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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.


Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

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





Mecklenburg > Clarksville

Storm rips through western part of Mecklenburg County

South Boston News
A small but violent storm ripped through Western Mecklenburg County on Sunday evening, tearing a deep gash in a 75-year-old red oak tree and bending it toward the ground like a sapling.

Lakefest fun, up and down Virginia Avenue

South Boston News
Pedestrians were swept along in a fast-moving crowd that jammed Virginia Avenue on Saturday at Clarksville’s 33rd annual Virginia Lakefest. Most visitors got an early start to avoid the late-day heat, and kept right on walking when a brief shower passed through town around 2 p.m. The festival featured train and helicopter rides, live entertainment, children’s rides and amusements, hot air balloons, and of course, fireworks over the lake.

Community steps up to aid Complex

South Boston News
Buddy Platzke is putting the finishing touches on the stone sign base at The Complex.
Since the Grand Opening of the Clarksville Enrichment Complex at the end of June, the beautiful and modern LED lighted sign in front of the building as well as seven parking lot lights and poles have been installed. The sign can be remotely programmed from inside to provide information to drivers and passengers as they pass by The Complex. Together they provide safety and information to the community users of this new community services facility.

Lakefest is back

South Boston News
These young ladies enjoyed their visit to the Virginia Lake Festival last year, and guests and locals alike will have an opportunity to celebrate a new round of festivities when Lakefest returns to Clarksville starting Thursday night. For a complete rundown of all the Lakefest 2010 happenings, see our Lake Edition inside today's Mecklenburg Sun.

Clarksville to host water symposium

A one-day symposium in Clarksville slated for Aug. 19, will provide citizens and public officials throughout the Roanoke River Basin the opportunity to learn more about why the Kerr Reservoir is managed the way it is, how requests for future water allocations will be processed, and what is being done to ensure that its multiple benefits are sustainable.

Clarksville welcomes Fourth with parade

South Boston News
Clarksville held its Fourth of July parade Saturday, featuring the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown. The parade had a large variety of patriotic entries, antique cars, fire trucks and the Shriners mini-cars.
(Ken Cope photo)

Best wishes and farewells for pastor

South Boston News
The Clarksville community on Sunday said farewell to Jamieson Memorial United Methodist Church pastor and choir director, the Rev. Walter Westbrook, his wife, Betty, and their daughter, Cassidy (shown at left), at a reception at the church. Rev. Westbrook has accepted a call to serve as pastor of St. Matthias United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg after 11 years in Clarksville. He will be remembered for his contributions to the community as a volunteer at Clarksville Elementary School and as a member of the Lake Country Chorale, as well as for his prison ministry at Mecklenburg and Brunswick Correctional Centers and his music ministry at MeadowView Terrace. The United Methodist Women presented mission pins to Walt and Betty, and Walt received a plaque from the MeadowView Terrace, a silver guitar pic from the Clarksville Community Players, and a shoebox full of mementos from the youth group. (Contributed photo)

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