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Raab named South Boston finance director

Water plant garners CDC quality award

Fired McDonald’s workers bring lawsuit against fast-food giant

McDonald’s workers who were fired last year in South Boston and Clarksville have filed suit in federal court against the fast-food giant, alleging a widespread pattern of racial and sexual…

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A MONSTER Cat

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Nick Anderson of Greenville, N.C. caught this 143-pound catfish in Buggs Island Lake near Goat Island. He was fishing around 8 p.m. Saturday when the fish bit the bait. At 57 inches long and 43 inches thick, it's said to be the largest catfish on record, outweighing the previous record holder by 13 pounds. It took about 45 minutes to reel the fish in. Anderson says he's still in shock and as you can imagine his arms and back are still sore. (Photo courtesy Bobcat's Bait & Tackle)
A crowd of about 70 fishing enthusiasts was waiting 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the door of Mecklenburg Supply in Chase City to witness the weigh-in of a 143-pound Buggs Island Lake blue catfish that unofficially is now the owner of the world title.

Groundbreaking held for new marina at Occoneechee State Park

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Top, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling joined with local and state officials in breaking ground on the new Occoneechee State Park Marina and Fuel Dock project. From left, Jeb Wilkinson, deputy director, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. state Sen. Frank Ruff, Bolling, Del. Thomas Wright Jr., and Clarksville Mayor Kevin Allgood. Above, Bolling speaks at the ceremony. (Susan Kyte photos)
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling was the keynote speaker at the June 17 groundbreaking for the Occoneechee State Park marina project in Clarksville.

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative holds annual meeting

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Among the business conducted at Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting of the Members held Wednesday in Chase City was the election of directors. Elected to represent Cooperative members in their respective districts are, from left, Donnie Moore of Chatham, Peggy Lee of Freeman, Frank Myers of Gasburg, and Mike McDowell of Vernon Hill.
Over 400 Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative members and their families came to the Cooperative Pavilion in Chase City on June 15 for the Annual Meeting of the Members held for those who own and receive electricity from the Cooperative. Chairman of the Board Bobby Conner welcomed MEC members and special guests to the event.

Counties mull appeal after losing lawsuit to Shearin

The regional landfill authority that includes Mecklenburg as a member is pondering an appeal after losing in court last week to Shearin Construction — the company that was booted from the landfill building project in 2007.

Strife hits La Crosse

Dissension within the ranks of the La Crosse Volunteer Fire Department has led to the departure of the town’s longtime fire chief and other veteran firefighters and in turn raised questions about the department’s ongoing effectiveness.

Chase City suspends rate hike

Chase City Town Council suspended the new water rate hikes at its Monday meeting because the town is not yet buying water from the Roanoke River Service Authority.

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