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South Central Fair returns next week

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

Another sure sign of fall, the South Central Fair arrives in Chase City next week for it’s 105th edition. First held on the lawn of the old Mecklenburg Mineral Springs Hotel, the fair quickly became an institution.

Clarksville Players “Second Samuel” opens on Friday

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

The Clarksville Community Players are excited to welcome back guest Director Fred Motley of Danville, Virginia and pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming Southern comedy “Second Samuel” which will run this weekend.

Auditions slated as Prizery, HCLT bring back Scrooge

Date of Story: 
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Source: 
SoVANow.com

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has won hearts all over the world for countless holiday seasons, whether read fireside to the children before bed, or watched on the TV screen for Christmas movie night over a bucket of popcorn while waiting for Santa to arrive; no matter where, or when, or how it was told to us, the story has sparked magic in us all.

Little Shop of Horrors opens Thursday

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

Seymour, played by Michael Pearce, struggles as his botanic creation, Audrey II, starts getting hungry during Monday's rehearsal of the Henderson Rec Players' production of "Little Shop of Horrors." The play will be presented at Vance-Granville Community College's small auditorium at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Big lineup for Prizery’s 10th year

Date of Story: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Source: 
SoVANow.com

Ever since The Prizery opened in September 2005, there has been a performance season each year. The Prizery has hosted various acts from The Vienna Boy’s Choir to Suzanne Vega, the Morgan State Gospel Choir to Oleta Adams. Now as we approach the celebration of our tenth year in operation, we are proud to announce the new performance season for 2015-16.

C.A.T.S. show a knee-slapping, boot-stomping good time

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

Opening Saturday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. on the stage of The Colonial Center for the Performing Arts in South Hill, the “C.A.T.S Country Review,” sponsored by The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and Watkins Hearing Aids, is sure to entertain audiences of all ages from start to finish.

LakeFest 2015 could be biggest on record

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

The crowds came out early and stayed late. Despite extremely hot and humid conditions, unofficial estimates place the number attending Clarksville’s 38th LakeFest on Saturday among the largest ever.

LakeFest 2015 could be biggest on record

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

The crowds came out early and stayed late. Despite extremely hot and humid conditions, unofficial estimates place the number attending Clarksville’s 38th LakeFest on Saturday among the largest ever.

Move over Lakefest, here come the [Hell's] Angels [to Clarksville]

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Source: 
SoVANow.com

With another successful Virginia Lake Festival in the books, Mecklenburg County and the Town of Clarksville are turning their attention to the next big event on the lake: The USA Run, the annual national conference of the Hells Angels, set to take place in Clarksville between July 29 and Aug. 2.

Balloons are a hit as always, but with an expanded ridership

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Source: 
SoVANow.com

Nearly 600 children enjoyed tethered balloon rides at the start of the 38th annual Lakefest celebration on Thursday, July 16. Families poured into the Commerce Park on Noblin Farm Road, some for the experience of riding in a balloon, while others were just there to watch.

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