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Trucker’s parade raises millions

Crowds lined the streets for the 20th Truckers Parade Against Cancer on Saturday, Oct. 9, to see trucks ... Read more | Add your comment

Blue Ridge Bank in Drakes Branch closes

On Thursday, Sept. 30, Brenda Lacks locked the doors to the Blue Ridge Bank for the final time ... Read more | Add your comment

Police search for missing man

The Chase City Police Department is being assisted by other agencies in continuing to search for a man ... Read more | Add your comment

Truckers Parade returns

The Truckers Parade Against Cancer is back this fall after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Smith seeks supervisor seat

With her years of leadership experience in Social Services, business management, budget preparation, policy formation, administration and holding positions on local and state boards, Hazel ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.

Local

‘Don’t overwhelm DMV office’

Long lines may once again begin at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices with the reopening of its customer service centers and offerings ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

COVID-19

COVID pill authorization sought

The health district and local hospitals are seeing some very encouraging numbers surrounding COVID-19 cases just as the news comes that an antiviral pill for ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Sunday, October 17, 2021 9:29 pm

Local

Historical marker to be unveiled

After more than a year following its approval by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources a historical marker designated for Charlotte Court House will be ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:54 pm

Local

Solar company faces lawsuit

SolUnesco, a Reston Virginia solar development company looking to construct one of the nation’s most extensive solar facilities in Charlotte County, is at the center ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:51 pm

Local

Crossroads audit results released

After being presented with the findings of Phase 1 of the Crossroads Community Services Board (CCSB) forensic audit, the CCSB Board of Directors has approved ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:40 am

News

Church helps fight food insecurity

Recognizing the needs of those in the community Antioch Baptist Church in Red Oak has begun a food pantry. “We realize that the pandemic has ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 8:03 pm

News

Board approves lower tax rates

This fall, Charlotte County citizens who own used vehicles will see some tax relief when they open their personal property tax bills. The Charlotte County ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:58 pm

COVID-19

FDA approves third COVID-19 shot

Once again, Virginia residents will need to roll up their sleeves to prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. On Friday, Sept. 24, the Federal ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, October 3, 2021 12:58 pm

Local

Thousands approved for sheriff’s office

Funds from Charlotte County’s CARES funding will be used to provide several employees at the sheriff’s office with a one-time bonus. Sheriff Royal Freeman recently ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, October 3, 2021 11:57 am

COVID-19

State COVID cases down this week

As the rate of COVID-19 cases continues to drop statewide, the Piedmont Health District is still seeing its virus numbers rise. From Monday, Sept. 20, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:57 pm

Local

Board proposes tax decrease

In an effort to help citizens who may be affected by higher personal property taxes, the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors (BOS) is proposing a ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:52 pm

Recreation

Soccer tournament held

Southern Virginia Soccer Club and Kickin’ It For Kyler Foundation teamed up to host a soccer tournament on Sept. 12, at the Mecklenburg County Soccer ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:51 pm

Local

Scholarships for future teachers

Applications are available for the 2022 Anita Ernouf Teacher Scholarship for aspiring educators. The Alpha Delta chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa awards this $1,000 scholarship ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:48 pm

Local

Solar controversy continues

The solar debate continues in Charlotte County as a majority of those who addressed the Board of Supervisors (BOS) during a public hearing on an ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:45 pm

Columns

Column — Pastor Appreciation October

Several months ago, a very special pastor I associate with was getting geared up to share something special that God put on his heart. So ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:43 pm

Local

Paint the town blue and white

Randolph-Henry High school will be holding a paint the town blue event for RHHS Homecoming. All businesses and residents of Charlotte Court House are invited ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:42 pm

Education

September students of the month

Randolph-Henry High School September Students of the Month selected by the Math Department are Donovan Blanton, Madison Irving, Cheyenne Lambert and Desiree Hughes. Not pictured ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:41 pm

RANDOLPH-HENRY

Lady Statesmen lose against Bluestone

The Randolph Henry Lady Statesmen Volleyball team hosted the Bluestone High School Baron’s on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Lacey Steppe is shown blocking the ball during ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:40 pm

Local

August Team Member of the Month announced

You know that colleague who everyone relies on because they’ve been there the longest? The one who knows everyone, does everything and can fix anything? ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:38 pm

LONGWOOD

Lancers basketball schedule unveiled

With a program-record fourth-place Big South finish in 2019-20 and another record with 10 league wins last season, Longwood men’s basketball has enjoyed a milestone-filled ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:33 pm

Local

Electric cooperatives sponsor first Girl Power Camp

Eleven high school girls got a taste of what it’s like to be an electric utility lineworker at the first Girl Power Camp, sponsored by ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:31 pm

Local

Voter registration challenge starts today

Governor Ralph Northam today announced the start of Virginia’s sixth annual Governor’s High School Voter Registration Challenge. “Our democracy depends on voting, and it should ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:30 pm

Local

Early arrival of autumn colors

Autumn leaf watchers, be advised. The fall foliage colors in Virginia may peak by the third week of October this year – about a week ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:29 pm

Local

Bal earns Top Doctor honors

Dr. Bikram Bal of the Centra Southside Gastroenterology Center has been awarded recognition as a Top Doctor in Virginia. This award is presented to physicians ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:26 pm

Local

Geology presentation at Sailor’s Creek

Are you fascinated with rocks, like gem stones, quartz, arrowheads, meteorites, etc.? Have you wondered about the giant boulders that are the size of cars ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:25 pm

Local

Cooperative CEO to retire

Southside Electric Cooperative stated current President and CEO Jeff Edwards has announced his retirement, effective July 2022, closing a 37-year career at electric cooperatives in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 1, 2021 6:24 pm