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HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. -- In order to protect the health of residents and visitors, the Southside Health District is issuing a notice about a cat testing positive for rabies in the area of intersection U.S. Highway 501 North and Route 603 (Volens Road).

BRUNSWICK, MECKLENBURG, & HALIFAX, VIRGINIA – Southside Behavioral Health will be hosting its annual Art Show on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. The art show showcases original artwork created by the talented individuals who receive our services. This year’s theme is “The View From Here” highl…

RICHMOND, VA – If you’ve always wanted to try fishing, now is your chance! You may fish without a license again this year, during the first weekend in June. Take advantage of the free fishing days, June 2-4 and enjoy the great outdoors with your family and friends without having to spend mon…

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When it comes to music, there’s a closeness among family members that cannot be overstated. Harmonies are sweeter, rhythms are tighter, and emotions are heightened. For Williamson Branch, music and family have been melding for three generations that incorporates Bluegrass, Country, and Gospe…

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The National Rifle Association Foundation has awarded the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department a grant totaling $6,000 to fund equipment for officers assigned the responsibility of protecting our schools. "We are very excited about being the recipients of this grant," said Sheriff Robert …

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Virginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Mecklenburg County. The crash occurred May 24, 2023 at 1 p.m. on Route 58, less than a mile east of Route 669.

RICHMOND – Virginia Promise in Action (VPiA) today named a bipartisan group of six Virginia legislators—Senator George Barker, Senator Mamie Locke, Senator Frank Ruff, Delegate Terry Austin, Delegate Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, and Delegate Terry Kilgore—as 2023 Child Care Champions of the Year.

A beautiful, sunny weekend greeted thousands from across the country at the 19th annual Gaff-n-Go Lineworker Rodeo, held May 19-20 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell. Competing in the event, which was hosted by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, were 200…

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On Thursday, May 11, Governor Youngkin’s office announced the Southside Planning District Commission (SPDC) and its internet partner, EMPOWER Broadband, were awarded $8.5 million to expand its fiber network and services to an additional 4,804 addresses in portions of Brunswick, Charlotte, Gr…

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Tim and Leila Baldwin turned their seven-year dream project into reality by opening a family-friendly game and hobbies shop on Virginia Avenue. The couple hails from Raleigh where the area is saturated with similar shops, so opening one themselves wasn’t practical. However, they knew that Cl…

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SOUTH HILL, VA- On May 12 at 4:23 p.m., Mecklenburg County Emergency Communications Center was notified that a bank was robbed in the 800 block of North Mecklenburg Avenue (Touchstone Bank) in South Hill.

The Big Lake Flea Market made it out this year without any bad weather! Though there was some sprinkling here and there Saturday morning, no big storms hit and shut down the market early. There were over 50 vendors at this year’s event who sold unique items such as handmade jewelry, wreaths,…

Chase City’s planning committee and town council heard from the parties of Beverly Carey and Nayef Abushaar regarding a rezoning dispute Monday. Carey owns a property adjacent to 22 North Madison Street which contains 0.26 acres that were originally part of the property located at 408 West S…

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Buggs Island Lake was taken over this past week by fisherman aiming for the top spot of the 2023 Division 3 Bassmaster Open. 222 pro-angler fisherman competed over the three day event; the top forty pro-anglers received a portion of the over $286,000 cash prize. A little over $63,000 was spl…

Are you having difficulty managing your Type 2 Diabetes? Perhaps you simply have questions about Type 2 diabetes and would like to discuss your concerns in a non-clinical setting. Join us for Balanced Living with Diabetes, a six-week series being offered at the Mecklenburg Cooperative Extens…

RICHMOND – Among the five new historical markers coming to roadsides in Virginia are signs that will highlight businesses in the City of Lexington that welcomed Black travelers during the period of racial segregation in the 20th century; a school founded by four sisters to teach young women …

RICHMOND, VA — In-person voting for the June 20, 2023, primary election begins Friday, May 5 and will continue through June 17. Of the 133 cities and counties in Virginia, 66 of them will be holding a primary election for at least one office.

