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Chenault promoted to Colonel

Janet Chenault was recently promoted to Colonel in the Virginia Army National Guard. Col. Chenault serves as the ... Read more | Add your comment

Strawberry season has arrived

Strawberry season is here, and farmers are eagerly welcoming guests and their strawberry-picking buckets.  “Consumers can expect a ... Read more | Add your comment

High school students begin pollinator garden

The Randolph-Henry High School environmental science classes have begun building a new pollinator garden. According to educator Erin ... Read more | Add your comment

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


Northam lifts VA’s mask mandate

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has lifted the state’s universal indoor mask mandate and announced Virginia will soon be easing all social distancing and capacity restrictions ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.


Vaccine approved for ages 12-15

The state’s daily COVID-19 case numbers are continuing to trend downward as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the Pfizer vaccine for use ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.


COLUMN — ‘If you dig a pit, either get in it or cover it up’

This week as we look at Mother’s Day we are reminded of the wonderful women that love unconditionally. However for some, the memories of relationships ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:36 pm


New carbon legislation will help farmers

Legislation that would help farmers participate in carbon markets has been reintroduced to the U.S. Senate for consideration after clearing the Senate Committee on Agriculture, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:34 pm


Positive referrals

Junaid Benu and Joseph Osborn Pokol received positive referrals at Randolph-Henry High School this week. Benu is described as a confident, hard worker with a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:32 pm


EMU topples Randolph-Macon

The eight-seeded Eastern Mennonite University Royals toppled top seed and nationally ranked Randolph-Macon, to advance to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference semifinals. Jordan Jones, of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:30 pm


Statesmen tennis team keeps perfect record

The Randolph-Henry varsity girls tennis team improved its record to 5-0 with two wins this past week. Tuesday May 4, the Lady Statesmen hosted Heritage ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:29 pm


CVS to accept walk-in customers for COVID vaccine

CVS Health announced Wednesday that it is now accepting walk-in COVID-19 appointments at CVS Pharmacy locations across the country, including 342 locations in Virginia, with ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:32 pm


Upstate wins series finale

USC Upstate rode a workhorse effort from ace Mallie Brown to avenge the Longwood softball team’s doubleheader sweep Saturday and close out the three-game Big ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:33 pm


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the first week of May is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:34 pm


Glass ceiling on statewide offices remains for Black women

By Josephine Walker Capital News Service Four Black women have entered the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial race. If elected, the commonwealth would become the first state ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:37 am


Rookie gets first win at South Boston

Teen-age rookie Jacob Borst of Elon, North Carolina teenager made his biggest impression of the season in earning his first career NASCAR Late Model Stock ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:43 am


Supervisors say no to ATVs on roads

The topic of allowing ATVs to operate on VDOT roads within the county that are not marked with center lines was brought before the Charlotte ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, May 14, 2021 12:00 pm


Vehicle owners could see higher tax bills

Commissioner of the Revenue Naisha Carter said vehicle owners in Charlotte County could see increases in their personal property tax bills this December. This is ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:11 pm


Budget approved with no tax increases

Charlotte County residents can breathe a sigh of relief as they will see no real estate or personal property tax increases for the coming year. ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:00 pm

Church & Community

Sailor’s Creek hosts Junior Ranger event

Sailors Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host a day of Junior Ranger activities and self-guided battlefield exploration Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:44 am

Community Calendar

Community News for the week of May 12

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, May 13, 2021 8:39 am


A lesson in food preparation

On Thursday, May 6, a collaborative lesson took place at Randolph-Henry High School between Laur Warren’s Spanish students and Chef John Engelhorn.  Students learned how ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:16 pm


Confirmed COVID case at R-H

Charlotte County Public School Superintendent Robbie Mason confirmed Monday, May 10, that an individual at Randolph-Henry High School tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. “Someone ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:03 pm


Baker removed as Crossroads executive director

After six tumultuous years, Crossroads Community Services Board Executive Director Dr. Susan Baker has been removed from her position with the organization. The news comes ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, May 7, 2021 2:02 pm

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


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


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


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


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


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

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:08 pm


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