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New mandate requires masks

Gov. Ralph Northam’s Executive Order Sixty-Three, requiring Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings to help ... Read more | Add your comment

Produce farmer creating sustainability

John Price, a producer with Archlynn Farm, a fruit and vegetable farm in Charlotte Court House, has been ... Read more | Add your comment

Class of 2020 receives diplomas

Over three days, Randolph-Henry High School (RHHS) held Diploma Awarding Ceremonies for graduating seniors to receive their degrees ... Read more | Add your comment

Program brings veggies to those in need

A local young woman is using this time of global health crisis as motivation to expand the reach ... Read more | Add your comment


Cullen resident appointed to board

Gov. Ralph Northam has reappointed Joy Cabarrus Speakes, of Cullen, to the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Awards Committee. Speakes was among the students ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.


COVID-19 cases remain on the rise in Southside

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said the earliest the state would consider entering Phase II in its reopening process would be this Friday, June 5, but ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.


Fuqua School announces top graduates

 VALEDICTORIAN  Fuqua School’s 2020 valedictorian is Roman Morris Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Rick Davis of Victoria. Roman will attend Liberty University in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, May 29, 2020 11:00 am


Layne, Walker get top honors

The valedictorian and salutatorian are the graduates with the highest and second highest grade point averages in the senior class. VALEDICTORIAN  Winfield Layne, is the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:20 am


Students take part in parade

A procession parade for Randolph-Henry High School (RHHS) graduates was held Saturday, May 23, after a group of parents joined together to plan the celebration. ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:31 am


Longwood announces pay cuts

Longwood University officials announced Tuesday, May 12, the university will be asking faculty and staff to take pay cuts over the coming year in an ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:12 am


GRASP services still available

Class of 2020 high school seniors have been dealt a major blow by the upheaval of traditional senior year events caused by the COVID-19 impact. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:26 am


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Families connect with technology

The Woodland, Inc. is bringing video conferencing service to residents through its “Connect The Woodland” program. The program was started to help residents stay in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:21 pm


Pre-K registration extended

  Registration for the 2020-2021 school year for kindergarten students will be ongoing while the pre-kindergarten registration deadline has been extended to April 30. Beginning ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:03 pm



Fuqua School announces scholastic recognition for the lower, middle and upper school levels for the third nine weeks grading period of the 2019-2020 academic year. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 10, 2020 12:52 pm


Funding approved for school renovations

  Following a recent public hearing to hear comments concerning a funding request by Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS), the board of supervisors (BOS) unanimously ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:33 am


Lack of students hits economy hard

In a span of less than two weeks, Farmville has gone from being a two-college town to a no-college town in an effort to limit ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Monday, March 23, 2020 3:01 pm


SGA president weighs in on Longwood’s semester closure

As Longwood students grapple with the reality that they will not return to campus for the remainder of the semester, the university’s Student Government Association ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, March 23, 2020 12:57 pm


Longwood moves to teaching online for remainder of semester

Longwood University students will not be returning to classes on campus this semester. President W. Taylor Reveley IV announced in a Thursday night, March 19, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:41 pm


Southside Opportunity Fund accepting applications

Applications for the annual Southside Opportunity Fund (SOF) scholarships for students headed to college or a trade/technical school will be taken through late March. High ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:14 pm


Northam orders all K-12 schools to close for 2 weeks due to COVID-19

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Friday ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to continued concern ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, March 13, 2020 2:58 pm


R-H students present sculptures

Art II students at Randolph-Henry (R-H) presented their letter sculptures in Mrs. Oseguera’s class. Students studied the artist Robert Indiana then they created a rough ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, March 13, 2020 2:21 pm


Charlotte County Schools prepare for COVID-19

Superintendent of Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) Robbie Mason announced this afternoon that teachers and administrators are working to create packets of review work for ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:35 pm


Grandparent shares story with students in celebration of Black History Month

The month of February is set aside in the United States to celebrate achievements by African Americans and their central role in U.S. history. In ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 28, 2020 1:33 pm


Charlotte County APVA scholarship seeks applicants

The Charlotte County APVA (Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities) was formed 90 years ago to preserve the rich history and heritage of Charlotte ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 28, 2020 12:31 pm


PAVC donates to playground project

The Fuqua School Lower School SCA received a donation toward their playground renovations from the Piedmont Area Veterans Council, located in Farmville. Each month, the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:22 pm


Scholarship applicants sought

Southside Soil and Water Conservation District is offering the Joe and Helen Vaden Scholarship to a deserving student who demonstrates an interest in pursuing a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:14 pm


Fuqua celebrates 100th day of school

Fuqua School’s pre kindergarten and K/1 classes celebrated the 100th day of school January 24. Students used their imaginations to create projects representing 100 items. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 21, 2020 2:09 pm


Scholarship offered to graduating seniors

The Southside Virginia Herb Society is offering a $500 scholarship to perspective college students. This scholarship is available to high school seniors living in Charlotte, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 21, 2020 1:56 pm

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Diggs celebrates 91st birthday

Lillie R. Diggs celebrated her 91st birthday on Feb. 16. Lillie says, “It is a Blessing to be alive.” Every day is a birthday. Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:16 pm


CCPS addresses funding needs

The Charlotte County Board of Supervisors (BOS) will hold a public hearing March 9 at 6 p.m. to hear comments concerning a funding request by ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:33 pm


Barksdale Cancer Foundation Seeks Scholarship Applicants

The Barksdale Cancer Foundation (BCF), is seeking applicants for its annual $1,000 scholarship, which will be given to a graduating Charlotte County student who is ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:54 am