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South Boston Town Council meets Tuesday

Comet girls, boys advance in region playoffs

Both the HCHS varsity baseball and softball teams prevailed Thursday in Region 5-A north quarterfinals action.

Schools wait and watch as bathroom debate rages

Halifax has not confronted issues of transgender access, but that could change anytime

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Up next for the Comets ... Mountain View

The winner moves on to the Region 5-A north region finals, where both finalists advance to the 5-A state semifinals the following weekend.

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Mecklenburg County supes tap annexation negotiators

County prepares for mediation talks with Town of Clarksville

Bluestone, Park View sends graduates into the world

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Citing Dr. Seuss, the Lion King, Aristotle, and Emerson, the classes of 2012 from Bluestone and Park View high schools said their final goodbyes to their Alma Maters.

THE BIG DAY ARRIVES SATURDAY AT BLUESTONE, PARK VIEW

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Senior standouts at Bluestone and Park View enjoyed their moment in the sun last week as both local high schools held Senior Awards presentations. Above, At Bluestone, honor graduates gathered on stage to be recognized for their academic accomplishments. The honor graduates are shown above in no particular order: Mohaned Ghanem, Erik Grendahl, Shelby Rutledge, Robbie Gregg, Logan Taylor, Erin Gauldin, Holly Moore, Morgan Pruett, Jordyn Gates King, Zachary Hesler, Dominique Harvey, Hannah Weary, Constance Garner, Patrick Collie, Evan Booth, Chad Overby, Sidnee’ Humphreys, Tyler Wilkerson, Jackson Wagstaff and Genevieve Ruff. At Park View, above, United States Marine Corps awards were presented to, from left, Tiarra Baskerville, Drew Roethlesberger, Krista Boyce, JoBeth Hardin and Nathan Roethlesberger. Also shown is the USMC presenter Joey Jones. (Photos by Julia Dressler and Lisa Clary)
Saturday is Graduation Day at both Bluestone and Park View High Schools.

Jobless rate drops, but so do jobs

Official unemployment in Mecklenburg County has dipped below double-digit levels but with participation in the active labor force also on the wane, the numbers give little indication the county is experiencing an economic turnaround.

Soccer tourney makes a (big) splash

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Coming off a busy weekend on the playing fields, the Town of Clarksville has gotten fresh evidence that Soccer Splash is not just for kicks.

Polls open Tuesday for Republican U.S. Senate contest

On the heels of a string of low-turnout elections this year, Virginia Republicans will head to the polls next Tuesday to choose their nominee in the U.S. Senate race to succeed incumbent Democrat James Webb, who opted not to run for a second term. The Democratic candidate in the Nov. 6 race is former Gov. Tim Kaine.

Chase City man injured in accidental shooting

On May 25, an unnamed man accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun. The victim, who lives at the 10200 block of Skipwith Road, Chase City, was airlifted with non-life threatening injuries to MCV in Richmond.

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