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At the April 9 South Hill Town Council budget meeting Councilman Shep Moss raised questions about the funding being provided to the Colonial Theater from the Town. The Colonial Theater requested $155,000 from the Town this Fiscal Year and $175,000 for the next. The Budget and Finance Committ…

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Ruth McDonald, Exec. Director of the Selah Center was the speaker at the April 8th Rotary meeting. The Selah Center’s purpose is “Helping Pregnant Women Make Choices That Will Save Lifetimes” for both the child and the parent(s). Through their Earn While You Learn curriculum, they offer both…

Delegate Roslyn Tyler, who represents the 75th District in the Virginia General Assembly, hosted a virtual town hall meeting on March 24, 2021 to provide information about the process in place to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. Invited guests were Dr. Danny Avula, Virginia Vaccine Coordina…

Jimmy Reese, of Apex, North Carolina, grew up on a tenant tobacco farm just outside of South Hill, Virginia. For the past few years he has posted stories about his experiences growing up on the farm on his Facebook page. Many of his readers have urged Jimmy to publish a collection of these s…

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LAWRENCEVILLE – Markeetia Sherelle Rawles, 21, from Roanoke Rapids, N.C. is charged with delivery of drugs, firearms, etc. to a prisoner on March 25, 2021.

Many local residents have expressed concerns over panhandlers in the area. On most days you will find two or more people sitting in the general area of Wal-Mart holding signs that ask for contributions to homelessness, hunger, etc. The concern comes from those who say that they have witnesse…

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Kacy Freeman was challenged by her teacher at Dance It Out Jazz Ensemble in South Hill to give back to the community and support a good cause. Kacy chose to run a diaper drive to support The Selah Center.

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CHASE CITY, VA - Catherine “Cat” Graham, has recently been named as Executive Director of MacCallum More Museum and Gardens. She replaces Liz Lowrance, who retired in November of 2020.

At approximately 3:27 p.m. on Wednesday, Mecklenburg County Emergency Communications Center alerted Company 4, Mecklenburg Rescue, South Hill Boat 7, and Lake Gaston Boat 8 to a capsized watercraft with subjects in the water. Unit 78 and Boat 7 with four Rescue Members responded and deployed…

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Purposeful Journey, a non-profit organization aimed at enriching the youth of Chase City, opened doors on Wednesday, March 24. The organization boasts a recording studio and podcast room, PJ’s music hall, PJ’s Cafe, as well as a photo studio and space for kids to use as they need at its loca…

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Brunswick Academy received a $500 grant from the Exxon Mobil Corporation in conjunction with Parker Oil Company. Mr. Jamie Lynch of Parker Oil Company presented the check to Mrs. Brittney Weidman, Head of School.  We thank Parker Oil Company for their continued support of Brunswick Academy! 

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Meet Ollie! He's a clown and a big mush. He gets along with all other animals and is so friendly. He gives enormous hugs and loves his toys and people. This Hound has boundless energy and good vibes. Ollie came to the shelter 12/10/20 as a stray weighing 51 lbs. This handsome boy is estimate…

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South Hill, VA – VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) is proud to announce the purchase of new equipment for the Pulmonary Function Lab, which makes it a lot easier for patients with advanced lung disease to perform pulmonary function testing and allows more patients to us…

Recently, members of the Clarksville Lions Club set out to remove trash and debris from a two-mile stretch of Henrico Road in the Clarksville/Buffalo Junction area.  The Clarksville Lions Club is among several civic organizations and residents who work towards keeping the Lakeside community …

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South Hill, VA (3/30/21) – On a Monday in March, four VCU Health CMH volunteers answered phone lines to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the public. The vaccination clinic hotline gets about 200 calls a day.

The South Hill Revitalization Committee will kick off Operation Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 17. The event will take place on the Centennial Park Upper Field from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration and sign in will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Gavin’s House of Flowers & Gifts held a grand reopening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, March 22. The business has been part of the South Hill community for 23 years. Owner Gavin Honeycutt (pictured above) has made a few upgrades to the store’s interior and added new products. (Chambe…

South Hill, VA (3/26/21) – Social workers at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) have an extensive background in many clinical areas. Each discipline has its own society and training based on regulations for those areas. Social workers are available in oncology, to all re…

Late December 2020, the Microsoft Corporation acquired lands from the Mecklenburg and Brunswick County Industrial Development Authorities, the Town of South Hill, and the Clarksville and Chase City Economic Development Authorities. Almost 900 acres of land were purchased in the Hillcrest Bus…

