Mecklenburg County eyes two percent increase in real estate tax rate

Top-line 42 cent rate would go unchanged, but rising values would net fresh revenue

Mecklenburg County hosts state education leaders

66-year-old drowns on lake

Body recovered Saturday near Bluestone Creek ramp

Amid upsurge of violence, Chase City residents, officials hash out response

Town hall speakers air differences on gangs, but agree on root cause

Town council, mayoral ballot slated Tuesday

Next Tuesday, May 1 is Election Day in Mecklenburg County, with voting slated for town offices around the county. Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Several towns have competitive races for Council seats, although none of the mayoral contests feature more than one candidate. Advance interest in the ballot has been low: according to county voter registrar Jason […]

S.C. woman charged with attempted murder of deputy

A Mecklenburg County grand jury handed down indictments against 16 crime suspects on Monday, including Melissa Fay Reyes of Pickens, S.C. for attempted murder of Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Deputy Davis Cumbia. Reyes’ charge stems from a high-speed chase that took place in February of this year. During the chase she is alleged to have intentionally swerved her car into the […]

Community rehab begins

Mississippi man charged with possessing pot, driving offenses

For the fourth time in as many weeks, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect for marijuana possession while operating a motor vehicle. On Friday, April 20, Deputy Bruce King was patrolling Route 1 in South Hill when he observed a vehicle traveling northbound at a high rate of speed. After stopping the vehicle and speaking with the driver, […]

Infrastructure issues dominate Clarksville Council discussion

Repairs have been made to the uneven sidewalk that surrounds the mausoleum in Oakhurst Cemetery in Clarksville. Town Manager Jeff Jones told members of Town Council on Monday night that the sidewalk around the mausoleum had shifted, causing a tripping hazard. Precision Safe Sidewalk of Florence, S.C. was called in to professionally level the concrete at a cost of $728. […]

Whittingham named Dragon football coach

A standout player at PVHS and VSU, 1983 grad to lead program