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McAuliffe, Gillespie to speak at rural economic summit in South Boston

After walking off during trial, child porn offender found

Coates picked up by police one day after surprise courtroom disappearance

Take Me To The River

Wild Blue Festival in Halifax offers entree to paddling world


Comets take care of Tunstall

Halifax improves to 2-2 leading into Homecoming





Mecklenburg > South Hill

AT&T closes purchase of Alltel assets

Alltel customers in Mecklenburg County will join AT&T’s 3-G wireless phone network when a network transition is completed sometime in the next 12 months.

Skydivers drop in on Picnic at the Park

For the first time, Picnic in the Park on Friday, July 2 at Parker Park in South Hill will feature a concert by one of Southside Virginia’s most sought-after bands — a welcome addition to the fireworks, patriotic observances, food, fellowship and holiday fun that Picnic in the Park is known for.

Town of Boydton receives $1 million community development block grant

The Town of Boydton has competed successfully for a $1 million Community Development Block Grant for the Hull Street Project.

Clarksville YMCA sees growth spurt with Complex opening

South Boston News
These local youths enjoyed the first week of the Lake Country Kids Summer Day Camp at The Enrichment Complex in Clarksville. The theme of this session is "Healthy Me, Healthy You.”

Less than one month ago, the Clarksville site of the Mecklenburg County YMCA was located in a small building behind the Clarksville Public Library. The building was spartan and aging, as was the exercise equipment in the basement location. The membership had dwindled to 57 and the outlook was not good.

Boydton backs RRSA’s position on water resources

The Town of Boydton is backing the Roanoke River Service Authority’s bid to obtain a guaranteed water allocation from John H. Kerr Reservoir.

Five Mecklenburg County trustees take State Police to court

Five men who were investigated by the Virginia State Police while serving on the Mecklenburg County School Board in 2007-08 have filed a lawsuit in Richmond City Circuit Court seeking civil penalties and relief from any further investigations.

Reminders of a bygone era

South Boston News
A reminder of Mecklenburg County’s tobacco heritage was donated to the Tobacco Life Museum in South Hill last week by Dennis Evans (left) of Boydton. A lifelong resident of Mecklenburg, Evans found an old purse belonging to his grandmother Laura Evans that contained tobacco sales receipts from various local warehouses dating back to the World War II era, from the late 1930s and early 1940s. Evans also found bank receipts, draft classification cards and other dated items recalling a different time and way of life. Instead of just tossing out the contents of the purse, Evans’ family decided to see if the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in South Hill would like to have these pieces of history. Max Crowder (right), museum curator, will go through the memorabilia and display the best items at the Museum. Special items of interest are a WW II stamp ration book and sales receipts from Banner Warehouse listing the prices of tobacco. The donation is made in the memory of Evans’ father, James “Puddin” Evans, by Dennis and family members Christine Evans, David Evans and Bunny Shepherd. A card will be placed on the display to recognize the donation. (Lisa Clary photo)

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