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Guide Me Well

Guide Me Well

When you learn something new, do you feel a sense of anxiety?  Do you find yourself hoping you won’t be asked to help demonstrate a new skill?  Do you tend…

I Left My Heart in the Microwave … or at least, I should have.

I Left My Heart in the Microwave … or at least, I should have.

My birthday has come and gone and so has Valentine’s Day. I must say I have the best group of friends ever; I did not want for chocolate on either…

Groups, Purple Passion and Drive-in Movies

Groups, Purple Passion and Drive-in Movies

I’m getting ready to be philosophical here so if you don’t like Phil, quit reading. Have you noticed that any time a group of people meet they always separate into…

Keysville Landmark Celebrates 75 Years

Keysville Landmark Celebrates 75 Years

By Crystal Vandegrift, Staff Writer A Keysville landmark has celebrated 75 years in business.  Sheldon’s Restaurant and Motel is still continuing to serve generations of people and newcomers alike. “In…

Kenbridge native wins conservationist award

Kenbridge native wins conservationist award

Native Virginian J.B. Daniel recently received the American Forage and Grassland Council’s Pastureland Conservationist of the Year award for his exceptional education and outreach to promote sustainable grazing practices statewide.…

Kenbridge revises business license fee after business owner feedback

By Brian Nowlin, Staff Writer KENBRIDGE – After recently approving a $30 business license fee in Kenbridge, town council members reversed that decision and changed the wording last week so…

New face fills role on Kenbridge Town Council

New face fills role on  Kenbridge Town Council

The newest member of the Kenbridge Town Council, Mike Bender (right), is sworn in last week by Kenbridge Town Attorney Cal Spencer. Brian Nowlin photo By Brian Nowlin, Staff Writer…

Several area fire crews helped put out a fire at a boiler room and building in Blackstone last week. The area was closed off as the firefighters worked to control the situation.

Several area fire crews helped put out a fire at a boiler room and building in Blackstone last week. The area was closed off as the firefighters worked to control the situation.

Group Effort Kenbridge joins surrounding departments to fight Blackstone fire By Brian Nowlin, Staff Writer BLACKSTONE – Kenbridge Fire Department was one of five area fire departments that responded to…

BREAKING NEWS: Body found in Nottoway has been confirmed as Olene Brooks

BREAKING NEWS: Body found in Nottoway has been confirmed as Olene Brooks

*Note: Body found in Nottoway has been confirmed as Olene Brooks, below is the story that appeared in this week’s Messenger that hit newsstands before we received the confirmation. A…

Death of man found at Lunenburg fire being investigated

Death of man found at Lunenburg fire being investigated

Drakes Branch man found after shots heard and fire discovered by neighbors LUNENBURG – The Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate an incident that took place on Thursday, February…