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An Opening Pair

Seconds after experiencing their first school bus ride, sisters Moriah and Aleecia Mitchell prepared to enter Buckingham Primary School on Wednesday morning at the Carter G. Woodson Education Complex, beginning their educational journey through school together. The sisters were among hundreds of students in Buckingham that started school this week. (Photo by Jordan Miles)


Thursday, August 28, 2014


Unintentional Radio Silence: Cumberland Board Votes To Repair Tower
CUMBERLAND — “These need to be fixed,” County Administrator and Attorney Vivian Giles told the Cumberland Board of Supervisors during their August 12 meeting. “Our emergency services personnel (were) out there without communications, which is extremely dangerous. It really needs to be fixed.”
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bending The Cumberland County Budget
CUMBERLAND — Money is tight for Cumberland County, but supervisors found enough wiggle room to make good on several promises they have made post-budget season. During their August 12 meeting, the Cumberland Board of Supervisors amended their budget, drawing $648,506 from reserve funds for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Streets For Hire Or Sale? Town, Longwood Shift Into Neutral
FARMVILLE — The Town of Farmville and Longwood University have agreed to pursue an interim Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) until a permanent deal can be developed regarding the university’s use, and possible purchase, of streets on campus.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

PE, Town Discuss Possible Boundary Adjustment

PRINCE EDWARD — A proposal that would bring the Piedmont Regional Jail and other properties into Farmville town limits in a voluntary boundary adjustment appears to be dead on arrival.

County Administrator Wade Bartlett presented the draft plan for discussion at last Thursday’s joint meeting between Town Council and the County’s Board of Supervisors with the recommendation that it not be approved.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Former PE Supervisor Lacy B. Ward, Sr., Dies Monday
PROSPECT — Lacy Bennett Ward Sr. departed this life on Monday, August 25,at his Prospect  home.  He was born August 15, 1930, in East Gulf, West Virginia to the late Edward Ward and Maggie Randolph Ward.   In 1949, Lacy graduated as Salutatorian of his high school class.   He began his college career in 1949 at West Virginia State College, but decided to transfer to Virginia State University to study Animal Science.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Butterfly's Journey: Craft Retires From Preschool

BUCKINGHAM — Butterflies are some of the most coveted and beautiful insects to billions of people across the world.

They touch humans, both physically and spiritually, through their gracefulness and peaceful demeanors.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dillwyn Approves Budget & Tax Rates

DILLWYN — Town homeowners and landowners will pay over a half-cent more per $100 of assessed value in real estate taxes in Dillwyn.

The new, increased real estate tax rate is $0.0465, $0.0065 more than the former rate.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fireworks After Dark At Airport On Sunday

FARMVILLE — Blown away by a thundering forecast for the Fourth of July, the fuse has been re-lit for Fireworks After Dark this Sunday evening, August 31 at the Farmville Regional Airport.

Town of Farmville officials are hoping the two-month rain delay has whet the appetite and will prove as successful as the Labor Day weekend display last year.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


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