The second annual Kyler Lopez Memorial Walk took place on Saturday November 16 at the Tobacco Heritage Trail in Boydton. There was a large crowd on hand to help raise money for the Kyler Lopez Memorial Scholarship Fund, as well as to raise suicide awareness. Kyler’s memory lives on in the he…

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Dallas Weston has spent over 40 years reporting for local newspapers Those who have had the pleasure of meeting him, working with him, or reading his stories, will find him hard to forget. when he leaves for retirement. Known as “Boots” to locals in the Chase City and Boydton area, Dallas ha…

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There is a new convenience store and diner in Buffalo Junction. Amelia’s opened on Thursday November 7 and is located on Highway 49 South near the Buffalo Junction post office. Amelia’s is owned by husband and wife Richard and Amelia Oneil. The Oneil’s are originally from Massachusetts and m…

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The Chase City Town Council held their monthly meeting on Tuesday November 13. Police Chief Jay Jordan was presented a plaque by Sgt. Will Stembridge for his service to the town. Stembridge gave a short speech to the council and those in attendance about the impact that Chief Jordan has had …

In the monthly meeting of the Boydton Town Council held on Tuesday, November 12, council members discussed the issue of adjustments that are being made to some citizens water bills. Clerk-Treasurer Shirley Bowen brought the matter up to council members that there needed to be some clarificat…

Chase City businessman and community booster Monty Hightower was named Chase City’s Citizen of the Year last week as the Chase City Chamber of Commerce hoster their annual Awards Banquet at a dinner held at the Mecklenburg Country Club. Hightower, owner and operator of Carquest-Wholesale Par…

Veterans, school children and members of the community gathered on Monday November 11 for a Veteran’s Day ceremo- ny at the Mecklenburg County Veterans Memorial Monument in Clarksville. Janice Edwards welcomed everyone in attendance and thanked the veterans for their service. The Reverend An…

Slow-roasted turkey, flavorful ham, and all the traditional trimmings, topped by homemade desserts, surrounded by friends and neighbors in a thanksgiving setting—Clarksville’s 12th Community Thanksgiving Dinner planners are dedicated to ensuring a special evening of food, fellowship, and tha…

Southside Virginia Community College congratulated the first graduates of the Utility Solar Panel Installation Technician Program on November 1. The courses are taught at the SVCC Occupational/ Technical Center. Throughout their training students earn the following credentials: Solar System …

Meeting last week, the Mecklenburg Grand Jury handed down indictments for crimes committed around the area.

Damian James Ashworth was indicted last week on charges of second degree murder in relation to the July 17, shooting death of Anthony Raekwon Roberts in Clarksville.

When someone dials 911, they are most likely having one of their worst days ever. For the 911 dispatchers at Mecklenburg County Emergency Communications Center, it is just another day. These dispatchers that sit in a room in Boydton, are trained and experienced in nearly any situation that y…

A light agenda greeted members of the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors as that gathered on Monday morning for their November meeting. There were, however, several public hearings on the agenda for the morning.

Voters in Mecklenburg County clearly showed their preference for Republican leadership in Richmond on Tuesday, handing GOP State Senator Frank Ruff and Delegate Tommy Wright sizable wins inside the county.

The 11th Annual Chase City Halloween Street Party scheduled for tonight (October 31) has been rescheduled for tomorrow night, November 1.

Gene Coleman was named the recipient of the Chief’s Award during the recent Boydton Volunteer Fire Department Awards Dinner. Presenting the award is Chief Mark Parrish.

Craig Duck accepts the Firefighter of the Year Award from Chief Mark Parrish at the recent Boydton Volunteer Fire Department Awards Dinner.

Mayor Eddie Bratton reported at last week’s meeting of the Chase City Town Council that work has started on the Grasshopper Solar Project adjacent to the Town. The Grasshopper Project is just one of three solar facilities being built around the Chase City area.

