of Traver Avenue in South Boston received a furry bundle of excitement early Thursday afternoon — a small black bear cub that scampered down the street, headed for the…

Charleston murders spur change, debate – and no more Conferederate flag making in town

Responding to national uproar in the wake of last week’s mass murder at a Charleston, S.C. African-American church, Annin Flagmakers announced Tuesday that it will stop producing and selling Confederate…

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Recycling center fire causes $10,000 in damage

SoVaNow.com / August 25, 2014
South Boston firefighters were called to the recycling center, Gerhau Metallics on U.S. 58 just outside the town limits, Saturday where fire destroyed several scrapped vehicles, causing some $10,000 in damages.

The cause of the blaze 10:35 a.m. fire is undetermined, a South Boston Fire Department spokesman said, but Hazmat officials were called in to help deal with the runoff from the blaze.

South Boston firefighters responded with three trucks and 12 people were on the scene for nearly three hours.

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