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Mural, Mural On The Wall, Who's The Fairest Triptych Of Them All?
Longwood University graduate Monty Montgomery paints a triptych, or three-panel mural, on the side of the former tobacco warehouse adjacent to the farmers market and Farmville Presbyterian Church, which owns the building. The San Diego-based Montgomery’s work was seen in Bedford by Sally Thompson and Pam Butler, who met the artist, and a local resident made a generous donation to fund the stained-glass-effect mural, which was approved by the church’s Session. Triptychs come from early Christian art and began being used in the Middle Ages for altar paintings and they influenced the structure of stained glass windows. (Photo by Ken Woodley)
Thursday, July 17, 2014


Moton's Need For A Partner Explained
FARMVILLE — The ability of the Moton Museum to flourish, and likely its long-term survival, will depend upon an affiliation like that proposed between it and Longwood University, according to museum officials.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Board Taps Gray

PRINCE EDWARD — Calvin L. Gray came within 24 votes last November of Prospect County Supervisor Howard “Pete” Campbell.

With the unexpected passing of Mr. Campbell last Tuesday, the board was tasked with appointing an interim supervisor until a special election could be held. Gray was awarded a second chance as the board’s choice Tuesday night.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Swanson Conducts The LSO

LYNCHBURG — The Board of Directors of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra has passed the conductor’s baton to Farmville’s Dr. Christopher Swanson.

And Swanson is off and running, making his debut July 16.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Vital Sign: More Members Are Needed

BUCKINGHAM — The Buckingham County Volunteer Rescue Squad is in need of volunteers, and several classes and opportunities are arising for those who’d like to serve.

“We need more EMT’s (Emergency Medical Technician) and drivers,” Sonny Grey, Chief of the County’s rescue squad told The Herald recently.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cumberland Proposes A Route 60 Coalition
CUMBERLAND — It is one of Supervisor David Meinhard’s passions: expanding U.S. Route 60 to four lanes through the entire county, instead of just through the Cumberland Court House-area. It’s a costly undertaking and one which Meinhard believes requires more than just the efforts of one County. He is proposing a coalition to advocate for expansion of Route 60 from Powhatan to Amherst.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Picking Which Roads To Pave

CUMBERLAND — Although no one signed up to speak, fifteen Cumberland residents had something to say during last week’s board of supervisors meeting on July 8. And it was about roads. 

During the public hearing for the Cumberland County Secondary System Six Year plan, the majority of speakers raised concerns about Blenheim Road in eastern Cumberland County. The road runs for just under a mile in the County, starting at U.S. Route 60 and running across the Powhatan County line. The Powhatan portion of the road was recently paved.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Teriah Lost Her Leg And Heart
But She's Still Cheering

Last year, Teriah Scott was diagnosed with bone cancer, lost of her right leg and still insisted on cheerleading with the Cumberland Youth League. Little did her family know that she would face even greater medical challenges before the end of 2013. (Submitted photo)
CUMBERLAND — It had already been a long year for ten-year-old Teriah Scott. Her ankle swelled up unexpectedly in January. What her mother, Terri, thought was only a sprain turned out to be osteosarcoma. Bone cancer.

After months of chemo, the tumor in her ankle still hadn’t grown smaller. So Teriah’s doctor said he wanted to amputate. After a second opinion, her mother realized it was the only viable option.

On April 30, 2013, Teriah lost her right leg.

But, she is a fighter and was walking with crutches in only three days, the fastest recovery time for an amputation to date at the hospital, says her mother. Teriah doesn’t seem to think three days was a big deal. “It felt like a week,” she told The Herald.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Reveley Pledges An LU Apology
FARMVILLE — Longwood University president W. Taylor Reveley IV pledged Monday night that an official apology will come from the university to the black community for Longwood’s actions in the past, including its role in massive resistance.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014


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