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Mecklenburg supes give thumbs down to design, cost for school complex

The $113 mil price tag for a ‘basic’ design of Mecklenburg's proposed school complex for grades 6-12 is too much, supervisors say; school trustees says extra expense comes with U.S.…


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New law governing Farm Use tags takes effect July 1

South Boston News
Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Randall K. Pearce said the VSP is attempting to alert area farmers to a pending change in the existing law governing “farm use” tags on vehicles across the state. The new law, which eliminates the registration exemption for passenger cars, takes effect July 1.
A new law enacted by the Virginia General Assembly affecting existing guidelines governing the use of “farm use” tags on automobiles statewide will take effect July 1.

Graduation time for Bluestone, Park View

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Bluestone and Park View senior high school held graduation exercises Saturday morning for its graduation seniors. At Bluestone, Valedictorian Angelique Therese Sturdifen, top photo, gave the valedictory address. At Park View, that duty was shared by co-Valedictorians Meredith Christine Reamey, middle photo, and Vanessa Ngozi Nwaokocha. (David Conner II photos)

South Hill celebrates 20 years in the Depot

South Boston News
Outgoing South Hill Chamber of Commerce president Mickey Smith welcomes the crowd to the 20 Years in the Depot Celebration Thursday. The South Hill Chamber of Commerce held its celebration of 20 years in the Depot. In addition to housing the chamber offices, the Depot is also home to a train and doll museum. (Lisa Clary photo)

Hurt trounces GOP primary field, will face Perriello in fall

South Boston News
Robert Hurt speaks to supporters Tuesday night in Danville's Institute during a victory celebration after winning the GOP nomination for the 5th Congressional seat currently held by Tom Perriello. (David Conner II photo)
State Senator Robert Hurt of Pittsylvania County handily beat six rivals for the Republican Fifth District congressional nomination in light primary voting yesterday.

Authority alleges fraud by landfill contractor

Skipwith thief makes off with bucket of green beans

Mecklenburg County investigators seeking to solve a larceny case may be asking themselves an unusual question: “Why would a thief make off with a 5-gallon bucket of green beans?”

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.

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