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HCCA Walk of Hope slated Sept. 13

Police arrest three on drinking charges

Straw bale garden produces the goods without the grief

Growing vegetables from straw mound is easy and enjoyable

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Halifax 13s win state title,  head for Dixie World Series

The Halifax Dixie Youth Baseball Junior Boys delivered a state championship on Sunday, defeating Madison Heights, 13-3, to move on to World Series competition in Bossier City, La.

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Man killed in Rt. 15 crash

South Boston News
William “Bill” Kenneth Elliott of Nelson, was pronounced dead following a single car crash late Friday night on Route 15 south of Clarksville. He was driving a 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier. According to a Clarksville Police Department report, Elliott apparently had been driving west on the U.S. 58 west bypass, exiting at Route 15 south and then crossing both lanes of the highway before crossing a ditch and striking an embankment and a fence. Clarksville Police Cpl. James Crawford reported that the crash may have been caused by a medical problem, since there was no evidence the driver had skidded or attempted to swerve. There were no obvious vehicle defects. Speed was not believed to be a factor, according to the police report.

Remap of Mecklenburg County election districts not yet under way

Redistricting at the county level is under way in neighboring Brunswick and Halifax counties, but the process has yet to start in Mecklenburg.

Proposed district lines draw scorn

South Boston News
Mecklenburg County’s representatives to the Virginia General Assembly returned to work this week to vote on redistricting plans that have been widely criticized for gerrymandering.

Ceiling woes close La Crosse post office

Clarksville Lake Country Wine Festival Saturday

South Boston News
The public is invited to downtown Clarksville this Saturday, April 9 for the fifth annual Clarksville Lake Country Wine Festival, featuring the best of 16 Virginia wineries. In addition to wine tastings, the event will offer live entertainment by Jeff & Brian, delicious food offerings, games, great prizes and abundant shopping opportunities throughout town.

Plans developed to capitalize on Historic Route One

South Boston News
The South Hill Revitalization Committee meets at the Horseshoe Restaurant in town. (Lisa Clary photo)
The automotive age breathed new life into American’s small towns in the 20th century, and now, a decade into a new century, the Town of South Hill is hoping to capitalize on its place along the route of the granddaddy of American highways.

In praise of fine wine and cheese ...

South Boston News
Linda Davenport
When your Camembert Le Chatelain has warmed to room temperature, spread it on thick, brown crackers. Then watch the setting sun sink beyond the tree line.

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