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I hope that you put your houseplants outside for the summer.  Most houseplants origins are in tropical regions so they love heat and humidity.  But as the temperatures dip, we need to get them back inside. 

In January 2019, Lieutenant General Joseph Inge, who serves on the Virginia War Memorial Foundation Board, became aware that there was a tendency for many Virginians to mistakenly apply the nomenclature “Southside Virginia” to other areas in the Commonwealth. As a native son of Mecklenburg C…

The 2020 Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign will begin October 1. Lake Country Detachment 1085, Marine Corps League of South Hill has been supporting this program for the last 17 years for the children of Mecklenburg County. You can help the Marines Corps League Members this year by…

Back in May, Mecklenburg County Tourism, Chase City Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Chamber of Commerce and the South Hill Chamber of Commerce joined together to create a joint initiative called “Chambers in Action” (CIA) in an effort to assist local businesses during and after the COVID-19…

The outbreaks of COVID-19 in the county have calmed down again leaving Mecklenburg at an orange on the COVID risk scale by the Harvard Global Health Institute. Mecklenburg has accumulated 837 total cases with 45 hospitalizations and 34 deaths; one more than last week.

There is simply nothing that compares to the fresh taste of home grown asparagus, Asparagus officinalis.  And growing your own asparagus is easy. Even better, asparagus is a perennial. And once established, the crowns will continue to provide a delicious crop for 20 years or more.

Over and over again Exile Motorcycle Club has proven themselves to be an exception to “motorcycle club” stereotypes. Every year on the first Saturday in October, they hold “You Are Not Alone Day” for a family in need. This year all proceeds from the event will go to Clyde Bracey, who was dia…

The Southside Health District will be having a FREE Drive through Flu Vaccination clinic on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 at the Golden Leaf Warehouse, 101 Raines Street, South Hill, VA from 9am to 12Noon or as long as supplies last.  We have 200 free doses to give away.  This free flu vaccin…

With the addition of new businesses such as the Microsoft Data Center in Boydton, VCU Health CMH in South Hill, and the solar farm project in Chase City, housing has become a top priority for economic developers in the county. South Hill Business Development Manager, Brentley Morris, has bee…

Honoring military veterans, current military members, and their families has always been one of the special emphasis areas of the National Society Daughter of the American Revolution.  The William Taylor Chapter of the DAR chose as one of its “Service to America Projects” the donation of two…

The Virginia Department of Health, Southside Health District in partnership with Brunswick County and the Town of Lawrenceville, will be holding a FREE COVID-19 Testing Event, on Friday, October 9th, 2020 from 9am to 12Noon at the Brunswick County Conference Center (Parking Lot), 100 Athleti…

Mecklenburg County Public Schools announced the picks for Septembers Super Staff Members at the beginning of this month. Super Staff members are staff that MCPS is proud to recognize for the contributions they make to their respective schools and the division itself.

Deputy Joey Carey responded to a fire call at 2835 Nelson Church Road on October 3. Upon his arrival, Deputy Carey found the fire department was on scene with a hay barn full of dry hay on fire. This incident is currently being investigated as a suspicious fire and the Mecklenburg County She…

On Tuesday, Mecklenburg surpassed 800 total cases of COVID-19 since March. The county numbers currently stand at 807 total cases, with 45 hospitalizations and 34 deaths. This marks the first new death in Mecklenburg County due to COVID-19 in over a month.

As stated so eloquently by the caretakers of the Virginia War Memorial, “through the stories of those who served, the nation’s leading state War Memorial honors Virginia’s fallen and preserves the past. In the process of helping veterans find their voice and collecting and telling their stor…

Glenn Wood of Chase City was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Association of Independent Funeral Homes of Virginia. Members of the association not only share a true commitment to serving families in their community, but also in being a part of the community in which they serv…

South Hill Wellness Center will be hosting a COVID-19 Wellness Fair at The Dogwood Auditorium on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This event is free to the public, social distancing and other CDC recommendations will be followed.“I want to do something to help people adju…

The Twin Rivers Garden Club held their first meeting since the beginning of the pandemic shutdown on September 22, 2020.  We needed a large space so we could properly social distance and really lucked out with the spacious Cherith Hall at CornerStone Farm in Red Oak, Virginia, which is owned…

Most teachers will tell you that reading is a great way to get ahead in school. A group of teachers from eastern Mecklenburg County is hoping to instill the love of reading from a very early age.

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The 2020 Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign will begin October 1. Lake Country Detachment 1085, Marine Corps League of South Hill has been supporting this program for the last 17 years for the children of Mecklenburg County. You can help the Marines Corps League Members this year by…

Considering a career in technology?  On Tuesday, October 20th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, Southside Virginia Community College will be hosting a virtual summit for women interested in pursuing a career in today’s digital world.  

You decided to try growing herbs this summer and now that they are ready to harvest, you might need to know exactly what to do.  There is not one rule for all herbs so I will attempt to break it down for you.

Seven Virginia public schools are among the 367 schools named today as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors high performing schools and schools making exemplary progress toward closing achievement gaps.

The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will conduct a training exercise on military installations in Virigina and North Carolina from Sept. 27 to Oct. 15, 2020, as part of regularly-scheduled training in preparation for an overseas deployment.Training events will take place in South Boston and C…

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital would like to welcome Dr. Charles Nwaokocha to our family of health care providers at Chase City Primary Care Center, located on 200 Fifth Street, in Chase City.

A group I belong to was considering a fall plant sale since everything was canceled this spring due to the pandemic.  One member commented “What’s the point?”.  I thought there are probably a lot of people that think that gardening wraps up at summers end. That couldn’t be further from the t…

The Clarksville Lions are always proud to say “We Serve”.  That is most evident despite the COVID 19 pandemic that has invaded so many communities throughout the world.  Although COVID 19 has disrupted our lives, the Lions continue to step forward and serve the community.

The local William Taylor Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has been recognized with a number of awards presented in recognition for  excellence in meeting challenges extended annually to chapters of the organization at both the state and national level.  

Park View High School teacher, Vicki Soyars, has been named Regional Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Department of Education. Region VIII is made up of twelve schools including those in Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mec…

“Whereas, The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama wishes to recognize Bertha “Bert” L. Ragsdale on the occasion of her retirement as Administrative Associate to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration; and