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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.






Christmas, the Boyd Tavern way

South Boston News
Richard Rawles prepares mulled cider in front of the Tavern.
The sounds and smells of Christmas welcomed young and old Sunday who came to the second annual Boyd Tavern holiday celebration. It was a magical experience listening to the carolers and the giggles of children as they whispered their secrets to Santa Claus.

Busy future for Mecklenburg County seen in comp plan update

Mecklenburg 2035 offers county residents a preview into two developments for Mecklenburg County that leaders see under an updated Comprehensive Plan: an adaptive re-use of the old Boydton Elementary and High School, and a potential site for a regional equestrian park.

Ironclad in its time, MCC faces its own death penalty

Built in 1976, the Mecklenburg Correctional Center [MCC] is currently a special purpose institution [reception and classification facility] near Boydton, housing just under 700 inmates. It is the initial stop for prisoners coming into the Corrections system from the local jails. The newly convicted are housed at MCC awaiting classification based on their security risk before being shipped out to other prisons in the system.

UPDATE - Governor plans closing of Mecklenburg Correctional Center

South Boston News
Two weeks before Christmas, Mecklenburg County received a lump a coal from Gov. Bob McDonnell who announced he is closing Mecklenburg Correctional Center. The 304 employees at the facility received the news shortly before it was shared with the Board of Supervisors Monday night.

Garrett named Clarksville’s citizen of the year

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Top, past Clarksville Ruritan president Vickie Garrett was named Clarksville's citizen of the year Dec. 8 at the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce banquet. Middle, the family of Harold Moore accept the Kathleen Walker Lifetime Achievement award. Above, Ken and Carol Morningstar, of Morningstar Bed, Bath and Curtain, received the Business of the Year award.
Ruritan past president Vickie Garrett was named Clarksville’s Citizen of the Year at the annual Christmas Social held by the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce Thursday night at the Clarksville Community Center.

Mecklenburg ushers in Christmas season with trio of parades

South Boston News
It was parade weekend in Mecklenburg as the Towns of Clarksville, South Hill and Chase City held their annual holiday processions Friday and Sunday. In South Hill on Sunday afternoon,

Chase City man dead, suspect jailed for first degree murder charge

South Boston News
Gregory Watson Jr.
A Boydton man has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the slaying of Alphonso Gregory Watson Jr. of Chase City following an argument Wednesday night at a Charlotte County home.

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