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Lakefest Idol competition returns

The Clarksville Chamber of Commerce and Clarksville Community Players are bringing back the Lakefest Idol competition in 2013 after the fundraising event enjoyed a successful debut at last year’s Virginia Lake Festival.

Archery range established at Occoneechee State Park

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School Board trustee Dale Sturdifen and Occoneechee State Park Manager Scott Shanklin discuss the new archery range and its benefits with trustee Sandra Tanner, Superintendent of Schools James Thornton and President of the Friends of Occoneechee State Park, Jim Wilkerson.
Long before archery caught on among moviegoers, Occoneechee Park Manager Scott Shanklin was an aficionado of the sport. He built the first archery range at a Virginia State Park 15 years ago at Bear Creek. The range he recently installed at Occoneechee State Park thus becomes the second in the state.

New high school schedule draws fire

A revised high school class schedule won the backing Monday night of a divided Mecklenburg County School Board but drew fire from students, parents and others who fear the change will damage programs such as band and diminish math and elective courses at Bluestone and Park View.

Responding to complaints, Thornton offers new option

Following the School Board’s adoption Monday night of a controversial revision to the high school schedule, Mecklenburg County Superintendent of Schools James Thornton responded Tuesday to pleas of students and parents by suggesting the trustees would consider yet another scheduling option before making a final decision on the 2013-2014 school year.

READY TO LAUNCH

South Boston News
Workers put the finishing touches on the new universal access kayak ramp below Kerr Dam.
Disabled kayakers get access to river

Somervillle gets new post with schools

South Boston News
Kristy Somerville
Mecklenburg County School trustees approved an annual budget, changed the school schedules for all grades, and approved the promotion of Bluestone High School principal Kristy Somerville during their monthly meeting on Monday.

Mecklenburg YMCA hires new CEO

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Michael DeNise
The Mecklenburg County YMCA has a new CEO — 28-year-old Michael DeNise, who comes to Clarksville and Chase City from the YMCA in Farmville.

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