The cost of Mecklenburg County’s new middle school/high school facility is going to cost more than originally expected.  The Mecklenburg County School Board held it’s public bid opening on Tuesday, September 17 at 2 P.M with all three of the bids received going over the $120 million budgeted…

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The issue of equal opportunities between Bluestone and Park View in their dual enrollment programs was the hot topic on Monday night as the Mecklenburg County School Board gathered for their monthly meeting.

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Mecklenburg County Industrial Development Authority held it’s monthly meeting on Friday, September 13 at the Board of Supervisors conference room in Boydton. The meeting was called to order and a motion was raised to accept the minutes as they were and the motion was approved.

On Sept. 8, Deputy Kenneth Johnson was dispatched to Ivy Hill Boat Landing where the victim advised Johnson that while fishing, someone had broken into the toolbox on the victim’s pickup and stole some tools.

Visitor spending rose by 5.2 percent in the past fiscal year, and tourism continues to grow. That message was delivered by Tina Morgan, tourism coordinator for the county, Monday night at the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors meeting. 

On Thursday night Mac Bailey gave away the remaining $225,000 of the half million dollars he promised to donate to the Town of Chase City.  Two weeks ago, Bailey presented checks to the Chase City Police Department and the Chase City Volunteer Fire Department for $100,000 each and a $75,000 …

Chase City and Mecklenburg County are two of 14 localities selected to receive Community Development Block Grants this week.  The grants were announced by Governor Ralph Northam and included the counties of Accomack, Alleghany, Grayson, Greensville, James City, Lee, Mecklenburg, Russell, and…

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA  – This fall when filling-up at the pump, AAA forecasts that the majority of motorists in Virginia and the rest of the Mid-Atlantic region will likely find savings of potentially 25 cents/gallon compared to this summer.  Cheaper crude oil, the

    Authorities are investigating a rash of shooting incidents reported in the South Hill area on Sunday.  According to reports from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday Deputy Jimmerson was dispatched to three different locations for reports of shots fired along Highway 47.

Comfortable temperatures drew a large crowd to Boydton on Saturday evening for the last concert in the first Bluegrass in Boydton Concert Series.  Along with great music, the courthouse square was filled with vendors of all kinds, winding down a successful season for Bluegrass  in Boydton.

The Mecklenburg County Public School Board gathered on Tuesday night for their monthly meeting. The meet- ing was called to order by board mem- ber Gavin Honeycutt at 7:00 pm. Other members present were Brent Richey, Rob Campbell, Wanda Bailey, and Dora Garner along with Superintendent Paul …

Local farmer and businessman Mac Bailey began distributing his $500,000 gift to Chase City last week with more than a quarter of a million dollars to the Chase City EMS community. Bailey presented a check for $75,000 to the Chase City Rescue Squad, a check for $100,000 to the Chase City Volu…

No one spoke at a public hearing before the regular meeting of the Chase City Town Council on Monday night to provide input on the Town of Chase City submitting a submission for a USDA/ Rural Development Grant to help fund new cruisers for the Chase City Police Department. The town is lookin…

Mecklenburg’s new school complex will be delayed for a year. The project which was projected to be complete for the 2021-2022 school year, the project is now expected to open at the start of the 2022-23 school year. That was the message delivered by School Superintendent Paul Nichols before …

Authorities around the county are asking citizens to be on the watch for counterfeit cash after bogus bills turned up in Chase City and South Hill last week.

A Nelson man is in custody and facing numerous charges after a case of rape was reported in the Prestwould subdivision in Clarksville at 2:41 AM on Sunday morning. Willie Jackson Farley, III, was taken into custody in North Carolina on Sunday.

Students around Mecklenburg County said goodbye to summer on Monday morning as classes resumed around the county for the new school year.

The Clarksville Railroad Club has scheduled an open house for Saturday August 17, 2019. Put us down in your time table for 10 AM until 2 PM

The kids and families started arriving before Kaprisha Hargrove and Dwight Ashe arrived on Saturday morning. The parking lot across from the “Save Our Future” office on Main Street was packed and people were standing along the side- walk in front, waiting patiently for the morning to get underway.

   It started a few years ago when Kaprisha Hargrove was looking for a community street league basketball program for her son to take part in. As it turned out, Dwight Ashe was also looking for a street basketball program. They learned that there was no community basketball programs in the C…

It started 35 years ago with neighbors sitting on their porches with the light on to show their support for local police, neighborhood watch programs and community policing. On that first National Night Out an estimated 2.5 million people took part in some 400 communities in 23 states. Now, …

A $1.4 million project to update the runway will keep the Lake Country Regional Airport in Clarksville closed for the few weeks. Work on the project started last week and was projected to take 60 to 90 days to complete. Although the work was expected to take about 60 days to finish, weather …

  The Southside Health District is reminding citizens in Mecklenburg County to avoid contact with wild or stray animals after a rabid fox was found in the town limits of Lacrosse.

