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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Eight of nine Halifax County schools accredited

Trustees set goals at retreat, hail progress in state ratings


Era of segregated schools is over, but achieving racial parity in education continues to be an unmet challenge


Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage





Mecklenburg > Mecklenburg Police

Fox: Fewer deputies if cuts are made

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Danny Fox says his office will be forced to downsize by three employees if the legislature agrees to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s plans to pare $13.4 million from sheriff’s departments statewide.

Car runs off 58, overturns

South Boston News
A single vehicle accident sent Ashley Marrow of Skipwith to Duke Medical Center yesterday. (Contributed photo)
A Skipwith woman was airlifted to Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C., following a single-vehicle accident on Route 58 west of Clarksville on Tuesday morning. Her injuries were not life-threatening, said police.

Preliminary hearing pushed back in teen murder case

A preliminary hearing has been pushed back for the 14-year-old Bluestone High School student charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 16-year Harold Vernon Cooper, Jr. of Clarksville.

Teen dead, another faces murder count punt charge

South Boston News
A photo of Harold Vernon Cooper Jr. from his Facebook page.
A 16-year-old Bluestone High School student is dead and a fellow ninth grader has been charged with first degree murder following a fatal shooting Friday afternoon at the residence of the alleged shooter outside of Clarksville.

Former local man convicted of 10 sex abuse crimes, could face life offenses

A former Clarksville resident was found guilty this week of ten felony sex offenses involving a teenage girl and could receive up to life in prison when a Circuit Court judge sets his sentence next spring.

Search continues for bank robbery suspect

South Hill Police continue to search for the suspect in a Dec. 15 bank robbery at Carter Bank & Trust in town. An all-points bulletin has been issued for a black male, about six feet tall and weighing some 150 pounds.

Juvenile charged with murder after Friday shooting in Clarksville

A 14 year old white male has been charged with first degree murder by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office after a Friday afternoon shooting in Clarksville.

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