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Destination Downtown gains national Main Street accreditation

Destination Downtown South Boston (DDSB) has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center,…

Bear causes crash on Route 624

HCCA Walk of Hope slated Sept. 13


Complex hosts tournaments

A total of 17 teams will compete for the Dixie Youth baseball AAA and O-Zone state crowns.





Mecklenburg > Clarksville

Mecklenburg County school budget set, except for $394,000 bump

The budget for the coming school year is $200,000 lower than the current one, but is contingent upon the school division receiving about $394,000 more from the county, a 3.67 percent increase.

La Crosse’s Rachel Johnson lauded for teaching excellence

South Boston News
La Crosse Elementary teacher Rachel Johnson with her students.
Rachel Johnson of La Crosse Elementary, a dedicated teacher and teacher of teachers, is Mecklenburg County’s Teacher of the Year.

Entrenched in The Diabetes Belt

Mecklenburg County is in the so-called stroke belt. It’s in the obesity belt. And now it’s in the newly named diabetes belt.

At new industry, 7 job openings draw 425 applicants

South Boston News
Job seekers wait their turn to be interviewed by Home Care Industries Inc. staff for about 20 jobs that will start when the company opens for business in the former Harden building in late April. Some 425 people applied at the Job Fair last week.
Seven employees of Home Care Products Inc. stayed until 7 p.m. to interview of 425 job applicants who lined up throughout the day on Wednesday for a Job Fair at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center.

Job levels start to improve a bit

Southern Virginia’s unemployment rate rose slightly from December 2010 to January 2011, but the number of people working also rose.

Copper theft reported on Whittles Mill Road in South Hill

Boydton planners set April 21 public hearings

Boydton Planning Commission will hold public hearings 7 p.m. April 21 on a series of minor revisions to the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance to better position the town for growth.

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