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Move over, Mississippi: cotton crop takes root in Southside Virginia

Compared to Southside Virginia’s big cash crop in tobacco, King Cotton is, well, kind of puny.

Stolen guns found at Clarksville area home

Clarksville Council mulls response to feral cats amid rabies reports

In light of the Clarksville’s recent rabies scare, members of the Town Council again discussed what to do, if anything, with the people who feed the feral cat populations around…

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Owen commits to continue softball playing career at Averett University


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Mecklenburg County seeing gains from tourism investment

Tourism spending increased 4.3 percent in Mecklenburg County between 2012 and 2013

Mecklenburg County to seek buyer for Buckhorn school

Over the protests of Baskerville-area representative Bill Blalock, members of the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to take sealed bids to sell the now-shuttered Buckhorn Elementary School

Mecklenburg supes pay for repairs, but not for architect

By 5-4 vote, Board members turn down Thornton’s request for new high school study

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost

Mecklenburg supes agree to spending, but not without criticism

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The Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Monday honoring Harrison Walker of Buffalo Junction, who was elected by his peers to be Governor at the 72nd annual session of Boys State Virginia. The program, sponsored by the American Legion is one of the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students. Presenting the resolution to Walker is chairman Glenn Barbour. (Susan Kyte photo)
School expenditures draw sharp remarks from Brankley

Mecklenburg supes tee off on school board

Backlash on trustees’ decision to extend Thornton’s contract

Mecklenburg County supervisors criticize trustees on school facilities request

Mecklenburg County Supervisors dedicated much of their monthly meeting to a discussion of school facilities, which was prompted by a request from school superintendent James Thornton for $115,000 to purchase and install a new chiller in South Hill Elementary School and boilers in both Bluestone High School and Park View Middle School.

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