Chamber cancels Virginia Cantaloupe Festival to stem spread of virus

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that the 2021 Virginia Cantaloupe Festival has been cancelled due to the rising spread of COVID-19 in the area.

Mask order draws fire at Mecklenburg trustees meeting

State mandate takes decision out of school board’s hands

Hospital workers walk out over vax mandate

A nationwide movement protesting mandatory COVID-19 vaccines made its way to South Hill Wednesday as nearly 60 healthcare workers and community supporters gathered at the entrances to VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital to push back against its vaccine mandate for employees. Dressed mostly in scrubs and standing under the blazing sun, protestors waved signs saying, “Stop The Mandate,” “Yesterday’s Heroes, […]

An introduction

The Mecklenburg Sun is kicking off our annual subscription campaign with our Aug. 18 mass mailing, which is our way of introducing new and not-so-new readers to the work that we do, day in and day out. In the pages of our print edition and online, you’ll see what The Sun has to offer — and we hope you’ll like […]

The U.S. government acknowledges UFOs may be real, 55 years ago, the locals found out for themselve

The year was 1967. At home, people were watching televisions shows about space travel and encounters with otherworldly beings — in episodes of Star Trek, The Invaders, Lost In Space and Doctor Who. That year on a quiet back road in South Hill, one man had his own real-life encounter with a presumed UFO. April 21, 2022, marks the 55th […]

Park View gets taste of first competition of 2021

The 2021 Park View football team got its first test Thursday night when the Dragons visited Central High School in Lunenburg County for a scrimmage. While there were some positives for the Dragons, the contest revealed key areas where the team needs to improve. With temperatures hovering in the mid-80s and the heat index over 94 degrees, the start time […]

Bluestone football: Young but dedicated

Barons aim to overcome odds, lagging numbers in King of the County opener

Park View cross country starts training

The Park View cross country team will begin training this week in preparation for the upcoming season. Coach Michael Herring lamented losing an entire season in 2020 but is realistic about the team’s prospects in the upcoming season. “To state the obvious, several of our top runners who clinched the boys district title and championship in 2019 graduated without a […]

Bluestone golf place second in season opener

The Bluestone High School golf team hosted Cumberland and Randolph-Henry last week in a nine-hole match at Kinderton Country Club to begin James River District competition. Bluestone placed second with 187, losing to Randolph-Henry by five strokes, at 182. Cumberland was third with a 240. Bluestone’s Cameron Shriver was medalist for the match, shooting a 37. Shriver’s score was the […]