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Microsoft project locally is a top recipient of state funding

Microsoft, Mecklenburg County’s big catch in 2010, is one of 22 businesses to get a portion of $23.8 million in economic development incentives Virginia awarded since the beginning of the administration of Gov. Bob McDonnell.

ABC store out of action

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store at 112 N. Main Street in Chase City will close temporarily to replace flooring damaged by a water leak. The store will close on Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. and reopen on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.

Extension reorganization nixed

In response to pushback from the public and the state legislature, Virginia Tech is dropping its plan to re-organize the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service to cut costs.

Lakefest looking for 2011 logo

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Sheila Cuykendall, administrative assistant at the Chamber, holds the winning reward—$250—for the 2011 winner of the Lakefest Logo Contest; she is shown with five previous years’ winning designs. Entries may be created in watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography, graphic design, collage—whatever you choose.
Would your like an extra $250 in your wallet? If you are artistically inclined, consider putting your talents to in motion for the 2011 Virginia Lake Festival (Lakefest) and enter the annual Lakefest logo design contest.

Former Del. Lewis Parker dies

A former longtime member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Mecklenburg County died Saturday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond. Lewis W. Parker, a South Hill Democrat who served in the Virginia House of Delegates for 21 years, had suffered with declining health over the past month. He was 82.

Earl O. Horne auditorium dedicated

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Top, the Colonial Actors Theatre Society (C.A.T.S.) takes a bow after performing a selection of musical classics; above, South Hill Mayor Earl Horne enjoys a celebratory cigar. (Photos courtesy of Robert Harris Photography, South Hill)
Dedication culminates 10 year effort to revive historic Colonial Theatre

Clarksville wins $1.3 mil water package

The Town of Clarksville has been awarded a $1.36 million federal and state funding package to modernize its drinking water system.

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