09-07-2022 E-Edition

Return to normal: Hopes high for new school year

Staggered start ahead for Mecklenburg County students on Monday, Tuesday

  With the start of a new school year, teachers and school administrators in Mecklenburg County are hoping new COVID guidelines will bring a sense of normalcy to the classroom this fall. “COVID is not gone, but we are concentrating on getting kids back to school,” said Mecklenburg County Superintendent of Schools Paul Nichols. Mecklenburg students return to the classroom […]


Vehicles collide Friday near MCHS entrance

A two-vehicle crash Friday night near Mecklenburg’s new middle and high school complex just prior to the school’s first-ever football game left one vehicle overturned and sent its driver to the hospital. The crash occurred on Friday, Sept. 2 around 6:40 p.m. at the intersection of MCHS-MCMS driveway and U.S. Route 58, after a motorist failed to stop at the […]


Catfish art, cuisine draw spotlight at Clarksville art crawl and cookoff

Saturday was all about catfish in Clarksville. The town has adopted the catfish as its official mascot in honor of the world-record 143-pound blue cat that N.C. angler Nick Anderson caught on Buggs Island Lake near Clarksville in 2011. The culmination of Clarksville’s “Catfish Art Crawl” on Saturday included a cookoff, helicopter bobber drop and the announcement of the best […]

Input sought on tobacco trail, pedestrian improvements

The Southside Planning District Commission is conducting an online survey to gauge public sentiment on issues related to two initiatives, the Southside Active Transportation Plan and the Tobacco Heritage Trail. The survey seeks public input on sidewalks, trails, and on-road biking lanes as a way of promoting pedestrian-friendly communities. It poses such questions as what kind of improvements people would […]

Phoenix thumped 54-20 in home debut

Lunenurg spoils historic evening in Baskerville

Mecklenburg County High School hosted the first varsity football game in the school’s history at Phoenix Stadium in Baskerville on Friday night in front of a sold-out crowd, but the night didn’t work out as planned as the Phoenix lost to the Central Lunenburg Chargers, 54-20. Central led 28-0 by the end of the first period. “I feel like our […]

Mecklenburg spikers begin Piedmont District play with victory over GW

The Mecklenburg County Phoenix varsity volleyball team improved to 2-1, 1-0 Piedmont District with its 3-0 win over GW-Danville 3-0 Sept. 1. Scores in the match were 26-6, 25-19, and 25-4. Mecklenburg had 17 kills, three blocks, and 18 assists in the win. As a team the Phoenix compiled an 87.18 serving efficiency rating and were 70.66 percent in passing […]

Mecklenburg jayvees blank GW in road volleyball match

The Mecklenburg County HIgh School jayvee volleyball team moved to 2-0, 1-0 Piedmont District with its 2-0 win over GW-Danville Sept. 1. Scores in the match were 25-12 and 25-5. The Phoenix had three kills and three assists in the match but put up some big numbers on serving efficiency at 80.69 percent, resulting in 30 aces. Jansyn King posted […]

Phoenix middle school golf team drops tri-match

The Mecklenburg County Middle School golf team finished third in a tri-match at Kinderton Country Club Aug. 20 with a score of 181. Halifax County won the match with a compiled round of 169. Central Lunenburg placed second with a score of 174. Mecklenburg won its Aug. 22 match with Amelia County Middle School  211-276. The Phoenix dropped its season […]