Occoneechee to get splash pool, shelters

State budget gains funding for ‘yurts,’ water park addition at state park

A welcoming place for animals

Energized SPCA dedicates new Hwy. 15 adoption center

17 years later, woman convicted in deaths of newborns

At the time a student at St. Paul’s, Henrico mother facing recommended eight year term

Duncan to manage county 911 center

The Mecklenburg County 911 Emergency Operations Center has a new director, Ben Duncan. He replaces Linda Cage, who retired March 31 after nearly 20 years on the job. Duncan, a 1984 graduate of Bluestone High School, is a Magistrate for District 10 in Magisterial Region 3, which includes Mecklenburg County. A former deputy with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Duncan […]

Amelia, Prince Edward fall prey to Baron bats

Bluestone struck for three runs in the first inning and staved off a late rally by Amelia to upend the visiting Raiders 4-3 Thursday. The victory followed on the heels of the varsity baseball team’s 8-2 win over Prince Edward on Tuesday. The Baron boys, coached by Dan Powell, are now 3-0 on the season. Playing the Raiders in Skipwith, […]

Colonial Heights gets best of Dragons in rematch in South Hill

The Park View varsity baseball team dropped a 6-3 decision to visiting Colonial Heights on Tuesday as the Colonials swept their home-and-away series with the Dragons this season. Park View has run into trouble with the wet spring — games against Halifax and Bluestone have been halted by rain — but the Dragons’ main downfall in the early part of […]

Author to speak on ‘Virginia Rail Trails’ in Boydton

Author Joe Tennis spent as much time researching railroad history as he did tracking the paths of old trains in putting together his latest book.

Movin’ on up

Sometimes in this business, news stories resonate long after the front pages hit the recycling bin (or are digitized and cast out into the endless ether of the Internet). Case in point with yours truly: the mass firings last year of McDonald’s workers in South Boston and Clarksville. I covered this story back in May 2014 after Lynchburg’s WSET-13 did […]