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Wedding venues strained by restrictions

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline, Gov. Ralph Northam announced an ease of restrictions on outdoor events during ... Read more | Add your comment

Father gives gift of life to son

Last March, while most were learning a new way of life amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a young Phenix ... Read more | Add your comment

Family loses home to fire

A family of four was left without their home following a Friday morning, Feb. 26, house fire that ... Read more | Add your comment

Solar project moves closer

Representatives with Charlottesville based Apex Clean Energy, the applicant of Charlotte County’s next solar facility, held a public ... Read more | Add your comment

VETERANS

‘This is what I was born to do’

Having served in the military for close to 22 years and still active, Amanda Mills Redmond of Keysville says she couldn’t see herself doing anything ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

VETERANS

‘Proud to have given what I could’

Garland “Butch” Hamlett, 67, of Charlotte County, says he was destined to be in the military from a very young age. Born March 20, 1954, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Columns

COLUMN — When we feel fearful we need to respond with faith

Throughout this past week, God has been reminding me that, as a Christ follower, I can continue to look to Him as my rescuer — ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:15 pm

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Wednesday. Items must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Monday for that Wednesday’s calendar. Email events to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:13 pm

Local

CMH celebrates Black History Month

This February, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) celebrated Black History Month by telling the stories of several black families that work together ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:07 pm

Local

Bill requires renaming of highway

By Cameron Jones Capital News Service The Virginia General Assembly has approved a bill renaming sections of U.S. Route 1 almost 100 years after it ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:05 pm

Education

Positive Referrals

Randolph-Henry High School recognizes the students pictured above for receiving positive referrals recently. Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:03 pm

High School

Statesmen, Bobcats volleyball, football to be broadcast live

Randolph-Henry High School has announced Statesmen fans and Central Middle School sports fans will have the opportunity to watch volleyball matches and football games live. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:45 pm

Local

Lawmakers ban gay panic defense in Virginia

By Cierra Parks Capital News Service Virginia lawmakers passed a bill that will ban the use of a person’s perceived or actual sexual orientation or ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:09 pm

Local

Ladies of the Lake donate to Cancer Care

The Ladies of the Lake Cancer Support Group turned COVID social distancing into an art form with the help of Keith Papke, a photographer/videographer who ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:16 am

Local

Delegate celebrates Senate passage of limited paid leave bill

By Zachary Klosko Capital News Service After four years and multiple bills, Del. Elizabeth Guzmán, D-Woodbridge, is on the cusp of being able to secure ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:10 am

Local

Grain farmers urged to watch for rapid price changes

Last year’s enormous agricultural commodity price drops due to the COVID-19 pandemic were a “black swan” event, Dr. David Kohl, Virginia Tech professor emeritus of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:13 am

Local

DMV adds more online options

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is now offering even more convenient online service options for customers during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Customers can ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:14 am

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Wednesday. Items must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Monday for that Wednesday’s calendar. Email events to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:25 pm

Education

Local chapter celebrates National FFA Week

The Randolph-Henry High School FFA Chapter in Charlotte Court House is celebrating National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27. This National FFA Week embraces more than 93 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:14 pm

College

Lancers earn big win in opening series

The Longwood University softball team opened its 2021 season with a 1-3 showing at the Georgia Classic this past weekend that was highlighted by a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:01 pm

Columns

COLUMN — His love is like radiant diamonds we cannot contain

This past week we came home from the west coast only to arrive on the east coast right behind a tremendous ice storm.  After a ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:51 pm

College

Another record falls with 10th Big South win

Two months ago, Longwood University’s men’s basketball team would have struggled to overcome the loss of an impact player like freshman point guard Justin Hill. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:45 pm

Education

Scholarship deadline extended until March 7

Benchmark Community Bank has extended the deadline for its annual SmartStart Community Commitment Scholarships. Due to widespread power outages experienced by many households following recent ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:48 am

Local

Roads remain closed

Multiple Charlotte County roads remain closed in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) due to recent storms.  According to a release ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:47 am

News

CCPS reopens after power outages

After more than a week of being closed due to power outages, Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) reopened to students Tuesday, Feb. 23. “We recognize ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, February 26, 2021 11:01 am

News

Citizens frustrated over power outages

Ten days without electricity has left citizens with spoiled food and no heat. Fuel levels are running low, and emotions are running high. Charlotte County ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, February 26, 2021 10:53 am

Local

Governor hands out food in Charlotte

Gov. Ralph Northam spent some time handing out meals to those without power and in need Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 23, in front of the Charlotte ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, February 26, 2021 10:30 am

News

Northam tours farm

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam toured a Charlotte County farm Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 23, to see firsthand how Archlynn Farm owners are utilizing the latest technology ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, February 26, 2021 9:55 am

COVID-19

State vaccine website ready

After confusion and frustration felt in the wake of the commonwealth’s initial vaccine distribution, Virginians now have a one-stop shop for COVID-19 vaccine registration and ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, February 26, 2021 9:06 am

Local

God’s Pit Crew to the rescue

God’s Pit Crew, a crisis response team, located in Danville, has spent the past several days in Charlotte County cutting trees and cleaning up the ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, February 26, 2021 8:06 am

News

PSR delivers meals, water and blankets

PSR is responding to the two recent ice storms by providing more than 1,000 meals, including 350 donated hot meals from Farmville-based The Fishin’ Pig ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:26 pm