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Hurt trounces GOP primary field, will face Perriello in fall

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Robert Hurt speaks to supporters Tuesday night in Danville's Institute during a victory celebration after winning the GOP nomination for the 5th Congressional seat currently held by Tom Perriello. (David Conner II photo)
State Senator Robert Hurt of Pittsylvania County handily beat six rivals for the Republican Fifth District congressional nomination in light primary voting yesterday.

Authority alleges fraud by landfill contractor

Skipwith thief makes off with bucket of green beans

Mecklenburg County investigators seeking to solve a larceny case may be asking themselves an unusual question: “Why would a thief make off with a 5-gallon bucket of green beans?”

County unemployment rate comes down in April

There was good news for Mecklenburg County in the latest jobs report issued last week by the Virginia Employment Commission. The VEC reported that the county’s unemployment rate for April 2010 stood at 11.7 percent, down sharply from a recent peak of 13.1 percent in March 2010. With a civilian work force of 13,880, only 1,620 members of the local labor pool were out job hunting in April, compared to the 1,846 seeking work in March.

Supes adopt budget after no comment

The Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors last week adopted a $69 million budget following a public hearing that drew no comments from the audience.

Public hearings set in region for high speed rail project

North Carolina, Virginia and the Federal Railroad Administration have completed a draft environmental statement that is a key step toward implementing high-speed rail service in the two states and the Southeast. The Tier II Draft Environmental Impact Statement covers the portion of the Southeast High Speed Rail (SEHSR) corridor between Richmond, Va., and Raleigh, N.C.

South Hill DMV closed June 18 till 1 p.m.

The South Hill Department of Motor Vehicles Customer Service Center at 206 South Brunswick Avenue will be closed the morning of Friday, June 18 until 1 p.m. for technology upgrades. When offices are closed, customers may continue to conduct DMV business through, DMV’s automated telephone service at 1-888-337-4782 or the mail.

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