‘Perfect storm’ delivers shock, surprise

Riverdale merchants and others stunned by flood’s severity after early forecasts by weather service suggest lighter impact

Corps closes recreation areas as lake rises

Heavy downpour caps off a week of weird weather for the region

Chasing excellence down under

Spaghetti fundraiser set Friday in Boydton to help Bluestone runner make way to Australia competition

South Hill man pleads guilty to 15 counts of child pornography

A South Hill man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to possession of child pornography, a Class 6 felony punishable by up to five years in prison on each count. Edward Curtis Lee Jr. entered guilty pleas to 15 charges of possession of child pornography in Mecklenburg County Circuit Court in Boydton. “They were computer images that were seized during a search […]

Flagged water readings in Clarksville no cause for concern, Council told

Measures by the Town of Clarksville to address recent water violations have taken care of the problem that prompted state environmental officials to issue the citations in the first place, members of Town Council were told last week. Clarksville’s drinking water is safe, emphasized public works director Richard Elliott in comments during Council’s regular monthly meeting April 18. The town […]

Lady Barons bounce back

After a much-welcome spring break, the Lady Barons returned to the ball field this week to claim their second win of the season, taking down Cumberland 6-5 in Skipwith. Katlyn Shanklin held down the mound to claim the win. The varsity girls also had a few jayvee players play in the doubleheader outing and they performed very well. Bluestone lost […]

Bluestone routs Cumberland

An early lead helped the Bluestone Barons varsity defeat Cumberland 10-3 on Thursday. Bluestone scored the first run in the first inning when Jamier Smith hit a line drive up the middle to score Deandre Hutcherson, and from there the Barons never looked back. Bluestone added one more run when Nic Lopez grounded out, scoring Hunter Bass. In the second […]

Junior Barons sweep pair against Cumberland, fall to Amelia in JDR action

The Bluestone Jayvee Barons baseball team looked good returning from break, posting two wins over Cumberland, 5-1 and 8-2 respectively. Earlier in the week, the team dropped a tight game to Amelia, 4-2, after having the score knotted at 2-2 through five innings of play. All three games were home outings for Bluestone. The team ended last week with a […]

Longwood’s Tucker named Big South Rookie of the Week

Antwaun Tucker, a former Baron baseball standout and outfielder with the Longwood University Lancers, was recently named Big South Rookie of the Week. On the week, Tucker had six hits, a .375 batting average, with two homeruns, four RBI and three stolen bases. Tucker is majoring in kinesiology and is a member of the National Beta Club and Phi Theta […]

Trojan kickers come out on top against PVMS

The Bluestone Middle School boys’ soccer team played at Park View Middle School for their last regular season game on April 19 and won, 1-0. Bluestone’s only goal of the game came on a pass from Wesley Castle to Xavier Sturdifen at the 16th minute of the game. BMS had a total of 13 shots and a few were mere […]