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Solar farm still destined for Randolph

A Reston Virginia solar company still has its eyes on Randolph as a location for one of its ... Read more | Add your comment

WFLO to be sold

Farmville-based radio stations WFLO-AM 870 and FM 95.7 are in the process of being sold to what Radio ... Read more | Add your comment

New restaurant opens in Keysville

Keysville has a new restaurant thanks to owner Jason Badeaux who opened Magnolia Bar & Grille Wednesday, Jan ... Read more | Add your comment

Hundreds of citizens receive virus vaccine

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 6, the Piedmont District of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced the start of ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Armed robbery suspect arrested

Starsky Creamer, 45 of Keysville, was arrested in the Drakes Branch area Wednesday, Jan. 13, following an investigation by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.

Local

Live video coming to the board room

Starting in February, the Charlotte County Administration office is making it even easier for citizens to keep abreast of county business. According to County Administrator ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Education

Updated status of R-H sports

The landscape of area high school sports, which has been in a constant state of flux since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has shifted ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Donation will help save community building

The Bacon District Volunteer Fire Department received a recent gift that will help them retain the old firehouse to be used for community events. The ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

Armed robbery reported at restaurant

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Anita’s Homestyle Cooking Restaurant in Drakes Branch. According to ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:22 pm

Local

Surge in cases continues

COVID-19 data was nothing short of jaw-dropping this week, with humongous jumps in virus numbers reported both locally and statewide, but Piedmont Health District Director ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, January 22, 2021 11:26 am

College

COLUMN — Mentors provide a valuable service

January is National Mentoring Month, an observation led by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with support ... Read more

by Quentin Johnson, Friday, January 22, 2021 11:14 am

THE WORD

COLUMN — Getting to the heart of worship

The past Sunday, we sang a song that was released in 1999, by Matt Redman. It impacted his life in such a way that he ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, January 22, 2021 11:09 am

LONGWOOD

Second-place Lancers beat Winthrop twice

January has been a big month for the Longwood University women’s basketball team. Saturday night, Jan. 16, against Winthrop University, Kyla McMakin made sure the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 22, 2021 11:07 am

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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, Friday, January 22, 2021 11:04 am

Education

Schools reopen despite COVID rise

Despite a surge of 97 COVID-19 cases in one week, Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) reopened its doors to students Tuesday, Jan. 19 for a ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, January 22, 2021 10:58 am

Local

Missing senior citizen found by pharmacist

The location of one of the community’s beloved senior citizens brought relief to many Tuesday, Jan. 19 as Richard L. Bankston was found after being ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 22, 2021 10:48 am

College

Unbeaten Eagles keep streak alive

Last week Longwood University men’s basketball faced the best team in the Big South Conference, fought valiantly and lost twice to become the latest of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 22, 2021 10:09 am

College

Colbert graduates from JMU

Qyaira Colbert, of Keysville, graduated with a degree in sociology from James Madison University during commencement exercises Dec. 19, 2020. Colbert was among 973 students ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 22, 2021 8:36 am

College

Watson makes dean’s list

Hallie Watson, of Drakes Branch, is one of 1,017 students at Shenandoah University to earn a spot on the fall 2020 dean’s list. The dean’s ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 22, 2021 8:17 am

Local

Elder & Watkins, PC adds a partner

Elder & Watkins, P.C. has added Matthew Friedman as a partner and will be known as Elder, Watkins & Friedman, P.C. Friedman (known as “Matt”) ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 22, 2021 8:12 am

Local

Master Cattlemen course to be offered

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Office will offer the Virginia Master Cattlemen program online in the spring of 2021. The program will consist of seven sessions ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 22, 2021 6:10 am

Local

Be a stroke hero

Strokes kill approximately 3,300 Virginians each year. That’s one out of every 20 deaths. Someone in Virginia has a stroke every 50 minutes. Every 2.5 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 22, 2021 6:02 am

Local

74-year-old man reported missing

The Virginia State Police (VSP) and Charlotte County Sheriff’s office is looking for Richard L. Bankston, a 74-year-old white male who was reported missing today ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, January 18, 2021 6:32 pm

Local

VA Ready program awarded grant

The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready), a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership dedicated to retraining unemployed Virginians and helping them secure in-demand positions, announced recently that it ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:20 pm

Local

Sentara invests $3M to remodel birthing unit

Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital will start construction this month on a new mother, baby and family unit that will transform the experience moms and families ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:17 pm

Local

VCU tightens visitation policy

As COVID-19 cases increase across Central Virginia, VCU Health is updating its visitation policy at VCU Medical Center to further protect patients, visitors and health ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:13 pm

Education

Fuqua School Honor Roll

Fuqua School announced scholastic recognition for the lower/middle/upper school levels for the second quarter and first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. The honor roll ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:12 pm

Columns

COLUMN — May our eternal treasure be overflowing

I don’t know about you, but I would love to be able to go back in time and do over parts of my life. I ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:09 pm

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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, Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:07 pm

Local

New equipment increases COVID-19 testing capabilities

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) is getting two new instruments to perform more COVID-19 tests in-house. During the last 10 months, VCU ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:06 pm

Local

Signs memorialize Clarkton Bridge

The historic Clarkton Bridge, which once connected Charlotte and Halifax counties across the Staunton River, was dismantling and removed two years ago, but recently, the ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:01 pm