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Water issues, myths receive an airing at local symposium

About 140 people packed the Clarksville Community Center on Thursday to hear a series of presentations on issues affecting John H. Kerr Reservoir.

Clarksville mulls boundaries, parking

Clarksville Town Council, still awaiting a response from Mecklenburg County on its proposal for a boundary adjustment to enlarge the town’s footprint, discussed the topic in closed session following the regular meeting Aug. 17.

Hurt campaigns in county, hears pitch for tobacco dollars

Mecklenburg County Supervisor Jim Jennings did a little lobbying for Mecklenburg County on Thursday as he escorted Republican 5th District Congressional candidate Robert Hurt on a tour of two tobacco receiving facilities in South Hill.

Mecklenburg County welcomes new teachers

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Top, The Mecklenburg County Business Education Partnership held welcoming dinner for the new teachers that will be joining the Mecklenburg County School system for the upcoming year.  Local businesses helped sponsor the reception and dinner and all the teachers received gift bags that contained items from businesses in the local community. Above, Mecklenburg County General District Court Judge Charles Warren was guest speaker.  A former Park View graduate Warren advised the new teachers to “never overlook the potential in every student you have. Please view them with the perspective that   they all have potential and never give up on a kid.

Virginia prevails on Kerr water allocation

Virginia’s vision of how to allocate the water in Kerr Reservoir prevailed over North Carolina’s on Wednesday when the Roanoke River Basin Association Bi-State Commission met in Clarksville.

Sweeping change eyed for Mecklenburg County schools

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New school superintendent James Thornton, left, and finance director John Keeler recently conducted a facilities tour in preparation for a planned overhaul of Mecklenburg’s antiquated school buildings. The public is invited to attend a Sept. 8 public hearing in Boydton to consider a range of construction and renovation options for the schools developed by H&M Construction and RRMM Architects. Proposals range from construction of a consolidated high school/middle school complex in Boydton to a plan to build two new high schools, two new middle schools plus new elementaries for Clarksville, Chase City and Buckhorn/La Crosse combined. Cost estimates run as high as $226 million. The Sept. 8 meeting will be held at the School Board Central Office complex at the old Boydton Elementary building starting at 7 p.m. (Alta LeCompte photo)
Dr. James Thornton, superintendent of Mecklenburg County Schools, outlined his program for boosting expectations and achievement throughout the school division at the August school board meeting Monday evening.

Would-be Burlington developer arrested

Justin French, the developer who had hoped to bring green industries into the idled Burlington plant in Clarksville, was arraigned Monday in Richmond General District Court on nine felony counts.

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