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Move over, Mississippi: cotton crop takes root in Southside Virginia

Compared to Southside Virginia’s big cash crop in tobacco, King Cotton is, well, kind of puny.

Stolen guns found at Clarksville area home

Clarksville Council mulls response to feral cats amid rabies reports

In light of the Clarksville’s recent rabies scare, members of the Town Council again discussed what to do, if anything, with the people who feed the feral cat populations around…

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Owen commits to continue softball playing career at Averett University


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Near-perfect day for a festival

South Boston News
South Hill enjoyed a bright and sunny day for Spring Fest 2011 on Saturday. Crowds took to the streets for food, shopping, games and to listen to a variety of musical acts. These young ladies enjoyed the balloons. (Lisa Clary photo)

Nelson heads to Charlottesville for school post

South Boston News
Carole Nelson
Carole Nelson, assistant superintendent for Mecklenburg County Public Schools, is leaving the system June 30. Nelson will become the director for human resources with the Charlottesville City School System. Nelson’s replacement is not selected, and trustees have not published the position nor started looking for her replacement.

Veterans look back on WWII

South Boston News
Manny Cabral
Overstreet, Cabral and their brothers-in-arms were forever changed by the experience of war

Ethanol maker looks to sell Hopewell plant

‘An ethanol maker that sought several years ago to operate a plant in Chase City is now looking to sell its lone Virginia operation, in Hopewell.

Clarksville Council says no to uranium

The Town of Clarksville has become the latest among Virginia and North Carolina municipalities opposing uranium mining.

Housing initiative spurs job hopes

South Boston News
Virginia Tobacco Commission’s research-and-development staff has recommended nearly full funding — $2.44 million — of a plan to design and manufacture energy-efficient homes for the needy or for disaster relief.

Mecklenburg County trustees reject teacher merit pay plan

Saying “thanks, but no thanks,” the Mecklenburg County School Board turned down an invitation to participate in a teacher pay-for-performance initiative launched earlier this spring by Gov. Bob McDonnell.

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