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Mecklenburg trustees reschedule for July 31 to talk contract extension for Thornton

Board chair hails performance, but move draws outside fire

Phone cooperative rolls out 4G wireless service in county, region

Jobs program offers wage subsidy

Firms offered help with new hires

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Complex hosts tournaments

A total of 17 teams will compete for the Dixie Youth baseball AAA and O-Zone state crowns.

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FRIENDLY SKIES

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Robie Potts, developer of Potts Landing, standing in front of the airpark’s landing strip. The Elmo-area residential community has sprung up at the former site of Wellspring Academy.
Potts Landing, the area’s only gated airpark, touts wonders of flight

South Boston home scorched by Monday fire

A Monday morning fire razed a two-story rental house at 1911 N. Main Street in South Boston despite quick action by firefighters to quell the blaze.

County native, advocate for disabled takes story to U.S. Senate

South Boston News
Norma Robertson-Dabrowski, a South Boston native now living in Pennsylvania, joined other disability advocates in testimony before the Senate education, labor and health committee.
Robertson-Dabrowski overcomes struggles

Water authority looks to Banister for backup

In wake of coal ash spill, and with N.C. localities looking to tap the Dan, HCSA eyes alternatives

HIDDEN TREASURE

South Boston News
Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville welcomed international visitors on Monday, July 14 from Belgium. The Serbest family of Linter, Belgium was wrapping up three weeks of touring the East Coast and decided to camp in the area. Kerim and Lieve with their four children Yoran, 11, Ilyas, 13, Iris, 15, and Sara, 18, were making the most of their stay — bird watching, learning about the Native American culture in the Commonwealth, and taking a few minutes looking for a local geocache. Kerim added that connecting to the historical peoples of the region and exploring the natural surroundings were two of the many reasons to explore the world, and looks to share and create those experiences with his family.
Geocaching is challenging and fun, and available in Halifax and surrounding area

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