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A month ago we sent off a Letter to the Editor congratulating the County Supervisors, School Board, and School Administrators for moving toward a conclusion to the long overdue upgrade of our secondary public school facilities and programs. As a University Professor and Middle School Teacher…

Dear Editor,Did you know that here on the poor west end of Mecklenburg County, we have running water and indoor plumbing?Did you know that we have a middle school and high school?Did you know that children actually graduate from Bluestone High School and go onto college?Did you know that BHS…

Dear Editor,Special thank you to the members of the VFW Auxiliary, VFW Post 7166, Mr. Roy Malone, and the general public for your very generous support of our recent Spaghetti Dinner. It was a complete success and could not have been done without your help and support. Again, thank you so ve…

Dear Editor,The volunteers at the Chase City Clothes Closet are excited to announce that our ministry is celebrat- ing its first anniversary on February 15th.The Chase City Clothes Closet is located in the Robert E. Lee Building on Second Street. Our hours are Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. …

In the last few weeks, as we have as in past Christmases in the last number of years, we hear disheartening stories all around us. Once those stories were of overt attacks on localities when public property was used to display nativity scenes. Then the stories were about schools that dared t…

To the Editor,The New Birth Car Club of Chase City would like to send out a big thank you to all for your support the past three years in all of our cruise-ins and car shows.A special thank you to Advance Auto Parts, Castle's, Wholesale Parts, Subway, JR's Country Store, Gino's Pizza, Rose's…

Thanks to a record number of 492 diners who demonstrated that sharing great food also stimulates good conversation and builds community spirit, regardless of our differences, the Clarksville Community Thanksgiving Dinner continues to be a great success!! Meals were delivered to another 230 h…

Dear Editor,The deadline for the submission of applications for Toys for Tots for Mecklenburg County residents is rapidly approaching. Over 350 applications have been picked up from the Chamber of Commerce in South Hill, Chase City and Clarksville, but parents are slow in submitting the appl…

Dear Editor,The Chase City/Charlotte County Service Unit of the Salvation Army will display their Red Christmas Kettles throughout our area starting Saturday, November 28th and each Saturday through December 19th. It is through donations at these kettles that we are financially able to aid t…

Dear Editor,The goal of the VFW Auxiliary is to assist veter- ans, active-duty military and their families.The VFW Auxiliary works very closely with the VFW’s National Military Services program by donating funds to support Operation Uplink; conduct Buddy Poppy projects to raise much needed f…

Dear Editor,Yeah Chase City! Best party ever! Yeah Woman’s Club!As chairperson of the “Haunted House” that is sponsored by the Women’s Club, I say “job well done.”The club ladies along with Jimmy, Lenny, Eddie, Raymond, Camron and Chello worked very hard setting up, taking down and hauling b…

Dear Editor,Election time is upon us, & it’s time to exercise our right to vote! Political decisions are often times hard ones to make. The process is not a popularity contest. It’ s about who the right choice is for the particular job at hand. I’m confident all the candidates are worthy…

T o the Concerned V oters of Mecklenburg County,I am writing to publicly endorse Michelle Gregory Gordon as Clerk of the Circuit Court.First, I want to emphasize that she is the only candidate that has actually worked in the Circuit Court. She is only 1 of 3 Circuit Court Clerks or Deputy Cl…

To the Editor:I went to work for the General District Court when I was right out of college and worked there for 13 years. Michelle Gregory Gordon worked across the street in the Circuit Court, and we quickly became friends. Even though we worked in two different courts, there were numerous …

Letter to the Editor,This is a list of the positions held by the candidates running for Mecklenburg County Clerk for Circuit Court:Michelle Gordon – Chief Deputy Clerk, Mecklenburg County Circuit CourtBJ Mull – Investigator, Drug and Gang Task ForceCharlene Williamson – Deputy Clerk, Juvenil…

Dear Editor,I am writing of my support for Michelle Gregory Gordon for the position of Clerk of Circuit Court.I had the privilege of working for Gene Coleman in the Clerk’s Office while I was in college. Looking back I learned so many things while employed there, and Gene Coleman taught me m…

The Honorable E. E. (Gene) Coleman, Jr. Clerk of the Circuit Court, will retire this year having served the people of Mecklenburg County with distinction and without opposition for 32 years.Michelle Gregory Gordon is a candidate to succeed Mr. Coleman as Clerk of the Circuit Court in the ele…

