About Us

In 1884, The Chase City Clipper began serving the citizens 

of Chase City and the surrounding area.  Four years later, the paper 

was purchased and renamed the Chase City Progress.  Over the years, 

the paper has expanded and today-as the Mecklenburg News Progress-

the paper covers Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and the surrounding 

areas.  Communities covered by the News Progress include Chase City, 

Clarksville, Boydton, South Hill, La Crosse and Brodnax.  A community 

paper, the News Progress features news coverage on events of area 

interest including news from local governments, crime, courts, public 

events, churches, social news and events as well as area schools and 

sports plus features of interest from around the area.

The News Progress and its staff take great pride in being the 

hometown paper and in having served Southside Virginia longer than any 

other publication.  Our mission is to build on that history and 

tradition by continuing to serve our readers and advertisers with 

complete, fair and accurate news and information they can depend on.