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Halifax accepts process for taking down Clarkton Bridge

Two arrested in connection with attack at Alford home

North Carolina authorities are reporting the arrests of two men in the Friday home invasion in Littleton, N.C. that left Nancy Alford dead and her husband, Brodnax pastor John Alford,…

Bluestone student fatally shot; juvenile suspect in custody


Tennis hopes to keep winning tradition





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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.

Lundy appointed to open Mecklenburg supervisor’s seat

South Boston News
Claudia H. Lundy
Retired educator Claudia H. Lundy will take a seat next month on the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors. She will be the first African American woman to serve on the board.

Bluestone High School senior awards presented

South Boston News
Bluestone High School principal Lindell Palmer congratulates W.E. Moore Outstanding Senior Award winner Lindsay Tuck.

Local police agencies participate in Clickit or Ticket

South Boston News
On May 28, the South Hill Police Department along with partners, Virginia State Police and the Mecklenburg Sheriff Department held a road check in the westbound lane of Highway 58 Bypass near the old asphalt plant. VDOT provided a message board to remind motorist to Buckle Up for Safety. This has been our fifth year in our joint effort to remind travelers during the Memorial Day weekend to Buckle up and Don’t Drink and Drive. During the summer months you can expect more checkpoints and saturation patrols to be out in force to encourage drivers and passengers to Click it or Ticket and DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.

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