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Wayward bear causes accident

Bob Cage, renowned artist, athlete and tobacconist, dies

Robert F. "Bob" Cage, a Halifax native, was known for his achievements in an array of fields that he pursued with customary passion.

Latest effort to oust Thornton fails

The superintendent lost the support of a longtime backer, board chairman Robert Puryear


Comets prove cynics wrong

There might have been some cynics wondering about the direction of the Halifax County High School varsity boys’ basketball team before last winter.





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Groundbreaking held for new marina at Occoneechee State Park

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Top, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling joined with local and state officials in breaking ground on the new Occoneechee State Park Marina and Fuel Dock project. From left, Jeb Wilkinson, deputy director, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. state Sen. Frank Ruff, Bolling, Del. Thomas Wright Jr., and Clarksville Mayor Kevin Allgood. Above, Bolling speaks at the ceremony. (Susan Kyte photos)
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling was the keynote speaker at the June 17 groundbreaking for the Occoneechee State Park marina project in Clarksville.

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative holds annual meeting

South Boston News
Among the business conducted at Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting of the Members held Wednesday in Chase City was the election of directors. Elected to represent Cooperative members in their respective districts are, from left, Donnie Moore of Chatham, Peggy Lee of Freeman, Frank Myers of Gasburg, and Mike McDowell of Vernon Hill.
Over 400 Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative members and their families came to the Cooperative Pavilion in Chase City on June 15 for the Annual Meeting of the Members held for those who own and receive electricity from the Cooperative. Chairman of the Board Bobby Conner welcomed MEC members and special guests to the event.

Counties mull appeal after losing lawsuit to Shearin

The regional landfill authority that includes Mecklenburg as a member is pondering an appeal after losing in court last week to Shearin Construction — the company that was booted from the landfill building project in 2007.

Strife hits La Crosse

Dissension within the ranks of the La Crosse Volunteer Fire Department has led to the departure of the town’s longtime fire chief and other veteran firefighters and in turn raised questions about the department’s ongoing effectiveness.

Chase City suspends rate hike

Chase City Town Council suspended the new water rate hikes at its Monday meeting because the town is not yet buying water from the Roanoke River Service Authority.

Clarksville council spars over debit card, travel costs

A Clarksville town council workshop last week was marked by a sharp exchange between members Connie Torres and Carolyn Hite over three issues: the number of times Town Manager Melinda Moran traveled outside of Clarksville for meetings and training, the cost of her travel, and the use and existence of a Town debit card.

Mecklenburg County jobless rate drops

Mecklenburg County saw its unemployment rate drop to 9.5 percent in April, down from the March rate of 10.1 percent. There only1,360 members of the county’s 14,293 member civilian labor force were still job hunting.

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