   VDOT will be working on another paving project in Clarksville. Jeff Jones told members of the Clarksville Town Council last week that a VDOT sub-contractor had notified the Town that a contract has gone out to mill and pave selected areas of the Highway 58 bypass near the intersection of …

Meeting last week, a Mecklenburg Grand Jury has handed down indictments on a variety of recent crimes around the area.

A local man is in jail and his brother is recovering from a gunshot wound after an argument broke out between the pair.

Councilman Sean Polster, who represents the Town of Warrantor, NC and his daughter were enjoying Lakefest in Clarksville, Va on Buggs Island Lake when a gentleman at the same boat dock, behind Uppy's BP, the councilman was at, picked up a kitten and threw it in the lake. As they witnessed th…

A Wednesday afternoon shooting in Clarksville has left one person dead and two others in jail. Hayleigh Hylton was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact to murder for the afternoon shooting death of Anthony Raequan Roberts, 20. The shooting took place in the Seventh Street area.

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office has identified Jessica Stroud, 35, of Waynesboro as the victim in “suspicious death” reported in Lacrosse earlier this month.

What authorities have called “a long term investigation” has led to the arrest of at least ten people in the Southside area on a variety of drug and firearm charges. The arrests came following a raid conducted by the Tri- County Drug and Gang Task Force on Thursday in homes in Mecklenburg, C…

For the second time in a month, the Town of Chase City is looking for a new Town Manager. William Jackson “Jay” Hall, hired as the Town’s interim Town Manager several weeks ago, con- firmed on Saturday that he had accepted another job offer and would be leav- ing his position with the Town. …

The Mecklenburg County School Board voted Monday evening on the question of whether to make the phoenix the mascot for the new high school/middle school complex. There were three votes for the phoenix, two against, and two abstentions, with two absent. There was initially some confusion abou…

Michael Harris of the Chase City Volunteer Fire Department has recently completed advanced course work and training in ICS 300 training, ICS 400 training and Instructor 1 training.

The largest lake party of the summer returns this weekend as Clarksville welcomes that 42nd annual LakeFest, a weekend of fun, fireworks, food, family entertainment and much more.

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A Thursday morning raid across Mecklenburg, Lunenburg, and Charlotte counties resulted in the arrest of 10 people on drug charges, with seven more individuals now considered fugitives. According to Virginia State Police, the Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force, made up of law enforcement age…

Mecklenburg School Superintendent Paul Nichols presented a virtual “walkthrough” of Mecklenburg’s new school complex on Monday before the Board of Supervisors on morn- ing as the group gathered for their July meeting. Calling the new facility “an investment in education and economic developm…

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office in investigating a suspicious death that took place in the 1500 block of Nellie Jones Road near Lacrosse on Sunday. According to reports from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Dustyne Lett was dis- patched to a call at a home on Nellie Jo…

The death of a Chase City man remains under investigation in Crewe this week. According to reports, the body of Andrew Scott Nelson, 44, of Chase City was found in an alley of Guy Avenue in Crewe on Tuesday afternoon at around 5:00 P.M.Authorities have released few details in the case but re…

At a work session June 25, the Mecklenburg County School Board voted to allow all of the division’s elementary schools to take part in the federal Community Eligibility Provision that lets schools serve free breakfasts and lunches to all students. Director of Finance Christy Peffer said Chas…

By a vote of 4-2, the Mecklenburg County School Board has given county residents another opportunity to voice their opinion about what the new combined middle and high school’s mascot should be. The three options on the new survey will be the maverick, the mud cat, and the phoenix.

A New York man landed in a Virginia jail this week after allegedly stealing a car in North Carolina.

Kids from around the county came to Boydton on Friday and Saturday to take part in the Junior Fire Camp, hosted by the Boydton Volunteer Fire Department. This was the second year for the project which seems to be not only fun for the kids but educational as well.

“Believe it or not, we were at a soccer game and I heard about the job,” said William Jackson Hall, Chase City’s new interim Town Manager. “I put in an application and was called the next day. I have a lot of experience in site plans and planning and zoning, pretty much a lot of the same thi…

The Estes Community Center in Chase City was packed on Tuesday night as citizens showed up to offer suggestions on how a $500,000 gift to the town should be spent. The meeting was hosted by farmer and businessman Mac Bailey. Last year Bailey announced that he would make the half a million do…

Bluestone High School will welcome a new principal as Magie Lenhart Wilkerson takes over at the Skipwith school. Ms. Wilkerson has served as principal at Halifax County High for the past three years, taking over the spot in June of 2016. Previously she had served as assistant principal under…

Virginia Homes, the Boydton based modular home manufacture which closed last month is reopening under original founder and owner R.T. “Tommy” Arnold. Production is planned to resume at the factory on July 8.