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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

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Foul shooting struggles sink Barons

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Bluestone’s Amotio Smith (#5) flies through the air to make a defensive stop against the Dragons. (Stacey Malone photo)
Before losing at Park View to close out the regular season on Friday, the Bluestone varsity boys dropped their final home game of the year Wednesday against Greensville, 47-43.

Greensville spoils Senior Night for Lady Barons

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LADY BARON SENIORS HONOREED — BHS girls basketball seniors are shown from left to right with their escorts: Tashari Allen, Jocelyn Lawrence, Alicia Osborne, Domonique Osborne, Jasmine Sturdifen, Darlene Watson and Norletha Watson. (Julia Dressler photo)
The Bluestone girls varsity celebrated Senior Night Wednesday against the visiting Greensville Lady Eagles, but not on the court as Greensville prevailed 43-36.

Barons lose three games as season winds down

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Bluestone’s varsity boys lost a tough one to Prince Edward last Friday as the Barons struggled in the final week of regular season high school hoops action.

Lady Barons end ‘L’ streak at home

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GOING UP FOR TWO —Carmen Sturdifen jumps up and makes an easy two points for Bluestone. (Julia Dressler photo)
The Bluestone varsity girls’ basketball team reversed a recent losing skid with a 41-34 win over Nottoway on Monday night.

Barons drop two district outings

Bluestone fell to Greensville in varsity boys’ basketball action Monday night, 59-55.

Dragon girls take win over Bluestone

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TRAPPED — Dare Wright of Park View is blocked by Bluestone’s Jocelyn Lawrence in the second half of the game. (Julia Dressler photo)
The Park View varsity girls basketball emerged with a gritty win over county rival Bluestone Monday night, 40-36.

Barons beat Powhatan, blown out by Bulldogs Brunswick

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TRAFFIC JAM — A Powhatan player, blocked by Amotio Smith, turned to get away and was caught by Brandon Allen who gained possession of the ball. (Julia Dressler photo)

Bluestone edged Powhatan, 62-57, in varsity boys’ basketball action last Wednesday night at the Baron gym.

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