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Man taken to ER with gunshot injuries

Police are seeking information on a Tuesday night shooting in South Boston after a 26-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, sending him to the hospital with non-life…

HCHS alters SOL testing schedule due to forecast


Sunday forecast for Halifax County calls for major snow accumulation


Comets slip past Martinsville to improve to 4-0

Three score in double figures to help team to 45-44 victory





Mecklenburg > South Hill

Piecing together a mysterious past

South Boston News
Born in Clarksville in 1870, Erasmus Lafayette Baskervill graduated from the Boydton Institute, read Greek and Latin and rose to the position of archdeacon in the Episcopal Church’s South Carolina diocese. All of his six children went to college, some to the Ivy League. Fans of the Boydton Institute and other now-defunct historically black schools think there are scores of fascinating stories like his to be discovered. (Photo courtesy of Charles Farrar)
For some sites on the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail, the history is all there, well-documented and freshly remembered.

Boydton starts work on neighborhood renewal

A local management team met with HUD officials Friday in Boydton to begin a process that will lead to the $1 million renewal of the Hull Street neighborhood.

Crime Solvers celebrate 25 years in business

Twenty-five years ago, in 1985, Crime Solvers held their first meeting.

Helping the animals

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The Lake Country SPCA are the beneficiaries of a lemonade stand operated by local girls during the recent Clarksville Harvest Days. The girls operated their stand Oct. 2 in front of Clarksville Florist On the Lake. The girls, top photo, from left, first row, Rachel Williamson, Elena Bailey, and, second row, Catie Tuck, Jane Clare Tuck, Annelise Bailey, Lydia Williamson and Katlyn Shanklin, raised $216, plus another $100 donated by Gail Davidson, grandmother of one of the girls and owner of Clarksville Florist on the Lake, for the local SPCA. The girls presented their donation recently to SPCA board members during a recent meeting. The girls plan a future fund-raiser to benefit the animals of the SPCA.

South Hill Rotary Club big winner at Norfolk conference

South Boston News
The South Hill Rotary Club won nine district awards and the Governor’s Cup during the Rotary District 7600 conference in Norfolk. South Hill Rotary president Charles Wright accepts the trophy from District Governor Karlis Graubics. The Governor's Cup is presented to clubs that have demonstrated excellence during the year.
The South Hill Rotary Club was the big winner this weekend at the 2010 Rotary International District 7600 Conference held in Norfolk.

South Hill’s Colonial Theatre lands Mrs. Virginia pageant

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Left, current Mrs. Virginia Tonya Ratliff. Right, Mrs. Virginia pageant executive director Tracy Crist.
South Hill’s Colonial Theatre will be the new home of the Mrs. Virginia pageant. The pageant will be held for the first time in the Colonial in February.

Miss South Central Fair named

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Top, Catherine Blair Borum was crowned the 2010 Miss South Central Fair Tuesday evening. Above, other winners include,Savannah Barker - People's Choice Award, Holly Francis - third runner up, Laney Palmer - first runner up, Borum - 2010 Miss South Central Fair and Most Photogenic, Cheyenne Facchina - second runner up, Brittany Griles - fourth runner up and Miss Congeniality. (Stacey Malone photos)

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