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South Boston town offices to close for Thanksgiving

Halifax County tax deadline Dec. 5

A life of accomplishment

Accomplished artist, champion athlete, acclaimed tobacco auctioneer, interpreter and defender of the countryside — all describe Robert F. “Bob” Cage, who died Wednesday 19 in Raleigh, N.C. where he had…


Comets to build on last season’s success

Larry Epperly took an unselfish Comet boys basketball team to the Region 5-A North semifinals last season, after a 20-win season. The Comets ran into a reality check, losing by…





Mecklenburg > Mecklenburg Education

Two jails for the price of .... none?

Local taxpayers won’t have to ante up more money with Mecklenburg County’s transition to a regional jail system — at least not yet.

New Mecklenburg County election districts proposed

South Boston News
Mecklenburg County supervisors voted Monday to schedule a May 26 public hearing on nine new election districts, drawn up to equalize the population of each district in the wake of the 2010 census. The proposed districts for supervisors and School Board elections would tweak existing boundaries, leaving some voters with new local representatives. The biggest change occurs in ED#6, represented by supervisor Bill Blalock and school trustee Debra Smiley; the new district gained around 1,500 residents under the new census with the reassignment of Camp 4. The proposed plan also slightly strengthens Mecklenburg’s three existing minority-majority districts, giving them a higher ratio of African-American voters. The May 26 public hearing will be held in the Goode Bank Building located at 350 Washington Street, Boydton starting at 7 p.m. A full description of each boundary line and polling place location is contained in the proposed redistricting ordinance with the accompanying census data. A copy of the proposed ordinance and exhibits, including the proposed election district map are on file and available for inspection in the Office of the County Administrator in Boydton. For further information, contact the Office of the County Administrator at (434) 738-6191.

Solemn note during Clarksville Relay

South Boston News
In a circle of purple luminaria, Jerry Olson with daughter Chris Magnotti lit a white luminaria commemorating the life of Paula Olson on Friday evening at the Clarksville Relay for Life. Olson, who chaired the event for three years, died March 25. Cancer survivors and caregivers walked the first laps around the ball field at Robbins Park, followed by fundraising teams and a memorial lap for Paula. Lisa Andrews and Peter Janson emceed the event, which included music by harmonica player Alton Bell, the Carter Music & Art School Praise Band, and the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Junior Choir. (Alta LeCompte photo)

Chase City budget holds line on taxes, raises fees

Chase City Town Council has set a public hearing for its regular monthly meeting on June 6 at 5:30 p.m. on the proposed 2011-2012 budget which has been presented to the Mayor and to Council members during individual budget meetings.

Jazz by the Lake returns to Occoneechee

South Boston News
The seventh annual Jazz by the Lake music festival was held Saturday at Occoneechee State Park near Clarksville. (Alta LeCompte photo)

Clarksville holds Big Lake Country Flea Market

South Boston News
The Clarksville Big Lake Flea Market was held Saturday on the streets of Clarksville. Hundreds came downtown to find bargains among the many offerings. (Alta LeCompte photo)

Virginia-North Carolina Ecology Meet Thursday at Occoneechee

The 22nd Annual VA-NC Ecology Meet will be held at Occoneechee State Park off of Hwy 58 Thursday, May 12. The event will be attended by middle and high schools from Halifax and Mecklenburg Counties in Virginia and Granville County in North Carolina. This event was rescheduled from April 28 when it was cancelled due to the threat of severe weather.

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