The weather was great, and so were the crowds, food, variety, and fellowship at the 48th annual Blackstone Arts & Crafts Festival.

$1.3 million is new total in ‘Mell v. Phil’

The former Treasurer of the nowdefunct Southside Habitat for Humanity is accused of stealing more than $30,000 from the non-profit housing ministry.


After a two-game skid, Nottoway High School’s varsity volleyball team rebounded last week with two sweeps and improved its record to 4-2 (2-1 James River District).

Graham Wilkerson of Crewe took a wrong turn near the finish but still managed to win the Blackstone Arts & Crafts 5K run Saturday.

For the second straight week, Nottoway scored first, but the varsity Cougars lost another close football game, 20-14, this time on the road Friday night at Gretna.

Columns & Opinions


In his first Inaugural Address, at the very dawning of our republic, George Washington said it well, on April 30, 1789:

The long tentacles of poor government decisions wrap around us like boa constrictors.

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