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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.





Mecklenburg > Mecklenburg Education

Latest effort to oust Thornton fails

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Robert Puryear, left, shown voting to renew the contract of Superintendent of Schools James Thornton in July.
The superintendent lost the support of a longtime backer, board chairman Robert Puryear

Mecklenburg trustees wrangle over furniture expenditures

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An email from Superintendent James Thornton to Deputy Melody Hackney on furniture expenditures at Park View High School.
Issue of dipping into unrelated funds aired

Regional schools get $300,000 grant for business mentoring

Business students at Park View and Bluestone high schools are among the beneficiaries of a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant award announced by Gov. Terry McAuliffe Nov. 6.

Bluestone Royalty

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India Clark-Staten was named 2014 Homecoming Queen at Bluestone High School on Friday night. After the honor was announced, she was crowned by 2013 Bluestone Queen Keyaria Fuller with her father at her side as escort. The honor of Homecoming King went to Matthew Olberholtzer, escorted by his mother, Donna. (Mike Moseley photos)

Status of newly hired school maintenance employee in doubt

The Mecklenburg County School Board voted 5-0 to hire Ronnie Duffey for a maintenance department opening during the Oct. 20 meeting of the trustees. But it is unclear when or if Duffey will begin working for Mecklenburg County.

Mecklenburg schools audit is done, but not released

Outside firm brought in to review school activity funds calls for unspecified changes

Citizens group continues push for trustee recalls

Unfazed by legal deterrents to removing elected officials in Virginia, a group of Mecklenburg County citizens is pushing forward with its plans to remove six of nine members of the School Board and overturn the recently-renegotiated contract of Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Thornton.

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