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Weekend house fire damages home

The homeowners of a residence located in the 1700 block of Lunenburg Ave. were able to escape their ... Read more | Add your comment

Holiday fundraiser

Central High School agriculture classes are making reindeer decorations for the holidays as a fundraiser for the school’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Fifth graders support Wounded Warrior Project

Victoria Elementary School fifth graders, under the direction of their teacher, Carolyn Vermillion, chose a special way to ... Read more | Add your comment

Shopping for a cause

The Central High School Cares group spent Monday evening, Nov. 29, at Wal-Mart in Blackstone shopping for the ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Christmas decorating competition scheduled

Once again, the Lunenburg Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring its home and business Christmas Decorating Competition. The business judging will take place Dec.7. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.

Local

More solar groups looking at county

Like most Virginia localities, Lunenburg is seeing an influx in solar developers looking to construct solar farms throughout rural portions of the county. Most recently, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

COVID-19

Vaccination clinic set

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Monday, Dec. 13, from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Blackstone ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, December 3, 2021 6:07 pm

Local

Historical Society sponsors essay contest

The Lunenburg County Historical Society is sponsoring an essay contest for eighth grade students in Lunenburg County. To be eligible, the student may attend a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, December 3, 2021 5:50 pm

Columns

A BOX OF LOVE: Asking Jesus

James 4:2-3. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Do we ask Jesus for things, ... Read more

by Mary Simmons, Friday, December 3, 2021 5:49 pm

Church & Community

Church and Community Events for the week of Dec. 1

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

by Staff Report, Friday, December 3, 2021 5:48 pm

Local

DAR ‘Service to America’ project

A large number of members of the local William Taylor Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, turned out to welcome representatives from “Paws ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, December 3, 2021 5:44 pm

Local

Trooper selected for leadership award

The Virginia State Police (VSP) has announced the selection of Virginia State Police Trooper Jonathan R. Davis as the recipient of the International Association of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, December 3, 2021 12:04 pm

Columns

Column — Let’s count down together

Have you ever heard the song, “The Final Countdown” from 1986’s band, Europe? The vast majority of the song seems like the band is just ... Read more

by Rev. J. Cameron Bailey, Friday, December 3, 2021 10:56 am

Local

Napier appointed Executive Director

The South Central Workforce Development Board (SCWDB) and Chief Local Elected Officials voted Friday, Nov. 19, to name Terra Napier as executive director. Napier will ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, December 3, 2021 10:50 am

Columns

Column — Find your new favorite book series

If you ask any reader who their favorite literary character is, their answers will probably include Jane Eyre, Jo March or Huckleberry Finn. But you ... Read more

by Holly Howze, Friday, December 3, 2021 10:03 am

Local

Antebellum Saint Nicholas visits Sailor’s Creek Battlefield

Saturday, Dec. 11, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host its annual Antebellum Saint Nicholas Christmas Program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 2, 2021 5:55 pm

COVID-19

New variant sparks concern

Local health officials are imploring residents to improve the community’s defensive line against the coronavirus following the discovery of a new, rapidly-growing variant of the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, December 2, 2021 4:01 pm

Local

Movie review: The Power of the Dog

Lauren Bradshaw Special to The K-V Dispatch “The Power of the Dog,” written and directed by legendary filmmaker Jane Campion, is one of my biggest movie ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:58 am

Local

Commonwealth Chorale to present two ‘Christmas Baroque’ concerts

The Commonwealth Chorale will return to the concert stage on Dec. 5, 4 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 200 Church Street, Blackstone, and Dec. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:46 am

Local

Unemployment rate falls again

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in October, which is 2.5 percentage points below the rate from one year ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:01 am

Local

Paint party held

Ripberger Public Library hosted a paint party on Nov. 16. Instruction was provided by Kathy Lee, Pretty in Paint. Participants include Kathy Lee, J. B. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, November 26, 2021 11:05 am

Local

County sees lower crime rate than others

A recent ConsumerAffairs report has ranked Virginia as the ninth safest place to live. Each state was ranked based on violent crime, property crime, number ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, November 25, 2021 5:00 pm

Education

LCPS thanks substitute teachers

Lunenburg County Public Schools (LCPS) wrapped up American Education Week on Friday, Nov. 19. As part of the celebration LCPS took time to thank its ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, November 25, 2021 5:00 pm

Local

Group raises funds for scholarships

Each year, the Lunenburg Republicans raise money by having a raffle to give scholarships to students in Lunenburg County to continue their education. In 2021, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:06 pm

COVID-19

Vaccination Clinic scheduled

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District will host a walk-in vaccination clinic Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:42 pm

Local

Meridian Waste delivers the spirit of Thanksgiving

Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, has kicked off Thanksgiving week by spreading joy through the Gifting of the Turkeys community initiative. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:41 pm

KENSTON FOREST

KFS football state runner ups

The Kenston Forest Football team finished up a memorable and historical season last week with a tough loss in the state title game to Blessed ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:40 pm

Education

Del. Wright donates books to LCPS

Delegate Tommy Wright visited both Kenbridge and Victoria Elementary Schools on Thursday, Nov. 11 and presented third graders at each school with a coloring book ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:37 pm

Columns

Column — Who will be at your table this holiday season?

Today, tomorrow, this weekend, and even the weeks to come, people will gather all over the place for meals. Thanksgiving and Christmas time bring people ... Read more

by Rev. J. Cameron Bailey, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:27 pm

Columns

Column — Library staff is here to help

If your child is visiting the library and does not have a particular title in mind, asking the staff can save time. We can ask ... Read more

by Connie Krupa, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:11 pm

Community Calendar

Church and Community Events for the week of Nov. 24

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

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:10 pm