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Some of you may remember a story about Sophie Crowder, the 14 year old Freshman who participated in the Go For Launch Full Steam Ahead event held in Durham, NC. Sophie was a member of a group called The Pisces Project that participated in the event, which brought together students to learn t…

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For the second year Dance It Out has hosted the Dancing with the Stars fundraiser benefiting the Dancers Against Cancer organization. The event follows the same format as the popular television competition including three judges, contestants, fan favorite voting for the audience, and the cov…

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The Mecklenburg County School Board enjoyed a light agenda at their monthly meeting on November 18. Members in attendance included Vice Chairman, Gavin Honeycutt, Dora Garner, Brent Richey, Glenn Edwards, Lindell Palmer, and Wanda Bailey, along with School Superintendent, Paul Nichols and Sc…

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Every year the Chamber of Commerce selects a Grand Marshal to lead the Hometown Christmas Parade through the streets of downtown South Hill. This honor is bestowed on a local citizen who displays a sense of pride in the community and this year that person will be South Hill Police Officer, C…

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Amber and Amanda met taking group fitness classes at Freedom Life Fitness. The two started training for a half marathon together in November of 2018 where they would spend their time getting to know each other during the 10 to 13 mile runs. They talked about their individual fitness goals an…

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Law enforcement responded to a welfare check on Theater Road. The gentleman had left the residence around 10 or 11 a.m. but police did not receive the call until 1 p.m., giving the man a two hour lead. The subject was last seen heading into the woods with a rifle. Schools in the surrounding …

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On November 7 at approximately 1:15 p.m. local law enforcement responded to a call on Theater road in South Hill. At least 15 deputies, troopers, and officers were on scene. The suspect, armed with a high powered rifle fled into the woods surrounding the property. K9’s were brought in to ass…

The South Hill Christmas Parade will take place on December 8 at 2p.m. ALL entries must be received at the Chamber of Commerce no later than Thursday, December 5. Each entry must be approved by the Parade Committee and must be decorated in a Christmas theme. No candy or Santa’s please. There…

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Feed More invites you to join them Wednesday, November 13 for the opening of the South Hill Branch. This distribution center will support agencies in Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg counties as well as the city of Emporia. 

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Voters in Mecklenburg County clearly showed their preference for Republican leadership in Richmond on Tuesday, handing GOP State Senator Frank Ruff and Delegate Tommy Wright sizable wins inside the county.

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Southside Virginia Community College congratulated the first graduates of the Utility Solar Panel Installation Technician Program on November 1. The courses are taught at the SVCC Occupational/ Technical Center. Throughout their training students earn the following credentials: Solar System …

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Earlier this week, Brodnax Police Chief Joe Carey followed a gut feeling and decided to ride around the old Brodnax Mill plant located at 2 Kerr Drive. There had recently been a break-in at the mill with no suspects in custody. Chief Carey noticed a strange vehicle parked in front of the loa…

State Farm of South Hill would like you to meet their newest Customer Service Representative, Maria Venegas. She has been with the agency since July and looks forward to helping and getting to know the clients. Maria has always worked in sales in the past and is currently striving for a degr…

The 2019 Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign began October 1. Lake Country Detachment 1085, Marine Corps League of South Hill has been supporting this program for the past 17 years for the children of Mecklenburg County. You can help the league this year by dropping off a new, unwrap…

The Episcopal Veteran’s fellowship will be holding a service of prayer at All Saints Episcopal Church on Monday, November 11 at 6 p.m. In remembrance of their service, we would like to pray for Veteran’s, living or deceased, and for those are still serving. 

The South Hill Masonic Lodge No. 297 A.F. & A.M. welcomed Grand Senior Warden, Right Worshipful James Winfield Golladay, Jr. as the guest speaker on Thursday’s Ladies Night.  Golladay was named Master Mason in March 1968 at the Winchester Hiram Lodge No. 21. He has been the recipient of …

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The Mecklenburg County Public School Board was called to order on Monday, October 21, by Vice Chairman Gavin Honeycutt. The board members present were Doris Garner, Brent Richey, Gavin Honeycutt, Glenn Edwards, Lindell Palmer, Rob Campbell, and Wanda Bailey. The meeting agenda included the a…

The South Central Fair offered its first ever Idol Contest this year. Following the same layout as popular TV show “American Idol” the contestants were judged and scored on their performances. Each contestant was allowed to sing two songs of their choice and after all performers were finishe…

The annual Ford Drive 4 UR School fundraiser was held at First Christian School on Wednesday, October 9 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event raises money for the school by allowing participants to test vehicles provided by Hardee Ford of South Hill. The school received $20 for each driver who reg…

The training was held Tuesday night in the General District courtroom in Boydton. It was taught by Josh Carroll, a deputy with the MCSO. Josh said, “I attended this same class during School Resource Officer training. I was so moved by the class that I went through Texas A&M to become a c…

Exiled hosted their 11th annual YANAD event at Screaming Eagle Trucking in Bracey this weeked. The event included a poker run, yard sale, dinner and auction. According to Justin Steffey, VP of Exiled MC, the weather for the poker run was excellent. There were no injuries and they raised alot…

On Saturday October 5 members of the Lake Country Detachment #1085 Marine Corps League hosted their annual 5K run/walk at the Tobacco Heritage Trail, trailhead in La Crosse.  The event raises money for the league’s scholarship program through race registration fees and local sponsorship. Ons…

The Park View High School varsity volleyball team topped Southampton HS 3-1 on Thursday night to stay perfect in Tri-Rivers District play.

