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Ramping up for solar jobs

SVCC starts worker training program in anticipation of big demand for installer positions

Mecklenburg trustees take look at shorter school day

Proposal calls for shaving minutes off daily schedule

Brewery makes plans to move to lakefront

Clarksville’s hometown craft brewery is moving to a lakeside location, with a planned opening in summer 2019.

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Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

Defensive miscues prove costly, but team able to get over shortcomings

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Group home for mentally challenged sparks neighborhood friction in South Boston

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Plans call for this arts-and-crafts bungalow on Hodges Street in South Boston to be used as a group home for intellectually challenged adults. Its official says its residents just want a place to live quietly and learn life skills, but neighbors say they are afraid for their safety and that their property values will depreciate.
Neighbors of a planned group home for the mentally disabled on Hodges Street in South Boston say they’re concerned for their safety and their property values, but an official with the home says they have nothing to worry about.

Hearings before South Boston Council tonight

South Boston Town Council will host several public hearings during their regular monthly meeting which takes place tonight at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street. Council members will hear comments on the Town’s $9,752,909 budget advertised for the coming year which shows a 2.3 percent reduction from the current year’s budget. The budget is based on a real estate rate of 19 cents per $100 assessed value.

South Boston meals tax could go up

That hamburger or dinner out could get a wee bit more expensive next year if you buy it in the Town of South Boston.

South Boston council to act on Internet cafes

On the agenda are action on recommendations from the Planning Commission to deny two special-use permits for Internet sweepstakes cafes, one from Robert Cooper and one from W.A. Stevens. Both men seek to establish cafes in Centerville.

Downtown South Boston holds First Thursday

South Boston News
Downtown South Boston held its first First Thursday event Thursday. The evening featured music, food and drink, an Easter egg hunt for adults, an Easter bonnet contest and specials from various downtown merchants. (David Conner II photo)

South Boston Council looks at budget wish lists

South Boston Town Council mulled the proposed $9.5 million budget this week, and spent a bit of time querying department heads on their wish lists.

South Boston tackles budget at work session

South Boston Town Council’s finance committee will meet tonight to begin hammering out a budget for the coming fiscal year.

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