Trump, Good take solid wins in Mecklenburg

Virginians closed out Election Day night not knowing the exact 2020 vote in the Commonwealth with late arriving mail-in ballots yet to be counted. Around 8 p.m., however, the Associated Press called Virginia for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, with other major news organizations also declaring Biden the winner of the state’s 13 electoral votes. The declared victory for Biden came […]

Confederate statue to move

Mecklenburg supes vote 6-3 to relocate monument at courthouse square to suitable site

One dead, six wounded in La Crosse shootings

Investigators with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office are combing through the evidence as they grapple with the aftermath of shootings that left one person dead and six others injured near LaCrosse on Sunday. In a statement released Monday, Major Terry Edmunds said deputies were called to the 18000 block of Highway One just before 2 a.m. Sunday after the 911 […]

Nichols casts doubt on middle schoolers’ return in Mecklenburg

Mecklenburg County Superintendent of Schools Paul Nichols injected a note of uncertainty regarding plans to return middle school students to classrooms following the Thanksgiving break during remarks he made to the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors on Monday. Speaking at the board’s monthly meeting, Nichols told supervisors that “we are still working through surveys [of parents] and will see if […]

Broadband provider plans Mecklenburg County fiber

A new player has earned the right to develop broadband connectivity for internet-starved homes in Mecklenburg County, though so far they’ve been absent from the picture. In August 2018, North Carolina-based Wilkes Communication was one of 103 bidders selected to participate in a $1.49 billion project to provide fixed cable broadband and voice services to over 700,000 locations in 45 […]

Weak jobs report in September for region

Mecklenburg County saw a slight uptick in its jobless rate in September as it lost both workers and jobs and saw a rise in unemployment claims. The county lost 79 workers from its labor force, 103 jobs and unemployment claims rose by 24. The resulting unemployment rate rose from 6.6 percent in August to 6.8 percent in September. Nationwide there […]

Good wins Fifth District congressional race

Campbell Republican Robert “Bob” Good has captured the Fifth District congressional seat by roughly a 6-point margin.

Halifax votes to keep Confederate statue; Mecklenburg supes opt to move Boydton monument

Halifax County’s referendum to relocate the Confederate statue from the courthouse square has failed. But Mecklenburg supervisors voted Monday to relocate the county’s monument in Boydton.