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Renovation of historic bridge complete

After six months of renovations, the historic bridge at Staunton River Battlefield State Park is complete. The $469,673.50 ... Read more | Add your comment

Murals add pop of color to Southside SPCA

Fun and lively murals featuring colorful dogs, cats, puppies and kittens now line the walls throughout the Southside ... Read more | Add your comment

Homemade Christmas at Mulberry Hill Plantation

The “halls are decked” and the “trees are trimmed” at historic Mulberry Hill Plantation in Randolph. Mulberry Hill ... Read more | Add your comment

Toys for Tots program kicks off

Donations are now being accepted for this year’s Marine Toys for Tots program. Founded in 1947 by Marine ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

County ranks top for low crime

A recent ConsumerAffairs report has ranked Virginia as the ninth safest place to live. Each state was ranked based on violent crime, property crime, number ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Local

Area receives funds for tourism

Charlotte County is one of 133 Virginia counties and independent cities that has received funding for tourism. County Administrator Dan Witt made the announcement during ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Local

Keysville Outdoor Christmas Decorations Contest

The Keysville Garden Club and the Keysville Ruritan Club are again sponsoring the “Outdoor Christmas Decorations Contest” for homes, businesses and public buildings. Judging will ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, November 26, 2021 10:00 am

Columns

Movie review: The Power of the Dog

Lauren Bradshaw Special to The Charlotte Gazette “The Power of the Dog,” written and directed by legendary filmmaker Jane Campion, is one of my biggest ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, November 26, 2021 9:00 am

COVID-19

All adults now eligible for boosters

As the state and some local counties begin seeing a rise in coronavirus cases, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized booster shots ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:21 pm

COVID-19

Centra vaccine requirement costs 36 employees

The deadline for Centra Health employees to receive full vaccination against the COVID-19 virus has passed, resulting in a total of 36 employees departing from ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:19 pm

Columns

Column — God blessed us with Thanksgiving 2021

Those of us born in Virginia recognize that in the spring of 1610; colonists in Jamestown, Virginia enjoyed a Thanksgiving service after English supply ships ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:15 pm

Community Calendar

Community News for the week of Nov. 24

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, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:14 pm

Local

Stevens named communications manager of VDOT

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced Tuesday, Nov. 16, longtime local television journalist and public relations executive Len Stevens has been named communications manager ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:12 pm

Celebrations

Open House at Red Hill

Patrick Henry’s Red Hill will host a Christmas Open House on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 2 – 4 p.m. Visitors can view the historic area ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:09 pm

Local

Average price of Thanksgiving meal in Virginia is $63.66

Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for less than $6.50 per person this year, according to an informal price survey ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:00 pm

Local

Trooper selected for leadership award

The Virginia State Police (VSP) has announced the selection of Virginia State Police Trooper Jonathan R. Davis as the recipient of the International Association of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:58 pm

Church & Community

Commonwealth Chorale to present two ‘Christmas Baroque’ concerts

The Commonwealth Chorale will return to the concert stage on Dec. 5, 4 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 200 Church Street, Blackstone, and Dec. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:55 pm

Local

Put safety first this Thanksgiving

For many Virginians, Thanksgiving is time to gather with friends and family, commiserate over the trials and tribulations of the previous year and to be ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:03 pm

Celebrations

Christmas with Danville Symphony Orchestra

The 50-piece Danville Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the holiday season with a Christmas concert at The Prizery in South Boston on Sunday, Dec. 12, at ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:04 pm

Local

Steps to help protect against cyber threats

Cyber Monday is just around the corner. With online holiday retail sales projected to increase as much as 15% over last year, the Virginia Information ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 11:09 am

Local

Commodity price update

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on November 19: In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle 3.00 to 18.00 lower. Feeder cattle ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:51 am

Local

Unemployment rate falls again

Governor Ralph Northam recently announced that Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in October, which is 2.5 percentage points below the rate from one year ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:06 am

Local

Road work planned

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:10 am

Education

Students learn about cooking in military

On Thursday, Nov. 4, students at Randolph-Henry participated in an MRE prep class during their enrichment time. SSG Justin Hayward with the US Army National ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, November 20, 2021 3:48 pm

Education

Players select jersey worthy teachers

In honor of Senior night, the Randolph-Henry High School senior football players each selected a Jersey Worthy teacher who positively impacted them the most over ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, November 20, 2021 3:44 pm

Education

R-HHS Competition Theatre Team heads to state

On Saturday, Nov.13, the R-HHS Competition Theatre Team competed at the 2A Region Theatre Competition hosted at Randolph-Henry. Madison Travis, Autumn Marston, and Miriam Kagan-Dubroff ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, November 20, 2021 3:40 pm

High School

R-H golf tournament raises funds for athletes

The Randolph-Henry High School Athletic Department held a fundraising golf tournament recently at Briery Country Club. A total of 18 teams participated in support of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:55 am

Columns

Column — Deal faithfully in choices

As we see the church begin to develop in Acts we find that as the masses believed in Jesus; they helped each other. In fact ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:54 am

Fuqua

Veterans Day service held

On a picture-perfect fall day, Fuqua School hosted a Veterans Day service to thank, appreciate and remember military veterans. The event was held at Crute ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:50 am

Local

Bacon District Elementary School Honor Roll

Bacon District Elementary School has released its honor roll for the first nine weeks of the school year. Third Grade Honor Roll: Adam Barton, Kiley ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:49 am

High School

Season ends for Statesmen

On Friday, Nov. 12, the Randolph-Henry Varsity Football Team lost their away playoff game against Nottoway by a score of 67-16 in the 2021 Virginia ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, November 19, 2021 5:28 pm