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Mecklenburg trustees tap interim school superintendent

Trustees on the Mecklenburg County School Board named Dr. Janet C. Crawley as part-time temporary interim Superintendent of Schools at a special meeting Thursday night, June 25. Crawley, who takes…

Black bear cub makes escape through South Boston

Residents of Traver Avenue in South Boston received a furry bundle of excitement early Thursday afternoon — a small black bear cub that scampered down the street, headed for the…

Charleston murders spur change, debate – and no more Conferederate flag making in town

Responding to national uproar in the wake of last week’s mass murder at a Charleston, S.C. African-American church, Annin Flagmakers announced Tuesday that it will stop producing and selling Confederate…

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Clarksville Chamber has new director

Barely two months after becoming executive director of the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, DeAnn Yager tendered her resignation effective immediately. In her place, the Chamber named Sheila Cuykendall, interim director.

HRH adds to financial support for Estes Center

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Halifax Regional Health Systems CEO Chris Lumsden (center) presents a $10,000 donation for the Estes Center to Dr. Earle Moore of Chase City. (Susan Kyte photo)
Chris Lumsden, CEO of Halifax Regional Health Systems, this week presented the second of five $10,000 contributions from the hospital for the Estes Center Endowment Fund. The purpose of the fund is to pay for maintenance and repairs on the downtown Chase City education center and community building.

A FESTIVAL WEEKEND ON THE GO

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Clarksville offered hay rides at the Harvest Days festival on Saturday (above), Boydton Ruritans staged their annual Horse Show, and the South Hill Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce hosted the town’s first-ever Wine Festivalk at Centennial Park on Saturday. An early guest at the Wine Festival was Bonnie Gregoire (left) of Saskatchewan, Canada, who was in town this week visiting family. (Susan Kyte and Lisa Clary photos)

Boydton library move stirs opposition

After a long and sometimes testy meeting, county supervisors were unable to reach a consensus on moving the Boydton Public Library and the Southside Regional Library headquarters from their current location in Boydton because members questioned the cost of the move.

Mecklenburg County jobless rate creeps up to 10.5 percent

Mecklenburg County’s jobless rate has climbed for a second straight month, clocking in at 10.5 percent in August.

Mecklenburg County Trustees delay bid award for gymnasium HVAC units

Progress on three elementary school gymnasiums is in limbo following a decision by the Mecklenburg County School Board on Monday to withhold approval of a lone bid for air conditioning units.

Fox, Hawkins lay out views in election rematch

The marquee race to be settled by Mecklenburg County voters on Nov. 8 is the contest for sheriff between incumbent Danny Fox and challenger Bobby Hawkins, who narrowly lost his bid to unseat Fox in 2007.

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