Baron gridders aim to push limits with summer workouts

Longwood’s Tucker sharpening game with Wilson Tobs

After having a solid sophomore season with the Longwood University baseball team, Bluestone alumnus Antwaun Tucker is ranking among the top players with the Wilson Tobs this summer. The Tobs are a member of the Coastal Plain League. The CPL affords high-caliber college baseball players the opportunity to compete against each other during the summer and improve their game. The […]

$100 mil cost cap for proposed Mecklenburg County school complex is elusive goal

After scaling back building’s scope, construction budget still comes up millions short

Let’s go relay

Mecklenburg County secondary education supervisor to leave

Brian Matney, director of secondary education for Mecklenburg County Public Schools, will be departing the job at the end of June. News of Matney’s retirement came as a surprise to the Mecklenburg County School Board and others who said they learned of his decision via an e-mail message from Director of Personnel Nan Alga. That e-mail stated that the school […]

Chase City budget in limbo after Council casts tie vote

Chase City Town Council deadlocked on a vote Monday night to enact a new town budget, leaving the matter in limbo with a deadline fast approaching for Chase City to have its budget in place. The vote was 3-3 with Lisa Gillispie, Winthy Hatcher and Brenda Hatcher in favor of the $3.37 million general budget. James Bohannon, Marshall Whitaker and […]

Town takes look at 25-cent cigarette tax

Looking for a new source of revenue to support town operations, members of Chase City Town Council held a first reading Monday night on an ordinance to levy a local cigarette tax. If it goes ahead with a proposed 25-cent excise tax, Chase City will follow the lead of the Town of South Hill, which last year enacted a 15 […]

VDOT takes new look at vexing 58/15 intersection in Clarksville

Clarksville-area motorists may soon see a fix at the U.S. 15/58 intersection that has vexed drivers for more than two decades. Billy Smith, residency manager for VDOT’s South Hill office, told members of the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors on Monday that his office has been asked to look into upgrades to the 58/15N intersection near Clarksville to alleviate ongoing […]

Casual disregard

Seeing as how they’re in charge of spending $100 million-plus in taxpayer dollars on a new facility, you would think members of the Mecklenburg CountySchool Board would be maximally attuned to the need to be transparent and accountable in everything they do — actually a minimal standard for any public official to uphold, but never more so than when high stakes are involved. You’d think trustees would understand all this. Apparently not.

Hatcher praised as tenure on Town Council comes to end

Monday night marked the end of an era as Winthy Hatcher Jr. wrapped up his 12-year tenure on Chase City Town Council. The event, marked with a proclamation and a party, prompted an outpouring of remembrances and tributes. Those who know and have worked with Hatcher say that during his nearly 55 years of service to Chase City — including […]