The Mecklenburg County Public School Board was called to order on Monday, October 21, by Vice Chairman Gavin Honeycutt. The board members present were Doris Garner, Brent Richey, Gavin Honeycutt, Glenn Edwards, Lindell Palmer, Rob Campbell, and Wanda Bailey. The meeting agenda included the a…

The 5th Annual Southern Virginia American Indian Festival and Pow Wow returns to the South Central Fairgrounds in Chase City on Saturday. Honoring the American Indians who first settled our area, the event is a celebration of the heritage and culture of those first Americans.

Chase City’s new Town Manager, Charles “Dusty” Forbes, is no stranger to Chase City or Southside Virginia. The son of Frank and Mary Forbes, he grew up in Chase City and attended the local school system, graduating from Bluestone High in 1986 and then entering the U.S. Navy. After training, …

Bluestone High School crowned its 2019 homecoming queen and king during halftime of Friday’s win over Randolph-Henry, seniors Ashlyn Knott and Da’Trione Shearin.

 The higher than expected cost of the ne­w county school complex was the main topic of discussion on Tuesday as the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors met for their October meeting. Supervisors Claudia Lundy, Chair of the Joint Education Committee, reported that the total cost estimate …

On Thursday, Sgt. Chris Baird was on patrol on I-85 travel- ing southbound when he observed a vehicle traveling southbound in the left lane traveling below the posted speed and applying brakes. The vehicle made a sudden lane change in front of a tractor trailer causing the tractor trailer to…

On October 3 the Mecklenburg County School Board met to discuss the construc- tion cost for the new middle and high school facilities. The board members in attendance were Wanda Bailey, Lindell Palmer, Glenn Edwards, Dale Sturdifen, Gavin Honeycutt, Kenneth Johnson, and Doris Garner. School …

Chase City has a new Town Manager. Charles “Dusty” Forbes officially assumed the post on Friday.

On Saturday morning, Chase City hosted the first annual Bluestone Homecoming Parade to kick off the festivities on tap at Bluestone High School this week.

Clarksville welcomes the fall season this Saturday with the annual Harvest Days Festival. The traditional fall favorite features a wide array of vendors lining Virginia Avenue with crafts, specialty items, antiques and much more from 9:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.

A Chase City man has been arrested and charged with the robbery of the Roses Express Store in Chase City last week. Anthony Lee Wood, 44, is currently in custody at the Meherrin River Regional Jail where he is being held without bond pending a preliminary court appearance scheduled for December 9.

The auditions for the first-ever South Central Fair Idol Contest were held on Friday night, September 27th. Six finalists will compete in the final competition on the opening night of the South Central Fair when the Idol winner is chosen. The contestants were scored by a panel of five judges…

A Chase City man died on Thursday night following a single car crash on Berry Street in Chase City. Curtis F. Glenn, 25, was pronounced dead at scene of the accident.

The students at Chase City Elementary were treated to a special event on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. This year CCE was approved for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grant. 

South Hill businessman Russell Ashby Lundy III, was sentenced last week to three years in prison for operating a car loan and financing scam that cost his victims over $1 million. Sentenced on Wednesday in the Mecklenburg County Circuit Court, Lundy was also order to pay more than $180,000 i…

The Mecklenburg County School Board held a special session on Friday to discuss the class inequalities between Park View High School and Bluestone High School. Some of the issues brought to the table were the fact that there is, according to Mr. Nichols MCPS Superintendent, a massive teacher…

A Chase City man has been arrested and charged for the Friday night robbery of Wilson’s Grocery Store in Wylliesburg. Anthony Lee Wood, 44, was charged and transported to the Meherrin River Regional Jail where he was held without bond.

The search for the missing fishermen near Steel Creek Bridge ended last week when the body of John Murphy, 68, was found near Allen Creek about 3 miles from the Lake Gaston Dam, the location his boat was discovered adrift

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…

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.

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…