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On the Ebola front lines

County native opts to switch duties as Emory RN, bringing him face-to-face with victims of outbreak

Tax deadlines jeopardized by tardy bills

Town of Halifax expects to push back due date for personal property payments; South Boston struggles to stick to schedule

Prizery managing director to leave position


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Coleman Starnes, coaching legend, dies at age 75

Frank Coleman Starnes, the most successful high school varsity football coach in Comet history, passed away Wednesday

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Three-year gardening project at Occoneechee completed with help of local enthusiasts

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Top: circular flowerbeds adorn the first tier of the terrace gardens. Inset, above: an interpretive marker on the original Occoneechee Plantation. Left: a group of volunteers and park employees stroll along the newly placed brick walk. (Julia Dressler photo)

Planting trees to commemorate cancer survivors

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American Cancer Society staff and volunteers celebrated 12 million U.S. survivors with a tree planting ceremony April 2 at the entrance to the Occoneechee State Park office. Local survivors and Relay for Life team members attended the ceremony and a reception on the office patio with refreshments, prizes, and music by Carol Henderson. Clockwise from top, Bluestone Middle School student and cancer survivor Stephen Lenhart mulches a tree, as do survivors Clyde Ireland and Hattie Davis. Relay for Life volunteer Theresa Hite hands out tee shirts marking the occasion while volunteers and guests chat on the patio. Volunteer Madolyn Hayne opens the ceremony, which called attention to the serenity of the park and the strength the new trees symbolize. (Alta LeCompte photos)

L.Y.N.X. logo contest winner chosen

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The Colonial Center this week announced the winners of the L.Y.N.X. Logo Contest. Travis Wilmouth, a Park View senior, won the award for best logo design for the youth theater group; his artwork will appear on t-shirts and other merchandise for the group. The Colonial Center also selected runners-up by grade level in the design competition.

Junior Miss South Hill crowned

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The South Hill Junior Woman’s Club hosted the annual Junior Miss South Hill Pageant Saturday night at South Hill Elementary School. Shown at left are the pageant winners (l-r) : third runner-up Amber Paige Crafton, first runner-up Lilana Joy Gallina, Junior Miss South Hill Amber Danielle Moore, and second runner-up JoBeth Hardin, who also was named Miss Congeniality. Below, all ten Junior Miss South Hill contestants parade across the stage in evening wear. (Lisa Clary photos) (Lisa Clary photo)

African visit is eye-opener for mission group

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The group getting ready to leave last month and building the two rooms for the church in Africa. (Contributed photos)

Kerr Lake Water Symposium April 28

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Bluestone High School Culinary Arts Students are ready to prepare and serve some delicious food at this year’s Kerr Reservoir Water Symposium on April 28 at the Clarksville Community Center. Come join them and register today at http://www.clicva.com
The Clarksville Lake Interests Committee (CLIC) is hosting a second Kerr Reservoir Water Symposium that will be held at the Community Center in Clarksville, on Thursday, April 28. The agenda is going to start off at 8:15 a.m. with an opportunity to enjoy a continental breakfast, while networking with fellow participants.

Violent storm rips through Mecklenburg County

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High winds Tuesday morning overturned trailer and caused other damage on Country Club Road in La Crosse. (Lisa Clary photo)
Mecklenburg County is cleaning up after violent weather caused widespread damage early Tuesday morning.

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