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A scoop and a prayer

Creating a place for community members and creating jobs, all while giving back, is what Keysville’s new ice ... Read more | Add your comment

Fire department celebrates 50 years

The Darlington Heights community gathered to celebrate 50 years of the volunteer fire department protecting the community. The ... Read more | Add your comment

R-H tennis awards

The Randolph-Henry High School girls varsity tennis team recently had its annual awards ceremony. From left are Sue ... Read more | Add your comment

Darlings play in World Series

The Charlotte County Darlings represented Virginia in the 2021 Dixie Softball World Series held in Prince George July ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19

Delta variant has arrived

The Piedmont Health District is experiencing a new surge in COVID-19 cases as the delta variant arrives in the area. From Monday, July 19, to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Education

Schools OK on transgender issue

While the COVID-19 pandemic kept school divisions busy making daily operating decisions in 2020, this school term, divisions around the commonwealth are faced with creating ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

College

SVCC receives grant to help students achieve degrees

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) recently received the Gerald L. Baliles Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative (RVHI) Award from the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 30, 2021 7:42 pm

College

Golf teams have new training facility

Made possible by the generosity of Deborah Mihm Critzer and K. Scott Critzer, the Longwood men’s and women’s golf programs now have a new state-of-the-art ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 30, 2021 3:25 pm

Community Calendar

Community News for the week of July 28

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, July 29, 2021 7:05 pm

Local

Vandegrift named to hall of fame

Wedding Pro recently announced that Crystal Vandegrift, owner of Crystal Image Photography of Farmville, has been inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:09 pm

Education

Randolph-Henry High School Honor Roll

Randolph-Henry High School announced the principal’s list and honor roll for the second semester. NINTH GRADE Principals list: Muhammad Abdul-Aziz, Danner Allen, Daniella Bardales, Donovan ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:49 pm

COVID-19

To mask or not to mask

All schools in Virginia must make in-person instruction available to students in the 2021-2022 school year, but how that will look for Charlotte County Public ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:15 pm

Local

Keysville man arrested on larceny, drug charges

A 33-year-old man wanted on charges of grand larceny and drug possession was apprehended Thursday, July 22, in Prince Edward County. According to a press ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 4:57 pm

Local

Local club participates in amateur radio field day

The Charlotte County Amateur Radio Club participated in its annual field day the last weekend of June. Field Day is ham radio’s open house when ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 4:42 pm

Local

VCU names new nurse manager of acute care and ICU

David Matthews is the new nurse manager of acute care and intensive care unit (ICU) at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH). He ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 4:38 pm

Local

Program to explore slithering snakes

Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host a nature program about snakes common to central Virginia, on Saturday, July 31, at 1 p.m. The presentation ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 3:50 pm

Local

State dedicates another $700 million to broadband

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced that Virginia plans to invest $700 million in American Rescue Plan funding to expedite the deployment of last-mile broadband infrastructure ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 3:40 pm

Columns

Column – God wants us to understand his word

As a Christ follower I have learned over the years that talking about God to “lost people” is something you do as you go. “Go, ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Thursday, July 29, 2021 2:51 pm

Local

Trivia night at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield

The staff at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host a Civil War trivia night Saturday, Aug. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. Think ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 2:46 pm

Local

Northam announces funding for clean air in schools

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced plans to invest $500 million to improve ventilation and air quality in public schools, securing the completion of nearly all ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:37 pm

Local

Arizzi completes recruit training

Christopher Arizzi Jr. of Keysville recently graduated as a PFC from the United States Marine Corp. Arizzi is the son of Christopher and Tina Arizzi. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:05 pm

High School

Volleyball camp has 30 participants

The Randolph-Henry High School volleyball teams had a volleyball camp for rising fourth through eighth graders Monday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 13. The camp ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:50 pm

Education

Baird named Fuqua School athletic director

Christopher Baird has been selected as the new athletic director at Fuqua School. Baird will also serve as the head boys basketball coach and head ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:38 pm

COVID-19

Cases on the rise again

There are still no confirmed cases of the Delta variant in the Piedmont Health District, but COVID-19 cases are on the rise locally and across ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:11 pm

Education

Phenix Elementary School Honor Roll

Phenix Elementary School announced the principal’s list and honor roll for the fourth nine weeks and the school year. FOURTH NINE WEEKS Third Grade Principal’s ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:21 pm

Celebrations

50th wedding anniversary celebrated

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent and Shirl Earley of Keysville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 24. They have three children, LaTreasa Earley-Woodson, Keira ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:17 pm

Local

Town’s efforts recognized

On Wednesday, July 14, Delegate James Edmunds presented a resolution to the Town of Drakes Branch commending the town for its efforts for building a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:12 pm

Columns

COLUMN — Drive the things away that interfere in our relationship with God

As we continue to look at Abram in Genesis, God is continually reassuring Abram that what he says is true. God made a promise, and ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:51 am

Local

Virginia’s unemployment rate is down to 4.3%

Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2-percentage point to 4.3% in June, compared to 8.8% one year ago. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the commonwealth continues ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:50 am

Local

State campaign to focus on speeding

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced a new summer travel safety campaign and survey designed to engage Virginians in efforts to reduce speed-related crashes, injuries and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:41 am

Local

Carrier named Centra CEO

Centra has named Amy F. Carrier to the role of president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective Tuesday, Sept. 7. “We conducted a comprehensive national ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:02 am