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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Mecklenburg > Clarksville

Jobless rate spikes to 11.6 percent

Despite the approach of the holidays, which might have signaled a merrier employment season, Mecklenburg County saw its jobless rate climb by more than a half point during November. The unemployment rate rose to 11.6 percent as 1,569 of the county’s 13,578-strong civilian labor force went job hunting.

Warner staff holds sessions across region

Relay For Life makes plans for Jan. 16 kickoff

South Boston News
The 2011 South Hill Relay for Life Committee met Monday night to finalize details for the kickoff event on January 16 at South Hill Elementary School. There will be music, a Peebles fashion show and other fun events starting at 2 p.m. All cancer survivors and others are invited to attend. The committee is also planning a Jail Bail Lock up for Cancer on March 9 at Brian’s Steak House from 2-7 p.m. Pictured are Rhonda Newell, Mary Hardin, Jennifer Hughes, Rhonda Elmore, Candi Adcock, CJ Adcock, Keenan Broome, Kim Walker and Chrystal Harris. Not pictured: Thomas Bullock, Angie Ezell, Lisa Andrews and Lisa Clary. (Lisa Clary photo)

On Jan. 16, at 2 p.m., the Relay For Life of South Hill will officially get under way as event volunteers, survivors and participants gather in the South Hill Elementary cafeteria for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.

MeadowView Terrace open house Jan. 16

South Boston News
Cabinetry and paint made its way into the resident rooms at MeadowView Terrace making the new households ready for occupancy in late January. The community is invited to attend an Open House to see the completed project on Sunday, Jan. 16 from 2-4 p.m. For more information call 434.374.4141.
Mark your calendar! It’s party time at MeadowView Terrace, Halifax Regional Health System’s long term care affiliate in Clarksville. On Sunday, Jan. 16 from 2-4 p.m. the community is invited to celebrate the opening of two new households – as well as the facility’s 10th anniversary.

FACE OF THE NEWS

South Boston News
Mecklenburg’s new school superintendent, Dr. James Thornton, dominates 2010’s Top Ten.

Any number of credible contenders could have made the cut for Mecklenburg County’s Top 10 news stories of 2010, but one newsmaker stands out above all.

Snow brings holiday pace to a standstill

South Boston News
Mecklenburg County’s first White Christmas in a generation produced some wonderful holiday scenery — and surprisingly little trouble. (Julia Dressler photo)
The on-again, off-again White Christmas that forecasters couldn’t make up their minds about did indeed come through for Mecklenburg County, giving the area the first actual Christmas snow since 1976, when, the National Weather Service says, the region got about an inch.

Freedom Fund/Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Banquet slated Jan. 17

The Mecklenburg County NAACP Chapter will be sponsoring its annual Freedom Fund/Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Banquet on Monday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. at VFW Post 7166, Highway One North, South Hill.

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