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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The St. Croix Bassmaster Opens presented by Mossy Oak Fishing have grown exponentially in popularity over the past few years. But the buzz has never been louder than it’s been since the announcement of the new Opens EQ (Elite Qualifiers) format in July — and now B.A.S.S. h…

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Fall is here and with it comes Mecklenburg County’s annual Autumn events. Boydton, Chase City, and Clarksville are all celebrating in style with a calendar full of upcoming events for locals and tourists alike. Get ready to have your weekends packed with fall fun!

On Sunday, September 11, at approximately 1:20 a.m., South Hill Police units were notified by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office that they had two victims at their station in Lawrenceville with gunshot wounds.

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Around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, the South Hill Police Department, Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, and Virginia State Police responded to South Hill Elementary School for an active shooter threat.

CHASE CITY — EMPOWER Broadband has taken a giant leap toward fulfilling its promise to bring world-class internet access to Virginians in rural Southside communities. EMPOWER, with assistance from their Owner Engineer Magellan Broadband, has secured the services of National OnDemand, Inc. fo…

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Mecklenburg County’s teachers have worked hard the past two weeks in preparation for the 2022-2023 school year. After Labor Day, they returned to finalize their classrooms and host student orientations from 5p.m. to 7p.m. all week long.

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Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Nottoway County. The crash occurred Saturday (Sept. 10) at 9:01 p.m. at the intersection of West Colonial Trail and Cellar Creek Rd. 

RICHMOND, VA – At its Wednesday meeting, the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board voted to elect Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative General Counsel, James P. Guy II, to serve as its new chairman.

Brent Toone and his team have now brought Bargain Bins to the Maxway Plaza in Chase City. They hosted a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Friday, September 2 at 9a.m. Bargain Bins is a “liquidation store selling things at up to 80% off retail!” Chase City can look forward to finding the best …

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Customers in the Town of Chase City, especially certain Customers in the vicinity of the Intersection of High and Sycamore Streets and the Intersection of Madison and West Sycamore Streets were notified on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 of a problem with our drinking water and were advised to boil…

A Mecklenburg County Grand Jury issued 18 indictments in August. An indictment is not a verdict of guilt but rather a formal accusation initiating a criminal case.

The teachers and other staff members of Mecklenburg’s new school complex have returned to work at the new campus. The teachers were given a tour of the school on August 22 before they began setting up their new classrooms.

Former Park View High School standout Odicci Alexander's dominant pitching and defensive play for James Madison University shot her to softball stardom during the 2021 Women's College World Series. Now, the pitching star is joining the Howard University coaching staff.
"I am so excited to ha…

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As was discussed at last month’s meeting, town employees do not currently have any parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child. Instead, town employees must use up their sick leave in the case of either scenario. This would leave employees without any sick leave in the event th…

Local award winning tattoo artist, Jamie Martin believes that he has discovered the find of a lifetime. Martin enjoys many hobbies but one in particular is aspiring to become an Archeologist.

The South Central Fair Association will host the third annual “South Central Fair Idol” contest during Fair Week this year. Contestants will compete for the title of the “2022 South Central Fair Idol” on Tuesday night, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the fireground’s grandstand.

At a recent Clarksville Town Council meeting, council members were undoubtedly pleasantly surprised by the appearance of Cville Lion, the Clarksville Lions Mascot. Cville was at the meeting to carry out an important mission: to better acquaint the group with the Clarksville Lions Club and it…

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD — Starting on or about Monday, August 15, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin installing center line rumble strips on four routes in Brunswick, Dinwiddie, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg and Nottoway counties in order to enhance safety.

Town Councilperson Ben Taylor made the motion, at the Monday night Town Council meeting, that fellow Councilperson Shep Moss be required to turn over all documents, photos, etc. related to the document disposal issue under the Freedom of Information Act. A second came from Joseph Taylor. Wit…

The July meeting of the Clarksvilles Ruritans was special for the members, scholarship winners and their parents. Ruritan President Beverly Manter congratulated the guests and members before they built their own ice cream sundaes with all the toppings (July is National Ice Cream Month). Afte…

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The Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing at the Monday morning meeting to consider an application submitted by Sydney Parrish for his property located on the south side of Goodes Ferry Road at its intersection with Starboard Drive to be rezoned from Residential R1 to…

At approximately 4:35p.m. on Monday, August 1, the South Hill VFD, the La Crosse VFD, the Buckhorn VFD, Southside Rescue and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office were dispatch following a reported structure fire at Park View High School.

CLARKSVILLE– Starting Monday, August 8, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Town of Clarksville will close Route 58/15 Business (Virginia Avenue) between Highway Fifteen (Route 15) over the Roanoke River and Second Street (Route 1104) daily from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. for wate…

Recent heavy rains and severe flooding has left many individuals in Southwestern Virginia and Eastern Kentucky in desperate need for help. 16 people, including 6 young children, have lost their lives while countless others are missing.

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Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin will be present at the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony to be held at the Mecklenburg County Middle/High School facility on Friday.

The Original Curiosity Camp will be a hands on science children’s museum to be located at 24060 Christanna Hwy, Alberta, Virginia. Exhibits will be housed on the first floor and two guest rooms on the second floor.

A Mecklenburg County Grand Jury has indicted twelve individuals in July. An indictment is not a verdict of guilt but rather a formal accusation initiating a criminal case.

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Even though the school doors closed for the summer, Bluestone Middle FFA members along with their Advisor Amy Whitten have been very busy. The FFA Chapter traveled to Blacksburg, Virginia for the 96th Annual Virginia FFA State Covention. Chapter members competed on Agriscience Mechanics, Sma…

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Mecklenburg’s local National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Chapter is hosting their Annual Conservation Banquet at the Chase City Banquet Center on Wednesday, August 10.

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Clarksville’s Catfish Art Crawl is back! Starting August 5th, the Chamber will paint the town full of Catfish artworks. They are currently looking for participating artists to be matched with participating business sponsors who will host the artist’s catfish creation for the whole month of A…