Rachel Austin, Author at The Charlotte Gazette

Chronic absentee task force

Task force wraps up school assignment

In order to fix chronic absences in places like Charlotte and Prince Edward counties, officials need to address another problem: students dealing with a lack ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, January 12, 2024 8:45 am

Chronic absentee task force

Task force looks at student mental health

Mental health has been a hot topic the past few years especially when it comes to children and teenagers. In their third meeting, the state’s ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, December 8, 2023 8:45 am


Task force looks at family engagement

Editor’s note: Even though Charlotte is not struggling with chronic absenteeism, we’re continuing to cover the state task force, as the decisions made here will ... Read more

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

Local Schools

Is transportation keeping kids from school?

Is a lack of transportation keeping students from attending classes? That’s the question Virginia’s Chronic Absenteeism Task Force looked at in their first meeting this ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, November 8, 2023 8:15 am

Piedmont Habitat for Humanity


Piedmont Habitat closer to start for Charlotte County project

The good news is that Piedmont Habitat for Humanity is one step closer to starting construction on their Charlotte County project. It’ll just take a ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, November 3, 2023 2:52 am

Central Middle School

Charlotte County schools

Central Middle School volleyball team wins multiple championships

They’re part of history now. If you look up the records for Central Middle School in the future, you’ll find the 2023 volleyball team’s name ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, November 1, 2023 1:31 am

Killing Freeze


Killing freeze heading to Charlotte County on Wednesday

It might be time to finally break out those fall sweaters and winter coats as a killing freeze is expected to hit this area on ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, October 31, 2023 2:18 am

new laws election security Charlotte County polling places

Local Elections

CRC’s regional election security project ready for November

The goal was to build up trust in local elections, both here in Charlotte County and across the region. And now, after three years of ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, October 18, 2023 3:39 pm


Medicare enrollment begins next week across region

Medicare open enrollment is right around the corner and Piedmont Senior Resources will have plenty of resources to help local seniors make an informed decision ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, October 5, 2023 1:09 pm


Piedmont Health offers vaccination walk-ins

Back to school and cooler weather mark the start of a new season. Not just fall, but cold and flu season. To prepare, the Piedmont ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Saturday, September 30, 2023 4:55 pm

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