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The Gregory B. Davis Foundation and the Roanoke Valley Breast Cancer Coalition successfully secured a grant from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention Foundation to address COVID-19 vaccine confidence in Warren, Northampton & Halifax Counties.  “COVID 19 Facts Not Fear” is the …

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South Hill, VA – As the Director of Patient Experience at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH), Lillian Gibson, MSHA, is used to announcing the Team Members of the Month for STAR service: Safety, Teamwork, Accountability and Relationships. But when it came to be her turn t…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2,390,400 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide much needed infrastructure improvements around the Commonwealth. The funding was awarded through the Community Facilities Dir…

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Plans are underway for the Historic Garden Week in South Hill with a tour set for April 24 according to Mary Smith, Brunswick Garden Tour Co-Chair.  The tour in South Hill showcases two private gardens; several homes featuring South Hill’s oldest private home, a renovated 150 year old timber…

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that as COVID-19 vaccinations continue to rise in Virginia, certain sports and entertainment venues may begin to operate with additional capacity and indoor and outdoor gathering limits will increase starting Thursday, April 1. He amended Execu…

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First Baptist Church of South Hill welcomed Pastor Steve Battaglia on Sunday, February 21. Battaglia says that he looks forward to the growth of the church, “not just numerically, but in our faith and our relationship with one another.”

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Local radio station owner and radio announcer, Stephanie McDonald, was honored on Saturday, March 20 at the K Sound Praisefest Awards in Hinesville, GA. McDonald also won an award on Sunday, March 14 in Houston, TX as Internets Stations of the Year for all her stations. Stephanie is also a c…

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With the generous support of sponsors First Citizens Bank, Southside Mortgage Services, and VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital, the South Hill Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize Park View Middle School and Park View High School Students of the Month for their outstanding academic …

The Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution made history at its 125th State Conference by holding its annual statewide meeting virtually for the very first time.  There were almost 700 participants who were registered for the one-day event on March 13.  Voting delegates to the conventi…

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The LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department will host a Pork Chop Supper on April 3rd from 3 to 6 p.m. This event will be drive thru only. Plates will consist of 2 pork chops, string beans, boiled potatoes, rolls, dessert, and your choice of drink or water.

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The Alberta Volunteer Fire Department, the South Hill Volunteer Fire Department, and the Southside Rescue Squad are currently working a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 85 at the 20 mile marker of the Southbound lanes. Both lanes have been shut down at this time. 

LAWRENCEVILLE- Brunswick County Public Schools’ Registration and Child Find for Head Start, Pre-School, and Kindergarten will take place on Thursday, April 8, 2021 and Friday, April 9, 2021 at Brunswick County Public Schools Central Office.  To schedule your appointment, please visit the New…

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South Hill, VA (3/16/21) – VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital is currently offering a sports physical for $25.00 per person at CMH Health and Wellness located at 416 Durant Street in South Hill. Parents can call the CMH Health and Wellness office at (434) 774-2541 to schedule an appointm…

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Buckaroo is 2-3 years old, 34 lbs., dynamic, has unique dazzling looks and is so smart and into his people. He really wants an owner to love, play and lookout for. He trains himself on whomever he's with, just waiting for the next command. Buckaroo will make someone a wonderful, loyal compan…

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Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, it has been difficult for the Mecklenburg Chapter of the West End High School Alumni Association to hold fundraising events. Last year’s Annual School Reunion was cancelled due to COVID-19. During these difficult times, Alumni and supporters continue to give …

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The following is an updated briefing from National Weather Service Wakefield, VA as of 9:45 AM, 3/17/21. See the attached image accompanying the briefing highlighting the risk areas and timing for strong to severe storms tonight. Threats: There is a threat of strong to severe thunderstorms T…

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Classic, Performance & Collectible Car Dealership Expands to Second Location to Serve Car Enthusiasts with High Quality Services and High Touch Customer Support 

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Last month Superintendent Paul Nichols asked the Mecklenburg County School Board to consider participating in a virtual academy for the region. In the past week the school system learned that a bill in the General Assembly would allow for parents to keep their children from face-to-face lear…

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On March 15 Deputy Burch observed a vehicle traveling 98 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. The suspect vehicle continued East on HWY 58 and made no attempt to stop after he activated his emergency lights and siren.  As they approached Mecklenburg Manor the vehicle began repeatedly braking and pulled to …

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South Hill, VA (3/9/21) – This year marks the 20th anniversary for VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital awarding a Team Member of the Year!  The selection process involves a separate scoring criteria from the monthly recipients.

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The South Hill Moose Lodge at 1201 West Danville Street held an Open House on Saturday for visitors to see what the newly renovated facility has to offer the community.  The social quarters are open for dining and other activities from 4 until 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday with great fo…