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Jim Merritt, a lifelong hiking enthusiast, completed the Pacific Crest Trail—a 2,650 mile long trek spanning from Mexico to Canada—over a span of 38 years. Jim’s journey began in 1983 after graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder. He first set out on the Pacific Crest Trail with h…

Monday’s Board Meeting began with the public hearing for an appeal by Longroad Energy for the Seven Bridges Solar Project. The Mecklenburg County Planning Commission voted unanimously in October 2021 to deny the proposed project on the grounds that it does not meet the Comprehensive Plan Gui…

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital’s Family Care Center will be offering COVID vaccines for ages 5-11 Thursday, January 6 and Friday, January 7 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. by appointment only. The child must already be established with CMH Family Care, and you must make an appointment by …

Effective Thursday, January 6, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) will start seeing walk-in patients at a temporary urgent care clinic located at the current Occupational Health and Wellness clinic. This is located at 416 Durant Street, near the old hospital site on Buen…

Buggs Island Baby and Children’s Clothing/East Coast Embroidery celebrated its one year anniversary June 29, 2021 with its ceremonial ribbon cutting. They were unable to celebrate the opening in 2020 with a ribbon cutting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in advance of a winter storm that is predicted to bring snow and other winter weather to many parts of Virginia. This storm, expected to arrive Thursday evening into Friday morning, comes on the heels of a storm Monday tha…

Stacey Pulliam and Israel Velez welcomed Oakley Velez, the first baby of the New Year at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, on January 1, 2022. She was born weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces and being 20 inches long. Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital presented Stacey and Israel with diapers, wipe…

On December 28, 2021 at 23:47, the Mecklenburg EOC received a call for a missing 84 year old male. Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an initial investigation. Deputy Short deployed the Sheriff’s Office drone in an effort to locate the missing man using thermal imaging. K-9 Reba and her…

Mecklenburg County’s, as well as the rest of the United States’, community transmission levels have returned to red. In the US, there have been 56,310,718 new cases in the past thirty days. The record-breaking amount of new cases recorded January 3—828,417—are more than double that of the pr…

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Given the unprecedented surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) will adopt revised visiting policies on Sunday, December 26, 2021. Adult inpatients are limited to one adult visitor per day. Please understand we are in a fluid situatio…

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As snow, sleet and rain continue to fall across various regions of Virginia today, Virginia State Police troopers continue to respond to traffic crashes and disabled vehicles caused by motorists driving too fast for conditions. State police is still asking people to avoid driving, unless abs…

A Mecklenburg County Grand Jury indicted 11 individuals in Decemnber. An indictment is not a verdict of guilt but rather a formal accusation initiating a criminal case.

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Southside Behavioral Health (SBH) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1972. In celebration of its achievements, SBH will host a series of exciting events throughout the year in an effort to share its milestones and challenges of the last 50 years with community members.

Announced in a Facebook post on the restaurant’s page, “We would like to thank all of you that have visited our restaurant since our opening in early 2021. For our loyal customers that we see on a weekly basis, we appreciate the unwavering support you have shown us. However, we’ve had to mak…

Again, Mecklenburg County showed up to support communities in 2021. From successful donation drives to driving to Kentucky to support tornado victims, Mecklenburg County’s residents showed that they care about the world around them. Through the good and the bad times, this is Mecklenburg Cou…

On December 13, Governor Northam’s office announced EMPOWER Broadband and the Southside Planning District Commission’s (SPDC) joint Virginia Telecommunications Initiative application had been awarded a grant of $69 million. The grant will supplement an overall $154 million investment and rea…

The Town of South Hill pays an annual contribution for emergency call responses to the South Hill Volunteer Fire Department. The department in turn pays its members $10.00 per call for responses. The payment to the members is based on individual call responses from December 1 through Novembe…

What is a prescribed burn? A prescribed burn is a planned fire, conducted by trained professionals, used to achieve specific natural resource objectives. Many types of plants and wildlife need fire to survive. Periodic fire stimulates growth, helps reproduction of plants, provides wildlife h…

On Saturday, December 11, in the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Va., 32 students graduated with a Master's of Occupational Therapy (MOT). Kayla Royster of CLARKSVILLE, VA, 23927 has graduated from Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences with a Master's of Occupational Therapy.

The National Weather Service has declared Mecklenburg County as experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions. In addition, the County is expected to see below normal precipitation through the end of December. Due to the combination of these factors, a county-wide ban on open burning ha…

The Lunenburg County Historical Society is pleased to announce that this year’s “Holiday Heritage House Tour” will be held in the Kenbridge Historic District at 300 East Fifth Avenue. This house will be open to the public on Sunday, December 12, between the hours of 1:00 and 5:00 PM. The tou…

Have you heard that “Virginia is for Lovers?” It’s true! And if you are a lover of Southside’s natural beauty and rich diversity of wildlife, flowers, trees, and geology, then mark your calendar and attend one of our upcoming information sessions on how to become a Virginia Master Naturalist…

Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital has named Nicole Dockery, MSN, MBA, NE-BC as the Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer. Dockery has been a part of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital for 12 years and most recently held the position of Director, Patient Care Services. She is originally from t…