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COVID-19 accounts for 72% of excess deaths in new study

Extended surges in the south and west in the summer and early winter of 2020 resulted in regional increases in excess death rates, both from ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

USDA expands farmer eligibility for COVID-19 assistance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced March 24 more than $12 billion in relief funding will be distributed to farmers through the Pandemic Assistance for ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Temporary broadband assistance available

Low income individuals and families in Virginia and across the nation may be eligible to receive temporary federal assistance to pay for broadband internet services ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Group 1c vaccinations to begin Monday

The Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Piedmont Health District (PHD) announced Friday COVID-19 vaccinations will begin for those in the 1c category Monday, April 5. PHD will continue ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Vaccinations reach 20% mark

With around 20% of Piedmont Health District residents at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus, local COVID-19 numbers are continuing to look hopeful. The health ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

The Woodland begins visits again

The Woodland recently announced new COVID-19 guidelines for family visitation at Brookview, the Watson Memory Care Center and Holly Manor. Under the new guidelines, which ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

R-H to hold graduation

The Randolph-Henry High School (R-H) Class of 2021 will get to take part in a graduation ceremony this spring thanks to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

COLUMN — What has this year of COVID brought us?

In the course of the past year, we have seen our world turned upside down in the name of COVID. As yet, we still do ... Read more

2 months ago by Frank Ruff.

Four day school weeks begin

Due to improving health data, the Charlotte County School Board approved Superintendent Robbie Mason’s recommendation to begin four-day in-person instruction during the board’s Tuesday, March ... Read more

2 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

COLUMN — Don’t sit by the phone waiting for a vaccine appointment

If you are an older adult in the Piedmont Health District, you may be a little confused about how the registration process for getting a ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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