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Beadles indicted in slaying

Man accused of threatening to set female victim on fire

Halifax Town Council reviews parking issues downtown with courthouse work


Abbott ready for second year at U.Va.





Mecklenburg > Mecklenburg Education

Departing coach rips oversight of athletics

Former Bluestone football coach alleges interference by trustees committee; Studifen brushes off criticism, lauds coaching hires

A joyous occasion, tinged with sadness

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At graduation ceremonies Saturday at Bluestone and Park View High Schools, the exultation of finishing one’s high school career was mixed with a sense of loss for those who have passed before their time. Top, at Bluestone, Wilma Smith, mother of the late Evan Ashad “Meek” Smith, came to the stage to receive his diploma. Smith was murdered earlier this year in Chase City, cutting short the life of a young man who was an avid hunter, angler and outdoors enthusiast. PVHS Principal Wesley Swain presents a diploma in memory of Briana Hope Bugg, who died in a North Carolina highway crash in which the driver of the other vehicle has been charged with DUI and second degree murder. Receiving Briana’s diploma were members of her family, sister Meghann Whitney Bugg, mother Tracy Bugg and her father, Glenn Bugg. Park View students wore purple ribbons in remembrance of the popular student-athlete. Bluestone’s valedictorian, Michael Paul Smith Jr., gives his graduation address. At Park View, Reid Piercy delivered the valedictorian’s speech. (Steve Hinzman photos)

FFA advisor pleads for ag barn with new school

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

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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. 58 site


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Bluestone band director Ricky Allgood directs his final spring concert at the school where he has taught for 42 years. (David Conner II photo)
Ricky Allgood, a concert and marching band institution in Virginia, looks ahead to retirement

Big day arrives Saturday for graduates

Commencement exercises held during morning hours at Bluestone, Park View

$40 million more in school debt eyed

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