Mecklenburg County Newswire

Mecklenburg County Newswire

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  1. Man found guilty in 2013 killing of ex-fianceRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | WBTV

    A man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 killing of his ex-fiance, Mecklenburg County court officials said Friday. Karlos Antonio Holmes, 32, is accused in the killing of Tiffany Claiborne, who was 31 at the time of her death.

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  2. Mecklenburg shuffles principals' positions: Keeton, Carter on the moveRead the original story

    Thursday | SoVaNow.com

    Using abandoned TV 'white space,' high-tech partners provide free educational broadband to 100 area homes - with many more to come In addition to adopting a budget for FY2018, Mecklenburg County School Board trustees approved several administrative changes at a special called meeting on Friday. Pauline Keeton, the current principal of Bluestone High School, is stepping down and transferring to Chase City Elementary School where she will serve as an Assistant Principal.

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  3. Second degree murder in death of 'A.J'Read the original story

    Monday May 22 | SoVaNow.com

    The accused killer of a 3-year-old Halifax boy entered an Alford plea on Friday to a second degree murder charge, avoiding the possibility that she could receive life in prison for the death of her step-grandchild, Alonzo "A.J." Roane. Jessica Eve Baker, 40, of Boydton appeared in Mecklenburg County Circuit Court to enter the Alford plea in the February 2016 death of little A.J., whose parents lived for a time in the Love Shop Road neighborhood of Halifax County.

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  4. Action taken to euthanize attacker dogsRead the original story

    Monday May 15 | SoVaNow.com

    ... by two pit bulls in an unprovoked attack, court action has been initiated to have the dogs euthanized. Mecklenburg County Dog Warden Doug Blanton is asking a General District Court judge to declare as vicious the two dogs that attacked Michelle ...

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  5. Mecklenburg school policy clarifies inappropriate school garb, cell phone useRead the original story

    Monday May 15 | SoVaNow.com

    Charles Edward Williams entered guilty pleas in Halifax County Circuit Court on Friday. Williams had been a fugitive from justice until his arrest on July 25, 2016 and had been The Mecklenburg County School Board focused on policy changes for the coming school year - chief among them modifications to the code of conduct and dress code - as trustees held their regular monthly meeting Monday night in Boydton.

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  6. Park View educator is 2017 Teacher of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 15 | SoVaNow.com

    Teachers of the year for MCPS are, from left, Shirley Madison, Kathryn Jackson, Stacy Newell and Tiffany Lynch The Mecklenburg County School Board recognized the division's outstanding educators Monday night, at the start of their regular monthly meeting. This year's teacher of the year from Mecklenburg County is Tiffany Lynch from Park View High School.

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  7. Mecklenburg supervisors tap firm to evaluate sites for new school complexRead the original story

    Wednesday May 10 | SoVaNow.com

    Mecklenburg County supervisors have hired Hurt & Proffitt to evaluate and recommend sites for the county's new consolidated middle/high school complex. The land surveying and engineering firm is based in Lynchburg.

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  8. Heavy MetalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 10 | SoVaNow.com

    The Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office Tactical Unit is getting an armored vehicle at a cost of nearly $300,000. Purchase of the new vehicle was approved unanimously by the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors on Monday, although officials are hopeful the county will be awarded a Department of Homeland Security grant to reimburse the cost.

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  9. South Hill Council puts off cigarette tax voteRead the original story

    Wednesday May 10 | SoVaNow.com

    ... sought assurances from Jennings that the views expressed in the letter were his and not those of the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors. Jennings said they were his opinions, and were not intended to offend, though he stood by his ...

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  10. More jobs for more workers in Halifax CountyRead the original story

    Thursday May 4 | SoVaNow.com

    ... or greater. In Pittsylvania, the rate fell from 5 percent in February to 4.4 percent in March. In Mecklenburg County, the jobless rate went from 5.7 percent in February to 5.2 percent in March. The City of Danville had a jobless rate of 5.7 percent ...

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  11. Kentucky: The Brandy Mint Julep is OlderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 5 | The Daily Beast

    ... explain it when he mentioned it, but there is also the 1770 play, The Candidates , by Robert Munford of Mecklenburg County, which includes a (not over-sober) "Mr. Julip" among the characters. The first descriptions of what precisely this Virginia ...

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  12. Ground-Breaking Advances To Be Discussed At Major Lyme Disease Conference - LondonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 5 | Small World News Service

    ... shred of their being exists any longer. In early 1983, Dr. Jemsek diagnosed the first case of HIV/AIDS in Mecklenburg County, and subsequently devoted his practice to HIV care until 2006. Now, the Jemsek Specialty Clinic's facility in Washington DC ...

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  13. Mecklenburg school, county staff set to get 4.5 percent raisesRead the original story

    Monday May 1 | SoVaNow.com

    ... Carter said his goal was to send a message to the health department. "You're not providing us [Mecklenburg County] with the services required." Among their responsibilities, Environmental Health Specialists working in the department are tasked with ...

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  14. Mecklenburg County tapped for AP computer science grantRead the original story

    Monday May 1 | SoVaNow.com

    Mecklenburg County Public Schools learned Monday that it is the newest recipient of a Microsoft TEALS AP Computer Science grant. Mecklenburg becomes the first school division in Southside Virginia to receive this award, and only the 16th in the Commonwealth.

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  15. Obituaries- 4-26-17Read the original story

    Apr 26, 2017 | Lincoln Times-News

    ... from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Mr. Kiser was born February 4, 1954, in Mecklenburg County, to the late Donald Edward Kiser and Frances McIntosh Kiser. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a ...

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  16. South Hill man pleads guilty to 15 counts of child pornographyRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A South Hill man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to possession of child pornography, a Class 6 felony punishable by up to five years in prison on each count. Edward Curtis Lee Jr. entered guilty pleas to 15 charges of possession of child pornography in Mecklenburg County Circuit Court in Boydton.

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  17. Chasing excellence down underRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... levels of competition," and a great honor. "I am so honored to represent Bluestone High School and Mecklenburg County at this amazing event." Find out how you can reach more customers by advertising with The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun -- ...

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  18. Man accused of trafficking minors for sex to help make bailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | Fredericksburg.com

    ... eight-count indictment on Friday. Prosecutors said Zerrell Fuentes used a telephone while he was in the Mecklenburg County jail in Charlotte to recruit three minors and arrange for their travel from Charlotte to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to ...

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  19. HalifaxCounty jobless rate drops to 5.6 percent with addition of new jobsRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... people over the year, going from 14,952 in February 2016 to 14,553 in February. Elsewhere in the region, Mecklenburg County saw its jobless rate decline in February, to 5.7 percent from 6.4 percent in January. Charlotte County posted the best ...

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  20. State Parks get gubernatorial boost - and new splash areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The basic ingredients behind successful pitchers include this mix: keeping a positive attitude, without getting too high or low emotionally; staying healthy, learning how to really pitch, rather than being Gov. Terry McAuliffe with State Parks and DCR representatives at Staunton River State Park on Monday. "I saved the best for last," said Terry McAuliffe as he completed the first-ever tour of all 37 Virginia State Parks by a Virginia governor on Monday.

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