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Tuck Enterprises building on US 360 destroyed by fire

An early morning fire Thursday that totally destroyed the former Tuck Enterprise building on US 360 resulted in an estimated $500,000 loss.

Closing the gap

Using abandoned TV ‘white space,’ high-tech partners provide free educational broadband to 100 area homes – with many more to come

Choice of new Halifax County school chief set for tonight

Trustees meet at HCMS to name Herndon’s successor

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Comets baseball advances in region tourney

Josh Barker delivered the game-winning walk off RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning Friday night, and the Halifax County High School varsity baseball team advanced to Wednesday’s…

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Boyd to keep GM South Hill franchise

Boyd Chevrolet of South Hill received official word Friday that General Motors has reversed its spring 2009 decision to withdraw from the South Hill market.

Contenders jockey for position with June 8 primary coming up

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TAKING CENTER STAGE — The seven hopefuls for the Republican nomination to face Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello in the fall gathered for a candidates forum Saturday in Chase City. At left, forum moderator Joe Thomas of WCHV radio in Charlottesville speaks to the audience at the Robert E. Lee Center. The GOP primary will be held June 8. (Alta LeCompte photo)
Addressing questions at a candidates forum Saturday in Chase City, seven hopefuls for the Fifth District Republican congressional nomination rolled out a series of answers that illustrated how they would apply conservative principles if elected to the seat held by Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello.

Town keeps water plans

Conversion from municipal wells to a surface water system is a “done deal,” Chase City Mayor Eddie Bratton told an overflow crowd at a special called meeting Monday at Town Hall.

15-year-old foster child drowns on Poplar Creek

A 15-year-old boy drowned on Poplar Creek Sunday afternoon while attempting to swim from one dock to another, about 100 feet away from the Lake Gaston shoreline.

Mecklenburg County schools likely to hit year-end budget target

If revenue and expenditures behave as expected, Mecklenburg County Schools will finish the year ending June 30 with $112,543 left over — just 1 percent of the budget, consultant Dr. James Blevins told the School Board Monday.

Clover woman’s story to become HBO film movie

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Oprah Winfrey will team up with a veteran television producer to make an HBO movie based on “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” the best-selling book on the life of a Clover woman whose cells changed the course of modern medicine.

Henrietta Lacks headstone planned

Descendants of Henrietta Lacks announced plans Sunday to dedicate a headstone at her unmarked grave in a ceremony slated to take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Clover.

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