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Bistro earns place on ‘Super Bowl of Virginia Blue Plate Legends’

Mecklenburg school board flips; 5-4 majority backs single countywide complex

A newly reprised, 5-4 majority on the Mecklenburg County School Board voted Tuesday night in favor of building a single consolidated school complex to replace Bluestone and Park View high…

Mecklenburg education panel meeting: Exercise in futility


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What’s in a name? For the Bugg family, pride

Is it Buggs Island Lake or Kerr Reservoir? Why are the dam and lake named for a North Carolina Congressman when they are located primarily in Virginia?

An exciting sight to see

As a girl growing up in nearby Townsville, N.C., Betty Rae Norwood remembers the building of the dam as an exciting time. “On Sundays mama and daddy would pack a picnic lunch and load us up into the car to go watch the work. We would drive up one way [through North Carolina] and return home another [going through Clarksville] to get the whole experience.”

Clarksville hosts busy Halloween lineup of events

Clarksville hires new manager

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Jeff Parrott
Clarksville introduced its new town manager, Jeff Parrott, at a meeting of Town Council Tuesday night. Until June of this year, Parrott was employed as administrator for Warrenton, N.C.

Soldier with local ties killed on duty in Afghanistan

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Sgt. Robert J. Billings
On Monday, the Department of Defense announced the death of Army Sgt. Robert J. Billings, 30, a former Clarksville resident, from combat operations in Afghanistan.

Mecklenburg County trustees convene

Project-based learning was touted by Mecklenburg County Superintendent of Schools James Thornton as he briefed trustees on the results of his strategic planning meetings with parents, business leaders and school personnel.

Little improvement on local jobless rate in August

Southside Virginia continues to struggle with double-digit unemployment although the jobs picture improved slightly in August. In Mecklenburg County, the jobless rate dropped from 10.3 percent in August, down from 10.5 percent in July.

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