End of an era: Blalock to retire in November

State’s longest-serving county supervisor ends career dating to 1968

Mecklenburg supervisors hold off action on permit for Geenex

Chase City officials seek delay to gauge support for solar energy project

Police, family ask help to find man’s killer

It was just before midnight, Oct. 12, 2016, when officers Carey and DeSantis responding to call of “shots fired” arrived on Washington Street in Chase City to find Michael Jerome Stewart of Clarksville lying face down in the street with a single gunshot wound to his face. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene. He was 33 years old. Now, […]

Vandals destroy interior of Clarksville gift shop

Clarksville Police are continuing their search for the persons who last week vandalized Sue’s Place, a gift and collectibles shop on College Street in Clarksville. Vandals broke in and destroyed nearly every item in the shop sometime during the overnight hours of Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Wednesday, Oct. 5. Glass items were smashed, tables and chairs were overturned and broken […]

Mecklenburg County receives school safety grant funding

Mecklenburg County is among the school divisions slated to receive funding for school security equipment upgrades. On Monday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to protect students and teachers in 104 school divisions and three regional educational programs. The grants will pay for video monitoring systems, metal detectors, classroom locks, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems, direct […]

Sussex spoils Park View Homecoming with 32-8 victory

In the Sussex Tigers — a squad on a mission to return to 1A State Championship game after reaching the finals last year — the Park View Dragon football team hardly had a pushover on the schedule for their annual Homecoming game. Friday night, it showed. Sussex took advantage of big plays on both sides of the ball to overcome […]

Bluestone stifled in 48-14 loss to Nottoway, will look to regroup for Homecoming

Bluestone traveled to Nottoway on Friday and lost 48-14. Bluestone had nothing to be encouraged about. Bluestone (2-3) went into the night ranked fifth in the James River District. By the end, Bluestone had dropped to the sixth spot and Nottoway (3-1) rose to third. Bluestone’s offense and defense were stifled for most of the game. The Barons had 11 […]

PV volleyball rolls over foes

Franklin High School came to South Hill on Thursday night hoping for a road win, but the Park View volleyball team had other thoughts in mind and sent their guests home with another “L” in their record. Park View won the match in three games, 25-11, 25-10 and 25-13, with Franklin making it interesting only in the third game when […]

Bluestone jayvee football continues to win

The Bluestone jayvee football team continued its great play last week, defeating Nottoway 12-6 last week in Skipwith. Bluestone (4-1, 6-1) holds third place in the James River District and have their sights set on being No. 1 before the season ends. Amelia (5-1) and Goochland (4-0) hold first and second place, respectively. Both teams scored early in the game […]

Bluestone volleyball dominates PE, take loss by Amelia

The Bluestone varsity volleyball performed well last week in going 1-1 in James River District competition. The girls defeated Prince Edward on Tuesday, 3-1 before falling on Wednesday to Amelia, 3-0. Scores in the PE match were 25-18, 21-25, 25-16 and 25-15. In the win over PE, Bluestone started the match aggressively and finished that way. Their only setback was […]