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Fire chiefs make case to raise taxes for hard pressed departments

Calls may come into one of the county’s 12 volunteer fire departments reporting a blaze. But if there’s no one available to drive the fire truck, that’s a problem.

Police urge caution with prom coming up Saturday

Vending machines hit by vandals Tuesday


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Peters takes Showdown win

Timothy Peters avoided a spinning Lee Pulliam on the final lap of the green-white-checkered finish to claim his first win in the charity race.

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Mecklenburg > Clarksville

National Night Out returns Aug. 2

Tuesday, Aug. 2, is the 28th Annual National Night Out, a crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

Address unknown: Nelson Post Office slated for closure

The rural Nelson Post Office is on a list of 3,653 outlets nationwide that the U.S. Postal Service proposes to shutter in a cost-saving move.

Menace or meal ticket?

Big blue catfish spur interest among anglers, but some biologists think it’s time to wage war on invasive species

Mecklenburg Schools: More time on computers, longer core classes at middle schools

Assistant Superintendent Kim Evans used Monday’s meeting of the Mecklenburg County School Board to outline two educational reforms for the upcoming school year.

Festival rowdies keep law enforcement officials on the go

Lakefest kept law enforcement busy throughout the weekend. Clarksville Police Chief Ricky Wilkerson reported multiple crimes “for the first time in about 10 years.”

For Lakefest balloonists, a feeling like no other

South Boston News
It’s 7 o’clock Saturday morning, and the field at the Lake Country Business Park is a whir of activity. Billowing, colorful balloons tug against miles of rope, industrial-size fans blast hot air skyward, and 30-40 people are determinedly rushing about, ensuring that the Lakefest Hot Air Balloon Show will soon swing into action.

MAN OF ACTION

South Boston News
Left to right: daughter Tiffany Moore Duerr, wife Janice Moore, Dr. Earle W. Moore, grandson Charlie Duerr, and grandson Jack Duerr. (Susan Kyte photos)
Dr. Earle Moore praised as a visionary and tireless advocate for Chase City community

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