Shutdown spurs food drive by churches

Two local churches are expanding their ministries to assist those struggling financially in the wake of the partial government shutdown. Working through Project Care For, the food pantry group, congregants of Clarksville Baptist and Clarksville Presbyterian churches are raising funds and gathering food provisions for people impacted by what has become the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history. Cindy […]

Advancing Dr. King’s legacy

Shared effort is key to community progress, Carter tells NAACP audience

South Hill cop suffers minor injury when tractor tractor rams cruiser

A South Hill police officer suffered minor injuries when a logging truck struck his cruiser Monday morning in town. The mishap occurred around 8:55 a.m. According to Virginia State Police, which investigated the crash, South Hill Police Officer P. Jones was turning left onto Highway 58 from East Atlantic Street when his patrol car was struck in the driver’s side […]

After setback in Surry, Dragons bounce back with victory over Appomattox Regional GS

After traveling to Surry and losing to the Cougars 71-57 on Wednesday night, the Park View Dragons played again Friday in Petersburg against the Dragons of Appomattox Regional Governor’s School and took away a satisfying 63-27 win. The Friday night contest was ARGS’s Homecoming celebration and drew a nearly packed house. Park View jumped out to a quick early lead, […]

Barons look to finish strong as playoffs approach, take three games vs. JRD rivals

With only four games remaining in the regular season schedule, the Bluestone Barons varsity basketball team quietly knocked off three James River District opponents last week to remain perfect in the conference with a record of 12-0, 12-5 overall. The victories against Amelia, Prince Edward and Central Lunenburg, during a three-day span from Wednesday through Friday, in all likelihood locked […]

Bluestone succumbs to Highland Springs 61-34

On Saturday Bluestone competed in an invitational tournament at Brunswick High School and came out on the losing end against the Springers of Highland Springs by a score of 61-34. Bluestone varsity coach George Lancaster previously coached the Springers for over 37 seasons, garnering 704 wins and two VHSL state championships. The Barons came out a little sluggish and it […]

Park View girls pick up win

The Park View varsity girls traveled Friday night to Petersburg for a Tri-Rivers District match-up against Appomattox Regional Governor’s School and encountered a much-improved opponent since the first meeting between the two schools earlier in the season. Playing in South Hill, Park View scored a 63-44 victory over ARGS. Playing the rematch Friday in hostile territory, the Lady Dragons would […]

Bluestone jayvees top Lunenburg, fall to Amelia, Prince Edward

Bluestone jayvee Keevonta Jones scored 12 points and a host of teammates contributed points as Bluestone took the 38-31 win over Central Lunenburg Friday night in Skipwith. The Barons opened with a 10-point first period. Jones had a trey and one point from the foul line to pace Bluestone. The Barons also posted 10 points in the second period with […]