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New restaurant opens in Keysville

Keysville has a new restaurant thanks to owner Jason Badeaux who opened Magnolia Bar & Grille Wednesday, Jan ... Read more | Add your comment

Hundreds of citizens receive virus vaccine

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 6, the Piedmont District of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced the start of ... Read more | Add your comment

High Bridge to close for 3 months

The High Bridge at High Bridge Trail State Park in Farmville will be closed for three months beginning ... Read more | Add your comment

Keysville food pantry gets upgraded

The community food pantry on King Street in Keysville received a upgrade. Town of Keysville employees at the ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Rise in COVID cases continues

Counties in the Piedmont Health District are continuing to see sharp increases in cases of COVID-19 each week. The most notable local increase in coronavirus ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Local

Courthouse Solar still in discussion

Following an hour-long closed session meeting on Monday, Jan.11, the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors (BOS) made no decision on a siting agreement for the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Education

Fuqua School Honor Roll

Fuqua School announced scholastic recognition for the lower/middle/upper school levels for the second quarter and first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. The honor roll ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:12 pm

Business

$20 million more set aside for small businesses

Gov. Ralph Northam allocated an additional $20 million this week in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to the Rebuild VA economic ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 8, 2021 9:14 am

Education

Education association calls for all-virtual learning

With COVID-19 cases climbing after the Thanksgiving holiday, and cases expected to surge even more after the Christmas holidays, the Virginia Education Association (VEA) is ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:08 pm

Education

Fuqua School Honor Roll

Fuqua School recently announced its scholastic recognition for the lower/middle/upper school levels for the first quarter of the 2020-2021 academic year.  The honor roll consists ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 30, 2020 6:00 pm

Education

High school students recognized

This year, Randolph-Henry High School has a new positive referral system in place to reward students for doing great things. The following students have been ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:47 am

Education

Return to school delayed until Nov.

Due to a rise in COIVD-19 cases in the county in just a two-week period, the Charlotte County School Board unanimously voted Tuesday, Oct. 13 ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:30 pm

Columns

How a female detective foiled an assassination attempt

Being dependable, ingenuous and creative are great traits to have. If you are a law enforcement officer they can serve you well. I believe that ... Read more

by Judy Moore, Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:09 pm

Education

Randolph-Henry science teacher reels in fish grant

Erin Small, the earth and environmental science teacher at Randolph-Henry High School, brings a new first-of-its-kind program to the high school this year. Small is ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:49 pm

Education

Some students return to non-virtual classrooms

A selected group of Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) students began in-person instruction in a hybrid manner Monday, Oct. 5. According to CCPS Superintendent Robbie ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:25 pm

Education

Schools campaign for referendum

A committee has been formed in an effort to inform county citizens of the 1% sales tax referendum on the ballot to provide funds for ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:13 pm

Education

Cook resigns seat on School Board

Charlotte County Public School (CCPS) Board member Angela Cook has resigned after serving less than a year on the board. CCPS Board Chairperson Gloria Talbott ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, September 11, 2020 6:20 pm

Celebrations

Dodds celebrate 50th anniversary

Ralph and Nancy Dodd are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this week. The Charlotte Court House residents were married at Salem Baptist Church in Madisonville ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 11, 2020 2:24 pm

Church & Community

Bagley exhibit featured at MacCallum Museum

The Southern Culture Exhibit by Eldridge Bagley will be shown at the MacCallum More Museum in Chase City from Sept. 20, through Oct. 29. An ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 11, 2020 1:33 pm

Education

Mask selfies

Students in Charlotte County Public Schools are hard at work virtually to start the school year. The students are even making virtual art. Here are ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 4, 2020 1:45 pm

Lifestyle Main

Donation given

Lynchburg Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) recently donated $200 to Red Hill to cover the cost of restoring and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:12 pm

Education

Studying with a feline friend

Students across the area are having to get used to learning from home, although doing classwork in your pajamas is a plus. Pictured, Eureka Elementary ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:11 am

Education

Some citizens say board member should resign

Several citizens and educators addressed the Charlotte County School Board, continuing to ask that something be done following a Facebook post by an elected school ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:36 pm

Education

Facebook post spawns protest

Following a Facebook post by an elected Charlotte County School Board member, a peaceful protest was held in front of the school board office Friday, ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:04 pm

Education

The show must go on

Sometimes the conditions are not the best…hot days, long afternoons, rainy practices, repeating the same actions over and over, a car that was left in ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:11 pm

Business

Keysville hardware store to close

Butch Shook, owner of Keysville Hardware and Farm Supply, will close his store at the end of August after almost 30 years in business. Shook ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:47 pm

Education

Students, teachers protest after school board member’s Facebook post

Following a Facebook post by an elected Charlotte County School Board member, a peaceful protest was held in front of the school board office on ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, August 3, 2020 12:01 pm

Celebrations

Newcombe honored by OFPA

The General Order of the Founders and Patriots of America (OFPA) honored J. Shane Newcombe during the 124th General Court in White Sulphur Springs, West ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Friday, July 31, 2020 11:52 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

Board member asked to resign after Facebook post

Following a Facebook post by an elected Charlotte County School Board member, a protest has been scheduled for Friday, July 31, at 10 a.m. at ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:57 pm

Business

Beginning business in a pandemic

For most small businesses, the first year of operation is already packed with trials and tribulations. For a business having to overcome an economy-slowing pandemic ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, July 27, 2020 8:07 am

Business

Centra designated Baby Friendly

Centra Southside Community Hospital (CSCH) has received the Baby-Friendly designation from the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:37 am