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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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Motives, identities of gravesite culprits continue to vex police

Authorities still don’t know why anyone would tamper with two separate graves at cemeteries near La Crosse, nor do they know the identity of the culprit or culprits. However, a thorough search of the nearly 200 known church cemeteries and graveyards in the area has uncovered no new desecrations since the two incidents were reported last week.

Cemetery gravesite desecrated

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Canaan Cemetery near Brodnax
Hawkins: First such crime he’s seen in 37 years as law officer

Mecklenburg County makes plans for a 250th birthday bash

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The Mecklenburg County Tourism Office is spearheading an early effort to plan a county-wide quarter-millennial celebration next year.

Seaplanes touch down for Apr. 12 weekend

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Clarksville hosts landing on day of Wine Fest

Unemployment rate rises to 9.3 percent

After six months of gradual improvement, unemployment spiked upward in Mecklenburg County and across Southside Virginia in January.

Icy weather continues to wreak havoc on highways

With the forecast calling for a late blast of winter on Tuesday, crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation were still working to clean up damage wrought the week before by icy roads.

Charlotte County courts employer with 100 new jobs

An unidentified cabinet maker is looking to establish a manufacturing plant in Charlotte County, prompting the Virginia Tobacco Commission to offer a grant of $930,000 to purchase a 50,000 square foot shell building and 43 acres of land. The grant request earned the support of the leaf commission’s Southside Economic Development Committee in February.

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