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RICHMOND— As of Monday, July 6, evictions will be allowed to resume in Virginia. Last Monday Governor Northam announced a $50 million in federal CARES Act funding will be used for a short-term rent and mortgage relief program to “assist Virginians facing eviction or foreclosure”. 

LAWRENCEVILLE – There is a new business in town! Make plans to stop at Lake Country General Store, at 143 West Hicks Street, offering “old-fashioned” products and basic grocery items. 

RICHMOND— Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam, announced on Tuesday, June 30 that bar seating will continue to be prohibited as the state moves into Phase Three on Wednesday, July 1. Northam made it clear that he is taking a “cautious approach and is prepared to implement tighter restrictions i…

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** Important Notice **To All South Hill Citizens and Businesses:We urgently need your help to conserve water until further notice. On the evening of July 1, the Roanoke River Service Authority experienced a leak on a major water line that affects the water supply to our town and region. Repa…

On June 25th, we held our first public hearing to discuss the details and eligibility requirements of the Mecklenburg County SBRAF.  If you were unable to attend and would like to see the recorded version of the meeting, you can find the link here, on the County’s YouTube Channel: https://ww…

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) has been awarded First Place in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Spotlight on Excellence Awards program that recognizes leading communication practices for 800 plus electric cooperatives across the nation. MEC received the rec…

The Confederate monument on courthouse square was dedicated on November 9, 1911, in memory of those who fought for the confederacy during the civil war. It was reported that several thousand people attended the unveiling of the monument.  Efforts began in 1905, at a Confederate veteran’s reu…

South Hill Rotary Club President for 2019-2020 year Gary Smith (right) presented the Rotarian of the Year award to Al Veeck for his efforts as community events chairperson for the year 2019-2020. The club met at The South Hill Moose Lodge for the first time over three months and just in time…

Dr. Shivaram has been employed at VCU Health CMH for two years.  As VCU Health CMH's pulmonologist she helps patients with various pulmonary issues and is a vital part of the CMH family of physicians.  The nomination form submitted on her behalf by Mellisa Black, Director of Acute Care Nursi…

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) will resume a full schedule of classes this fall beginning August 24th. In what the college is terming its “HyFlex” approach to course delivery, class options (depending on needs of each discipline) may include a mix of in-person instruction, expan…

The Virginia Department of Health is offering FREE COVID-19 testing at the Brunswick County Conference Center Parking Lot located at 100 Athletic Field Road in Lawrenceville. The event will be held on Friday, June 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tests are available on a first come first served b…

Newly elected Town Council memebers Joseph Taylor Jr., Gavin Honeycutt and Shep Moss were sworn in on Wednesday, June 17 at Town Hall. Dean Marion was sworn in for his second term as Mayor of South Hill. Also present was Circuit Court Clerk, Michelle Gregory. Not pictured: Delores Luster.

Governor Northam announced the third phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan on June 18. As of right now, Virginia is still in Phase Two of the Forward Virginia plan which allowed for restaurants to offer indoor seating at 50% of their capacity, and allowed social gatherings to expand to a maxi…

The South Hill Lions Club finally got back together after over 3 months of no meetings to install new officers for 2020-2021 year. The club met at the South Hill Moose Lodge which will be their new meeting location going forward.  Pictured:  President Carman Choate, Director Tammy Green, Ins…

Published author, Mary Smith Spruell, will be releasing a book of poems soon. The book is entitled “The Wonders of Time” and talks about the universe, nature, and its beauty as it captures many things large and small, all in time. 

