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4-year-old killed in crash

A 4-year-old was killed and an adult injured Sunday morning, July 25, in a single-vehicle crash in Lunenburg ... Read more | Add your comment

Lunenburg County schools announce open house

Lunenburg County Schools will hold an open house for all grades Thursday, Aug. 12 from 1 p.m. to ... Read more | Add your comment

To mask or not to mask

All schools in Virginia must make in-person instruction available to students in the 2021-2022 school year, but how ... Read more | Add your comment

A joyful jubilee

Hundreds of Lunenburg residents came out Saturday, July 17, to celebrate the Town of Kenbridge’s July Jubilee. Although ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

LCPS faces loss of teachers

The Lunenburg County School Administration is at a loss. In 2021 the school division lost 15 teachers resulting in some classes having to be taught ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Local

School board to discuss transgender policy

While the COVID-19 pandemic kept school divisions busy making daily operating decisions in 2020, this school term, divisions around the commonwealth are faced with creating ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Community Calendar

Community calendar for the week of July 29

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Wednesday. Items must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Monday for that Wednesday’s calendar. Email events ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 30, 2021 8:28 am

Columns

6 year old discovers way to bring smiles to thousands

In 2015, “CBS Evening News,” “The Today Show,” and numerous other news outlets did a special on a 6-year-old boy from Savannah, Georgia named Jaden ... Read more

by Rev. J. Cameron Bailey, Friday, July 30, 2021 8:22 am

Sports

Dease is shooting for the top five in points

The last time Terry Dease raced a full season at any speedway was four years ago. This season Dease is running the full schedule of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 30, 2021 8:14 am

COVID-19

Delta variant has arrived in the region

The Piedmont Health District is experiencing a new surge in COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant arrives in the area. From Monday, July 19, to ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, July 30, 2021 7:57 am

Local

Additional taxes on cigarettes discussed

The Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors (BOS) briefly discussed the possibility of a county-wide cigarette tax during its July meeting but took no vote on ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 30, 2021 7:55 am

Local

Keysville man arrested on larceny, drug charges

A 33-year-old man wanted on charges of grand larceny and drug possession was apprehended Thursday, July 22, in Prince Edward County. According to a press ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:55 pm

Local

Virginia announces record surplus for the fiscal year

Gov. Ralph Northam reported recently that Virginia reached the end of fiscal year 2021 with an historic $2.6 billion surplus, the largest in the commonwealth’s ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:28 pm

Local

Virginia’s unemployment rate is down to 4.3%

Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2-percentage point to 4.3% in June, compared to 8.8% one year ago. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the commonwealth continues ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:26 pm

Columns

We belong to one body

One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephesian 4:6. God has given each of us ... Read more

by Mary Simmons, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:24 pm

Education

Students required to get vaccinations

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane is reminding parents to make sure that their children’s immunizations are up to date — especially students and young ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:20 pm

Education

Lunenburg Middle School honor roll

Lunenburg Middle School has announced honor roll students for fourth nine weeks. Honor roll students are listed below by grade. EIGHTH GRADE *Conner Braden Abernathy, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:19 pm

Education

Fuqua School earns full reaccreditation

Fuqua School has earned full reaccreditation from the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS). The VAIS accreditation program is one of a select few recognized ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:17 pm

Community Calendar

Community calendar for the week of July 21

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Wednesday. Items must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Monday for that Wednesday’s calendar. Email events ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:16 pm

Local

Carrier named Centra CEO

Centra has named Amy F. Carrier to the role of president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective Tuesday, Sept. 7. “We conducted a comprehensive national ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:10 pm

News

State campaign to focus on speeding

Governor Ralph Northam recently announced a new summer travel safety campaign and survey designed to engage Virginians in efforts to reduce speed-related crashes, injuries and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:08 pm

Columns

It’s hard to hear God’s voice when you’ve already decided what you want him to say

It is hard to hear God’s voice when you’ve already decided what you want him to say. Read the opening sentence a few more times. ... Read more

by Rev. J. Cameron Bailey, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:06 pm

Local

State dedicates $700 million to broadband

Governor Ralph Northam recently announced that Virginia plans to invest $700 million in American Rescue Plan funding to expedite the deployment of last-mile broadband infrastructure ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:05 pm

Local

Truck traffic in Victoria becoming an issue

Citizens residing on Mecklenburg Avenue in Victoria are asking the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors (BOS) to take action on large trucks passing through the ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:00 pm

Local

Hankins asks commission to keep Lunenburg 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 8:58 pm

COVID-19

Delta variant poses threat to unvaccinated

There are still no confirmed cases of the Delta variant in the Piedmont Health District, but COVID-19 cases are on the rise locally and across ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:35 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

Temporary emergency numbers for 911 outage

The public should be aware that the commonwealth is experiencing a statewide 911 outage. Below is a list of temporary emergency numbers in order to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:47 pm

College

SVCC announces fall COVID plans

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) will continue with a full schedule of classes for the fall semester beginning August 23. Social distancing restrictions and mask ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, July 19, 2021 11:17 am

College

McCall joins Lancer athletics staff

With more than a decade of experience in college athletics, including time in the dugout as both a head softball coach and Division I assistant ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:47 pm

Food & Fitness

A sweet coalition begins

One of the east coast’s oldest agricultural activities is finding its sweet spot among Virginia’s most celebrated home-grown commodities. More than 100 maple and tree ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:25 pm

Local

Prison visitation to be allowed again

With vaccination rates rising and COVID-19 cases falling, the Virginia Department of Corrections (DOC) will soon be able to allow external visitors back into its ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:21 pm