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Facebook post spawns protest

Following a Facebook post by an elected Charlotte County School Board member, a peaceful protest was held in ... Read more | Add your comment

Keysville Hardware closing

Butch Shook, owner of Keysville Hardware and Farm Supply, will close his store at the end of August ... Read more | Add your comment

The economics of solar farms

Solar facilities have come to the Heart of Virginia, and more are on the horizon. But why here? ... Read more | Add your comment

The show must go on

Sometimes the conditions are not the best…hot days, long afternoons, rainy practices, repeating the same actions over and ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Hearing set for firearms resolution

The Charlotte County Board of Supervisors (BOS) will hold a public hearing Monday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. to receive public comment and consider adoption ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Local

Fate of Confederate statue to be discussed

In July, the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors (BOS) held a lengthy discussion and heard from several citizens about the fate of a Confederate statue ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

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

Education

Murphy chosen for scholarship

The Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter NSDAR is honored to announce the 2020 recipient of the Grace L. Jones Memorial Nursing Scholarship.  Audra Leighanne Murphy, a senior ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:13 pm

Business

Cardinal plans moving forward

Cardinal Homes Inc., a modular home construction company located in Wylliesburg, that was sold in February has hired additional workers and, while most businesses are ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:22 pm

Lifestyle Main

Dogs become quarantine companions

Although the pandemic has brought hardships for many, one group of furry friends has seen a bright side to the shutdowns and social distancing associated ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:39 am

Education

FUQUA SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

Fuqua School announced scholastic recognition for the lower/middle/upper school levels for the fourth nine weeks grading period and the second semester. The honor roll consists ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:38 am

Education

R-H graduate speech featured by Senator Kaine

Alyssa Rapole, a class of 2020 graduate from Randolph-Henry High School (R-H), submitted a video of an original speech she would have liked to give ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:32 am

Education

Fuqua School announces top graduates

 VALEDICTORIAN  Fuqua School’s 2020 valedictorian is Roman Morris Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Rick Davis of Victoria. Roman will attend Liberty University in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, May 29, 2020 11:00 am

Education

Layne, Walker get top honors

The valedictorian and salutatorian are the graduates with the highest and second highest grade point averages in the senior class. VALEDICTORIAN  Winfield Layne, is the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:20 am

Education

Students take part in parade

A procession parade for Randolph-Henry High School (RHHS) graduates was held Saturday, May 23, after a group of parents joined together to plan the celebration. ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:31 am

Education

Longwood announces pay cuts

Longwood University officials announced Tuesday, May 12, the university will be asking faculty and staff to take pay cuts over the coming year in an ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:12 am

Education

GRASP services still available

Class of 2020 high school seniors have been dealt a major blow by the upheaval of traditional senior year events caused by the COVID-19 impact. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:26 am

Lifestyle Main

Families connect with technology

The Woodland, Inc. is bringing video conferencing service to residents through its “Connect The Woodland” program. The program was started to help residents stay in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:21 pm

Education

Pre-K registration extended

  Registration for the 2020-2021 school year for kindergarten students will be ongoing while the pre-kindergarten registration deadline has been extended to April 30. Beginning ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:03 pm

Education

FUQUA SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

Fuqua School announces scholastic recognition for the lower, middle and upper school levels for the third nine weeks grading period of the 2019-2020 academic year. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 10, 2020 12:52 pm

Education

Funding approved for school renovations

  Following a recent public hearing to hear comments concerning a funding request by Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS), the board of supervisors (BOS) unanimously ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:33 am

Business

Lack of students hits economy hard

In a span of less than two weeks, Farmville has gone from being a two-college town to a no-college town in an effort to limit ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Monday, March 23, 2020 3:01 pm

education

SGA president weighs in on Longwood’s semester closure

As Longwood students grapple with the reality that they will not return to campus for the remainder of the semester, the university’s Student Government Association ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, March 23, 2020 12:57 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Longwood moves to teaching online for remainder of semester

Longwood University students will not be returning to classes on campus this semester. President W. Taylor Reveley IV announced in a Thursday night, March 19, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:41 pm

Education

Southside Opportunity Fund accepting applications

Applications for the annual Southside Opportunity Fund (SOF) scholarships for students headed to college or a trade/technical school will be taken through late March. High ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:14 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Northam orders all K-12 schools to close for 2 weeks due to COVID-19

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Friday ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to continued concern ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, March 13, 2020 2:58 pm