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A new look for Bacon District Elementary

With a new cafeteria and four classrooms close to completion in the coming weeks, the front wing of ... Read more | Add your comment

Find your ‘purrfect’ friend

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month, and since kitten season is in full swing, now could be the ‘purrfect’ time ... Read more | Add your comment

Algeier, Scruggs are state runners up

Randolph-Henry tennis team members senior Grace Algeier and sophomore Mary Scruggs finished as state runner ups at the ... Read more | Add your comment

Falconer teaches love of birds

Rodney Stotts, a Charlotte Court House resident, is one of only a handful of African American falconers in ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Board wants Crossroads audited

In May, after six tumultuous years, Crossroads Community Services Board Executive Director Dr. Susan Baker was removed from her position with the organization. Now three ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

News

November election is set

With the June 8 deadline to file now passed, Charlotte County voters will see several local seats and new names on the November election ballot. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

College

State champ at SVCC

Southside Virginia Community College’s Center for Information Technology Excellence (CITE) recognized Blaise Carter of Palmer Springs for an outstanding performance on the Microsoft Office Specialist ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:45 am

Local

Keysville has grade A water

The Town of Keysville has been awarded the 2020 Excellence in Waterworks Operations/Performance Gold Level Award by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Office of ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:45 am

Local

Northam launches Return to Earn program

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday, June 11, a new $3 million investment to pilot the Return to Earn Grant Program, which will match payments ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:46 am

Community Calendar

Community Calendar for the week of June 16

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, June 17, 2021 10:11 am

Sports

Crews, Looney take home trophies

On a night where virtually every car in the field was damaged in one mishap or another Stuart Crews of Long Island scored his first ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:52 am

Local

Governor proclaims Agriculture Week

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation declaring June 13–19 as Virginia Agriculture Week to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of the commonwealth’s agricultural ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:51 am

College

Feinman graduates from JMU

Meredith Feinman of Charlotte Court House recently graduated from James Madison University with a degree in communication and advocacy. Feinman received her degree during the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:49 am

College

Howerton receives academic honors

Hampden-Sydney College offensive lineman Tyler Howerton of Alexandria has been named to the 2020-21 Academic All-District 5 Football First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:47 am

Columns

COLUMN — God has got your back

Looking at Abram and Sarai (later known as Abraham and Sarah) – they were 100 and 99 years old when God came to them and ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:44 am

College

Carr named to president’s list

More than 1,000 students have been honored for their academic achievement at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2021 semester. Megan Carr of Charlotte ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:42 am

Local

PSR receives $9,700 in grant money

Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) Area Agency on Aging has been notified by Meals on Wheels of America of its success in earning more than $9,700 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:29 am

College

Tigers finish fifth in ODAC Cup

The results of the 2020-21 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Commissioner’s Cups presented by Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance were announced recently. Hampden-Sydney College finished fifth ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:56 am

News

Litter is a big headache for farmers

Littering isn’t just an eyesore that’s harmful to the environment. It also can be detrimental to farming operations. Accomack County farmer Sands Gayle said he’s ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:54 am

COVID-19

VCU holds last first dose vaccine clinic

On Friday, June 4, kids age 12 and older took advantage of VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital’s (VCU Health CMH) last first-dose COVID vaccine clinic. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:30 am

COVID-19

VCU adjusts visitation policy

As COVID-19 rates continue to decline in the region, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital is making additional changes concerning inpatient visitation policy.  Effective 8 a.m., ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:15 am

Local

Francis recognized

Charlotte County Sheriff Royal Freeman recently recognized Mary Sue Francis for outstanding service to the citizens of Charlotte County. Francis was employed at the sheriff’s ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, June 11, 2021 5:00 pm

News

Meet and greet Joe Reed

Los Angeles Chargers Wide Receiver and former Randolph-Henry High School student Joe Reed will be at Tri-County Ford in Keysville, Saturday, June 19, for a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:51 pm

Columns

COLUMN — Make godly behavior your daily choice

Recently I have seen Christ followers post things on social media which makes me think about Jesus Christ and how he behaved. Jesus never called ... Read more

by Yvette Perrin, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:49 pm

Local

Brinkley recognized

Charlotte County Sheriff Royal Freeman recently recognized Charlie E. Brinkley for outstanding service to the citizens of Charlotte County. Brinkley was employed at the sheriff’s ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:45 pm

Local

Lockridge recognized

Charlotte County Sheriff Royal Freeman recently recognized Keith Lockridge for outstanding service to the citizens of Charlotte County. Lockridge was employed at the sheriff’s office ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:44 pm

High School

Algeier makes state tournament in singles and doubles

The Randolph Henry Lady Statesmen Varsity Tennis Team hit the courts again this week.  June 1, competing in the VHSL 2A Regional Singles Tournament. Grace ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:40 pm

Community Calendar

Community News for the week of June 9

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, June 11, 2021 4:34 pm

News

Fireworks show is a go

After a year of no fireworks due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue will hold its Fourth of July celebration Friday, July ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:29 pm

News

Red Hill remembers enslaved persons

On Saturday, June 5, a large crowd turned out for Patrick Henry’s Red Hill dedication of the Quarter Place Cemetery. The dedication was held in ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:27 pm

Education

Tharpe graduates from Fuqua

Fuqua School held its commencement Friday evening, May 28, at 6 p.m. in Gilmer Gym on the upper school campus. Fuqua School’s Class of 2021 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, June 11, 2021 8:43 am