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The CARES Act provides increased benefits for workers collecting unemployment insurance by $600 for claims effective March 29th until July 31st.  Increased benefits for eligible claimants under traditional unemployment insurance will start to be paid as soon as next week.  The Virginia Emplo…

The Virginia Department of Health’s website now shows that 25 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Mecklenburg County. Yesterday, it was announced that several cases have been found in Sentara Meadowview Terrace, an assisted living home in Clarksville. Sentara has since had the positive …

As of right now reservations have been cancelled till April 30 due to campgrounds (North Bend Park, Rudds Campground, Longwood Park and Buffalo Park) being closed.

Even though all Mecklenburg County Public Libraries are closed at this time, the libraries will keep their public access wifi on and available to the public. You do not need a library card or password to access the wifi. Mecklenburg County Public Libraries recommend stopping by one of their …

Southside Virginia Community College, along with all colleges in the Virginia Community College System, is moving to a pass/fail grading system to provide classes solely through remote means for the remainder of Spring 2020 semester. 

The CMH Foundation Cancer Care Fund has raised more than $150,000 to help patients battling cancer at the Solari Radiation Therapy Center and the Hendrick Cancer & Rehab Center since it was started just seven years ago.

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The March 25 Chase City Blood Drive was a success. Organizer’s Alden Fahringer and Dwight Ashe state that the goal of 28 units was hit and that more people showed up than either expected. 

The Southside Health District announced today a case of COVID-19 in a Brunswick County resident in his 20s. He is isolating at home. To protect patient privacy, no further information will be provided about this case, and VDH does not provide specific information on an investigation. 

The Virginia State Police encourages all Virginians to adhere to Virginia Governor Northam’s directives and do their part by staying home in order to best mitigate the exposure and spread of COVID-19 within the Commonwealth. State troopers, for their personal protection and for the safety of…

“As VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital continues to prep the old CMH on Buena Vista to possibly accept patients, we felt it was important to let the community know about precautions we at the hospital take daily to help control the spread of this virus and other infectious diseases and t…

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Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescin…

The health and safety of our patients, team members, and visitors are critical at all times. Our patient care philosophy depends greatly on engaging family and friends to be part of the healing process. We continue to identify public health practices that reduce the risks of transmitting COV…

The Bluestone-Harmony Association and its Church School Ministry held its annual Queen/King Fundraising Activity recently at its headquarters building in Keysville, VA. The Reigning Queen, Miss Zy’Onna Dabney Lockett (Springfield BC), crowned Miss Bluestone-Harmony, Queen Ka’Shae Jones Harri…

Mecklenburg County Public Schools will have the following schools open to continue serving bag breakfast and lunch meals the remainder of the school year. Meals will not be served during the scheduled Spring Break (April 6 to April 13). Meal will resume on April 14 until May 22nd. Meals will…

Virginia State Police Trooper M.S. Ezell is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Mecklenburg County. The crash occurred on March 14, 2020 at 9:28 a.m. on  Route 1, approximately 600 feet north of Rough Road. 

Until further notice, all Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. Non-Xfinity subscribers need to accept Terms and Conditions to access the network and repeat wh…

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Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, an…

As confirmed by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital  is caring for its first confirmed COVID-19 inpatient. We are working closely with VDH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to manage the care of patients with this virus. Our …

Southside Virginia Community College is taking based on recommendations from the Governor's Office, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Virginia Community College System, in response to COVID-19.  

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The SouthsideHealth District announced today its first COVID-19 case in the district. The resident of Mecklenburg is a male in his 50’s who had contact with a person in another part of Virginia who was diagnosed with COVID-19. The individual is isolated at home and monitoring his health. To …

On 03-09-2020 Corporal Neil Clayton was dispatched to 4307 Baskerville Road in reference to a report of an unauthorized motor vehicle. Corporal Clayton met with the victim and after interviewing victim and receiving information of possible location of the vehicle and suspect. Corporal Clayto…

Local author, Veronica Everette, had the opportunity once again to participate in the Read Across America event at Clarksville Elementary School.   Read Across America is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association that began in 1997. One part of the project is Nat…

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As of Thursday, March 12 there have been 15 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Virginia, all of which have been traced to a specific source. Two Virginians, who are currently located in Texas, have been confirmed to have the disease raising the total number to 17 cases. Ten are reporte…

The Halifax County E911 Center received several calls about shots fired on Shepherd Street in South Boston shortly after 11:00p.m. on Tuesday night. Officers arrived at the scene and found that numerous gunshots had struck the residence in the 1300 block of Shepherd Street. Officers also fou…

Mecklenburg County deputies responded to a call of shots fired at Family Drive in Chase City, VA on March 10 at around 8:15p.m. Sergeant Ramsey spoke with the victim upon arrival; the victim stated that a female had come to the location and shot him, and provided Sgt. Ramsey with the identit…

Division Superintendent Paul Nichols addressed the Board of Supervisors Monday night and gave an update on the new school construction. Construction has officially begun; there is lots of equipment on site working on moving dirt and removing trees before construction of the building itself c…

Over the past week, Governor Northam has signed 149 new bills into Virginia law. Among the first 68 signed on March 3 are bills to make state facilities more inclusive, ban the harmful practice of “conversion therapy” for minors and help returning citizens reintegrate into society.