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Roger Watson, Author at The Charlotte Gazette

Columns

Opinion — Finding America on the Crescent

A fellow community newspaper editor and Amtrak enthusiast once told me if you want to see what America really looks like, take a ride on ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, August 19, 2021 6:48 pm

Columns

Opinion — Get the shot or drink alone

In order to protect their employees and keep their doors open, businesses across the country are beginning to take actions that keep the unvaccinated on ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, August 13, 2021 11:37 am

Local

Census shows Charlotte’s population falls 8.6%

While Virginia’s population increased overall by 7.9% between the Census of 2010 and the newly released number for 2020, Prince Edward, Buckingham and Cumberland counties ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, August 12, 2021 5:36 pm

Columns

Opinion — Republicans need to stop rooting against the state

One would think that Virginia winning its second consecutive honor as the top state in the nation for business from CNBC would be something we ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, August 5, 2021 6:09 pm

News

Fire department celebrates 50 years

The Darlington Heights community gathered to celebrate 50 years of the volunteer fire department protecting the community. The Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department started in ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:12 pm

News

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

Editorials

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

Local

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

Local

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

Columns

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

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