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A message to our readers

The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch staff has been working hard in recent days to ensure that we remain — both in print and online — a trusted source of information in scary and uncertain times.

As the global story and its impact on this community unfolds literally by the minute, online publishing becomes more important than ever by providing timely, accurate information to citizens.

Similarly, we are reducing by half the cost of advertising space for for-profit entities to provide coronavirus-related information to the community. We will also devote as much news space as needed to provide important information from governmental and non-profit organizations.

Here are a couple of things that will be different for The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch readers and customers until things return to normal:

After today there will be no Sports section in the print edition, as all high school, college and pro sports have been suspended until further notice. Until competition resumes, we will continue to publish relevant sports news as it occurs, but it will appear on other pages of the newspaper.

Hours for walk-in customer service at our office on Nottoway Boulevard in Victoria will be restricted as we heed Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s advice to have as many employees as possible work from home until the virus threat subsides. Telephone and email customer service should not be affected.

Readers are asked to contact us via our telephone number — 434-696-5550 — or the respective email addresses:

Publisher: Betty.Ramsey@KenbridgeVictoriaDispatch.com

Editor: Roger.Watson@KenbridgeVictoriaDispatch.com

Operations manager: Staci.Bridge@KenbridgeVictoriaDispatch.com

Community editor/obituaries: Wanda.Fix@KenbridgeVictoriaDispatch.com

Advertising director: Jackie.Newman@KenbridgeVictoriaDispatch.com

Calendar and church news: social@KenbridgeVictoriaDispatch.com

Accounts receivable/circulation: Regina.Caraway@KenbridgeVictoriaDispatch.com

We appreciate Lunenburg County government and civic leaders, the business community and citizen volunteers for their collective efforts to guide our area through whatever challenges await in the days and weeks ahead. We stand proudly with them in journalistic service to Lunenburg County.

Betty J. Ramsey is publisher of The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch. Her email address is Betty.Ramsey@KenbridgeVictoriaDispatch.com.