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South Boston Police sued for $25 million in Richmond man’s death

The South Boston Police Department is facing a $25 million federal lawsuit with the death two years ago of a 46-year-old African-American man whose family alleges he died of cardiac…

Martin: ‘Second set of eyes’ to review facts in Lambert probe

The Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney office has brought in a special assistant, Richmond prosecutor Michael Herring, to weigh evidence in the death of Linwood Lambert, whose family has sued the…

Wilborn gears up to run for Board of Supervisors

A third candidate is looking to run for the Board of Supervisors in ED-5, joining a field that already includes incumbent Barry Bank and challenger Joseph “Joey” Rogers.


Season comes to end for Dragons in playoffs





Mecklenburg > Mecklenburg Education


South Boston News
Rachel Johnson, a teacher at La Crosse Elementary School in Mecklenburg County, has been named the Region 8 Teacher of the Year. Johnson, also Mecklenburg County's Teacher of the Year for the 2010-11 school year, is a Title 1 reading and mathematics teacher. She will now compete with the seven other regional finalists for Virginia Teacher of the Year honors.
Rachel Johnson, the Title I reading and math teacher at LaCrosse Elementary School, is one of eight teachers in Virginia, and the first from Mecklenburg County, to be named a Virginia Regional Teacher of the Year. Johnson represents Region 8.

Bluestone Marching Barons

The Bluestone High School Marching Barons performed Friday night during halftime of the varsity football team's game against Tunstall High School.

Person dies in Clarksville trailer fire

South Boston News
A single-wide trailer on Whitetail Road, Clarksville caught fire Wednesday, leaving one person dead.


South Boston News
The 9/11 commemorative service outside Chase City Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday. (Susan Kyte photo)
On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Chase City Volunteer Fire Department and the Kinderton Women’s Club in Clarksville held ceremonies to honor the victims of 9/11, living and dead.

Picking up the pieces

South Boston News
The blaze at Harris Funeral Home destroyed the company’s inventory of caskets, but no remains were inside the building at the time of the disaster. Below, firefighters go over the property after containing the fire. (Susan Kyte photos)
Funeral home will carry on after 
devastating blaze

Mecklenburg County Supes, school trustees mull ‘gang of six’ to take up pay

Mecklenburg County Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Thornton renewed his plea for help from the Board of Supervisors to close the pay gap for Mecklenburg County teachers — and supervisors, in turn, pressed the superintendent to shorten the bus rides for Buckhorn students now attending South Hill Elementary School.

Be creative with what you’ve got

South Boston News
Suzanne Morse
Southside business, civic and community leaders were encouraged to think outside the box to jumpstart local economies through tourism and creativity.

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