Integrity Billing has long been a staple in the South Hill community and since May of this year it is under new ownership. Youngkeun Son, or “YK” for short, made the decision to purchase the business after being introduced to the community by former owner, Donna Stotesberry. “She was a kind …

In 1989, the United States Congress passed the first National Domestic Violence Awareness month commemorative legislation designating the month of October as a time raise public awareness and education regarding domestic violence effects on society. 

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On Thursday October 3 the Mecklenburg County School Board held a public meeting to discuss construction bids for the new middle and high school facilities. In a 5 to 1 vote the board elected to open rebids in hopes of lowering the cost of the new schools construction. Board members in attend…

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On Wednesday night the Park View Middle School homecoming court was presented during halftime at the Park View versus Bluestone football game. Sixth grade prince, Carter Early, and sixth grade princess, Brandy Whittle, were escorted onto field followed by seventh grade prince, Derrion Brooks…

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The Lake Gaston Volunteer Fire Department fought a brush fire today on Highway 903 in Bracey. Located about 5 miles from I-85. According to firefighters on the scene, the likely cause was a lit cigarette. Firefighters managed to get all the fires put out across the field before they reached …

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The Mecklenburg County School Board held it’s public bid opening on Tuesday, September 17 at 2 pm at the School Board office. The lowest bid was accepted at  $128,600,000.00 by Cleveland Construction, a company based out of Charlotte, NC. This bid still leaves the budget at a $34 million dol…

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Virginia Smith, a Prince George native, is challenging Senator Frank Ruff for his seat as Senator for the 15th District of Virginia. Ms. Smith is a former teacher, teaching kids from kindergarten through fifth grade. In a quote from her website, Virginia’s desire to help others led her onto …

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If you’ve ever had the opportunity to meet and spend time with Kim Callis, South Hill Town Manager, you see a man dedicated to serving the town of South Hill. He shared his view on the media, newspapers specifically, as partners. His goal is to promote his town and community. He recognized t…

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Approximately 8:24 am Monday morning tones rang out for a structure fire located on Union Level Road in South Hill. South Hill Volunteer Fire Department responded and with the aid of the LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department were able to extinguish the fire quickly. There was no damage to surro…

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Earlier Monday afternoon Mecklenburg County 911 received a call about a suspicious person near the Steel Bridge on South Highway 1. A jet skier also reported finding a boat in the water, motor down and up against the shore. No persons were reported on board. Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Depar…

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Cedar Grove Plantation is a hidden gem in Mecklenburg County. Originally built by John Taylor Lewis in 1838, this greek revival home was listed on the Registry of Historical places in 2010. In an interview with the Butler, Rick Spurlock, he expressed that the upkeep of the estate is truly a …

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During a one on one, candid interview with Republican Senator Frank Ruff on Thursday, he opened up about the state of the district and his run for re-election. Senator Ruff started his political career in 1993 when he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He was elected into the Vi…

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Katie Davis will not be appearing as planned on Saturday, September 7 for the Families Embracing Autism together event. The event has been cancelled due to possible inclement weather. The Women of the Moose yard sale will still go on at 7 am with breakfast items available, rain or shine. Be …

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The King of the County game between Park View High School and Bluestone High School has been cancelled. This action is taken as a disciplinary matter for the actions of the Bluestone Football team at last Fridays game against John Marshall. This decision was made after significant interactio…

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Friday nights concert in Centennial Park featuring Katie Davis, Jason Link and local Jason Houchins has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather. No reschedule date has been set at this time. 

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Last Saturday, a theft occurred at the Backdoor Bistro. During an interview with Katie Pridgen, owner/operator of the restaurant she stated “When a friend of mine came in to pick up his food, I said to him, ‘Take a look at our pumpkin! It’s gotten so big!’, he stepped outside and came back i…

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Saturday the SHVFD held its annual bucket drive to raise funds for new equipment and gear. According to Chief Rosser Wells, the drive was a huge success and the entire squad thanks everyone in the community who donated and support them in all of their efforts. Speaking with several firefight…

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We Care, located at 139 Country Lane, South Hill, Virginia is owned and operated by Executive Director, Kevin White. We Care is an upstart youth center that Mr. White opened with the goal in mind of creating a safe haven where kids can go not just for “after school” care but for enrichment a…

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Backyard Birds and Coffee plus more is a family owned business right off I-85 in Bracey, Virginia. Owned by Clyde Wilson, it is a sanctuary for the locals and the weary travelers that pass through. According Ashley, a traveler enjoying breakfast and coffee with her children while traveling h…

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There’s only one month left until The Complex’s (MCCSC) Live Auction Fundraiser on September 21, at 6 p.m. takes place. The Mecklenburg County Community Services Corporation (MCCSC) in Clarksville, commonly known as The Complex, is presenting their annual live auction fundraiser. This year t…

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Approximately 3:20 this afternoon, a car drove into a pond on Mile Rd. in South Hill. South Hill Volunteer Fire Department and Southside Rescue responded immediately. At the time of this posting no details were available. Check back as updates will be made when they become available.

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Wednesday, the DMV in South Hill held a fundraiser to raise money for the Alzheimers association and to help the homeless. Paula, a branch teller there, put herself in a chair outside on the front lawn and took water balloon bullets all day. Every person who stopped by paid a dollar per ball…

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Sophie Crowder, a fourteen year old South Hill native and Freshman at Kenston Forest, has had one heck of a year. Back in January, Sophie and a team of others with her who called themselves The Pisces Project, participated in the Go For Launch - Full STEaM Ahead event, hosted by Higher Orbit…