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A time to remember: Sacrifices honored at Memorial Day service

Library board appoints new South Boston branch manager

Era ends abruptly as Thornton bolts

School superintendent leaving for Isle of Wight; trustees offer low-key reaction

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Defense betrays Lady Comets

Defensive errors can be extremely costly in playoff softball, and the Halifax County High School varsity softball team learned that lesson Monday.

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Mecklenburg > Mecklenburg Education

Candidate confronts residency question

Just in time for the election season, Mecklenburg County has an under-the-radar dispute on its hands concerning the residency qualifications of a candidate this fall for Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors.

Mecklenburg County schools fall shy of AYP goals

After satisfying federal standards for educational achievement last year — one of only 12 school divisions in Virginia to do so —Mecklenburg County has fallen from the ranks of divisions making AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress).

McDonnell to attend South Hill conference

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is expected to attend the “Capitalizing on Southern Virginia’s Creative Economy” conference on Sept. 8 at the Colonial Theatre for the Performing Arts in South Hill.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s vehicles banged up in wrecks

Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office vehicles were involved in two separate accidents Tuesday, Aug. 9 on U.S. 58 near Boydton.

Three indicted in shooting

A Mecklenburg County grand jury on Monday handed down indictments against a number of suspects, including three juveniles who are being tried as adults for the felonious shooting of James Franklin Epps Jr.

Various thefts in Mecklenburg County investigated

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office this week investigated several crimes in Buffalo Junction, La Crosse, Bracey and South Hill.

South Hill competes in statewide tourism promotion

The South Hill Chamber is in the running for a statewide tourism promotion that will bring a giant LOVE artwork to one town in Virginia. As part of the “Bring LOVE to Your Town” event, the Virginia Tourism Corporation will hold a Facebook vote on Aug. 17 and 18 to determine which town will display the artwork.

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