Blackstone Police say they aren’t sure what caused this accident Thursday morning at Wal-Mart, where this vehicle backed into the local supercenter. Police identified the driver as 78-year-old Rene Vargas, Jr. (lower right) of Burkeville. Neither Vargas nor his wife (lower left) were injured, and he appeared to take Thursday’s accident in stride.
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Graduate Makayla Alvis was among the members of Nottoway High’s Class of 2020 enjoying a parade Saturday morning through downtown Blackstone. Makayla and her classmates received diplomas Thursday and Friday with assigned times in the auditorium due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Saturday’s procession was organized by class parents, and the Town of Blackstone purchased and erected a banner (inset) to congratulate graduates of both Nottoway High and Kenston Forest. Photo by Isaiah Jones
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