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Pettus remembered for his compassion

The Drakes Branch community is mourning the loss of one of its lifelong residents and former town council ... Read more | Add your comment

R-H honors Beta Club members

On Friday, April 30, Randolph-Henry High School honored outstanding academic achievement by inviting junior and senior scholars to ... Read more | Add your comment

Statesmen blank three opponents

After two years between competitions, the Randolph-Henry Girls Varsity Tennis team was back on the court this week. ... Read more | Add your comment

Seniors honored with red carpet walk

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, Randolph-Henry High School was unable to hold a prom this spring but faculty ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Agency says they were left out

The Charlotte County Board of Supervisors (BOS) held a public hearing on the FY 21/22 county’s $65 million budget on Tuesday, April 27, hearing from ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Education

Schools to resume full time this fall

Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) will open its doors to five days of in-person instruction in August and free up its educators from virtual learning. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Community Calendar

Concert series set

Red Bank Revival and jazz singer Stella Jones will kick off the First Friday summer concert series in the parking lot of the Prizery located ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:23 pm

Columns

COLUMN — Trust God in the uncertainty

In one of my devotions this past week I read, “Naturally, we are inclined to be so mathematical and calculating that we look upon uncertainty ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:15 pm

Education

Virtual Virginia provides online options

As this unconventional school year comes to a close, many public school districts in the commonwealth are announcing students will have the option to enroll ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:10 pm

Education

Parade planned for Class of 2021

For the second year in a row, a senior car parade for the graduating class of Randolph-Henry High School (R-H) is being planned. Friends and ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:51 pm

COVID-19

Governor eases some restrictions

COVID-19 cases are fluctuating locally as Governor Ralph Northam eased some restrictions concerning mask wearing and restaurant regulations. According to Rhonda Pruitt, senior epidemiologist for ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:37 pm

Local

Drakes Branch Farmer’s Market to open

The Drakes Branch Farmer’s Market will open for its sixth season under the pavilion Friday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:51 pm

Local

Gazette wins eight VPA awards

The Charlotte Gazette received eight awards during a virtual presentation of the 2020 Virginia Press Association News and Advertising Contest Thursday. The Gazette received six ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:10 am

Local

National Stroke Awareness Month

A stroke happens when a clot or rupture interrupts blood flow to the brain. Without oxygen-rich blood, brain cells die. There are three types of stroke: ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:27 am

Local

Road construction planned

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues.  For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.   District-wide activities: Crews will perform ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:00 am

Church & Community

Free health careers summer camp open to high school students

This summer the Southside Virginia Area Health Education Center (SVAHEC) will provide a free virtual four-day Health Careers Summer Camp.  Open to high school students, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:00 am

College

Longwood research project receives $100K grant

Dr. Eric Hodges has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for his research project focusing on the combat ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:00 am

College

The SVCC Class of 2021 is stupendous

Southside Virginia Community College will honor its 2021 graduates in a virtual celebration to be released May 15 at 9:30 a.m. Students, their families and ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:32 pm

Local

Red Flag Warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for multiple counties in Central and Eastern Virginia between noon and 8 p.m. today. This means ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 30, 2021 11:15 am

Business

Gazette advertising team wins top honors

The Charlotte Gazette was honored Thursday with the award for the top advertising team in Division 1 of non-daily newspapers during a virtual presentation of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:43 pm

COVID-19

Cases up in children age 5 and under

COVID-19 cases are back on the downtrend, but public health officials are noticing an increase in cases in children ages 5 and below. Monday, April ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:50 am

Local

Town considers options for blighted properties

The Charlotte Court House Town Council is on a mission to address abandoned and blighted properties in the town and has requested suggestions from Town ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:49 am

Education

R-H to have graduation

The Randolph-Henry High School (R-H) class of 2021 will get to walk across the stage and accept their diplomas this spring. According to R-H Principal, ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:37 am

Local

Centra begins needs assessment process with survey

Every three years Centra is required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for the communities served by the not-for-profit health care system. Part ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:44 am

Columns

COLUMN — We should make the most of our time

Last week we talked about how without transformation, Jesus is just information. One of the Scriptures shared came from Ephesians, “making the most of your ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:36 am

Community Calendar

Community Calendar for the week of April 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, April 29, 2021 9:34 am

Education

Central Middle School Honor Roll

Central Middle School announced the principal’s list and honor roll for the third nine weeks. Eighth Grade Principal’s List: Aiden Bryant, Alexandra Clark, Madeline Clatterbuck, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:32 am

Sports

Drew Dawson gets first career win

Drew Dawson’s third year in the Limited Sportsman Division is on the way to being his best. The Nathalie resident enters the twin 25-lap Limited ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:32 am

College

Longwood adds pre-med concentration

Longwood students planning to attend medical, dental or veterinary school or pursue other health-related careers that require an advanced degree will have the option to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:21 am

Local

Shook seeks reelection

Charlotte County Board of Supervisor (BOS) Robert “Butch” Shook Jr. announced Friday, April 23, that he would seek reelection to represent the Keysville District. Currently, ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:10 am

Education

Free school lunches extended though 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended universal free lunch for all students through the next school year. “This one action will not ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:44 am