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Dispatch Church and Community Calendar: week of July 10

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Wednesday. Items must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Monday ...

Lifestyles

A Box of Love: Who shall praise the Lord?

I conversed with Jesus and asked Him to speak to me through the Bible. This is what I ...

Lifestyles

The Word: Showing humanity to others

“Ubuntu.” This word is described as “humanity to others.” It’s an ancient African word that’s often described as ...

News

Good looks to outlaw abortion

On a Thursday where abortion was a topic of the presidential debate, it was also a focus for ...

Lifestyles

Treasures on the Shelves: Who wants a good beach read?

Our recent heatwave has many of us thinking about a seaside vacation and what’s a better companion that ...

Education

Tigers makes Princeton Review list

The news was good this week for Hampden-Sydney College, as the school earned some national recognition. The Princeton ...

Juneteenth Jubilee

Lifestyles

Jubilee celebration honors history-makers

An upcoming event is the culmination of a dream Dr. Yemaja Jubilee had more than a year ago. ...

News

MEC plans rate decrease

Electric Cooperative customers will see a lower power bill. Company officials announced over the weekend that as of ...

Lifestyles

Rural areas face need for free clinics

The need for free clinics is growing. Not just here in Southside Virginia, but across the state. That ...

Branch Manager

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Branch manager named

Benchmark Community Bank announced a promotion over the weekend. Becka Green will now be branch manager for the ...

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‘Real Virginia’ set to return to Lunenburg County

Coming this fall, Lunenburg County will get a spotlight, thanks to the Virginia Farm Bureau. The Farm Bureau’s ...

Sports

Lancers softball adds three transfers

The Longwood softball team added three transfer student-athletes for the 2025 season, head coach Dr. Megan Brown announced ...

federal farm bill

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Is a new federal farm bill needed? Local farmers speak out

Agricultural organizations and farmers are urging bipartisan support for a new federal farm bill, currently tied up in ...

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Dispatch Community Calendar: week of July 3

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Wednesday. Items must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Monday ...

News

County under drought watch

Even after Sunday’s storms, Lunenburg and the surrounding counties remain in a moderate drought. The Virginia Department of ...

EMS

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Clock is ticking for EMS agencies

The clock is ticking for emergency medical service agencies, in Lunenburg, Nottoway and across the region. They have ...

State Senate District 9 State Senate 5th District Republican primary

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With votes certified, is the 5th District Republican primary over?

We have an official winner in the 5th District Republican primary race. The Virginia Board of Elections on ...

Lunenburg County 4th street sinkhole Reedy Creek Road

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Parts of Reedy Creek Road are being shut down by VDOT

On Monday, the detour signs started popping up. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) shut down a section ...

Farm vehicle laws

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Farm vehicle laws set to change Monday. Here’s what’s happening

There’s been some confusion and several questions sent our way, since the original story about the upcoming changing ...

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Community dinners, revivals return: Calendar for the week of June 26

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Wednesday. Items must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Monday ...