Clarksville: One school for all

Town offers recommendation in facilities debate, takes aim at blighted properties

Puckett back as La Crosse principal; staff added

Bluestone Middle gains guidance counselor; Hodges moves up to become special education director

Two held for attempted abduction of teens

Baskerville men arrested after three girls accosted in South Hill

Nash takes over as Mecklenburg’s top prosecutor

As Miller assumes judgeship, deputy states intention to run for rest of term in November

Bratton named Chase City interim town manager

Chase City Town Council has begun the process of finding a replacement for longtime Town Manager Rickey Reese, who died suddenly June 19 after suffering a heart attack. For now, Council has asked Mayor Eddie Bratton to serve as the interim town manager, and Bratton has agreed. Accepting the appointment, Bratton said, “This is not a position that I sought […]

Wednesday crash claims life of Charlotte resident

Two people died in separate crashes Wednesday in Charlotte and Pittsylvania counties. In Charlotte County, a 47-year-old Charlotte Courthouse man, Robert S. Carter, died after his 1995 Ford Mustang ran off the right side of the road on Route 658, striking a tree head-on. The crash occurred at 3:40 p.m., on Route 658, approximately 200 feet west of Route 709. […]

Mailing from outside voting organization creates continued confusion

Mecklenburg County Voter Registrar Jason Corwin said he’s received a new round of complaints and questions from residents who once again have gotten a voter registration application or questionnaire in the mail from the Voter Participation Center (VPC). This is the second mailing by VPC in Mecklenburg County. The first took place in late March. “You are under no obligation […]

Rising to the top

I’m old enough to have lost track of the exact moment when the chief executives of this great Commonwealth started issuing daily updates on even their most perfunctory achievements in office. If you’re on the e-mail list of the Office of the Governor, you may know what I mean. The announcements roll in on a regular basis, big and small. Mostly small.

U.S. flags that are American made, and Southside proud

Annin Flagmakers, the oldest and largest maker of American-made flags, made its way to the Southside region in 2003, building the largest of its manufacturing facilities in South Boston. The local plant employs some 160 people, making it a key part of Halifax’s modern-day economy. But Annin’s roots go much deeper. Founded in 1847, the New Jersey-based company has produced […]

Clarksville celebrates nation’s founding with parade

‘Old Glory” will fly proudly over Virginia Avenue in Clarksville during the eighth annual Independence Day Parade Monday July 4. The parade, sponsored by the Clarksville Ruritans, begins at 11 a.m. “Everyone loves a parade,” Allen Griffin, chairman of the Ruritans’ parade committee, said. “We want to host a small town celebration which creates a tradition for our young people […]