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South Hill Farmers Mart gets off to rousing start

South Boston News
It was a great day for the Farmers Market grand opening Saturday in South Hill. Those on hand for the event included Mayor Earl Horne, who cut the ribbon with Booth Coordinator Jean Thompson, Delegate Tommy Wright and Senator Frank Ruff. Also joining the festivities were Farmers Market committee members, 16 vendors and the Five Dollar Tip Band. The market is open every Saturday from now until the end of October, so support your local farmers, gardeners, bakers and crafters by stepping outside, shopping outdoors and getting fresh with the locals. (Randy Cash photo)
Farm life is a way of life in southern Virginia, and every weekend through October the South Hill Farmers Market will offer the best produce and fresh food to be found in the area. Booth Coordinator Jean Thompson is working with local farmers, growers, vendors, bakers and crafters to promote the opportunities that the Farmers Market offers to shoppers. Open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon, the Market is brimming with fresh produce, breads, jams, jellies, craft items and other items that add up to a fresher way of eating and living.

Tribute to retiring principal

South Boston NewsSouth Boston News
The staff and student body of Chase City Elementary took a moment during I Want to Learn Day (field day) to wish Principal Hilda Puryear a heartfelt farewell. Mrs. Puryear is retiring after serving as principal at Chase City Elementary for 18 years. The staff feels the sadness of losing a wonderful administrator to retirement but celebrated her joy of new adventures to come. CCES wishes Mrs. Puryear much happiness. She is already truly missed!

Bluestone robotics team gets $12,000 boost

Mecklenburg County’s future engineers, scientists and technologists will get the chance to best regional rivals in the 2012 FIRST Robotics competition, thanks to a $12,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, to the Mecklenburg County Business-Educational Partnership, Inc. (MCBEP).

Near-perfect day for a festival

South Boston News
South Hill enjoyed a bright and sunny day for Spring Fest 2011 on Saturday. Crowds took to the streets for food, shopping, games and to listen to a variety of musical acts. These young ladies enjoyed the balloons. (Lisa Clary photo)

Nelson heads to Charlottesville for school post

South Boston News
Carole Nelson
Carole Nelson, assistant superintendent for Mecklenburg County Public Schools, is leaving the system June 30. Nelson will become the director for human resources with the Charlottesville City School System. Nelson’s replacement is not selected, and trustees have not published the position nor started looking for her replacement.

Veterans look back on WWII

South Boston News
Manny Cabral
Overstreet, Cabral and their brothers-in-arms were forever changed by the experience of war

Ethanol maker looks to sell Hopewell plant

‘An ethanol maker that sought several years ago to operate a plant in Chase City is now looking to sell its lone Virginia operation, in Hopewell.

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