Bluestone soccer comes up shy in defensive battle

The Bluestone boys soccer team hosted Prince Edward Monday night in Skipwith and came up short in a defensive battle, 1-0. The game remained scoreless until the 21st minute of the second half when PE finally got a clear shot and scored. The 1-0 score would hold up to be the final. Barons coach Thomas Wells said tenacious defense by […]

Trojans sweep softball doubleheader

Gregory turns in no-hit work on trips to mound against Russell Middle

BMS boys ride no-hit pitching to wins over Russell, 5-0 and 8-0

Bluestone Middle School pitcher Austin Wilbourne faced 13 batters, striking out 10 and allowing no hits in the team’s 5-0 win over Russell Monday at home. Wilbourne pitched the entire game. Bluestone took down Russell in order in the top of the first. The Trojans followed with a run in the bottom half of the frame. Camrin Morten singled, followed […]

Rivalry game goes to Bluestone

The Bluestone Middle School boys and girls soccer teams defeated rival Park View on Monday in South Hill. Blueston boys soccer took their game against Park View 5-1 to keep them undefeated this season. Chris Bagbey got his second hat trick of the season by scoring in the third, 12th, and 41st minute of the game. The boys capped off […]

Mecklenburg County elementary school upgrades on hold

Supervisors push back at $20 million request for outdated buildings

Former supervisor remembered as ‘true gentleman’

Tommy Brankley, ED-8 rep, dies at 85

What city and country need alike: A strategy to help those in crisis

Community leaders gathered in South Hill on Friday night for cuisine prepared by a former White House chef, a discussion of deep-seated ills that bedevil rural Southside, and the presentation of an ambitious plan to do something about them. The dinner event at the VFW Post 7166 was organized by Chafik Laaissaoui, pastor of Impact Church of God, and attended […]

Schools cope with new standards

Test scores no longer enough for approval

Prescription problems

While it’s almost impossible these days to avert your eyes from you-know-who, for the sake of furthering The Sun’s local mission I’ll try this week to pass on the latest explosions out of Washington. Instead, let’s cast our gaze at happenings here at home, give or take a few miles:

Setting schools on a new C.O.M.P.A.S.S.

Mecklenburg County Superintendent of Schools Paul Nichols is asking the School Board to consider new mission and vision statements — and a new motto — as the county division moves forward with curriculum changes and implementation of a 21st century learning environment. The proposed MCPS motto, developed by a committee of school employees, is “C.O.M.P.A.S.S — Committed to Our Mission: […]