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HCSA takes out loan to speed projects

Henrietta Lacks movie debuts April 22 on HBO

Banister Lake Boat Landing reopens for President’s Day weekend

The newly-upgraded Banister Lake Boat Landing has been reopened to the public in time for the President’s Day weekend, although some details remain to be finished the popular boating and…


Abbott sixth, Carey twelfth in state meet





Mecklenburg > Mecklenburg Government

Child left behind on school field trip

A four-year-old girl was left at Hill Ridge Farms in Youngsville, N.C. last week when a South Hill Elementary pre-K teacher did not follow roll call procedures on the way home from a school field trip.

Chase City hosts Trunk or Treat downtown

The Project That Changed Everything

Fear cast a long shadow over the newspaper front pages and radio broadcasts of August 1940. War was a continent away, but Americans had ample reason to suspect their time was coming. Headlines blared the news of the Battle of Britain, Hitler’s most daring campaign to bring Europe to heel. Those who sought a respite from the grimness of war could turn their sights to the other sensational news of August 1940: the assassination of Communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky on the orders of his old rival, Joseph Stalin.

What’s in a name? For the Bugg family, pride

Is it Buggs Island Lake or Kerr Reservoir? Why are the dam and lake named for a North Carolina Congressman when they are located primarily in Virginia?

An exciting sight to see

As a girl growing up in nearby Townsville, N.C., Betty Rae Norwood remembers the building of the dam as an exciting time. “On Sundays mama and daddy would pack a picnic lunch and load us up into the car to go watch the work. We would drive up one way [through North Carolina] and return home another [going through Clarksville] to get the whole experience.”

Clarksville hosts busy Halloween lineup of events

Clarksville hires new manager

South Boston News
Jeff Parrott
Clarksville introduced its new town manager, Jeff Parrott, at a meeting of Town Council Tuesday night. Until June of this year, Parrott was employed as administrator for Warrenton, N.C.

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