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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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‘93 Mustang totaled in Friday accident outside La Crosse

A one-car accident shortly after 11:30 p.m. Friday on U.S. 58 between Brodnax and La Crosse destroyed a black ‘93 Mustang.

Island Creek Park project: History in the making

South Boston News
An artist’s conception of the Island Creek Park on Buggs Island Lake.
The Island Creek Park on Buggs Island Lake is being developed into a 100% wheelchair-accessible family recreational facility for patients at Veteran Affairs Medical Centers in Salem, Richmond and Durham, N.C.

Bracey man arrested in theft, break-in

A 19 year old Bracey man has been arrested and charged with two counts of grand larceny and one count of breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny in the night time.

MeadowView Terrace hosts beauty pageant fundraiser

South Boston News
Three year old Haley Duffer is fighting a genetic disorder and the staff of MeadowView Terrace is organizing a beauty pageant to help raise funds on her behalf. Children from age birth to 18 are invited to participate on Saturday, March 12 at 11 a.m. in the Community Center at MeadowView Terrace. The entry fee is $25. Call Janet Chapman at 434.374.3005 or 434.865.4310 to obtain a registration form or for more information. Some of the organizers include, from left, Laura Chapman, Janet Chapman, Ginger Pharr and Mary Gregory.
To assist three year old Haley Duffer

WIND, DRY AIR DRIVE UP FIRE RISKS

South Boston News
Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department and Virginia Department of Forestry firefighters on Monday doused an unattended brush pile fire near New Liberty Church Road. High winds, warm temperatures and low humidity kept local fire departments and forestry personnel busy putting out forest and brush fires throughout the day. A spokesman for the state forestry office in Boydton said local personnel battled a large brush fire in the Palmer Springs area and assisted with another in Lunenburg County. A statewide ban on burning before 4 p.m. went into effect yesterday.

Thornton: Dropout rate shows need for initiatives

Mecklenburg supervisors at their February meeting explored a possible link between two seemingly unrelated statistics - a 27 percent high school dropout rate and the soaring cost of housing jail inmates.

Flat growth leaves county lagging behind Va. norm

Virginia’s population grew by 13 percent over the past decade to just over 8 million residents, but that milestone was achieved without much gain in Mecklenburg County.

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