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A Clarksville teen died Friday in Buffalo Junction wreck, the first of three deadly car crashes in Mecklenburg County in the past week.

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Thornton warns of more education cuts as fiscal situation worsens

Mecklenburg County schools must squeeze an additional $146,504 from the current year’s budget to end up in the black, superintendent Dr. James Thornton told School Board trustees at their December meeting.

Students from outside Mecklenburg County will pay more

Out-of-county students will continue to have access to a Mecklenburg County education next year, but will pay more for the privilege.

Buckhorn community vents its frustrations

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County supervisor Bill Blalock drew applause by calling Dr. James Thornton the “superintendent who came here from Timbuktu.”

With both words and numbers, speakers at Wednesday’s School Board public input session attacked a proposal to close Buckhorn Elementary School at the end of the school year.

BUCKHORN OF A DILEMMA

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Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Thornton meets with members of the Buckhorn school community Monday night at the embattled school. (Alta LeCompte photo)
Mecklenburg County's superintendent of schools on Monday invited Buckhorn parents to embrace his county-wide vision for tackling a budget crisis, operating more efficiently, attracting and retaining staff, and updating school facilities.

State Police respond to Mecklenburg County trustees suit

Virginia State Police have filed a response to a Nov. 8 order by a Richmond City Circuit judge denying their request for the dismissal of a suit filed against them by five current and former members of the Mecklenburg County School Board.

Supes: Dim view of Buckhorn plan

Supervisor William Blalock, the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors’ anti-tax champion, is preparing to do battle against Mecklenburg’s superintendent of schools, who has proposed closing Buckhorn Elementary to save $1 million next year.

BLACK FRIDAY

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Buckhorn Elementary staff told of plans to shut down school; Thornton cites budget pressure for schools

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