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Man drowns on pond

Fishing buddies tossed in water after canoe overturns; only one makes it back to safety on side of bank at Berry Hill

Halifax has much in store for Earth Day

Visitors will have a chance to see demonstrations on everything from composting, creating raised beds in wood pallets, portable raised bed units, and more. Pallets will also be used to…

Arrest is made after meth lab discovered

A Nathalie man, 25 year old Richard Dale Culley, was arrested last week and charged with the manufacture of methamphetamine, grand larceny and vandalism.

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Tucker hits three-run homer to end game

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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.

Chase City dares to dream big

Chase City’s leaders on Monday night embarked on a quest for the next big idea to grow the town. Councilman Munsey Moore opened the dialogue by saying there are a lot of projects the town could be working on, for instance, upgrading the airport. As if to kick the energy up a notch at Town Council’s February meeting, he added: “I think we need a Wal-Mart store in this town.”

Man jailed after package seized at parents’ property

Jordan Dean Liken is being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail following the seizure of a package police officials believe to be marijuana on his parents’ property at 105 Sixth St., Clarksville.

Man jailed after package seized at parents’ property

Jordan Dean Liken is being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail following the seizure of a package police officials believe to be marijuana on his parents’ property at 105 Sixth St., Clarksville.

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