Mecklenburg County Newswire (Page 5)

Mecklenburg County Newswire (Page 5)

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  1. Rescue MissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    What would you do if you opened your door and found an injured Great Blue Heron staring up at you, eyes pleading for help? That's the question Jim and Mona Moody confronted after finding an injured heron on the doorstep of their Clarksville home one Saturday in early August. Mona said her first thought was to call Mecklenburg County Animal Control, but it was the weekend.

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  2. Beyond repairRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Broken urinals, toilet stalls with no doors, showers without showerheads, asbestos ceiling and floor tiles, the stench of mold and mildew - these are the conditions that Mecklenburg County students in high school and middle school deal with every day. At Park View Middle School, students inhale the foul odor of raw sewage from the school's open-air sewage treatment pond as they head off to classes in broken-down trailers with rotting floors.

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  3. Thrust into job, Nash marks one year as Mecklenburg County prosecutorRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... was appointed as a circuit judge. As chief deputy prosecutor in the county, Nash took over from Miller as Mecklenburg County Commonwealth's Attorney. Now with one year under his belt as chief prosecutor, Nash said the best part of the job has been ...

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  4. AG's office secures convictions for animal crueltyRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... and thrown across sheds, and workers shoving and slamming birds into transport cages. Those convicted in Mecklenburg County Circuit Court by Judge Leslie Osborn were: A Samuel Emeral Downs Jr., 42, of Crewe pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and ...

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  5. School reform plans aired in South HillRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... taking Spanish I in the fifth grade in Georgia. This same class is offered to eighth grade students in Mecklenburg County. When it comes to measuring school performance, student growth will play a larger role in determining school quality under the ...

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  6. William SpragginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | Powhatan Today

    William Edward "Eddie" Spraggins, 80, of Hanover, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017, after a long illness. Eddie was born to Clarence and Flora Spraggins of Mecklenburg County on August 30, 1936.

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  7. Why was the would-be robber of a sweepstakes arcade killed by security not in prison?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | WBTV

    ... officials to serve a federal sentence. According to court records, while Harris was sitting in the Mecklenburg County jail in 2009, he was also indicted by federal prosecutors for gun possession. Court papers show in June 2010 Harris entered a ...

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  8. Mecklenburg County indictments include charge for prison escapeRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A Mecklenburg County grand jury on Monday handed down indictments against nine individuals, including Jeremy Dale Bennett of Baskerville who was charged with one felony count of prisoner escape. Eugene Steven Pierce of Bracey was charged with one felony count of unlawful wounding.

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  9. Mecklenburg trustees pause rules on backpacks, drinksRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Mecklenburg County School Board agreed to revisit a ban on students carrying backpacks and drink containers with them throughout the school day, one of many topics to come up during Monday's regular monthly meeting of the trustees. Without objection, trustees approved a 60-day moratorium on a new policy that had gone into effect for backpacks and containers.

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  10. Mecklenburg County named as home of computer coding initiativeRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Mecklenburg County will be the jumping-off point for a new program being introduced in southern Virginia, CodeVA. Starting with the elementary schools, teachers will learn how to teach computer science and coding to the students.

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  11. Five of eight Mecklenburg schools set for full accreditationRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Five out of eight Mecklenburg County schools are fully accredited going into the 2017-18 school year, according to preliminary SOL test scores released by the Virginia Department of Education last week. A sixth school missed full accreditation by only one point.

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  12. Teen charged after social media threat goes viralRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office arrested a 13-year-old male early Monday morning after he posted a picture of an assault-style firearm on a social media site along with a caption warning students to stay away from school. The boy, who lives in Brodnax, claimed his post was "a joke" and that he'd only sent it to five friends.

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  13. Suspect in Botetourt manhunt taken into custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... has been taken into custody. The Halifax County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook Friday evening that Mecklenburg County authorities took William Jason Roberts into custody without incident. Multiple law enforcement agencies had been looking for ...

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  14. Mecklenburg jobless rate rises as newcomers enter workforceRead the original story

    Aug 9, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    For the second straight month, the unemployment rate worsened in Mecklenburg County even though more people reported having jobs during the period. The local jobless figure rose to 5.2 percent in June, compared to 5.0 percent in May, as the labor force grew faster than the number of available positions.

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  15. Education secretary draws on family history to inspire othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... their struggles: "As you enter the next school year there will be challenges, but this is not unique to Mecklenburg County. All of our schools, from the best to the worst, have challenges. All may not be struggling with accreditation, all may not be ...

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  16. Don't try this in real lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... hopefully save lives, said Sgt. Rob Campbell of the Virginia State Police. Campbell, who serves on the Mecklenburg County School Board, is a contact person for school organizations looking to impress upon teenage drivers the dangers of distracted ...

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  17. Man sought spotted at Botetourt County convenience store, authorities sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2017 | Martinsville Bulletin

    Botetourt County officers continue to search for William J. Roberts, a Mecklenburg County resident who has escaped a string of police chases in the past week.

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  18. More costly dual enrollment: Less of a draw?Read the original story

    Aug 3, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... to community college dual enrollment and career and technical education (CTE) courses. In neighboring Mecklenburg County, Superintendent of Schools Paul Nichols - who formerly served as an assistant school superintendent in Halifax County - believes ...

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  19. Authorities launch aerial drug sweep of regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... recovered two stolen vehicles. In Virginia an additional 25 plants and 20 illegal firearms were seized in Mecklenburg County.

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  20. Contracts awarded for improvements to Ridge RoadRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors has awarded three contracts for a total of $2,237,750 to carry out improvements to Ridge Road in Boydton. The dirt road, which has been serving as the main construction entrance for the Microsoft facility in Boydton, will be paved.

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