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South Boston police reports arrests

No injuries in crash

Two dead as plane goes down at Virginia International Raceway; victims identified (UPDATE)

Virginia State Police have confirmed the identities of two persons who died Friday in a plane crash at Virginia International Raceway in Alton. The dead are Jon Couch, 46, the…

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Comet volleyball girls sweep Patrick County

Comet jayvees also defeat PC in three sets

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Clarksville Council says no to uranium

The Town of Clarksville has become the latest among Virginia and North Carolina municipalities opposing uranium mining.

Housing initiative spurs job hopes

South Boston News
Virginia Tobacco Commission’s research-and-development staff has recommended nearly full funding — $2.44 million — of a plan to design and manufacture energy-efficient homes for the needy or for disaster relief.

Mecklenburg County trustees reject teacher merit pay plan

Saying “thanks, but no thanks,” the Mecklenburg County School Board turned down an invitation to participate in a teacher pay-for-performance initiative launched earlier this spring by Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Mecklenburg County school budget comes with a future warning

Next year, division won’t be able to rely on federal stimulus

Corwin named new Mecklenburg County registrar

South Boston News
Jason Michael Corwin, a 26-year-old lifelong resident of Mecklenburg County, showed his excitement as he discussed his new job as the voter registrar for Mecklenburg County. Corwin will replace Bert Carter, who is retiring at the end of his term on June 30.

Raleigh Road extension opens ahead of schedule

South Boston News
Thanks to a cooperative effort to speed up construction, the Raleigh Road extension in South Hill is now open. The road project was completed two months ahead of schedule, in time to facilitate traffic in and out of Parker Park, which will be especially busy this summer with the hosting of the Dixie Youth Softball World Series in late July. South Hill Town Manager Kim Callis (far right) thanked officials with VDOT and Key Construction, the lead contractor, for completing the project in time for Picnic in the Park on July 2 and the Dixie Youth World Series. The road is 0.4 mile long and runs from the ball field complex to Highway 1. It will serve as ta thruway with stop signs on Plank Road, a gate and speed control. It is not a dedicated road from Raleigh Road to Opie Road or Halifax Street; also, keep in mind that it is a park road and will be closed at certain times. Pictured are Michael Saunders -VDOT Area Construction Engineer, Tommy Johnson - South Hill Residency Maintenance Program Manager, David Garrett - VDOT Construction and Earl Rowley - VDOT Project Inspector. Also pictured are Randy Middleton and Bill Nunn of Key Construction, South Hill Public Works Superintendent Robert Owens, Public Works Director Bill Wilson and Town Manger Kim Callis. (Lisa Clary photo)

Got bees?

South Boston News
After finding a cluster of about 20,000 bees on a planter in South Hill near the corner of Mecklenburg and Atlantic Street near the stoplight Monday afternoon, the Town of South Hill contacted Yerby’s Honey Farm. William, Betty and Norman Yerby have local honey on the farm and W. I. also has numerous hives on the farm. They also offer bee removal service and they came out to collect the bees by using a customized shop vacuum that allows him to suck up the bees after they are sprayed with water to make the wings heavy so they can’t fly away as fast. After collecting the bees, they will be rehived by Yerby and a new queen will be tagged for that process.

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