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  1. Mecklenburg school facilities plan falls flat with supervisors' panelRead the original story

    Monday Jul 27 | SoVaNow.com

    Members of the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors' Education Committee shot down a plan this week by the School Board central office to have the county commit between $625,000 and $2.7 million to repair aging school buildings. The plan was first put forth by Heather Tuck, newly named assistant superintendent of administration at a July 20 school board meeting.

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  2. National Night Out set in Chase City next TuesdayRead the original story

    Monday Jul 27 | SoVaNow.com

    The Town of Chase City will host this year's National Night Out celebration in Mecklenburg County Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 6-8 p.m. This is the 31st year for National Night Out, but 2015 marks the first time that Mecklenburg County has taken part in the observance on the same day as the rest of the country. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer and better places to live.

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  3. Halifax mourns mayor's passingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | SoVaNow.com

    The mayor of the Town of Halifax, Gilbert Fleming "Dick" Moore, passed away Sunday at his home following a prolonged illness. "We will miss Dick Moore, who was a genuinely caring person and a wonderful advocate for our community," said Town Manager Carl Espy of Moore's passing.

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  4. Mecklenburg schools make gains on SOL test scoresRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | SoVaNow.com

    Mecklenburg County schools made marked gains on SOL scores over the past year, according to preliminary results released by Central Office administrators at Monday night's monthly meeting of the School Board. The positive news punctuated a trustees' meeting that was frequently testy, with several spats over issues ranging from the school's energy efficiency program to allowing church-affiliated groups to use public school buses.

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  5. Confederate flag gets teens turned away at the moviesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | SoVaNow.com

    The controversy over the Confederate flag found its way to Mecklenburg County this weekend - flaring up, of all places, at the movies. Sunday afternoon in South Hill, four white teenagers were refused service at the South Hill Cinema after they pulled up in the parking lot flying the Confederate flag from their pickup truck.

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  6. Unresponsive construction workers investigatedRead the original story

    Monday Jul 13 | SoVaNow.com

    Two construction workers were found unresponsive in a private vehicle near the Microsoft facility in Boydton around 1 p.m., Friday July 10. The worker who discovered the two men, first called the Boydton Life Station. Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Deputy Natasha Brown was dispatched as well.

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  7. Chase City begins work on removing blightRead the original story

    Monday Jul 13 | SoVaNow.com

    Chase City has begun the process of eliminating blighted buildings in the town. The owner of a building at 310 E Street gave a deed of gift to the town in lieu of having to repair the property, which had been damaged by fire.

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  8. John in the Wilderness protects flag 'Holy Land'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Dixie Pre-Majors swept Amelia over the weekend to lock up a World Series trip to Guntersville, Ala. John in the Wilderness and his visitor Whitney Allgood wave to motorists as they pass the flag display there on the roadside.

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  9. On the go for the Fourth of JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | SoVaNow.com

    The morning began with the Independence Day parade in Clarksville, featuring a giant flag over Virginia Avenue and children riding bikes and trikes bedecked in red, white and blue. In Chase City, vice-mayor and chamber president Lisa Gilliespie marvels at the offerings on display in the 100 Miles of Yard Sales event.

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  10. Bluestone mourns loss of 'Dai Dai'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Trustees on the Mecklenburg County School Board named Dr. Janet C. Crawley as part-time temporary interim Superintendent of Schools at a special meeting Thursday night, June 25. Crawley, who takes Authorities are still awaiting preliminary autopsy results after the unexpected death of rising Bluestone High School senior Erik A. Smith, a standout on the football, baseball and track teams who was known and beloved by his friends as "Dai Dai." Smith died at his home on Tuesday, June 23. Rescue personnel who were summoned to his home were unable to rouse the 17-year-old from his morning sleep.

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  11. Judge scolds Farmer, limits movements to SundaysRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Former grocery chain owner and convicted embezzler John D. Farmer was back in federal court on Wednesday, seeking modification of his home-based incarceration for defrauding the Kellogg Company of some $1.9 million. Farmer's request for greater latitude to leave his Chase City home was denied by U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck, except she said he could travel to church and back on Sundays between the hours of 9 a.m.-11 a.m. An additional request by Farmer to drive his wife to and from her doctor appointments was withdrawn by his lawyer in advance of the hearing Wednesday afternoon in Richmond.

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  12. Farmer asks court for more freedomRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Former grocery chain owner John D. Farmer will head back to federal court this week to seek greater freedom to leave his Chase City home, where he is confined after being convicted of a $1.9 million fraud scheme last year. Farmer's request is set to be heard by U.S. District Judge Hannah Lauck at a hearing Wednesday afternoon in Richmond.

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  13. Chase City man indicted for assaults of two womenRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    A Mecklenburg County grand jury handed down indictments against four individuals on June 15, including two felony counts against James Edward Wilmouth Jr. of Chase City. He is accused of strangulation of two female victims and faces an additional felony count for malicious wounding in the case of one.

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  14. Hell's Angels members show up in SouthsideRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    The change was proposed to trustees after a review of Building Trade classes pointed to low enrollment over the past several years. Post 8 won its opener over Martinsville, 10-4 and followed with an 11-1 win over Big Island Thursday.

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  15. Mecklenburg supervisors weigh in on school searchRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County School Board on Monday night filled openings for principals at two elementary schools and touched off a chain of moves involving other employees of the system. Named The hiring of Mecklenburg's next school superintendent will be up to the School Board, but that isn't keeping members of the Board of Supervisors from weighing in with their thoughts about the process.

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  16. Chase City Council enacts new budgetRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    At its meeting on Monday night, Chase City Town Council approved the new budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, with an additional $1,516 to pay for the salary of an employee to staff the visitor center at MacCallum More Museum & Gardens. The $3.2 million budget was balanced with no increase in real estate, personal property or machinery and tools tax rates.

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  17. Who's in, who's out: Candidates and retirements emerge for local officeRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    With less than a week to go before filing deadline, candidates continue to line up for November's general election for School Board, Clerk of Court, and Board of Supervisors - as stalwarts announce their retirement. On the School Board, incumbents Joan Wagstaff, Mary Hicks and Robert Puryear are stepping down and will not seek re-election.

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  18. Crowd presses supes for more school fundingRead the original story

    May 25, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    The South Boston Police Department is facing a $25 million federal lawsuit with the death two years ago of a 46-year-old African-American man whose family alleges he died of cardiac The Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney office has brought in a special assistant, Richmond prosecutor Michael Herring, to weigh evidence in the death of Linwood Lambert, whose family has sued the A third candidate is looking to run for the Board of Supervisors in ED-5, joining a field that already includes incumbent Barry Bank and challenger Joseph "Joey" Rogers.

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  19. Paying tribute on Memorial DayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    The South Boston Police Department is facing a $25 million federal lawsuit with the death two years ago of a 46-year-old African-American man whose family alleges he died of cardiac The Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney office has brought in a special assistant, Richmond prosecutor Michael Herring, to weigh evidence in the death of Linwood Lambert, whose family has sued the A third candidate is looking to run for the Board of Supervisors in ED-5, joining a field that already includes incumbent Barry Bank and challenger Joseph "Joey" Rogers. The towns of Chase City, Clarksville and South Hill held Memorial Day observances over the holiday weekend.

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  20. Chase City Council gives tentative approval to coming budgetRead the original story

    May 13, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Chase City Town Council tentatively approved a $3.2 million budget for fiscal year 2016 during Monday night's council meeting. The budget comes with no increases in real estate, personal property or machinery and tool taxes and no increase in water, sewer or garbage rates.

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