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Welcome to Alton International Airport

The airstrip in the countryside of southwestern Halifax County offers rapid access for Duke Life Flight.

Clover Fall Festival moved to Oct. 24

Firefighters set new date with ominous forecast for weekend


Comets fall to Magna Vista

Halifax, now 2-4, had one highlight. James Smith Jr. sliced through an open seam in kickoff coverage and sprinted 85 yards for the Comets' lone score.





Mecklenburg > South Hill

Boydton Library on the move: rehab approved for Hudgins Court building

With Tuesday’s unanimous approval of bids to renovate, paint and install shelving, the Board of Supervisors’ property committee cemented the move of Boydton’s library from the historic Bruce Library Building to the Old Hudgins Court facility. The three approved bids totaled $42,592.

Local groups get tourism grants

Organizations in Boydton and South Hill and Mecklenburg County together with the towns of Boydton and Clarksville were beneficiaries of several tourism grants announced by Gov. Bob McDonnell under the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Grant program.

Christmas, the Boyd Tavern way

South Boston News
Richard Rawles prepares mulled cider in front of the Tavern.
The sounds and smells of Christmas welcomed young and old Sunday who came to the second annual Boyd Tavern holiday celebration. It was a magical experience listening to the carolers and the giggles of children as they whispered their secrets to Santa Claus.

Busy future for Mecklenburg County seen in comp plan update

Mecklenburg 2035 offers county residents a preview into two developments for Mecklenburg County that leaders see under an updated Comprehensive Plan: an adaptive re-use of the old Boydton Elementary and High School, and a potential site for a regional equestrian park.

Ironclad in its time, MCC faces its own death penalty

Built in 1976, the Mecklenburg Correctional Center [MCC] is currently a special purpose institution [reception and classification facility] near Boydton, housing just under 700 inmates. It is the initial stop for prisoners coming into the Corrections system from the local jails. The newly convicted are housed at MCC awaiting classification based on their security risk before being shipped out to other prisons in the system.

UPDATE - Governor plans closing of Mecklenburg Correctional Center

South Boston News
Two weeks before Christmas, Mecklenburg County received a lump a coal from Gov. Bob McDonnell who announced he is closing Mecklenburg Correctional Center. The 304 employees at the facility received the news shortly before it was shared with the Board of Supervisors Monday night.

Garrett named Clarksville’s citizen of the year

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Top, past Clarksville Ruritan president Vickie Garrett was named Clarksville's citizen of the year Dec. 8 at the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce banquet. Middle, the family of Harold Moore accept the Kathleen Walker Lifetime Achievement award. Above, Ken and Carol Morningstar, of Morningstar Bed, Bath and Curtain, received the Business of the Year award.
Ruritan past president Vickie Garrett was named Clarksville’s Citizen of the Year at the annual Christmas Social held by the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce Thursday night at the Clarksville Community Center.

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