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10 years added to burglary sentence

Leonard to depart as Halifax IDA director

Matt Leonard, executive director of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, will be departing the position Nov. 1 in a decision that the IDA describes as “mutually agreed” upon.

Halifax County dodges a bullet with Florence

Riverdale floods, but it could have been much worse


Comets squander the win

After blowing sizeable leads, Comets fall to Tunstall 43-29 in district opener





Mecklenburg > Mecklenburg Education

Coleman: No site chosen yet for consolidated school

Members of the Boydton Planning Commission who were hoping to find out Thursday exactly where the Mecklenburg County School Board intends to build a consolidated high school may have left their meeting disappointed.

Pre-Labor Day start to Mecklenburg County schools proposed

Parents and teachers are weighing in on the proposed school calendar for 2011-12, which calls for a return to the classrooms before Labor Day.

Mecklenburg County Trustees vote to close Buckhorn

Backing a proposal by Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Thornton by a 7-2 vote, the Mecklenburg County School Board Tuesday night opted to close Buckhorn Elementary to help close a projected budget deficit in excess of $2 million.

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

South Boston News
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.


South Boston News
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.

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