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Mecklenburg > Clarksville

Lakefest names art/raffle winners

South Boston News
First place and Best-In-Show award for this year's Lakefest in Clarksville went to Teak 22 of Alabama. The exhibit was filled with one-of-a-kind god art made from recycled parts of the teak tree which is grown in Sumatra, Indonesia. Shown are the artists Alan and Sharalee Sherman who create the furniture.

Clarksville to host symposium on Kerr Lake resources

With the help of several state and federal experts in reservoir policy and management, the Clarksville Lake Interests Committee is planning to conduct a public meeting entitled “Symposium on Kerr Water Resources –Now and in the Future” at the Clarksville Community Center on Aug. 19.

Mecklenburg County Flags on sale

South Boston News
Clarksville Town Manager, Melinda Moran, and Stuart Buchanan are displaying the new Mecklenburg County flag. The Town of Clarksville purchased the first flag. The flags are on sale now for $40 each at the Clarksville Enrichment Complex or call 434-374-5252, or 434-372-3466 and are available for all of Mecklenburg County. All proceeds will go to the new Clarksville Enrichment Complex on Noblin Farm road in 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.

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