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Revenues up as South Boston prepares for budget

Story of the Crossing goes national

Documentary on Dan River wartime tactic spread across U.S.

For Mecklenburg trustees, it’s a testy New Year

Tanner, Smiley win leadership posts on 5-4 vote; audience misses out on early decision

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With two wins in the books, Comets ready for GW


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Southside hospitals fear Medicaid/Medicare cuts

As Congressional gridlock continues, local healthcare providers and others argue that looming cuts to Medicaid and Medicare spending are not the solution. Instead, they say, cutbacks may be more of a problem since Medicare and Medicaid currently pay the hospital and the nursing home costs for most area patients.

National Night Out returns Aug. 2

Tuesday, Aug. 2, is the 28th Annual National Night Out, a crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

Address unknown: Nelson Post Office slated for closure

The rural Nelson Post Office is on a list of 3,653 outlets nationwide that the U.S. Postal Service proposes to shutter in a cost-saving move.

Menace or meal ticket?

Big blue catfish spur interest among anglers, but some biologists think it’s time to wage war on invasive species

Mecklenburg Schools: More time on computers, longer core classes at middle schools

Assistant Superintendent Kim Evans used Monday’s meeting of the Mecklenburg County School Board to outline two educational reforms for the upcoming school year.

Festival rowdies keep law enforcement officials on the go

Lakefest kept law enforcement busy throughout the weekend. Clarksville Police Chief Ricky Wilkerson reported multiple crimes “for the first time in about 10 years.”

For Lakefest balloonists, a feeling like no other

South Boston News
It’s 7 o’clock Saturday morning, and the field at the Lake Country Business Park is a whir of activity. Billowing, colorful balloons tug against miles of rope, industrial-size fans blast hot air skyward, and 30-40 people are determinedly rushing about, ensuring that the Lakefest Hot Air Balloon Show will soon swing into action.

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