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Relay for Life weekend in Mecklenburg

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American Cancer Society chapters held Relay For Life walks in Clarksville and South Hill over the weekend to raise money for research into the disease. The 2010 honorary chairperson for Relay for Life in South Hill, Chalon Carter, speaks to survivors. She is a 16 year cancer survivor and was happy to share her experiences with those battling the disease.

Good vibes at Jazz By The Lake

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Occoneechee State Park got in the swing of things this weekend with the return of the annual Jazz By The Lake festival. At top, Camille Rabon, Appomattox High School band director, directs as the Jazz By The Lake high school festival band backs up featured performer, Peggy Alee.The festival spanned two days on Saturday and Sunday. (Alta LeCompte photo)

Boyd to keep GM South Hill franchise

Boyd Chevrolet of South Hill received official word Friday that General Motors has reversed its spring 2009 decision to withdraw from the South Hill market.

Contenders jockey for position with June 8 primary coming up

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TAKING CENTER STAGE — The seven hopefuls for the Republican nomination to face Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello in the fall gathered for a candidates forum Saturday in Chase City. At left, forum moderator Joe Thomas of WCHV radio in Charlottesville speaks to the audience at the Robert E. Lee Center. The GOP primary will be held June 8. (Alta LeCompte photo)
Addressing questions at a candidates forum Saturday in Chase City, seven hopefuls for the Fifth District Republican congressional nomination rolled out a series of answers that illustrated how they would apply conservative principles if elected to the seat held by Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello.

Town keeps water plans

Conversion from municipal wells to a surface water system is a “done deal,” Chase City Mayor Eddie Bratton told an overflow crowd at a special called meeting Monday at Town Hall.

15-year-old foster child drowns on Poplar Creek

A 15-year-old boy drowned on Poplar Creek Sunday afternoon while attempting to swim from one dock to another, about 100 feet away from the Lake Gaston shoreline.

Mecklenburg County schools likely to hit year-end budget target

If revenue and expenditures behave as expected, Mecklenburg County Schools will finish the year ending June 30 with $112,543 left over — just 1 percent of the budget, consultant Dr. James Blevins told the School Board Monday.

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