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VSP takes part in Truckers’ Parade

The Virginia State Police (VSP) was once again proud to participate in the annual “Truckers’ Parade Against Cancer” ... Read more | Add your comment

R-H Homecoming Court 2021

Randolph-Henry High School (R-H) held it Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 15, against Bluestone. During halftime Marcus Goode ... Read more | Add your comment

R-H announces contest winners

Randolph-Henry High School (R-H) held a decorating contest this year during homecoming week. “COVID-19 has forced us to ... Read more | Add your comment

Pain at the pumps

With summer ending and fall coming, consumers historically see a drop in gas prices. However, this fall, drivers ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Solar CEO says lawsuit has no merit

SolUnesco, a Reston Virginia solar development company looking to construct one of the nation’s most extensive solar facilities in Charlotte County, is at the center ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Local

Smith seeks supervisor seat

With her years of leadership experience in Social Services, business management, budget preparation, policy formation, administration and holding positions on local and state boards, Hazel ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.

Local

Log truck overturns

The Bacon District Volunteer Fire Department responded to an overturned tractor-trailer carrying logs on Jeb Stuart Hwy on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at approximately 10 a.m. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:37 pm

Local

Crash closes Hwy. 92 for hours

The Bacon District Volunteer Fire Department and Charlotte County Rescue responded to an overturned tractor-trailer carrying lumber on Hwy. 92 on Monday, Oct. 18, around ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:35 pm

Celebrations

Bluegrass, Barbecue, & Brew festival planned

Whether your family loves great food, great music, great craft beer, or just being outside, the Bluegrass, Barbecue, & Brew festival at Patrick Henry’s Red ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:30 pm

College

SVCC and DRS Imaging Services Celebrate Graduates

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) in partnership with DRS Imaging Services, LLC (DRS) in Clarksville held a luncheon event celebrating seven DRS Imaging employees who ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:29 pm

Local

Centra recognized by AMA

As half of health care workers report burnout amid COVID-19, AMA acknowledges achievements that improve joy in medicine. Centra was among 44 healthcare organizations recognized ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:27 pm

Local

Vehicle crash claims life

The Virginia State Police (VSP) is continuing the investigate a crash that claimed the life of a 36-year-old Drakes Branch Man. At 12:39 a.m. on ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:26 pm

Columns

Column — ‘I Will Come for You’

This past week I mentioned the great day! With that day approaching, Christ Followers should be comforted by what the Lord says.  The Word explains, ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:23 pm

Community Calendar

Community News for the week of October 20

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, October 21, 2021 6:21 pm

Sports

Alumni Softball game a success

Randolph-Henry High School’s 1st Alumni Softball Game was held on Saturday Oct. 16, at Deborah Laine Field. Pictured are players, front row from left  Leighan ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:06 pm

Local

Women on 500-mile journey to celebrate women’s education

On Sept. 28, hundreds of walkers left Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to take part in the first leg of a 500-mile journey to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Five ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:27 pm

Local

Bears, bobcats and coyotes

On Saturday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m., Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park invites you to attend a program presentation about bears, bobcats and coyotes ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:21 pm

COVID-19

50% of Piedmont now vaccinated

With cases continuing to slow over the last week, just over half of those eligible in the Piedmont Health District have now been vaccinated against ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:00 am

Local

Winter wheat crop ready to plant

Fall is harvest time for most grain farmers. But growers in eastern Virginia use autumn to plant next year’s wheat crop, which sprouts and then ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:06 am

Local

Luck Stone expands presence in North Carolina

Luck Stone, the nation’s largest family-owned and operated producer of crushed stone, sand and gravel, announced the acquisition of North Carolina-based Ararat Rock Products, which ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:28 am

Local

Tharpe known for work ethic

Citizens and firefighters in Charlotte County are mourning the life of a 36-year-old Drakes Branch man that died following an automobile crash on Friday, Oct. ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:00 am

Education

Team learns about positive mindsets

The Randolph Henry baseball team in collaboration with the library is participating in a Team Read for the month of October. The student athletes are ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, October 18, 2021 6:48 pm

COVID-19

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing offered in Keysville

The Piedmont Health District will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing services at Southside Virginia Community College, located at 200 Daniel Road. Testing will ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, October 18, 2021 6:44 pm

COVID-19

COVID pill authorization sought

The health district and local hospitals are seeing some very encouraging numbers surrounding COVID-19 cases just as the news comes that an antiviral pill for ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Sunday, October 17, 2021 9:29 pm

Local

‘Don’t overwhelm DMV office’

Long lines may once again begin at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices with the reopening of its customer service centers and offerings ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, October 17, 2021 9:28 pm

News

Trucker’s parade raises millions

Crowds lined the streets for the 20th Truckers Parade Against Cancer on Saturday, Oct. 9, to see trucks carrying banners in honor of, or in ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, October 17, 2021 9:23 pm

Local

VDOF is taking tree seedling orders

Every October, the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) opens its Seedling Store, which offers a variety of seedlings for online purchase to Virginians. Its seedlings ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 15, 2021 6:45 pm

Local

Historical marker to be unveiled

After more than a year following its approval by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources a historical marker designated for Charlotte Court House will be ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:54 pm

Local

Solar company faces lawsuit

SolUnesco, a Reston Virginia solar development company looking to construct one of the nation’s most extensive solar facilities in Charlotte County, is at the center ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:51 pm

Local

Making the healthy choice the easy choice

Fresh produce isn’t hard to come by at any of Virginia’s more than 250 farmers markets. Some might call the rainbow of offerings, from bright ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:44 pm

Local

Crossroads audit results released

After being presented with the findings of Phase 1 of the Crossroads Community Services Board (CCSB) forensic audit, the CCSB Board of Directors has approved ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:40 am