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Halifax County School Board picks up effort to identify new superintendent

South Boston Council holds work session

Rabid cat reported in Seymour Drive area

South Boston residents are urged to be on the lookout for a rabid cat in the Seymour Drive area — and alert authorities if a feline matching the description is…


Comets begin spring drills





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Jobs picture brightens in September

Mecklenburg County unemployment rate drops to 9.2 percent

Clarksville rescue squad celebrates 60 years of service

In October 1952, Clarksville was on the verge of becoming a lakefront playground. A few men in the area saw this as a mixed blessing. After all, it had been just one year since a child drowned in the Roanoke River near Clarksville.

Participants sought for Clarksville Yule Parade

Mecklenburg County, Clarksville settle boundary dispute

South Boston News
Map of areas subject annexation agreement – new areas are marked in black, existing areas of Clarksville are under the diagonal lines.
The agreement gives the town an additional 722.54 acres of both industrial and residential properties, establishes a tax revenue sharing agreement for some properties, obligates the county to work with Clarksville to promote tourism and revitalize the town, and contains a promise from the town to forego any future annexation proceedings for at least ten years.

Mysteries lost to the sands of time

South Boston News
Bill and Sally Allgood of Lawrenceville digging for Native artifacts at the Abbyville site on Buggs Island Lake, near the confluence of the Staunton and the Dan. The expedition took place from 1966-1970. (From “Abbyville,” by John Wells)
Secrets to civilizations and distant cultures were lost forever when farmland and sandy islands were plunged underwater with the construction of the Kerr Dam. But for a brief four years in the late 1960s, a handful of intrepid amateur archeologists got a fleeting second chance to solve some of history’s daunting mysteries.

Council backtracks on town manager choice

After an hour-long closed-session discussion, members of the Clarksville Town Council voted unanimously to rescind their offer to Jeff Parrott, putting an end to his very brief tenure as Clarksville’s new town manager. He had started work earlier this month.

Fatal shooting of Boydton woman under investigation

Mecklenburg County Sheriff investigators are continuing their probe into the fatal shooting of a Boydton woman who was found inside her car Saturday at Mt. Ararat Road near Clarksville.

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