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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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Nancy Simmons Rice

SoVaNow.com / February 13, 2013
Nancy Simmons Rice, 73, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Nancy was born in Mecklenburg County on Dec. 18, 1939 to the late George Robert Simmons and Elizabeth Tuck Simmons. Ms. Rice was employed with Burlington Mills in Halifax County prior to working at the Corner Diner and then Wayside Restaurant for 38 years. After retiring from the diner, Nancy went on to work at MeadowView Terrace Nursing Home for the next ten years, retiring in 2011.

Mrs. Rice is survived by her daughter, Teresa Matthews and her husband, David, of Townsville, N.C., her sisters, Becky Rice of Scottsburg and Dorothy Robbins of Clarksville and granddaughter, Dana Matthews also survive. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert William Simmons.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at Teresa’s home, 15445 NC Highway 39N in Henderson, NC 27537.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.wclfh.com.

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