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Citizen concerned about trucks on Oral Oaks Road

A Lunenburg County woman says it is time to get trash trucks off of Oral Oaks Road. Lauren ... Read more | Add your comment

More than 3,000 without power a week after storm

Lunenburg County still has more than 3,005 people without power a full week after a major ice storm ... Read more | Add your comment

LCPS recognizes school board

Lunenburg County Public Schools (LCPS) joins 132 school divisions throughout the commonwealth to celebrate School Board Appreciation Month ... Read more | Add your comment

Ice storm wallops Lunenburg

A major ice storm over the weekend froze most of Southside Virginia, including Lunenburg County, leaving an accumulation ... Read more | Add your comment

VETERANS

Navy pilot flew more than 2,000 hours

Lunenburg resident Oliver Lee Wright, or “Ollie” as he is known to most, was born into a military family moving across the country six times ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

VETERANS

Veteran continues to give back daily

Kenbridge native and Vice Mayor Wanda Morrison joined the military at a time when it was not so welcoming to women. At the age of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

CENTRAL

Central football season begins Saturday

Central High School’s varsity football team, which features some key experience, makes its long-awaited return to action this Saturday, March 6, when it hosts Cumberland ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:32 pm

College

Lancers earn big win in opening series

The Longwood University softball team opened its 2021 season with a 1-3 showing at the Georgia Classic this past weekend that was highlighted by a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 26, 2021 1:16 pm

High School

Kenston Forest football returns this week

It has been a long wait due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Kenston Forest School is making its return to the gridiron this week. The ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, February 26, 2021 1:14 pm

Local

New law to collect data on pretrial detention

By Josephine Walker Capital News Service   The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation this week that lawmakers said will increase transparency and equity in the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:55 pm

Local

Lawmakers advance Consumer Data Protection Act

By Hyung Jun Lee Capital News Service The General Assembly is advancing legislation that allows Virginia consumers more protection with their online data, though opponents ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:52 pm

Education

Virginia LEARNS looking for input

A work group appointed by Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane to assess student needs and support Virginia schools this spring and summer as they ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:50 pm

Business

VCU earns gold status for responsible antibiotic use

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) earned Gold Status for the Virginia Antibiotic Stewardship Honor Roll program. This means the hospital meets specific ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:47 pm

Columns

We should have a personal relationship with Jesus

Have you ever thought about how Jesus wakes you in the morning? I love the thought of Jesus taking my hand, kissing me on my ... Read more

by Mary Simmons, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:45 pm

Education

Seizure safe school legislation passed

The Virginia House of Delegates recently passed Seizure Safe Schools legislation by a 86-13 vote. The bill, also known as the Jamie and Brie Strong ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:44 pm

College

Deadline extended for scholarship

Benchmark Community Bank has extended the deadline for its annual SmartStart Community Commitment Scholarships. Due to widespread power outages experienced by many households following recent ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:43 pm

Lifestyle Main

PSR helps seniors through bad weather

PSR is responding to the two recent ice storms by providing more than 1,000 meals, including 350 donated hot meals from Farmville-based Fishin’ Pig restaurant. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:42 pm

Community Calendar

Community calendar

KVD Events 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. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:23 pm

Columns

Help us live for today alone

The story’s told of two men who met on the beach. One gentleman was a fancy, well dressed rich businessman and the other a fisherman ... Read more

by Rev. J. Cameron Bailey, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:21 pm

COVID-19

Centralized vaccination website opens

After confusion and frustration felt in the wake of the commonwealth’s initial vaccine distribution, Virginians now have a one-stop shop for COVID-19 vaccine registration and ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:17 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

Only 52 customers remain without power in Lunenburg

Southside Electric Cooperative reported it has restored power to 98% of its members as of Thursday morning. The number of outages have been reduced to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:59 pm

Education

Lunenburg students return to classrooms

Lunenburg County Public School (LCPS) students will return to in-person learning for the first time in almost a year this week. On Wednesday, Feb.24 and ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:14 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

Elected officials react to lengthy power outage

The historic ice storm that hit Southside Virginia on Feb. 13 left much of the area reeling and handed power companies the daunting task of ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:00 pm

Local

Citizens frustrated with power outages

Nine days without electricity and no heat has resulted in food fuel levels running low, and emotions running high. Lunenburg County residents have been dealing ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:50 pm

COVID-19

Restrictions eased as COVID cases fall

As the rate of COVID-19 cases continue to abate, Governor Ralph Northam announced a loosening of restrictions on outdoor events during a Wednesday news conference. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:08 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

Outage number is down to 609

After 11 days of widespread power outages over Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) 18-county area, the coop’s online outage map is showing signs the crisis will ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:09 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

800 had power restored Monday; 1,512 remain out

The slow work of restoring power to Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) customers continued with more than 900 workers in the field Monday as the coop ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:22 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

More than 2,300 remain without power

More than 4,000 Southside Electric Cooperative customers (SEC) had their power restored Friday. The company brought in more crews to help repair infrastructure damaged by ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, February 22, 2021 8:37 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

SEC brings in more crews; outage number down to 2,660

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) said it has made significant progress over the past 24 hours restoring power to more than 1,000 homes, but the cooperative ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:33 am

Local

Kenbridge, Victoria help citizens without power

The towns of Kenbridge and Victoria have emergency assistance at the ready for citizens in need following the recent winter storms, though in some cases, ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:46 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

Power outage numbers increase

The number of residents without power increased slightly from Thursday to Friday as the area coped with a second ice storm in two weeks. There ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, February 19, 2021 9:44 am