Kenny Pitts, President (right) of The Auxiliary of VCU Health/ Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill presented CEO Scott Burnett (left) with a check for $33, 000 Monday as part of their ongoing fundraising commitment to the hospital. They hold fundraisers throughout the year as well as o…

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VCU Health and MCV Physicians are closing VCU Health Internal Medicine at South Hill located at 412 Durant Street, South Hill, VA 23970 effective June 27, 2020. VCU Health and MCV Physicians also are closing their neurology clinic located at 501 Lombardy Street, South Hill, VA 23970 effectiv…

Will Woodall with The VCU/Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in South Hill presented the Lou Saunders award to Charlene Gray Monday morning. The award is the highest honor presented to a volunteer and Gray was recognized for her efforts in helping with events and volunteering at the facil…

Update: On Thursday, June 18 the judge that originally issued the injunction has extended the injunction indefinitely. The judge, Judge Bradley B. Cavedo, has set another hearing for the issue on July 23. The plaintiff's lawyer has been granted a 21 day period to file a new complaint because…

BRACEY, VA— On Saturday, June 13, Sergeant Baird with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office was stationary at Lake Gaston Fire Department and observed numerous vehicles entering a private drive located at 7598 Highway 903. He then heard what he assumed was either firecrackers or gunshots. …

The South Hill Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched around 1:42 p.m. to Interstate 85. A tree has fallen on a single vehicle and is blocking the roadway around mile marker 14 Northbound. No injuries have been reported. There have been reports of multiple trees down along the highway. Ple…

SOUTH HILL— The Virginia Department of Health offered free drive thru COVID-19 testing on Saturday, June 13 at the Golden Leaf Warehouse in South Hill. Tests were available on a first come, first served basis for anyone ages 10 and up. By the end of the day 219 individuals were tested. 

SOUTH HILL— Over the weekend members of the community came together for change. Everyone gathered at Centennial Park in town and from there marched around the block to bring awareness to a cause that has “plagued this nation” for hundreds of years; equality for all human beings. 

The South Hill Lions Club was presented with a bell from PDG Heather Jones-Lancto from the Richmond Host Lions Club last week. South Hill’s bell and other items were damaged in the fire at Brian’s a few months ago and the club has been replacing them while searching for a new meeting location.   

SOUTH HILL— The Virginia Department of Health offered free drive thru COVID-19 testing on Saturday, June 13 at the Golden Leaf Warehouse in South Hill. Tests were available on a first come, first served basis for anyone ages 10 and up. By the end of the day 219 individuals were tested. 

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a temporary restriction of all visitation, but as a health care organization, we understand the important role that family and friends play in healing and recovery.  As of June 11, 2020, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital will allow restricted visitation, eac…

Pastor Alfredia Lee will be the speaker for the June Aglow meeting on June 27th at 10:00 a.m. She will air via the South Hill Aglow Community Lighthouse Facebook page and conference call using 978-990-5000, access number 783647. Limited seats are available at New Life Ministries where she wi…

Chad B. Harrison, director of operations for Womack Publishing, the company which owns the Star-Tribune newspaper and 18 other newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina, has been elected as the president-elect for the Virginia Press Association (VPA). 

The South Hill Volunteer Fire Department and the Southside Rescue Squad are responding to a multi vehicle crash on Interstate 85 Northbound just past the Virginia rest station on the North Carolina side. There appear to be five vehicles involved. As of 10:44 a.m. all units were clear from th…

Tucker is a 2 year old, 57 lb. Hound that was found hungry and with injuries at CVS parking lot. He is soft-spoken, mild-mannered and kind. He stands on his hind legs and wraps his big paws around you to hug. Tucker loves attention, running and romping, and plays beautifully with other dogs.…

Board members of The South Hill Lions Club reconvened Monday night after three months of COVID 19 restrictions to discuss a plan of action for a new meeting place following the fire at Brian’s last month.  Club members presented several plans and will proceed with a new meeting place startin…

The South Hill Rotary Club would like to thank all those who purchased a flag for the Flags for Heroes Rotary Fundraiser. The flags are located in front of Discount Furniture Center on One Peebles Street in South Hill and will fly in memory and in honor all those who are considered heroes in…

In early March, many Americans started hearing more about a novel Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 that was spreading like wildfire across our nation.  Most people didn’t know a lot about this virus and wondered if it would even reach the local people of rural Southside Virginia. 

Due to COVID19 setting things back a bit the  Census 2020   is letting everyone know that they are  still hiring for Census Takers in the area as we plan to come out of the Corona Virus restrictions. They are also encouraging you to fill out your forms as soon as you can if you got them in t…