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South Hill Elementary building gets new life as apartment project

South Hill Town Council and the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors toured the site of South Hill’s latest redevelopment project on Monday, the former South Hill Elementary School, located at 313 Franklin Street.


A historic property is being brought back to life

The Town of South Hill recently announced the repurposing of the former South Hill Elementary School, located at 313 Franklin Street. On January 9, HGM&S 2, a local private investment group, assumed ownership of the former elementary school. HGM&S 2, LLC has been working since September of 2018 to c


North Carolina school district cutting food options during government shutdown

VANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Vance County Schools said it is reducing its lunch menu options,including its offering of fresh fruits and vegetables, in an effort to conserve food and funding during the government shutdown.


Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell pushes for racial reconciliation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is leading a group trying to promote racial harmony as Virginia commemorates the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans in the state.


Comets get back on track

MVHS 10 8 11 4 - 33 Halifax: K. Dixon 13; M. Spraggins 10; T. Dunkley 6; O. Slayton 3; K. Ferrell 2; B. Truesdale 2; M. Williams 2; J. Wells 2. Magna Vista: J. LeGrand 9; C. Gravely 7; T. Grant 6; T. Johnson 4; J. Dalton 3; M. Ross 2; R. Johnson 2.


Ag interests weigh impact of solar farms

With the possibility of four utility-scale solar energy projects locating in Mecklenburg County, county supervisors, farmers and others debated their benefits during a meeting of the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors agriculture committee Tuesday night in South Hill.


Doll museum to close, items from Evans collection to be sold to public

After three decades as a drawing card for tourists and visitors to the area, the Virginia S. Evans Doll Museum in South Hill will be closing in February. You may want to stop by soon and take a last look at the dolls from the collection of the late Evans, a local second grade teacher who spent her l


114-count indictment for fraud issued

LAWRENCEVILLE – A Brunswick County grand jury indicted Barry Bruno Hite, Sr., 54, on 114 counts of fraud, obtaining money by false pretenses having a value of $200 or more, from March 15, 2018 to July 23, 2018.


'He had the best smile in the world': Sister mourns Dinwiddie teen killed in crash

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- The Kendus family is mourning the loss of their son and brother after he was killed in a car crash in Brunswick County on Sunday. Donovan Kendus was just a few months shy of his 17th birthday.


Captain W. Shane Johnson graduates from the F.B. I.’s National Academy Program

The Town of South Hill, Police Department, is pleased to announce the graduation of Captain W. Shane Johnson from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy Program at Quantico, VA. Two hundred and forty nine law enforcement professionals graduated from the 274th session on December 14,


Family of Virginia mom killed after Snapchat post pleads for change in driving law

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) - A family pleading for change visited the Virginia State Capitol Wednesday, holding a photograph of Lakin Ashlyn Gabel that was uploaded to Snapchat in 2017.


Expansion, taxes and ERA on agenda

The 2019 General Assembly session has officially gaveled in. This year will be a short session (46 days) where we tackle important issues such as tax cuts, improving access to higher education and improving health care. Every week during session I look forward to recapping what happened in Richmond


NC school system will reduce lunch menus due to shutdown

HENDERSON, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina school system says it has revised its school lunch menu because of the federal government shutdown. Vance County Schools officials announced on their Facebook page that starting Jan. 21, students will receive one main dish, bread, two vegetables, one fruit an


Mecklenburg supes take no action on Ladybug, mull solar requirements

Solar farms were the main topic at Monday’s meeting of the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors, although supervisors postponed action of an application for a fourth solar farm in the county, the proposed Ladybug facility at the corner of Redlawn Road and Highway 903 near Bracey.


74-year-old man killed in Nottoway County crash

NOTTOWAY COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- A 74-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Nottoway County Tuesday morning. According to Virginia State Police, a 1997 Toyota 4 Runner was traveling eastbound when it crossed the center line and veered off the road to the left down an embankment before s


Sears store at Virginia Center Commons mall closes Sunday

Even as Sears chairman Eddie Lampert is trying to salvage what's left of the iconic retailer, the Sears store at Virginia Center Commons mall in northern Henrico County is counting down its last days.


Angel Tree Project brings Christmas cheer to more than 500

The spirit of giving was alive and well in Warren County during the holiday season, allowing the local Department of Social Services to spread Christmas cheer to 518 area residents through it annual Angel Tree Project.


Robertson retires after 4 decades of public service

Dedicated, hard working, and passionate about his job are just a few of the terms used to describe Macon Robertson as he was recognized during a retirement dinner honoring him on Dec. 29.


Community club seeks new members

The Macon Community Club, formerly known as the Macon Woman’s Club, would like to invite you to join us. The purpose of the club is to work in Christian fellowship for the good of our community.


Warrenton: Survey could expand historic district

The town of Warrenton may expand its historic district following completion of an updated architectural survey later this year. The survey is being performed by staff with the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, who spoke at Monday night’s meeting of the Warrenton Town Board.