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Police arrest three on drinking charges

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Growing vegetables from straw mound is easy and enjoyable

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Halifax 13s win state title,  head for Dixie World Series

The Halifax Dixie Youth Baseball Junior Boys delivered a state championship on Sunday, defeating Madison Heights, 13-3, to move on to World Series competition in Bossier City, La.

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Mecklenburg > Mecklenburg Government

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.

Tourism, marketing efforts dominate Mecklenburg supervisors’ discussions

Tourism and marketing Mecklenburg County were the main order of business during the June meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Mecklenburg supervisors enact budget, new real estate tax

Rate goes up 2¢ to offset falling property values; one speaker shows up to register opposition

Mecklenburg school board, supervisors hash out capital priorities

The joint education committee — comprised of members of the Mecklenburg County board of supervisors and school board — after much back and forth has developed a list of priorities needed to “provide a comfortable atmosphere for our students,” in the words of Superintendent of Schools James Thornton.

Mecklenburg County supes ponder new tax rate, flat revenue

2 cent real estate hike would offset declining tax base

Some good news with road funding

The Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors learned there is more money available for local road improvements than anticipated during a brief meeting with Virginia Department of Transportation’s South Hill Residency Engineers, Billy Smith and Tommy Johnson.

Divided Mecklenburg supes nix Palmer Springs rezoning request

After a heated discussion by members, the Mecklenburg Board of Supervisors voted down a request by JZ Rentals of Boydton to rezone lots along Alexander Ferry Road near Palmer Springs to allow for higher density residential development.

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