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Playground project in need of help

A playground area planned for the county’s youth in Drakes Branch has come a long way from a ... Read more | Add your comment

Quality of school lunches questioned

After receiving several complaints concerning school lunches, Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent Robbie Mason said Tuesday morning, ... Read more | Add your comment

R-H Golf Team season and tournament district champions

The Randolph-Henry (R-H) Golf Team finished the season undefeated with an overall record of 20-0 and a district ... Read more | Add your comment

Community Narcan training event held

In an effort to help community members prevent fatal opioid overdoses, The Virginia Department of Health along with ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Crash claims life of Nathalie man

A 40-year-old Nathalie man died at the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Charlotte County on Monday, Sept. 6. According to the Virginia State Police, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.

Local

River float turns scary for group

A fun float down the Staunton River turned into a scary situation for a group of seven individuals Sunday evening, Sept. 12. According to Phenix ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Local

Program on Alpha-gal planned

An informative program and discussion on Alpha-gal will take place on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 5:30 p.m. outdoors in the Library Garden behind the Charlotte ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:00 pm

Education

FFA car show

The Randolph-Henry High School FFA chapter sponsored a car show as a fundraiser for the organization on Saturday, Sept. 11. The event featured cars and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:04 pm

Local

DMV appointments and walk-in service

Beginning Oct. 5, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customers may choose to schedule an appointment for service or opt for walk-in service on alternating ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:03 pm

Columns

Column — Would anyone know you are a Christ follower

Yesterday I was listening to a pastor friend of mine from Alabama on Facebook live. He was preaching and gave a great example: A farmer ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:02 pm

COVID-19

106 COVID patients at Centra

COVID-19 cases are fluctuating across the commonwealth as officials work to increase testing access in the health district. New daily cases of the coronavirus in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 7:02 pm

Community Calendar

Community Calendar for the week of September 15

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, September 15, 2021 4:01 pm

College

Thornhill appointed to Board of Directors

The Southside Virginia Community College Foundation recently announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald K. Thornhill to the Foundation Board of Directors. Thornhill has been involved ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 3:58 pm

Local

Food bank distribution

Distribution of USDA food boxes, along with food purchased with donations from Mt. Zion (Pastor Lewis M. Watson) and Providence Baptist Church, for those who ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 3:56 pm

Local

Stricter solar setbacks defeated

Two Board of Supervisors (BOS) quest for more significant setbacks against solar facilities seeking to make Charlotte County their home was defeated Monday, Sept. 12 ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:57 pm

Local

Bark in the Park

On Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10a.m. – 2p.m. Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park invites four-legged family members and their “people” to its annual “Bark ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 3:59 pm

College

SNHU announces Summer 2021 President’s List

It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates Lowell Welch of Keysville on being named to the summer 2021 President’s List. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 3:57 pm

Local

Dancing the day away

“The Farmville PACE Team serves seniors in our community by providing complete health care and more to seniors living at home,” Mary Simonetta of PACE ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 3:54 pm

News

September 11, 2001 timeline

On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes bound for California. The planes departed from airports in Boston; Newark, NJ; ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, September 11, 2021 6:00 am

Columns

God is the answer to the ‘Too Much’

Addiction is a terrible thing. It can destroy the body, relationships and all aspects of healthy supports. My family unfortunately has experienced addiction with family ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Friday, September 10, 2021 1:29 pm

Recreation

South Boston Speedway update

By Joe Chandler South Boston Speedway Saturday was a night of double celebration for Peyton Sellers at South Boston Speedway. The Ringgold resident checked off ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 10, 2021 12:23 pm

Local

VDOF seeks acorns/nuts

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) is again seeking 12 species of acorns and nuts that can be planted at its Augusta Forestry Center in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 10, 2021 11:54 am

Local

Early voting begins, local races contested

Starting Sept. 17, Virginians can vote in-person early. Voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes in person at the Charlotte County Registers’ office. ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, September 10, 2021 11:53 am

Local

Creative hay bale contest

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Leadership Committee is welcoming individuals and organizations to take part in its annual Hay Bale Decorating Contest. For seven ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 10, 2021 9:54 am

Local

Solar company plans citizen meeting

As Charlotte County officials decide on buffers and setbacks for a Northern Virginia solar company in the Randolph area, another solar company is considering making ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:59 pm

News

Inside the Pentagon

Citizen recalls fateful September day Saturday, Sept. 11 will mark the passage of two decades since the day that changed many lives forever and the ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:58 pm

Columns

Movie Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

By Lauren Bradshaw Special to The Charlotte Gazette Shang-Chi is one of the best Marvel movies, period. I cannot tell you how much fun I ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 9, 2021 1:27 pm

Local

Commodity prices announced

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on September 3: In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle steady to 6.00 higher. Feeder cattle ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 9, 2021 1:25 pm

Local

Prepare for brunt of hurricane season

As the nation begins to recover from the destruction left by Ida, Virginians are reminded to stay vigilant about the threat of floods from future ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 9, 2021 1:25 pm

Local

GO Virginia Region 3 public meeting set

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee will meet Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. This virtual meeting is open to the public. The ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 9, 2021 1:20 pm

News

Remembering 9/11

The Charlotte Gazette asked people for their memories of where they were, what they were doing and what they were thinking on Sept. 11, 2001. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:49 am