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Bringing technology to the farm

Archlynn Farm owners are utilizing the latest technology to increase production and get a jump start on their ... Read more | Add your comment

Keysville receives ladder truck

Charlotte County received its first ladder truck fire engine last Wednesday, April 7. With the help of the ... Read more | Add your comment

Photo contest winners announced

Tyler Mason won first place with his picture of class rings and Amanda Ashley was the runner-up in ... Read more | Add your comment

R-H yearbook showcased

The Randolph-Henry High School’s 2020 yearbook staff and its yearbook, “The Log,” has been showcased in the Jostens ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Fire departments receive funding

The Charlotte County Board of Supervisors voted to give the county’s seven fire departments $80,000 each for the upcoming budget year during a meeting Monday, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

News

SEC president questioned

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) President and CEO Jeff Edwards addressed the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors Monday, April 12, detailing how the cooperative handled the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Food & Fitness

Home baking continues to rise

Home baking escalated during the pandemic, and it continues to be on the rise. From renovation projects to gardening, the coronavirus lockdown sent many consumers ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 16, 2021 4:43 pm

Local

FOIA bill allows some access to criminal investigation records

By Anya Sczerzenie Capital News Service   A bill allowing the public access to limited criminal investigation records will go into effect in July, along ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 16, 2021 4:36 pm

Local

Lawmakers amend bill banning guns in state buildings

By Christina Amano Dolan Capital News Service   Virginia legislators recently accepted the governor’s substitute to a bill banning firearms on and near Capitol Square, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 16, 2021 3:37 pm

Sports

Strong field expected for Twin 75s

With three Virginia speedways not holding NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division events this weekend, a strong field of drivers is expected to be on ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 16, 2021 3:27 pm

Guest columns

COLUMN — Phoebe Couzins: woman of law

Many times when you learn something it springboards onto the desire to discover something else. This is the case with Phoebe Couzins, one of the ... Read more

by Judy Moore, Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:32 pm

High School

R-H golf team finishes second in regional

The Randolph-Henry golf team finished second in the 2 A Regional Golf tournament held at Queenfield Golf Course Monday, April 12. The Statesmen shot 331  ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:31 pm

Columns

The Holy Spirit came to help us

After the resurrection of Jesus he reminded the disciples he must leave so that the Comforter could come. Who is the Comforter? He is the ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:23 pm

Community Calendar

Community Calendar – Week of April 14

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, April 15, 2021 6:16 pm

Local

Farmers benefit from a robust pet food industry

While farmers are hard at work putting food on our tables, they’re also helping fill the bowls of our furry companions. Sixty-seven percent of U.S. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:13 pm

Education

Positive referrals given

Matthew Dylan Ellington, Daniel Bradley, and Michelle Perez received positive referrals this week at Randolph-Henry. These students showed good citizenship and teamwork. Raven Thompson received ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:11 pm

COVID-19

Funeral assistance available

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:24 pm

Local

Campaign urges motorists to minimize distractions

Whether it’s answering a phone call, interacting with passengers or finishing breakfast in the car during your morning commute, distractions are a daily occurrence for ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:00 pm

Education

Fuqua School Honor Roll

Fuqua School recently announced scholastic recognition for the lower/middle/upper school levels for the third nine weeks grading period of the 2020-2021 academic year. The honor ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:25 pm

Local

Road work planned

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues.  For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org. District-wide activities: Crews will perform ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:20 pm

Local

Lawmakers OK marijuana possession

By Sam Fowler Capital News Service Virginia lawmakers signed off on amendments that make the possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana and homegrown plants ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:54 am

Local

Northam wants to expand Virginia’s international trade

Virginia’s largest industry is poised to play a big role in growing America’s brand globally. Leaders from Virginia’s government, agricultural and economic sectors took part ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:52 am

College

Lancers take two of three from UNCG

After Longwood swept both games of Friday’s doubleheader 2-0 and 9-6, UNCG blocked a three-game series sweep with a 10-3 win in the Saturday afternoon ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:30 am

College

Lancers split doubleheader with High Point

James Nelson and the rest of Longwood baseball’s young guns showed up and showed out to help the Lancers salvage a doubleheader split against High Point ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:13 am

Local

Arrive Alive aims to keep teen drivers safe

More teen drivers in Virginia will be involved in traffic crashes between the months of May and August than any other time of the year, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 9, 2021 6:00 am

Columns

COLUMN — A trio of light bearers in Charlotte County

“This little Light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine” was one of the many songs historically sung during the civil rights movement. With its ... Read more

by Yemaja Jubilee, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:01 pm

Columns

COLUMN — His body was not broken

It is amazing how you can go your whole life knowing something and not really connect the dots.  You are taught certain things and until ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:23 am

Local

Marijuana-related criminal charges would be expunged

By Sam Fowler Capital News Service  Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam amended legislation to accelerate the legalization of marijuana possession and home cultivation in the state to July ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:12 am

Education

CCPS to develop parent and family engagement plan

Charlotte County Public Schools is developing a division-wide parent and family engagement plan and is seeking members wishing to serve on the committee. This committee ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:09 am

Local

New executive director named at MacCallum More

Catherine “Cat” Graham has recently been named executive director of MacCallum More Museum and Gardens. She replaces Liz Lowrance, who retired in November of 2020. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:32 am

Education

Clayton-Prince receives promotion

Dr. Lynn Clayton-Prince, the daughter of Jeannie Clayton and the late Leamon Clayton, has been promoted from the position of director, to assistant superintendent of ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:15 am