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LETTER — County COVID-19 cases on the rise

To The Editor: While the number of COVID-19 cases in Charlotte County currently remains the lowest in the Piedmont Health District, the area has seen ... Read more

LETTER — I’m not wearing a mask

To The Editor: No toilet paper, sound the alarm. No fear, governor, just grab either the state or U.S. Constitution and when you are done ... Read more

COLUMN — Growing up Black in Charlotte County

“Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting into what I call good trouble, necessary trouble.” This was written by ... Read more

COLUMN — Impact study highlights SVCC’s contributions

A recent economic impact study undertaken by Dr. Vincent Magnini, a researcher at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business in Blacksburg, examined the impact Southside ... Read more

LETTER — What’s a penny worth?

Earlier this year the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to have a referendum placed on the ballot on November 3. The question ... Read more

A sweet treat

School Board Member Jay George provided treats for the hard-working staff at Eureka Elementary School last week. Pictured are, from left, fifth-grade teachers Chelsea Nash ... Read more

LETTER — Vote yes to help Charlotte’s schools

To The Editor: Earlier this year, legislation was passed giving some localities the opportunity to hold a referendum on increasing the local sales tax by ... Read more

COLUMN — Free yourself from things

I recently stumbled upon an illustration online that likely originally came from The New Yorker. In the drawing, an elderly man was standing in front ... Read more

COLUMN — Is your vote safer today than it was last year?

Free and fair voting is the basic premise of any democracy.  Remember the stories that came out of Iraq after the fall of the Saddam ... Read more

COLUMN — Redistricting amendment is fair

For three quarters of the last century, Virginia was effectively a one-party state. That political party could enact anything they wanted.  Because they controlled the ... Read more

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