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Life for white author and his black namesake in segregated Southside was a study in contrasts

Halifax County IDA holds off grant request for industry prospect

Flotilla clean-up on Banister River postponed to Oct. 20


Comets open district play






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.

$418,000 in pot seized; indictments expected

Members of the Southside Drug Task Force confiscated marijuana with an estimated street value of $418,000 during a drug eradication raid conducted last Thursday, August 26. Authorities said they would seek indictments against the individuals involved, but thus far no arrests have resulted from the bust.

Larcenies probed

Crowds on hand for La Crosse Fest

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Donna Kempo performs at Saturday's La Crosse Fest in La Crosse. The festival attracted a large crowd and featured food, crafts, cars and a fun run/walk. (Lisa Clary photo)

Virginians need to prepare for Hurricane Earl

Virginians need to prepare now for Hurricane Earl, which is forecasted to be a Category 3 or 4 hurricane as it approaches Virginia’s coast later this week.

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