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SOUTH HILL  — It's a new year, there’s new life and the first birth bragging rights at the Garland Birthing Center of VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital go to Camara Whitfield and Tony Vasquez of Warfield with the birth of their daughter Angelina Aiyena Vasquez. 

An early morning crash on Monday, Jan. 20 claimed the life of Tyrone Parham, 61, of the 25000 block of Sawmill Road, Carson.

The Lawrenceville Town Office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Household garbage will be picked up on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Commercial garbage will be picked up on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

LAWRENCEVILLE – Jacqueline “Jackie” Seward-Morgan was sworn in as Clerk of Circuit Court on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 surrounding by family and friends who wanted to share in the happy occasion.

At the organizational meeting held Thursday, Jan. 9, Jacqueline “Jackie” Seward-Morgan, Clerk of Circuit Court, administered the oath of office to members of the Brunswick County School Board: Roy Warwick, left, - Meherrin District, Dr. Carolyn Jones – Powellton District, Timothy Puryear – T…

LAWRENCEVILLE – The Brunswick County School Board will hold an organizational meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Central Office, 1718 Farmers Field Road. The School Board will elect the Chair and Vice Chair and make co

The Christmas light display that was open to the public at the Freeman home of Bobby and Susan Smith was a huge success. Over 2000 people visited the display between Thanksgiving and Jan. 5, 2020. Along with the lights, hot chocolate and S’mores were served to those who paid a visit. The Smi…

LAWRENCEVILLE – A grand opening ceremony for Echo World Communication will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. The new company will be located in the former Bank of America building at 300 North Main Street. Make plans to attend to welcome this new company to the Town of Lawrenceville and B…

The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors recognized the members of the Brunswick Youth Football League Flag Team recently. The team was the 2019 Southside Regular Season Champions, Southside Playoff Champions and Super Bowl Runners up. The members of the team are: Admir Alexander, Kaleb Art…

Mayor of Lawrenceville Scott Martin welcomed Teya Whitehead to the Lawrenceville Town Council. The Lawrenceville Town Council appointed Whitehead to council at the December meeting. She will fill the unexpired term of Martha Myers who resigned effective Sept. 27, 2019. Myers was appointed to…

LAWRENCEVILLE – Captain Kent Washburn recently retired from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office after 29 years of service. He was quick to mention all of the people who helped and encouraged him along the way, including his dad, Earl Washburn.

The Alberta Town Council sponsored the Alberta Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7. See more photos in the Jan. 1, 2020 edition 

Four fire departments battled a house fire on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 25089 Christanna Highway, Alberta: Alberta Volunteer Fire Department, Dolphin Volunteer Fire Department, Lawrenceville Volunteer Fire Department and South Hill Volunteer Fire Department. Alberta Chief Buddy Hyde said the call…

CHASE CITY - Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) is pleased to announce that its power supplier, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC), has entered a partnership with EDF Renewables North America to develop and build a 30-megawatt portfolio of distributed solar projects across the serv…

LAWRENCEVILLE – The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution designating Brunswick County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. Last month those who support the right to bear arms spoke in favor of the resolution and they attended the December meeting to show their contin…

LAWRENCEVILLE - Customers of the Town of Lawrenceville, and Alberta, and the Brunswick County IDA were notified on Dec. 17 of a water leak and as a precautionary measure were advised to boil water for consumption.

LAWRENCEVILLE – The Town of Lawrenceville is beautifully decorated for Christmas. The Lawrenceville Christmas Parade was held on Friday, Dec. 6 welcoming some old favorites like the Country Mouse School and Santa Claus and some new participants as well. The theme was “Jingle All the Way.” Th…

FREEMAN – Susan and Bobby Smith love Christmas and have transformed their backyard and surrounding area into a Christmas wonderland. They are extending an invitation for the public to come and enjoy the beautiful display. The couple lives at 150 Freemans Place, which is inside Superior Manor…