Dear Editor:During my years as a banker in Chase City, I had the privilege of watching B. J. Mull grow from one of the finest young men in Mecklenburg County into a well-respected man who consistently gives back to his church, his family and his community.B. J. has demonstrated his dedicatio…

Dear Editor,I have known all three candidates for Clerk of Court for many years now and I believe all three to be good people and believe each to be qualified for the job and would serve our county well in that position.However, I have known Charlene Williamson longer than the other candi- d…

Dear Citizens:It has indeed been an honor and a privilege to have served as Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mecklenburg County for almost 32 years. Due to my age, I will be retiring at the end of this year and you will have to opportunity to elect my successor.One of the candidates for the pos…

Dear Editor:I want to take a moment and thank some very spe- cial people that helped Chase City Special Events LLC Committee’s first SHINE & WINE Event a success.Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative for saving the day by allowing us to move our event to their pavilion & grounds because o…

Dear Editor,I am writing to formally endorse Michelle Gregory Gordon for Clerk of the Circuit Court. I have known Michelle’s family for approximately 50 years. Her father, Robert Gregory, and I began a personal and professional relationship while he served as Treasurer for Mecklenburg County…

To the editor:When November 3, rolls around, you will find me at the polls exercising my right to vote. And this year, I am proud to say I fully support Michelle Gregory Gordon in the race for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mecklenburg County.I first met Michelle eight years ago as an Auditor…

Dear Editor,I have had the pleasure of calling Michelle Gregory Gordon a good friend for almost 30 years now. For more than 25 of those years, she has worked in the Mecklenburg County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office and has had the great pleasure of learning from the Honorable Gene Coleman. She…

Dear Editor:When I was six years old, my dad, Edward E. (Gene) Coleman, Jr., was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court. He has proudly and faithfully served the citizens of Mecklenburg County in that position for almost 32 years.Several months ago, my dad decided to retire at the end of this ye…

Dear Editor,It gives me great pleasure to endorse Charlene Williamson for Mecklenburg County Clerk of Court. I worked with Charlene for about six years communicating daily as she was a legal assistant for a local law firm and I was bank officer. She demonstrated high moral principles and int…

Dear Editor,As a Retired Police Chief with over 25 years of service, I know the importance of having a knowledgeable court clerk. I have known Michelle Gregory Gordon on both a professional and personal basis for 15 years. We met in 2000 when I needed assistance in the Clerk’ s Office. We th…

Dear Editor,I’ m humbledCarlton Williamson for Clerk of the Court in Mecklenburg County. Charlene is a stalwart representative for the community she, her husband Chris and their children Tristan, Tyler and Ann-Taylor, have grown up in. I’ve witnessed first-hand Charlene’s passion for youth e…

As a lifelong resident of Mecklenburg County, Charlene’s professional career and personal interests have been dedicated to serving the people of Mecklenburg County. I serve with her on the Board of a local non-profit organization which brings together important community service programs. Th…

To The Editor,On November 3, 2015 I ask you to cast your vote for Michelle Gregory Gordon for the office of Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mecklenburg County. Our county has been most fortunate to have E. E. “Gene” Coleman, Jr., as our Clerk and to have a highly qualified successor, endorsed …

Dear Editor,I would like to express my personal support of Charlene Carlton Williamson, candidate for Clerk of Mecklenburg Circuit Court.Actions speak louder than words when it comes down to character traits. Life taught me early, if paying attention, you learn quickly by watching how an ind…

Dear Editor,Although I have not known Charlene Williamson as long as many others in Mecklenburg County, I felt the need to write this in support of her candidacy for Circuit Court Clerk.I have utilized her services over the past year and her professional demeanor, her knowledge of the court …

Dear Editor,W e have known Michelle Gregory Gordon for more than 30 years. It seems like only yesterday she was a responsible and cheerful young lady who was the perfect babysitter for our daughter.Today she is still responsible and cheerful, but she has added many accomplishments to her res…

To the Editor,I read with interest the two interviews of the candidates for the office of Mecklenburg Sheriff which were published in the September 23 issue.  As I read, it struck me that many of the points made by Mr. Hawkins were quite similar to those made by Mr. Cox in his original annou…

Many of you may know me as Jimmy Simmons or Cliff Simmons, I'm writing to the voters of Mecklenburg County concerning the upcoming election for Clerk of the Circuit Court. I have on occasion conducted business with the Clerk's Office over the years and have always received great service when…