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Belk buyers stress desire to build on its traditions

Charlotte, N.C. retailer with local store – and historic South Boston ties – sells to private equity firm for $3 bill

Cancer Association moves to new Halifax office

Main Street location acquired with the help of late anonymous patient

Scam callers demand bill pay for power


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Comets dominate in season opener

Halifax County High School varsity football enjoyed some positives from its season opening, 38-18 win over Patrick County.

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Mecklenburg school administrator departs for Isle of Wight

South Boston News
Heather Tuck
Mecklenburg County assistant superintendent of schools Heather Tuck has resigned, following former superintendent James Thornton to Isle of Wight Schools.

Hospital sets construction start Oct. 3

Groundbreaking for 70-bed VCU-CMH
facility slated at 73-acre building site

PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER

South Boston NewsSouth Boston News
Top, enjoying a quiet Sunday stroll along the Tobacco Heritage Trail in Boydton. ABove, Clerk of Court Gene Coleman, a self-described railroad fan, shared his memories of the days when the trains would stop at the site of Boydton’s Tobacco Heritage trailhead. He said it was fitting that the trail, much of which is built on rail beds no longer in use, should have a trailhead at this Boydton train stop. (Susan Kyte photo)
With Boydton segment, Tobacco Heritage Trail is 1.1 mile closer to completion

Clarksville gets more time for Cove Project

Thieves posing as MEC employees prompt warning

Tobacco production climbs steadily in county, bucking trend

Tobacco use might be on the decline in the U.S. and other developed nations, but here in Mecklenburg County production of flue-cured leaf is on the rebound as demand for the product in China, India and Southeast Asia continues to climb.

Auctioneer recalls tobacco’s heydey

South Boston News
Mac Burnette
Back when tobacco, the “golden leaf” of Virginia was a celebrated crop, and tobacco auctions were a festive occasion, no one was more celebrated than the market auctioneer.

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