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Governor Northam announced October 6 that Virginia has reached more than $1 billion in energy savings through the Virginia Department of Energy’s Energy Savings Performance Contracting Program. More than 30 states have similar programs, and Virginia is only the second state to accomplish thi…

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Old Dominion University (ODU) and the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) are teaming up to help individuals across the region access tech careers.

Chase City held a community meeting last Tuesday to solicit input on the housing and local needs for the B Street Railroad Avenue community. The town plans to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) to add…

Clarksville’s Lamppost Decorating Contest has officially begun! Voting is open now through October 18 at 10p.m. Be sure to go to the Clarksville Lamppost Contest’s event page to like the pictures of your favorites in each category. One like=one vote. This year’s categories are Halloween, Can…

We offer on-demand virtual urgent clinic visits to adults in Virginia from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily. No appointment is required. All virtual visits with VCU Health System providers are conducted online from the comfort of your home using a smartphone, tablet or computer. To download our app …

Sentara has launched a new public dashboard that tracks the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients by hospital location. This tool is to help the public understand trends of COVID-19 hospitalizations in your community. The data is updated daily, Monday – Friday. Data from these dashboards can…

The Mecklenburg County Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny the construction on the proposed “7 Bridges Solar Project” in a Sept. 30 meeting.

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The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office and the Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old South Hill male.

Governor Ralph Northam announced September 30 an allocation of more than $7.7 million in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) grants to advance community economic recovery efforts. This funding will support 14 projects focused on economic diversification, workforce development, …

The Commonwealth reports that there have been 878,518 cases of and 12,955 deaths due to COVID-19 recorded statewide. While there have been a few breakthrough cases reported in fully vaccinated individuals, most newly reported cases occur with unvaccinated people. Of the over 5 million Virgin…

The Mecklenburg County Youth Bassmasters and Mecklenburg High School Anglers are gearing up to compete in Friday and Saturday’s 2021 Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster Junior National Championship. This year’s championship will be hosted at Carrol County’s Thousand Acre Recreational Lake in Huntin…

You know that colleague who everyone relies on because they’ve been there the longest? The one who knows everyone, does everything and can fix anything? That person is Donna Overton, a nurse at CMH Occupational Health and Wellness. She started her nursing career at Community Memorial Hospita…

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The Chase City Police Department is still searching for missing Chase City native, Chris “Hunt” Rawlings. He was last seen on Fourth Street in Chase City on Monday, Sept. 27 around 8:30 p.m. wearing a dark hoodie with a grey hood, grey sweatpants, and black shoes. 

For only the second time, antique bottle collectors will be able to buy, sell, trade and display antique and vintage bottles, glassware and more at the South Boston — Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History.

Southside Electric Cooperative today announced the launch of a nationwide search for a new chief executive officer. Current President and CEO Jeff Edwards has announced his retirement, effective July 2022, closing a 37-year career at electric cooperatives in North Carolina and Virginia. He s…

Governor Ralph Northam announced a new grant program September 22 designed to support equitable and sustainable local food systems for small-scale agricultural producers, farmers markets, and food hubs. It is a new component of the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund.

Southside Electric Cooperative held a successful business-only Annual Membership Meeting in Crewe Saturday morning, Sept. 25, with updates for the members and the announcement of results of the Board of Directors’ election.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) is a treatable condition. It is extremely common. One in six adults has OAB. It’s more common than vision problems and diabetes. But it’s not a normal part of aging. And you shouldn’t have to deal with it on your own.

Announced on September 23, Southern Virginia Vegetable Packing, LLC has partnered with Brunswick County Industrial Development Authority to construct a new, 45,000 square-foot, $4.2 million produce processing and packing facility.

On June 8, Circuit Court Judge J. William Watson Jr. ordered the Town of South Hill to provide Midlothian Attorney Richard Hawkins with documents that were requested from the Town under the Freedom of Information Act back in 2019.

Thursday, September 16th, the Southern Piedmont Master Naturalists hosted a guided walk-and-talk along the Tobacco Heritage Trail featuring Dean Cumbia, Director of Forest Resource Management with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF). Mr. Cumbia has a long history in forestry, having j…

Based on the SOL pass rate of 60.46%, Mecklenburg County is ranked 50th out of 132 school divisions in the state of Virginia.

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Families Embracing Autism Together (F.E.A.T) was recently awarded a Microsoft Community Empowerment Fund grant. With the grant, F.E.A.T. hopes to create an inclusive employment opportunities within Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has accepted 2.8 million acres in offers from agricultural producers and private landowners for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in 2021. This year, almost 1.9 million acres in offers have been accepted through the General CRP S…

In-person early voting has begun for November’s General and Special Elections. Candidates are vying for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, 61st District State Delegate. Requested absentee ballots have also begun to be mailed out.

Effective immediately, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) is making changes to non-urgent, elective appointments to safely continue caring for patients during an increase in COVID-19 cases in our region. Urgent and emergency surgeries will continue on an as-needed basis.

As one of the most powerful hurricanes in recent memory, Hurricane Ida, hit the gulf coast more than one million people in Louisiana were left without electricity. The estimates are that many residents will be without power for more than 20 days.

Mecklenburg County residents will see an increase in their personal property taxes in the coming weeks as invoice preparations begin.

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There have been possible outbreaks of COVID-19 at three of the eight schools in the county. Mecklenburg’s case load has surged since the first week of September with over 200 new cases reported since September 1.

Twice a year, Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) Auxiliary awards hospital employees with a $500 scholarship toward furthering their education through the Tree of Love - Elizabeth T. Moseley Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship is funded by community donations made to the “Tree of Love” in memor…

With COVID-19, lung cancer and other lung conditions prevalent in the Southside Health District, a second pulmonologist to CMH Pulmonology Services in South Hill is a welcome addition.

Intermediary lenders can now apply for loans through the new Heirs’ Property Relending Program (HPRP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications today through October 29, 2021, and cooperatives, credit unions and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply for t…