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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…


SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.





Mecklenburg > Mecklenburg Education

Mecklenburg trustees eye overhaul of school calendar

If adopted, the school year would begin Aug. 18 and run through May 15. The school day for all grades would go from 8:45 a.m.-3:35 p.m. This marks a change for elementary students, who this school year have begun their day at 8:15 a.m.

Mecklenburg trustees tripped up by questions on school policy

Family hiring, math program acquisition raise issues for trustees

Skrappy’s season finishes on a high note

Police investigate sexting at Bluestone Middle School

Seized cell phones, devices include pornographic images; Sheriff’s Office weighs response, warns students of possible felony offenses

Mecklenburg schools seek $3 million boost with new budget

More local funding needed for mandated items, salary increases; trustees also point to capital needs

Mecklenburg County pushes back end of school year

With delayed starts and cancelled classes this winter, students have missed the equivalent of nine class days. With the exception of graduating seniors, students in elementary, middle and high schools must make up seven of those days, thus pushing the last day of school back from Friday, May 9 to Tuesday, May 20.

Mecklenburg County Trustees revisit policy on Bible handouts

Attorney’s advice: Either all groups may give out materials, or none can

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