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Go Hard or Go Home: Adult Basketball Tournament Raises Money for Drakes Branch Park

Go Hard or Go Home: Adult Basketball Tournament Raises Money for Drakes Branch Park

The Central Middle School Gymnasium was filled with music and excitement as players took to the court on Saturday, June 20 for the Adult Basketball Tournament Fundraiser. Proceeds from the…

Buying on a Budget: Local Second-Hand Stores Boast Great Bargains

Buying on a Budget: Local Second-Hand Stores Boast Great Bargains

“I’m gonna pop some tags…only got twenty dollars in my pocket”…Hip-Hop Artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis said it right with the 2012 hit song “Thrift Shop,” which was essentially a…

Local Counties Rank Low in 2015 Health Rankings: Obesity Prevalent in Rural America

Local Counties Rank Low  in 2015 Health Rankings: Obesity Prevalent in Rural America

Due to the busy schedule of the average adult, finding time to prepare healthy meals and partake in the recommended daily amount of exercise can seem like a daunting task.…

New Business Brings Styles and Smiles to Keysville

New Business Brings Styles and Smiles to Keysville

“The opportunity just sort of fell in my lap,” said new business owner Crystal Boggs. “I had never really thought about owning my own business, but this was too good…

The Fight Isn’t Over: Relay for Life Teams Still Walking for a Cure

The Fight Isn’t Over: Relay for Life Teams Still Walking for a Cure

The 2015 Charlotte County Relay for Life was held last weekend on the sprawling front and side lawns of the Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville. Saturday’s weather, with its…

Virginia Blood Services Encourages Community To ‘Donate For Dads’ 

This June, Virginia Blood Services is encouraging the community and donors alike to celebrate a father, grandfather or other loved one(s) with a “Donate for Dads” blood donation. The campaign recognizes the…

Going for a Dip Doesn’t Have to Lead to Disaster

With temperatures steadily on the rise, Monday, May 25, 2015 marked the official beginning of swim season for many pools and lakes across the state.  Although warm weather is traditionally…

Carrying His Own Cross: Man Walks To Remind People to Serve Others

Carrying His Own Cross:  Man Walks To Remind People to Serve Others

Reports started coming into the Messenger office Friday evening of a man carrying a huge cross being spotted at different locations along Highway 360. Initial attempts to track down this…

Local Wineries Support Meals on Wheels

Local Wineries Support Meals on Wheels

‘Saturday in the Park, I think it was the Fourth of July…’ The lyrics of the old Chicago song described the scene beautifully. Granted, it wasn’t the fourth of July,…

Celebrate The Planet: Earth Day All About Saving Natural Resources

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 is Earth Day! According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency,  “On the first Earth Day in 1970, 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, land, and…