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Bonuses sought for Mecklenburg County school staff

Mecklenburg County school staff will be receiving one-time bonuses as a result of a follow-up to the federal stimulus bill that Congress passed this session to aid cash-starved school divisions.

Thornton: Build now

A flagging economy has a potential upside for Mecklenburg County: the prospect of saving up to $50 million on a costly overhaul of outdated county school facilities.

Lawsuit against State Police proceeds

A lawsuit against the Virginia State Police filed by current and past members of the Mecklenburg County School Board is scheduled to be heard later this month in a Richmond City Circuit Court. The legal action seeks damages and relief from any further investigations.

2010 Bluestone Marching Barons Invitational

South Boston News
The Bluestone High School Marching Barons hosted 12 bands from Virginia and North Carolina Saturday for the 27th annual Marching Barons Invitational. Park View High School took home numerous awards in the Saturday competition. (David Conner II photo)

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Students pledge to make New Beginning

South Boston News
New Beginnings students from Bluestone and Park View high schools last week took part in an Affirmation Day program at North Bend Park. After getting a pep talk by Superintendent of Schools James Thornton, students affirmed their intention to stay in school and graduate with the Class of 2014. The day was a new beginning in which 9th graders who had experienced difficulties in middle school declared that would succeed. The program is based on building trusting relationships with administration, faculty, and fellow students. The group heard a presentation by the park interpreter, ate lunch prepared by their teachers, and received New Beginnings T-shirts. At right, Assistant superintendent Carole Nelson and Bluestone principal Kristy Somerville check out the Affirmation Day program prior to the event at the North Bend amphitheater. Below, Army Corps of Engineers Chief Ranger Sherrie Storm welcomes students from Bluestone and Park View High Schools. (Alta LeCompte photos)

Mecklenburg County schools gets $1.2 mil boost

Mecklenburg County schools are slated to receive $1,185,954 in additional federal aid during this budget year under a package recently approved by Congress, said Fifth District Rep. Tom Perriello this week.

Two speakers urge Mecklenburg County School Board to move on facilities upgrades

Following a Sept 7 public presentation of alternatives for building or renovating Mecklenburg County Schools for an estimated total of $154 million to $226 million, just two members of a sparse audience came to the podium to comment.

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