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Mecklenburg trustees tap interim school superintendent

Trustees on the Mecklenburg County School Board named Dr. Janet C. Crawley as part-time temporary interim Superintendent of Schools at a special meeting Thursday night, June 25. Crawley, who takes…

Black bear cub makes escape through South Boston

Residents of Traver Avenue in South Boston received a furry bundle of excitement early Thursday afternoon — a small black bear cub that scampered down the street, headed for the…

Charleston murders spur change, debate – and no more Conferederate flag making in town

Responding to national uproar in the wake of last week’s mass murder at a Charleston, S.C. African-American church, Annin Flagmakers announced Tuesday that it will stop producing and selling Confederate…

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Don’t judge a book by its cover

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Dr. Adolph Brown, on sabbatical from Hampton University where he is a tenured professor, speaking to the Mecklenburg County School Convocation. (Susan Kyte photo)
‘Rapper’ at county school convocation is noted motivational educator

Dixie Belles Month proclaimed in South Hill

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South Hill Mayor Earl Horne signed a proclamation on Monday declaring September 2011 as South Hill Dixie Belles Month. Horne expressed his congratulations and appreciation to the South Hill girls, winners of the recent Dixie World Series in town, for the way they represented the community. The girls won the Dixie title in competition with 10 other state championship teams from throughout the southern United States. The World Series was a huge boost to the town’s economy and these young ladies played a huge part in being great hosts. (Lisa Clary photo)

Jordan takes over day-to-day operations at South Hill’s Colonial Theatre

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Lisa Jordan
Lisa Jordan has been named the chief operating officer of the Colonial Center theatre in South Hill.

Candidates mostly missing at event sponsored by Tea Party

Three local candidates out of a field of 37 participated in the first Meet the Candidates event of the election season, this one sponsored by the Tea Party. Only Jim Jennings (incumbent District 7 Board of Supervisors), Danny R. Fox (incumbent Mecklenburg County Sheriff), and Norman D. Wagstaff Jr. (candidate, District 8 Board of Supervisors), showed up to speak with and answer questions from the 35 or so local residents present at Butler Memorial Library in Chase City.

South Hill Labor Day schedule

EELS

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Top, Eels slither in a net before entering the waters of Roanoke Rapids Lake, below Lake Gaston. Wildlife biologists hope to reintroduce the native species in the Roanoke River watershed, including Lake Gaston and Buggs Island Lake. Below, the creatures take the first step in overcoming the dams that have stood in their way by discovering a path upstream through man-made eelways. Above, Chad Coley of Commonwealth Environmental, who does most of the day-to-day transport of the eels and maintenance of the eelways, tags one of the critters; at right, the eelway leading up Roanoke Rapids Dam. (Photos courtesy of Dominion)
Plot their comeback in Lake Country ... with mankind's help

Consumer protection hotline opened for Hurrican Irene scams

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) opened a 24-hour Consumer Protection Hotline to assist with complaints related to Hurricane Irene. Anyone who believes they are the victim of price gouging, home repair or tree removal scams, or other consumer-related issues should call 1-800-552-9963 statewide or 804.786.2042 in the Richmond area.

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