RICHMOND – Senator Louis Lucas was recently elected as President Pro Tempore of the Virginia Senate. She is the first woman and first African American to hold the position. The President Pro Tempore presides over the Virginia Senate when the Lieutenant Governor is absent. Lucas will official…

LAWRENCEVILLE – A beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the gazebo at the Tobacco Heritage Park located next to E. E. Vaughan & Son honors loved ones battling cancer. The Brunswick County Cancer Association sponsored a tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 29 to honor and remember tho…

DUNDAS – The Brunswick Chamber of Commerce sponsored ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 for Ray Ray’s Diner located at 31155 Christanna Highway, formerly Louise’s. Owners Mendie and Woody Daniel, known as Ray to Mendie, are embarking on a new adventure by opening the facility.

LAWRENCEVILLE – The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors and the Brunswick County School Board met recently to talk about the school system and begin the discussion about the FY2019-2020 budget. No vote was taken.

ALBERTA – It takes a special person to be a volunteer, especially a first responder. There was a sense of celebration in the air at the Alberta Volunteer Fire Department for the Open House on Oct. 20, 2019 as volunteers and supporters gathered to recognize the 70th anniversary of the department.

LAWRENCEVILLE – Robinson Ferry Road (Route 644) is now open following being closed for several months for bridge repairs. The detour has been lifted.

Providing assistance seems to be second nature to Jessica Carter, a Care Partner in Acute Care. Her giving attitude has earned the VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital Star Service Team Member of the Month Award for October.

The Lake Gaston Association will meet Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Gaston Baptist Church located on Hwy. 903 across from the Subway Restaurant. The meeting concludes at noon or before.

Members of the Richmond Chapter of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia bussed recently to visit the Virginia Byways Visitor Center and Fort Christanna.  Many had not been to Brunswick County before and were amazed at the history displayed at …

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is intent on addressing the digital divide in Southside Virginia, and its effort to do so received a boost from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently. The cooperative is the recipient of a nearly $3.8 million investment from the USDA for…

Delegate Roslyn Tyler, who was re-elected on Nov. 5 to her 8th term to the Virginia House of Delegates, was appointed by Speaker Elect-Eileen Filler-Corn to serve as Chairperson of the state Education Committee in the Virginia General Assembly. She is the first African American to chair this…

Dominion Energy employees donated coats to the Lawrenceville Rotary Club coat drive. The coats are donated to the Brunswick County Department of Social Services located at 201 Sharpe Street, Lawrenceville. Wendy Wright, left, Della Wood, Camilla Clayton-Bright, Dixie Walker, Jacqueline Mangr…

Construction work continues on the Learning Resource Center on the Christanna Campus Southside Virginia Community College in Alberta. When completed, the 45,000 building will hold the college library, food service area, student study and lounge areas, workout room for students and employees …

Members of the Lawrenceville Rotary Club and guests painted their pinkies purple in honor of World Polio Day celebrated on Oct. 24, 2019: Alfonzo Seward, left, Nicole Young, Wendy Wright, Jacqueline Mangrum, Charlette Woolridge, Dixie Walker, Camilla Clayton-Bright, Cindy Pecht, Tracie Sewar…

LAWRENCEVILLE - Brunswick County Public Schools will host a School Health Advisory Board meeting at the BHS Technology Center in Room 310 on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. Persons interested in attending the meeting may contact Mrs. Tanisha S. Pearson at (434) 848-3138.

LAWRENCEVILLE – The uncertain weather on Thursday, Oct. 31, didn’t postpone the Halloween parade and party. Organizers estimated approximately 600 people of all ages and dressed in a variety of costumes attended the event, an excellent example of you are never too old to have fun. The parade…

LAWRENCEVILLE – The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors and the Brunswick County School Board will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Brunswick County Government Building, 228 North Main Street. The meeting is open to the public.

On Oct. 29, 2019 Governor Ralph Northam ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol and all local, state and federal buildings and grounds in respect and memory of former Governor Gerald L. Baliles. Northam further ordered flags to be flown …