The Planners reviewed an application submitted by Jamar Coleman for a special exception permit which would allow him to operate a vehicle salvage yard. The land—located on the south side of HWY 738 White House Road and about a mile west of its intersection with Hite Drive—is currently zoned …

On April 27 at 8:10 a.m., dispatchers were notified that two people were shooting at each other in the 500 block of Ogburn Street in South Hill. Officers arrived on scene and determined that there was only one individual shooting a firearm. No injuries occurred during the shooting and the su…

Farmville—It’s one of the most competitive awards for undergraduates in the country. Only a handful of college juniors each year—typically from the most elite universities—are selected for the Harry. S. Truman Scholarship.

APPOMATTOX, Va. – Fifteen men and women are behind bars on multiple illegal drug, firearm and abuse charges following a long-term criminal investigation by the Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force. Along with the arrests, investigators seized methamphetamine, heroin, Fentanyl, cocaine and num…

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Virginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Halifax County. The crash occurred April 17, 2023 at 7:50 a.m. on Route 58, less than a mile east of Ramble Rd.

MacCallum More Museum & Gardens has been hit by a series of vandalism incidents in less than a month’s time. These incidents have resulted in approximately $4,750 in damages.

South Hill, VA. (April 10, 2023) – Because the spread of COVID-19 is at a low community level in Mecklenburg County, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital has returned to pre-COVID visiting policies and demasked on Monday, April 10, at 8:00 a.m. Masks are no longer required in CMH facilitie…

According to a recent study presented by Deputy County Administrator Alex Gottschalk, Mecklenburg County has seen an increase of about 500 people moving in to the area in the past year.

Southside Behavioral Health recently hosted its 10th 40-hour core training class for the CIT Program. The participants were made up of local law enforcement, 911 Operators, Virginia Park Services, Virginia State Police, and MRRJ (Meherrin River Regional Jail). The Instructors continue to be …

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Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative contractors, Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC crew #029011, were in the right place at the right time to rescue a Clover man who had fallen into a burning ditch. This past February, Willie Privette, of Mount Laurel Road, was attempting to contain a small brushfire w…

It is time to finish the job! Dogged determination, fundraising, and generous citizens have brought the Clarksville Community Players (CCP) to the finish line of the Clarksville Fine Arts Center renovations. In this, the organizations’ fiftieth year, a push begins to complete the third and f…

The planning commission has voted to move forward with setting a cap for solar within the county. Last month, they decided that a cap of 2,300 acres underneath panels would be the best for the county. A 2,300 acre cap will allow enough room for all of the established solar farms and the sola…

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Join the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce for their 17th annual celebration of the Lake Country Wine Festival in historic downtown Clarksville this Saturday, April 8 at the new location 617 Virginia Avenue. The festival will be held from Noon to 5p.m.

Open House Announcement: RC DEVCO LLC is proposing to construct the Lone Oak Agrisolar Facility on approximately 45 acres in the Bluestone District of Mecklenburg County. The project will consist of a dual-use, farming and solar photovoltaic facility with a capacity of up to 4.99 MWac. It is…

Open House Announcement: RC DEVCO LLC is proposing to construct the New Hope Agrisolar Facility on approximately 45 acres in the Buckhorn District of Mecklenburg County. The project will consist of a dual-use, farming and solar photovoltaic facility with a capacity of up to 4.99 MWac. It is …

CHASE CITY — Dorothy Lipsitz Robinson — Chase City native, Chase City High School graduate, and former Chase City Council Member — was honored by Virginia’s General Assembly on the eve of her 101st birthday. Delegate Wright patroned the Commendation, and presented it to her at her home Thurs…

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MECKLENBURG — The Virginia Tourism Corporation has released 2021’s tourism visitation numbers. According to their research team Mecklenburg has seen another significant increase in its tourism visitation.

The Mecklenburg Scholarship Association (MSA) is offering the below three scholarship opportunities for the 2023-24 academic school year. Only one scholarship per applicant will be awarded. The postmarked deadline date is April 15, 2023. Questions may be submitted to dottie.bratton@gmail.com.