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North Carolina man drowns on Buggs Island Lake

Jessie Smith, 33, of Timberlake, N.C., had been swimming when he started having trouble and began to go under. He was pulled to the shore by witnesses, CPR was started, and a call was made to 911.

Felony charges filed after high-speed pursuit in Mecklenburg County

Morris’ sole explanation for fleeing was “I saw the trooper and wanted to make him chase me.” No drugs or illegal weapons were found in the vehicle or on Morris.

Get ready for LAKEFEST

South Boston News
The Virginia Lake Festival returns for its 34th run this week with tens of thousands of guests expected on hand for a three-day extravaganza of food, music, fireworks, shopping, socializing and fun on and off the water. Lakefest kicks off Thursday with hot-air balloon rides and wraps up Saturday with the Gathering of the Boats and fireworks, although the balloons are slated to come back out Sunday morning for one last run. For a full run-down of the Lake Festival, check inside today’s Sun for our 24-page July Lake Edition. (Danny Lamberth photo)

Mecklenburg Count school officials, supes bury differences after dust-up over gym building costs

Not much came of a Mecklenburg County School Board complaint that the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors has forced the school division to spend $31,000 on unnecessary permits and planning for new elementary gymnasiums.

Hargrove announces bid for Mecklenburg County seat held by Hudgins

South Boston News
Andy R. Hargrove
Andy R. Hargrove, a retired business manager and member of the County Board of Zoning Appeals, announced this week he will run for Board of Supervisors in ED #1 this fall to succeed retiring supervisor W.P. Hudgins.

Brankley is third candidate to jump into Mecklenburg County’s ED-8 contest

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David Brankley
A three-man race has developed for the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors in ED-8 with the announcement by David Brankley, 56, that he will run for the seat being vacated by Orell Lenhart, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Mecklenburg County looks to sell old high school

Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors members agreed Thursday that the county should unload the old Boydton High School property as soon as minimal repairs can be made to the dilapidated school building to prepare it for sale.

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