Rachel Austin, Author at The Charlotte Gazette


VDH offers new programs to help residents

The Piedmont Health District of the Virginia Health Department has two new programs to help community members struggling with COVID-19 or food insecurities. The Piedmont ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, May 26, 2023 11:29 am

Boston marathon

Charlotte County

Charlotte County resident juggles graduation, Boston Marathon

Many college students find it difficult to balance school, work and extracurriculars. However, one Charlotte County resident found time to run his personal best at ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, May 19, 2023 1:00 am


Local Weather

Expect storms, possibly severe, to hit region tonight and Friday

CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE – Be prepared. That was the word Thursday afternoon from the National Weather Service (NWS). Anyone going for nice weather is out ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, April 27, 2023 3:38 pm



New guidance for COVID-19 vaccine

The Virginia Health Department (VDH) has implemented changes for the COVID-19 vaccine in its scheduling and makeup. On Wednesday, April 19, the Center for Disease ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, April 27, 2023 11:18 am


Medical Reserves Corps seeks volunteers

Now that the pandemic has subsided, the Medical Reserves Corps (MRC) is looking for more volunteers in Charlotte County to help aid in public health ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, April 21, 2023 8:15 am



Medicaid changes coming to Charlotte County, rest of state in May

For the first time in three years, Virginia residents on the state’s Medicaid programs will soon have to verify their income. Federal rules require states ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, April 20, 2023 7:00 am


More details released in April 14 crash on Route 47

Last Friday, we posted on The Gazette’s social media accounts, advising residents to steer clear of Route 47, as an accident had shut it down. ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, April 19, 2023 6:30 am

Southside SPCA


SPCA and Animal Control at full capacity

Local animal shelters are experiencing higher numbers than usual. Luckily there are simple actions to take to help alleviate this stress. The Southside Society for ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, April 14, 2023 8:05 am

Habitat for Humanity


Habitat says area project will start this fall

We now have a rough timeframe when Piedmont Habitat for Humanity plans to deliver homes to Charlotte County. According to Sam Rabon, the group’s director ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, April 13, 2023 5:02 pm


NOAA gives spring forecast for the region

Winter this year has been warmer than usual and keeping everyone guessing on what the weather will do next. On Thursday, March 16, the National ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, March 24, 2023 8:00 am

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