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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.







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The renovated Courthouse provides the backdrop for remarks by county supervisor Glenn Barbour; above, Circuit Judge Leslie Osborn and retired judges Charles McCormick III and William Wellons. (Susan Kyte photos)
Newly-renovated Mecklenburg County Courthouse sets a new standard, say the judges who will preside there

The skinny on Halloween…

There’ll be no lack of opportunity when it comes to trolling for candy this Halloween — communities around Mecklenburg County have established a variety of times, dates, activities and rules for the spookiest night of the year.

Queen of the Barons

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The 2011 Homecoming Queen at Bluestone High School, Sara Elizabeth Pittard, is crowned by Jucinda Long, the 2010 Homecoming Queen. Sara Elizabeth was escorted by her father, Andy Pittard, during halftime festivities at the Bluestone-Central of Lunenburg football game Friday night in Skipwith. (Julia Dressler photo)


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Flanked by Secret Service agents and floating in on a cloud of rumors, the President of the United States stepped inside the classroom with scant advance notice to check out the award-winning robot that a group of Bluestone students put together. The question lingered: Would it work?

Chase City Chamber hosts annual banquet

The Chase City Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Mecklenburg Country Club in Chase City.

Mecklenburg-born judge named Grand Marshal for 35th Boydton Day

A Mecklenburg County native, Judge Charles W. Dortch Jr. has been selected to serve as Grand Marshal for the 35th annual Boydton Day on Saturday, October 29. Judge Dortch was born and raised in Mecklenburg County near the town of South Hill.

Hail to the Chief, rolling on by

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The presidential motorcade pulls up to Bluestone High School mid-afternoon Tuesday.
President Barack Obama’s motto, at least when it comes to traveling by bus entourage, could be summed up in three words: Keep ‘em guessing.

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