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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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Mecklenburg jobless rate still going up as labor force drops

Mecklenburg County saw its active labor force shrink by 569 persons from June to July of this year, but the county’s unemployment rate still rose by one-tenth of a point, going from 11.6 percent in June to 11.7 in July, despite the exodus of people actively seeking work.

Home Depot gives $2,500 for La Crosse playground

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The first day of school was a little different at La Crosse Elementary yesterday as students headed outside to play on new playground equipment. The school has a new playground thanks to donations by Jones Apparel/ Jones New York, Scott Vaught with Liberty Mutual, and grants from Responsible Sports and Home Depot. La Crosse Elementary has installed new slides, a fire pole, parallel bars, a climber and climbing wall, track area, plants and shrubs at an estimated cost of just over $29,000. (Lisa Clary photo)
Through its community grant program, The Home Depot® Foundation has awarded $2,500 to La Crosse Elementary School. The donation will be used to upgrade the school’s playground area and playground equipment.

Mecklenburg County school facilities public hearing is tonight

The Mecklenburg County School Board has scheduled a public hearing on school facilities on 7 p.m. this evening at the school board Office, 175 Mayfield Drive, Boydton.

South Hill’s Colonial Theatre staff introduced

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The new staff for the Colonial Theatre were introduced Tuesday during a meeting of the South Hill Chamber of Commerce. upon its opening in the near future. Members of the staff are Eric Sadowski, technical director of the Colonial Theatre who comes to the Colonial from Kirby Theater in Roxboro, N.C.  He will be sound and lighting director and also has numerous connections with people in the theater and music industry.  Lisa Jordan is a former educator and comes to South Hill from a job at the National Park Service in Petersburg and will be the director of the welcome center, art gallery and ballroom, South Hill mayor Earl Horne, Kathy Palmer who has been active in theater productions for many years, and Bill Solari who will be assistant to Doug Wright,the new director of Community Theatre. Already the group is planning on upcoming shows and productions, with workshops and auditions planned for January and February. Members of the chamber also toured the facility. (Lisa Clary photos)  

School year opens on note of change in Mecklenburg County

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Top, students leave to bus to get to class at South Hill Elementary School. Above, students at Bluestone Senior High School gather in the gym for the first day of school. Mecklenburg County Public Schools opened Tuesday for the start of the 2010-11 school year. (Lisa Clary and Alta LeCompte photos)
Even a massive shift in student parking places wasn’t enough to keep 682 students from showing up yesterday morning at Bluestone High School to start the school year.

Donation to help fund original Randolph-Macon College restoration

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Bumps (Landon H.) Carter presents a check for $10,000 to Old Brunswick Circuit Foundation representative Walter Beales III. The Foundation is the new owners of the site of the original Randolph-Macon College in Boydton. Once the debt is retired that purchased the property, attention will turn towards stabilizing the brick building that remains on the property. (Alta LeCompte photos)
Bumps (Landon H.) Carter on Thursday presented a $10,000 donation to the Old Brunswick Circuit Foundation, the new owner of the Boydton site of the original Randolph-Macon College.

Perriello opens Chase City headquarters

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Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello meets with supporters Sept. 1 during the opening of the Chase City campaign headquarters. (Alta LeCompte photo)

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