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Kenbridge adds drug disposal box

The Town of Kenbridge has added a new service for its residents. With the help of a grant ... Read more | Add your comment

Wedding venues strained by restrictions

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline, Gov. Ralph Northam announced an ease of restrictions on outdoor events during ... Read more | Add your comment

Almost a year later, students return to school

Lunenburg County Public School (LCPS) students returned to in-person learning Wednesday, Feb. 24 after close to a year ... Read more | Add your comment

Narrow road blamed for bus accident

A Lunenburg County School bus and a pickup truck sideswiped each another Wednesday, Feb. 24. The accident occurred ... Read more | Add your comment

VETERANS

Town manager is proud to be a Navy vet

Navy veteran Tony Matthews was born in Farmville, grew up in Keysville and now makes his home in Lunenburg County following his military service. Matthews ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

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.

Lifestyles

VCU Health celebrates Black History Month

This February VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) celebrated Black History Month by telling the stories of several black families that work together ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:56 pm

Lifestyle Main

STEPS earns CARF accreditation

CARF International (Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) announced STEPS, Inc. has been accredited for three years for its community employment services  including employment supports ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:52 pm

Local

Route 634 closed for repairs

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close Traffic Road (Route 634) in Lunenburg County between Rehoboth Road (Route 622) and the Mecklenburg County line ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:50 pm

Food & Fitness

Seven pallets of peanut butter donated

To honor March as National Peanut Month, the Virginia Peanut Board and Virginia Peanut Growers Association are again teaming with Peanut Proud to contribute peanut ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:48 pm

College

GRASP to provide FAFSA help

GRASP will hold free virtual appointments to help families file the FAFSA to receive financial aid for college. Virtual appointments are available Wednesdays from 6 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:47 pm

Columns

We need to learn to wait

This story is told of two boys who were waiting for breakfast one morning. As their mother was preparing some pancakes, the boys began to ... Read more

by Rev. J. Cameron Bailey, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:41 pm

Community Calendar

Community calendar for week of March 3

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, March 4, 2021 1:36 pm

Local

DMV add more online options

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is now offering even more convenient online service options for customers during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Customers can ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:35 pm

Local

1.29% of foods exceed acceptable pesticide levels

The U.S. Department of Agriculture once again revealed nearly 99% of foods tested in its Pesticide Data Program have pesticide residues that fall well below ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:32 pm

Local

Lawmakers ban gay panic defense

By Cierra Parks Capital News Service   Virginia lawmakers passed a bill that will ban the use of a person’s perceived or actual sexual orientation ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:30 pm

High School

Owen receives national honor

Wallace Owen has faithfully served Lunenburg County Public Schools (LCPS) since 1985, and he is now receiving national-level recognition for that work. Pioneer Athletics, an ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:44 am

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

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

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:31 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