Rachel Austin, Author at Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch


Beware of utility scams, Dominion warns

On Monday, Dec. 5, the temperature dropped down below freezing in Victoria. It wasn’t much warmer on Tuesday, requiring residents to either throw another log ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, December 8, 2022 8:00 am


Flu numbers spike throughout the region

Take precautions. That was the warning Monday for Lunenburg County and the surrounding region. The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont District issued a statement, saying ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, November 18, 2022 8:15 am

flu season


Piedmont Health District urges caution as flu season arrives

VICTORIA – With the COVID-19 pandemic mellowing out, folks need to still be cautious as flu season is already here. According to the Virginia Department ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, November 4, 2022 8:45 am


Moton to host History Day contest

Virginia History Day is coming to Prince Edward County next spring. The Robert Russa Moton Museum and Longwood University announced their bid to host the ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, October 28, 2022 1:00 pm


Virginia Children’s Book Festival returns to in person

As the new school year gets underway, students can prepare for the return of a beloved field trip. The Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF) is ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, October 13, 2022 5:52 pm

Southside SPCA


‘We are very full’: Southside SPCA needs help, donations

The problem started over the last year. As people lost jobs, they could no longer afford to take care of their animals. Others went back ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Sunday, October 2, 2022 5:11 pm

Lunenburg County


What transport changes are needed in Lunenburg County, officials ask

VICTORIA – How would you change roads in Lunenburg County? Do we need more public transportation? What about sidewalks and walkable neighborhoods? Transportation affects everyone’s ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, September 30, 2022 9:30 am


With 100 miles complete, broadband work continues in Lunenburg

LUNENBURG – Over the next four years, 1,190 miles of fiber cable will be laid in Lunenburg, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties. After some delays ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 11:11 am


AARP warns of vacation booking scam

As families schedule their last minute trips before school is back in session, AARP warns of a new scam to watch for. According to the ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, August 11, 2022 3:00 pm