2019 Guide to South Hill/Lake Gaston published

Mecklenburg trustees eye $56.6M budget

Increases sought for employee salaries, debt service on new school

Tips sought on C-store armed robber

South Hill Police are seeking information on a male assailant who entered a convenience store Saturday night and fired off two rounds from a handgun before leaving the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. South Hill officers were dispatched Saturday night at about 9:45 p.m. to the Slip-In market on 805 West Danville Street after an armed robbery was […]

Hudgins honored for school contributions

In recognition of Black History Month, the Mecklenburg County School Board honored retired assistant superintendent of schools and former Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors chairman W.P. Hudgins at the February meeting of trustees. Hudgins, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Fayetteville State University and a Masters Degree from Columbia University, spent 38 years as a teacher, principal and […]

Drug testing set for extracurricular activities

The Mecklenburg County School Board adopted a new random drug testing policy for students involved in extracurricular activities, including sports, clubs, band and driving. The vote at the School Board’s Feb. 19 meeting was 8-1, with Wanda Bailey the lone member in opposition. She did not offer a reason for her vote either before or after balloting by the board. […]

Clarksville doubles up input on town budget

The Town of Clarksville will host two town-hall meetings to discuss the current budget outlook and invite ideas from residents on items that should go into the fiscal year 2020 budget. The first meeting will take place March 19 ahead of the regular meeting of Town Council. Once a draft budget is prepared, Town Manager Jeff Jones plans to hold […]

Mecklenburg grand jury indicts 11 on felony, misdemeanor counts

A Mecklenburg County grand jury handed down indictments against 11 individuals on Feb. 19, including three suspects on drug related charges. Anthony Jerome Faulkner of Clarksville was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I or II drug and one felony count for possession or transportation of ammunition for a firearm. Kevin Lynn Saunders […]

Say it like you mean it

I got a chuckle out of this: Peter Bradshaw, writing for The Guardian, was none too impressed with this year’s winner of the Best Picture Oscar: The 2019 Oscar prize list was speckled with honourable wins. But best picture for Green Book? … A friend of mine said that by the time this awards season was over, this film should […]

Park View girls score state tournament berth

Beat Petersburg in thriller, fall to Hopewell in region final

Season ends for Barons with 2A playoff loss to Greensville

The No. 2 seed Bluestone was eliminated from the Region 2A postseason tournament Wednesday night in Skipwith when they lost 63-55 to the No. 3 seed Greensville County of the Tri-Rivers District. After routing Maggie Walker Governor’s School 64-24 the prior Monday, Bluestone needed to win to qualify for the VHSL state tournament. The No. 1 seed Goochland won the […]