Tanner: Choice of new school chief can’t wait

School Board chair points to law requiring appointment by 180 days, tells supervisors to check with attorney before offering advice.

Mecklenburg School Board stymied by lack of members

Susceptible in the past to infighting, the Mecklenburg County School Board faces a new problem: mustering enough trustees to conduct business.

Deep roots: Methodists celebrate founding of Boydton church more than 230 years ago

Members of Boydton United Methodist Church traced the history of their congregation back more than 230 years at a Homecoming celebration this Sunday — with the help of a direct descendant of a Methodist church founder from the Colonial era.

Chase City man indicted for assaults of two women

A Mecklenburg County grand jury handed down indictments against four individuals on June 15, including two felony counts against James Edward Wilmouth Jr. of Chase City. He is accused of strangulation of two female victims and faces an additional felony count for malicious wounding in the case of one. Alexandra Ingenito Thomas of South Hill was indicted on a single […]

Input sought on damage assessment plan for Dan River

Public has till July 17 to comment on coal spill

Mecklenburg deputies stay on the go investigating thefts

A recent rash of petty crimes continued unabated throughout Mecklenburg County this week, with three new larcenies reported June 13-14. Sheriff’s Department Cpl. Andy Ramsey was called out to 184 Indian Trail Road in Buffalo Junction on Saturday to investigate a break-in. The homeowner, who had been away for nearly a month, returned to her house and discovered the sliding […]

Mecklenburg jobless rate continues to drop

Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate took a sharp dive in April, dropping to 6.3 percent from the March level of 7 percent. April is the most recent month for which employment data are available. Mecklenburg County has not seen a jobs picture this bright since July 2008. While the size of labor pool in the county dipped slightly, down by 48 […]