News Briefs: Week of March 1, 2023

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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See below for this week’s round of local news briefs for the Charlotte Gazette.

Farmer’s Market set to open

The Drakes Branch Farmer’s Market is gearing up for its seventh season to provide Charlotte County and surrounding areas with fresh produce, crafts, and various products.

Beginning April 1, the Drakes Branch Farmer’s Market will operate on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Pavilion in Drakes Branch. The weekly market will run from April 1 thru September 30.

In addition to the regular weekly market season, the Drakes Branch Farmer’s Market will have the following special markets operating from 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 21 – Harvest Market

Saturday, Nov. 11 – Holiday Market and Veterans Parade

Saturday, Dec. 9 – Christmas Bazaar

For additional information or interest in being a market vendor, contact Julie Hamlett at (434) 391-4965.

Students tour CTE department

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Randolph-Henry High School (R-H) CTE department hosted an after school tour of their program offerings for Central Middle School students. Each student was allowed to visit classrooms and learn more about high school courses from R-H teachers and student ambassadors.





Did you know?

A joint study from researchers at the University of Alabama and the University of Texas at Arlington found that curb appeal can have a significant impact when selling a home. That study, which examined Google Street View photos and sales data from more than 88,000 properties, found that homes with high curb appeal sold for an average of 7 percent more than similar homes with less inviting exteriors. The study also revealed that, in slow markets with greater housing inventory, homes with high curb appeal sold for as much as 14 percent more than homes with uninviting exteriors. Homes defined as having high curb appeal for the study included those with features including well-maintained lawns and professional landscaping.

Students compete in wrestling tournament

Adriana Brooks and Samantha Van der Weken represented Randolph-Henry High School in the VHSL Girls Wrestling Tournament in Manassas this past weekend.




Student holds interest meeting

Randolph-Henry Dual Enrollment student Laila Gregory led an interest meeting in the Randolph-Henry High School cafeteria recently for any 10th grader who may wish to consider joining the school’s cosmetology program next year.





R-H hosts state FFA officers

On Feb. 23, Randolph-Henry High School (R-H) had the honor of hosting the Virginia State FFA Officers.




Interested in Learning more about Cattle?

Join the Charlotte County Cattleman’s Association on March 9 at New Hope Methodist Church, 6101 Scuffletown Road, Randolph.

There is a $20.00 fee per person for annual dues.

Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the program at 6:30 p.m. Spaulding Equipment Company will sponsor the catered dinner.

Dr. Collins with the Halifax Veterinary Center will speak about the new FDA antibiotic regulations taking effect in July.

To register, call the Charlotte County Extension Office at (434) 542-5884 or Christy at Spaulding Equipment Co. (434) 735-8161 by March 3.

FFA members enjoy trip

Randolph-Henry High School and Central Middle School FFA members enjoyed a fun afternoon of skating and games at FunQuest last weekend. FFA chapters from around the area had the chance to socialize and catch up with the state officer team.