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Kickoff set Saturday for Barn Quilt Trail

The Halifax County Barn Quilt Trail will kick off its celebration Saturday, at 9 a.m. at the Halifax Farmers Market. There will be an information table at the market where…

Mecklenburg County eyes two percent increase in real estate tax rate

Top-line 42 cent rate would go unchanged, but rising values would net fresh revenue

Mecklenburg County hosts state education leaders


Big weekend of racing comes to SBS, VIR

Philip Morris returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday, while the Andretti family will have a presence at VIR





Irene Hamilton Gott / April 10, 2018

Irene “Renie” Hamilton Gott died Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the age of 88. She was born in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 8, 1929 to the late Florence Lily Hamilton and William Everett Hamilton. Renie was married to the late James “Jimmy” Strother Gott. She retired after 20 years with the St. Mary’s Chamber of Commerce and moved to Clarksville in 1999. Renie was a member of Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Clarksville.

Cherishing her memories are her daughters Elaine G. Jackson of Lynchburg and Barbara G. Mason of Princess Ann, Md.; sons Robert Gott of Williamsburg and Brian Gott of Newburg, N.Y., as well as six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jean G. Stevens and a grandson, Joshua Watts.

A Catholic Mass will be said Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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