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Mecklenburg school board flips; 5-4 majority backs single countywide complex

A newly reprised, 5-4 majority on the Mecklenburg County School Board voted Tuesday night in favor of building a single consolidated school complex to replace Bluestone and Park View high…

Mecklenburg education panel meeting: Exercise in futility

Charges pending in bus joyride


Comet wrestlers get conference preview






Cuccinelli bails on Mecklenburg GOP

South Boston News
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli cancelled a planned visit to speak to the Mecklenburg County Republican Party unit last night in the wake of a controversy that erupted last week over images placed on the local unit’s Facebook wall by local chairman, Wally Hudson.

William Bracey, commissioner of revenue, dies at 76

South Boston News
William N. Bracey
“An institution in Mecklenburg County government. He served … and ate, slept and lived Mecklenburg,” said Commissioner of Revenue Ed Taylor, remembering his predecessor, William N. “Billy Nick” Bracey, who died Tuesday at age 76.

Car caper leaves damage at dealership

A car stolen from an auto dealership in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. ended up in the Hardee Ford parking lot in South Hill after a thief apparently tried to steal another vehicle from the local dealership.

Friday fire destroys house west of Chase City

The Chase City Volunteer Fire Department was called out twice to extinguish a house fire on Highway 47 west of town early Friday morning. The initial report came in around 3:37 a.m.; by the time fire crews arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames.

Ruling heralds mining break-up

The state Supreme Court last week rejected efforts by a Buckingham County mining operation to stop liquidation proceedings, pending an appeal of a lower court decision which was issued in August. The case involves a minority owner of the company, Boyd Colgate, who resides in Chase City.

Search continues for man who robbed Comfort Inn

Assailant attacked clerk with small gun

Sheriff’s deputies stay busy with theft reports in county

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Bobby Hawkins said his office has once again been besieged with several area thefts, all occurring on Friday, Sept. 28.

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