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Mecklenburg grand jury hands down indictments against 13

Mecklenburg school officials vow to focus on reading

Analysis of SOL tests turns up weaknesses

Dog beating defendant found guilty, fined $7,500

Jury convicts Waddle after weighing account of break-up, savage attack that claimed the life of girlfriend’s pet hound

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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A new center for learning

South Boston News
Members of the Clarksville community and Southside Regional Library System celebrated the expansion of the Clarksville library with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday. Renamed the Burnett Library and Learning Center, the facility has 65 percent more space for reading and instructional programs. Doing the ribbon-cutting honors is Joan Burnett (holding scissors), a retired longtime government teacher and wife of the late Benjy Burnett, mayor of Clarksville. Also on hand was Mildred Jolly, seated, who was recognized by program emcee Dr. Charles Lee as a staunch supporter of the Clarksville Area Public Library. After a short program, guests toured the renovated wing, which has been open to the public since mid-July. (Tom McLaughlin photo)

Clarksville makes plans for sewer upgrades, streetscape work

Dedication set Friday at Burnett Library and Learning Center

Funny girl

South Boston News
Miss Virginia 2014, Courtney Garrett of Pamplin, hams it up with Captain Jack (a.k.a. Steve Meadows) during an appearance Friday at Virginia Avenue Mall in Clarksville. The good-natured pageant queen traveled to town to help raise funds for the Lake Country SPCA building fund. Her visit coincided with Saturday’s SPCA Pirates Regatta, which went on as planned despite the wet weather. Garrett, who has family ties in Charlotte County, will compete in the Miss America Pageant next month in Atlantic City. . (Susan Kyte photo)

Access issue rousts Bare Bones from downtown Clarksville location

South Boston News
Fans of Bare Bones, Clarksville’s popular gourmet food truck, have been saddened to see it no longer parked across from the Dollar General store lot at the intersection of Seventh Street and Virginia Avenue in Clarksville. Its owner, Robert Obst, is seeking a new home.
Robert Obst, far right, poses with the crew who helps him operate his Bare Bones gourmet food truck in Clarksville.

Repairs get under way on Orgainsville Road

Sewage leaks persist after upgrade to pump station

Since the town of Clarksville installed a new sewer pump station at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Highway 15 South, residents whose sewer lines connect to the pump station have complained of sewage leaking from manholes.

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