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BUYING THE FARM

With new school complex, officials want to add working farm

Mecklenburg trustees back supes’ call for outside firm to scout sites

After long discussion, School Board offers grudging support

Arson suspected in Tuesday morning fire in Clarksville


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Comets’ season ends in regionals

The Comet boys’ varsity basketball team nearly rallied from a miserable start Monday night, before running out of late game momentum in a season-ending loss at Marshall in regional action.

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Elwood T. Blackwell

SoVaNow.com / January 15, 2013
Elwood T. Blackwell, 92, of Chase City, died Jan. 13, 2013.

He was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran, an active member of First Baptist Church where he served as trustee-emeritus, and a retired employee of Mecklenburg Electric Co-op.

He was the widower of Nancy Smith Blackwell and preceded in death by his siblings, Leslie Blackwell, Janie B. Harris, Elbert Blackwell (twin) and Doris B. Bradsher.

He is survived by his son, Neal Blackwell of Centreville; brother, A. J. Blackwell of Oxford, N.C., sisters, Lena Mae Brownd and Marie Lewis of Raleigh, N.C.

A funeral will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, N.C. at 3:30 p.m.

Friends were received at Wood Funeral Service Tuesday evening.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 206 East Second St., Chase City, VA 23924.

Wood Funeral Service is serving the family.

Condolences may be expressed at http://www.woodfuneralservice.com

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