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VCU receives equipment to perform in-house COVID tests

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) is getting two new instruments to perform more COVID-19 tests ... Read more | Add your comment

Vaccine arrives for health care workers

The Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Piedmont Health District announced the start of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign Wednesday, ... Read more | Add your comment

Weather balloon tangled in a tree

Mercy Jantz awoke on Jan. 8 to find a weather balloon tangled in a tree on his property. ... Read more | Add your comment

WFLO radio stations to be sold

Farmville-based radio stations WFLO-AM 870 and FM 95.7 are in the process of being sold to what Radio ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

New law bans cell phones while driving

With the new year comes a new law for Lunenburg that bans cell phone use while driving, and deputies have the option to write a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Crystal Vandegrift.

Local

County sees 97 new COVID cases in a week

As Lunenburg County experiences a record number of coronavirus cases, Piedmont Health District Director Dr. H. Robert Nash is asking residents to stay home on ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Education

Dominion to award $500K in scholarships

Dominion Energy is awarding $500,000 in scholarships in 2021 to assist African American and other underrepresented minority students who reside in the company’s service area. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:29 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Schools to remain virtual until case surge subsides

Lunenburg County Public Schools (LCPS) announced late Tuesday, Jan. 12 that the school division would delay its in-person start and will not begin hybrid instruction ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:47 am

Business

Social work professor to serve on state advisory board

One of Longwood University’s accomplished social work professors will soon be granting licenses to new members of her profession throughout the commonwealth. Virginia Gov. Ralph ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:00 pm

Business

$20 million more set aside for small businesses

Gov. Ralph Northam allocated an additional $20 million this week in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to the Rebuild VA economic ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:45 pm

Education

Victoria honor roll announced

Victoria Elementary School has announced its honor roll students for the first nine-week grading period.   Logan Berkley, Amya Booth, Jaden Chavous, Isabella Dillard, Emma ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:08 am

Columns

What if 2021 is even worse?

What if 2021 is worse in events than 2020 has been? What if this is the worst year of your life? What if the complaining ... Read more

by Rev. J. Cameron Bailey, Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:42 am

Education

LCPS to install vape detectors

The Lunenburg County Public Schools (LCPS) is planning to use a portion of a $70,000 school security equipment grant received earlier in December to install ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:14 am

Education

Most parents satisfied with pandemic schooling

As families, teachers and school officials cope with whether to hold classes in person or online, 64% of Virginia parents say they are satisfied with ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 24, 2020 10:33 am

Lifestyle Main

Baby hats and blankets donated

An anonymous donor knitted 20 baby hats for VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) in honor of Brad and Debbie Gregory of Minneapolis, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 24, 2020 10:31 am

Education

New model for students with disabilities debuts

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced recently that the Virginia Department of Education is implementing a new model for supporting students with disabilities, investigating ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 24, 2020 10:29 am

College

Simmons receives Superintendent’s Scholarship

Upon being named Region 8 Superintendent of the Year, Charles Berkley (right), Lunenburg County Public Schools Superintendent was presented with the Superintendent’s Scholarship to be ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:34 pm

Education

Winners of VFW essay contest announced

The theme of the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) annual essay contest called Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy was “What is Patriotism to Me?” ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:24 pm

Lifestyle Main

VCU employee creates popular light display

The Elliott Family is well known in South Hill for its annual holiday light display on Callis Road. Word of mouth travels fast and people ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:14 pm

College

SVCC to begin second semester Jan. 11

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) will continue with a full schedule of classes for the spring semester beginning January 11. The college is taking a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:11 pm

Education

12-time shooting champ and KFS student earns scholarship

Seventeen-year-old Mattison Russell is a 12-time world champion in competitive target shooting, and she realized her end goal Tuesday, Dec. 1, when she signed a ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:51 pm

Education

Teachers exercise to relieve stress

To help relieve stress, the Delta Alpha Chapter of the Virginia state organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International invited JoAnne Stugart, a retired teacher from New ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:15 pm

Lifestyle Main

Red Brick Solar launches $22K grant program

Red Brick Solar is currently accepting applications for its new community grant program. More than $22,000 will be provided in support of organizations and projects ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:07 pm

Church & Community

Daniel wins holiday ornament contest

The Lunenburg County Historical Society is pleased to announce that an ornament created by Helen Wilkinson Daniel of Kenbridge is the winner of the annual ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:04 pm

Church & Community

Clerk discusses position with DAR

At its meeting on November 14, the William Taylor Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met at Lunenburg County’s historic 1827 courthouse. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:02 pm

Celebrations

Raffle winner announced

The winner of this year’s Lunenburg Republican Scholarship Raffle is Scott Bridgefort. The Lunenburg Republicans presented Scott Bridgefort with a Henry Golden Boy Rifle. All ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:23 pm

Education

Students to return to school in January

Lunenburg County Public School (LCPS) will remain in a virtual learning mode for the remainder of 2020 with plans to reopen to in person instruction ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, November 13, 2020 1:47 pm

Education

Kenston Forest Lower School Honor Roll

Kenston Forest School has announced its lower school honor roll students for the first quarter grading period. Second Grade Head of School All Academic List ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:04 pm

Education

Award-winning teachers announced

The 2019-2020 Lunenburg County Public Schools Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium award winners were recently announced. Patricia Clary, Central High School, was the winner of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:08 pm

Education

KFS inducts 12 into NHS

Kenston Forest School inducted 12 new members into the National Honor Society. The induction ceremony took place at Kenston Forest Wednesday, October 21, in the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:04 pm

Lifestyle Main

Play ball!

At its October meeting, the William Taylor Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution learned about the popularity of baseball as a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:43 pm