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After tree cutting last week, those still standing will remain

Heroin-like substance seized at N.C. state line

Healthy Harvest Community Garden awarded $48,000 grant


Clarksville Debs advance in state tourney

All-Star girls move towards title with routs of Amherst, Buckingham





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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)

Microsoft pursuit pays off

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A helicopter ride over Buggs Island Lake in June may have been the charm that clinched Microsoft’s decision to acquire the Boydton Industrial Park for a new generation, internet-based data center.

Microsoft construction expected to employ 250

Microsoft has chosen Holder Construction Group LLC as its general contractor for the construction of an internet-based data center on U.S. 58 near Boydton, an anonymous local source said Monday.

DCR outlines plans for Occoneechee State Park marina

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Tim Vest, DCR district manager for parks, speaking at the Town Chamber meeting Monday night. (Alta LeCompte photo)
In the years to come, residents and visitors will be able to boat — and perhaps even swim — using facilities developed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation at Occoneechee State Park.

Educator of the Year award named for Puryear

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Nykisha Garland, Brennan Olson, Zach Pruden and Nicole Bragg — the Park View Air Force Junior ROTC Color Guard — march into the convocation for school division staff.
Superintendent of schools Dr. James Thornton at the staff convocation held Aug. 25 presented the newly established Mecklenburg County Educator of the Year Award to Chase City Elementary School principal Hilda Puryear.

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