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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…


Patrick County spoils Senior Night

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






Bluestone, Park View graduates pour out into world

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Four students with the top grade point averages at their respective schools spoke at commercement services Saturday for the graduating class of 2011 at Bluestone and Park View High Schools. At Bluestone (top), Christian Bowlin (left) was named valedictorian and Kimberly Pittard (right) spoke as school salutatorian. Park View had co-valedictorians: Sarah Bailey (left) and Bianca Rogers (right). David Conner II, photographer for the Mecklenburg Sun's sister newspaper, the South Boston News&Record, and a Mecklenburg County native, has made available on his Facebook page photos of all the graduates receiving their diplomas. Conner's eldest son graduated last Saturday from Halifax County High School and this is his gift to the local graduates. All he asks, is if you like the photos, please consider making a small donation in honor of his wife Elizabeth Conner, to your local Cancer association. (David Conner II photos)

Bluestone's graduates
Park View's graduates
Bluestone High School graduated 198 students and Park View High School graduated 182 students this past Saturday – all members of the class of 2011.

Counties,  Shearin go to court in landfill fight

Combatants in a lawsuit over construction overruns at the Butchers Creek landfill met Monday in Mecklenburg County Circuit Court for a civil trial that could last all week.


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Park View and Bluestone honored their outstanding seniors during Awards Day programs at both high schools last week. Top, Will Spencer presented retiring PVHS Principal Ben Taylor with a plaque and photo on behalf of the graduating class of 2011. Spencer, speaking for his classmates, said it was an honor to be a student of Taylor’s school. Above, Dottie Bratton, center, presented $500 scholarships on behalf of the Mecklenburg Association to two Bluestone students, Tashiri Allen and Tyler Bagbey.


Graduation exercises will be held at Bluestone and Park View high schools this Saturday, June 11. Bluestone’s commencement will begin at 9 a.m., followed by services at Park View at 11 a.m. All activities will take place in the gyms of the respective schools and tickets are required for admission.


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Captive feline found trapped inside wall

Chase City delays hike in water rates

The Town of Chase City has delayed a water rate increase while work continues on hooking up the town to the Roanoke River Service Authority’s water system.

Teenage passenger dies in Lunenburg auto accident

A 15 year old female died at the scene of a two-vehicle crash outside of Kenbridge Friday, June 3, around 3:15 p.m. The crash occurred on Route 40 at its intersection with Route 736 when the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer. operated by Patricia D. Vaughan, 59, of Victoria crossed the centerline and struck the 2001 Ford Expedition operated by 62 year old Georgie G. Andrews of Kenbridge.

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