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Roger Watson, Author at The Charlotte Gazette


Message to commission: Keep towns, counties together

Longwood University in Farmville was the first stop of a listening tour for Virginia’s newly formed Redistricting Commission as the group began a series of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 22, 2021 6:00 am


OPINION — Crossroads board needs the right people now

During this time when the Crossroads Community Service Board is searching for an executive director, it would be a good time for the Crossroads board ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:37 pm


Crossroads board regularly updated on PPP loan

A $2.4 million Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan applied for and received by Crossroads has been the source of some questions by local county administrators ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 8, 2021 4:22 pm


Crossroads board agrees to audit

The Crossroads Community Services Board of Directors narrowly agreed to conduct a forensic audit of the organization’s finances Tuesday, June 22, but who will pay ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, July 2, 2021 6:56 pm


OPINION — Honoring some of our heroes

Inside this edition of The Charlotte Gazette we take a look at some of the superheroes in our community. We are fortunate to live in ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, July 2, 2021 6:01 pm


Localities get millions in COVID relief

Local governments recently discovered how much of the $350 billion promised to states, counties and cities from the American Rescue Plan they can expect to ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 27, 2021 5:27 pm


OPINION — Get vaccinated and get free stuff

Typically, it does not pay to procrastinate, but when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccination, it seems the longer you hold out the sweeter ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:52 pm


EDITORIAL — We need a strong, effective Crossroads organization

The board of directors for Crossroads Community Services Board did the right thing in voting to make a change for a new executive director. Since ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:14 pm

High School

Francisco, Queensberry compete in state golf tourney

Brenden Francisco and Austin Queensberry of Randolph-Henry High School qualified for the VHSL 2A Golf State Championship Monday, April 19, at the Pete Dye River ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:09 pm


OPINION — Virginia transforms quickly to a progressive state

Even the most ardent opponents of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration must have some amount of respect for the magnitude of change that has been ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:27 pm

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