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Investigation ongoing in Oct. 10 shooting in downtown South Hill

Two years, two months to make up in 180 days

A daunting task to bring students up to speed after long absence

Discipline issues grab spotlight on Halifax County School Board

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Public hearings set in region for high speed rail project

North Carolina, Virginia and the Federal Railroad Administration have completed a draft environmental statement that is a key step toward implementing high-speed rail service in the two states and the Southeast. The Tier II Draft Environmental Impact Statement covers the portion of the Southeast High Speed Rail (SEHSR) corridor between Richmond, Va., and Raleigh, N.C.

South Hill DMV closed June 18 till 1 p.m.

The South Hill Department of Motor Vehicles Customer Service Center at 206 South Brunswick Avenue will be closed the morning of Friday, June 18 until 1 p.m. for technology upgrades. When offices are closed, customers may continue to conduct DMV business through http://www.dmvNOW.com, DMV’s automated telephone service at 1-888-337-4782 or the mail.

South Hill remembers Memorial Day

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Veterans stand at attention during Monday's Memorial Day program in South Hill. The program was presented by American Legion Post 79 and featured Capt. Robert Alexander, U. S. Army, 240th Quartermaster Battalion from Fort Lee, as the guest speaker. (Lisa Clary photo)

Poppy Days coming to South Hill

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South Hill Mayor Earl Horne receives the first poppy from American Legion Post 79 Ladies Auxiliary Poppy chairperson Bobbie Brooks recently. The poppies are available Memorial Day weekend May 29 and 30 at locations around South Hill for a small donation. The red paper crepe poppy has been the official Memorial Day Flower of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for over 80 years. Prior to May 2001, poppies were made by hospitalized and disabled veterans. At present, due to a resolution by The American Legion, all veterans are eligible to make poppies under the supervision or management of the American Legion Auxiliary. Today, members continue to support the poppy program to provide financial assistance and therapeutic rehabilitation to our nation’s veterans and their families. (Lisa Clary photo)

Relay for Life weekend in Mecklenburg

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American Cancer Society chapters held Relay For Life walks in Clarksville and South Hill over the weekend to raise money for research into the disease. The 2010 honorary chairperson for Relay for Life in South Hill, Chalon Carter, speaks to survivors. She is a 16 year cancer survivor and was happy to share her experiences with those battling the disease.

Boyd to keep GM South Hill franchise

Boyd Chevrolet of South Hill received official word Friday that General Motors has reversed its spring 2009 decision to withdraw from the South Hill market.

Spring is in the air

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There were happy faces all around as children and adults alike enjoyed Spring Fest 2010 in South Hill on Saturday. The Corps of Engineers set up a booth and handed out stickers to local children, including Adyson Betts, who was excited to get one. At right, Michael Redman and Gil Edwards entertained the crowd with smooth jazzy tunes. Redman (left) and Edwards will be performing again on June 8 at the South Hill Chamber of Commerce’s’ annual dinner.

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