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Ramping up for solar jobs

SVCC starts worker training program in anticipation of big demand for installer positions

Mecklenburg trustees take look at shorter school day

Proposal calls for shaving minutes off daily schedule

Brewery makes plans to move to lakefront

Clarksville’s hometown craft brewery is moving to a lakeside location, with a planned opening in summer 2019.

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Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

Defensive miscues prove costly, but team able to get over shortcomings

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Colonial Theatre marquee installed

South Boston News
The marquee for the Colonial Center in South Hill was put in place Friday afternoon. The theatre is gearing up to open in the future and finishing touches are being made. Although there is no official open date yet, the Center will be the home of the Mrs. Virginia Pageant on Feb. 5. Lisa Clary Photo

Tractor Supply coming to South Hill

The new South Hill Tractor Supply Company store will be at 1275 E. Atlantic St., and will employ 12 to 17 full- and part-time team members. The 19,097 square-foot store will include a sales floor and support service space. A fenced exterior space will be built for storage and display of items such as fencing, sprayers and livestock equipment.

Bonuses sought for Mecklenburg County school staff

Mecklenburg County school staff will be receiving one-time bonuses as a result of a follow-up to the federal stimulus bill that Congress passed this session to aid cash-starved school divisions.

Thornton: Build now

A flagging economy has a potential upside for Mecklenburg County: the prospect of saving up to $50 million on a costly overhaul of outdated county school facilities.

PETA materials draw criticism after fair visit

South Boston News
Farm Animal Field Day at the Halifax County Fair offered an opportunity for pre-K pupils at Clarksville Elementary to learn more about their domestic animal friends. Maybe too much.

Piecing together a mysterious past

South Boston News
Born in Clarksville in 1870, Erasmus Lafayette Baskervill graduated from the Boydton Institute, read Greek and Latin and rose to the position of archdeacon in the Episcopal Church’s South Carolina diocese. All of his six children went to college, some to the Ivy League. Fans of the Boydton Institute and other now-defunct historically black schools think there are scores of fascinating stories like his to be discovered. (Photo courtesy of Charles Farrar)
For some sites on the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail, the history is all there, well-documented and freshly remembered.

Boydton starts work on neighborhood renewal

A local management team met with HUD officials Friday in Boydton to begin a process that will lead to the $1 million renewal of the Hull Street neighborhood.

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