Baskerville prison outbreak fuels rise in virus cases

The spread of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County has accelerated in the past week, fueled in part by a new outbreak of the disease at the Baskerville Correctional Center.

Clarksville eyes use for CARES funds

Mecklenburg County passes on $102,776 to ease damage from pandemic

Challenges grow for rescue squads

Manpower, safety concerns complicate the work of county’s first responders amid coronavirus pandemic

Trail extension jeopardized by possible loss of funds

With work stalled on a 0.6-mile extension of the Tobacco Heritage Trail near Alberta, the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is threatening to rescind a $104,000 grant to Roanoke River Rails to Trails for the project. Sangi Cooper with the Southside Planning District Commission told members of the Rails to Trails Committee this week that when the Virginia Tobacco Commission approved […]

After 27 years, Wells steps away from leadership role

Town fire chief for past three decades to retire in January

Virgnia champs fall short in World Series play

The Mecklenburg County Dixie Majors (19 years and under) traveled south to Ozark, Ala., this past weekend to represent Virginia in the Dixie Majors World Series. The local team was in high spirits after winning the Virginia state championship and were looking to make some noise at the World Series tournament. Things didn’t go as planned, however, and the team […]

Shatter rock and chain

Why Confederate statues should come down now.