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Firefighters hone skills in practice burn

Members of the Kenbridge Volunteer Fire Department spent Sunday afternoon, April 18, training and practicing several firefighting skills. ... Read more | Add your comment

Firefighters honored for service

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kenbridge Volunteer Fire Department was unable to hold its annual awards banquet ... Read more | Add your comment

Vehicle strikes cow

The Kenbridge Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle accident involving a cow that had been struck on ... Read more | Add your comment

Central falls to Riverheads

Central High School finished its football season Friday evening with a 4-3 record after a 56-7 loss to ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Crossroads seeks funding, addresses complaints

Crossroads Community Services Board Executive Director Dr. Susan Baker addressed the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors Thursday, April 8, seeking $53,000 in funding, all the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Local

Newton named economic development director

Lunenburg County has hired a full-time economic development and planning director. Taylor Newton, a Lunenburg native, will fill the position previously held by Glenn Millican ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Education

Kenston Forest honor roll

Kenston Forest announces its third quarter honor roll and AR Reading honors. Second Grade Head of School All Academic List with Honors: Lottie Henshaw, Madison ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:06 pm

Education

KFS students earn scholarships

The Three Arts Club of Blackstone awarded $1,000 scholarships to two Kenston Forest School seniors, Camille Bacon and Ariana Mannino. The club president, Joy Hogg, and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:03 pm

Food & Fitness

Home baking continues to rise

Home baking escalated during the pandemic, and it continues to be on the rise. From renovation projects to gardening, the coronavirus lockdown sent many consumers ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:00 pm

Community Calendar

Community calendar for week of April 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, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:56 pm

Columns

Jesus doesn’t require perfection

Perfection. According to my MacBook, perfection is “the condition, state or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects. ... Read more

by Rev. J. Cameron Bailey, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:48 pm

COVID-19

Cases up as vaccine eligibility lowered to age 16

Just as COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opens up to all Virginians age 16 and older, the Piedmont Health District is experiencing a noticeable increase in coronavirus ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:23 pm

Local

Campaign urges motorists to minimize distractions

Whether it’s answering a phone call, interacting with passengers or finishing breakfast in the car during your morning commute, distractions are a daily occurrence for ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:54 am

Local

It’s cleanup week in Kenbridge

The Town of Kenbridge is having its annual cleanup week this week.  The town is offering free trash and debris pickup.  Things that need to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:52 am

Business

Centra celebrates National Volunteer Week

Centra Southside Community Hospital is recognizing its volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 18-24. “We value our dedicated volunteers 365 days of the year, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:51 am

Local

VSP looking for Victoria man

The Virginia State Police is asking for the public’s help in locating a convicted sex offender who has failed to re-register on the sex offender ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, April 19, 2021 12:49 pm

Food & Fitness

Home baking continues to rise

Home baking escalated during the pandemic, and it continues to be on the rise. From renovation projects to gardening, the coronavirus lockdown sent many consumers ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 16, 2021 4:45 pm

Local

FOIA bill allows some access to criminal investigation records

By Anya Sczerzenie Capital News Service   A bill allowing the public access to limited criminal investigation records will go into effect in July, along ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 16, 2021 4:35 pm

News

Lawmakers amend bill banning guns in state buildings

By Christina Amano Dolan Capital News Service   Virginia legislators recently accepted the governor’s substitute to a bill banning firearms on and near Capitol Square, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 16, 2021 3:39 pm

Education

Lunenburg libraries reopen

The Lunenburg County Public Library System has reopened, with an adjusted schedule. The schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 16, 2021 2:23 pm

High School

Chargers to take on undefeated Gladiators

The Lunenburg Central Chargers will travel to Greenville to take on perennial state power Riverheads High School in the Region 1B Championship Friday, April 16 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:15 pm

High School

Central golfers advance to state

The Central High School golf team won the Region 1-B Championship Monday, April 12 at  the Manor in Farmville. Central had a low score of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:12 pm

College

Lancers take two of three from UNCG

After Longwood swept both games of Friday’s doubleheader 2-0 and 9-6, UNCG blocked a three-game series sweep with a 10-3 win in the Saturday afternoon ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:14 pm

Columns

Jesus has a plan for you

I am reading the 23rd Psalm at church Sunday. Do we really know what we are saying when we read the scriptures? Do we know ... Read more

by Mary Simmons, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:25 pm

Community Calendar

Community calendar

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, April 15, 2021 12:22 pm

Columns

Getting back to the heart of worship

Food for thought — Today your demeanor, your words, your actions, your attitude will all speak volumes about what you know, what you believe, what ... Read more

by Rev. J. Cameron Bailey, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:19 pm

Education

Moody, Hamlett win art contest

Two Lunenburg County Public School students were recognized for winning the 2020 and 2021 VSBA Art Contest at the April 12 Lunenburg County School Board ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:18 pm

Local

Group to award 35 grants in 30 days

Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) will award 35 grants in 30 days during the month of June for environmental improvement projects. The 30 in 30 Green ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:51 am

News

Solar company files appeal over decision

The applicants of Lunenburg County’s newest proposed solar farm were dealt a blow last month when the Planning Commission tied in a vote  to decide ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:45 am

Local

Loss of machinery and tools tax may cost thousands

The Virginia Loggers Association (VLA) is requesting Lunenburg County to exempt logging businesses from certain taxes, potentially costing the county approximately $70,000 in lost revenue. ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:44 am

COVID-19

LCPS to begin plans for next school term

Lunenburg County Public Schools (LCPS) looking for parent input regarding interest for in-person and virtual learning options for next year. According to the school system ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:42 am