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U.S. Constitution signing celebration

The United States Constitution was signed 234 years ago on Sept. 17. The National Society Daughters of the ... Read more | Add your comment

Youth fights rare disorder

A ten-year-old Victoria boy is regaining use of his right hand thanks to a new medication following years ... Read more | Add your comment

Chamber welcomes new restaurant

The Lunenburg County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 17, welcoming Victoria’s newest ... Read more | Add your comment

New soccer complex opens

Where there was once a grassy open field, there are now five soccer fields. The Lunenburg United Futbol ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Golf carts allowed on roadways

If you own a golf cart, you can now operate it on the roadway within the Town of Victoria but with exceptions. Following a public ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

COVID-19

Educators may be required to vaccinate

Earlier this month, President Joe Biden unveiled a six-part plan to address surging COVID-19 rates, creating mandates for businesses that employ more than 100 workers ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Columns

A box of love: A child shall lead

Isaiah 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young ... Read more

by Mary Simmons, Sunday, September 26, 2021 11:49 am

Columns

COLUMN — Don’t be the fool

Confession from a preacher: I’ll argue until I am blue in the face about anything when I know I’m correct. This isn’t a good thing, ... Read more

by Rev. J. Cameron Bailey, Saturday, September 25, 2021 1:52 pm

College

Thornhill appointed to Board of Directors

The Southside Virginia Community College Foundation recently announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald K. Thornhill to the Foundation Board of Directors. Thornhill has been involved ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 24, 2021 3:52 pm

Local

South Central Fair Idol competition

The South Central Fair Association will host the second annual South Central Fair Idol contest during fair week this year. Contestants will compete for the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 24, 2021 3:47 pm

News

Crash remains under investigation

The Kenbridge Volunteer Fire Department and Victoria Fire and Rescue responded to a single-vehicle crash with entrapment at the intersection of Blackstone and Chapel Roads. ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, September 23, 2021 6:39 pm

Education

LCPS operating better than most

Like all schools in the commonwealth, Lunenburg County Public School (LCPS) is dealing with educating students amid a pandemic; however, LCPS is one of few ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, September 23, 2021 6:38 pm

KENSTON FOREST

Kenston Forest announces Homecoming Court

Kenston Forest School has announced the 2021 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming Queen will be announced during halftime of the football game on Friday, Sept. 24, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:42 pm

Local

‘Autumn Fire: Burning the Valley, Part 1’

On Saturday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m., Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host a program about the military campaigns within the Shenandoah Valley ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:48 am

Local

Farm Safety and Health Week

The third week of September is annually recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week, as fall harvest time is one of the busiest and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:48 am

News

BOS votes down bike lane

The Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors (BOS) turned down the option of applying for VDOT funds to construct a bike lane on Route 635, citing ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, September 19, 2021 3:40 pm

News

Canine shot multiple times

A Lunenburg County citizen’s beloved canine was shot multiple times near their residence on Rubermont Road, Route 626 near the intersection of Route 626 and ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, September 19, 2021 3:35 pm

Local

Lions Club honors late member

The Kenbridge-Victoria Lions Club held its 16th annual Ken Saunders Memorial White Cane Walk on Saturday, Sept. 11. A group of 15 walkers made their ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, September 19, 2021 3:27 pm

Education

September Marketing Co-op Student of the Month

Macey Loebs was selected as Lunenburg County Public Schools (LCPS) September Marketing Co-op Student of the Month. Loebs is a senior at Central High School ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, September 19, 2021 2:28 pm

Local

Community Narcan Training event held

In an effort to help community members prevent fatal opioid overdoses, The Virginia Department of Health along with Crossroad Community Services and the Virginia Department ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:42 pm

Local

SVCC graduates restoring power in Louisiana

As one of the most powerful hurricanes in recent memory, when Hurricane Ida hit the gulf coast, more than 1 million people in Louisiana were ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:35 pm

Local

Flag retirement ceremony held

VFW Post #9954 held a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11, in order to burn worn out and tattered American flags. Aubrey Craven with ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, September 19, 2021 11:39 am

Columns

Column — Allow Jesus into your boat

I’m tired. Mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically, I am worn — and I am tired. I am not alone. I dare say the vast majority of ... Read more

by Rev. J. Cameron Bailey, Sunday, September 19, 2021 11:35 am

Local

Elective surgery and clinic update

Effective immediately, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) is making changes to non-urgent, elective appointments to safely continue caring for patients during an ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 16, 2021 3:39 pm

Community Calendar

Community Calendar for the week of September 15

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, Thursday, September 16, 2021 3:37 pm

News

Boat rescued from Briery Lake

Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MVFR) crew members responded Thursday night, Sept. 9, to a report of an individual whose boat was stuck on a ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:10 pm

News

Decision tabled on solar facility

Apex Clean Energy and SolUnesco, the applicants of Red Brick Solar, Lunenburg County’s first solar project, were left waiting for approval of the company’s Conditional ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:20 pm

COVID-19

106 COVID patients at Centra

COVID-19 cases are fluctuating across the commonwealth as officials work to increase testing access in the health district. New daily cases of the coronavirus in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:12 pm

Local

Early voting begins, local races not contested

Starting Sept. 17, Virginians can vote in person early. Voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes in person at the Lunenburg County Registor ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, September 12, 2021 7:00 am

Local

Crash claims life of Victoria man

A 59-year-old man from Victoria died in a fatal crash that is being investigated by the Virginia State Police (VSP). According to VSP, the accident ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, September 11, 2021 2:09 pm

News

Remembering 9/11

The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch asked people for their memories of where they were, what they were doing and what they were thinking on Sept. 11, 2001. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, September 11, 2021 2:05 pm