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High Bridge Trail expands to Pamplin

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation purchased 30 acres in Pamplin from Norfolk Southern Railroad to be ... Read more | Add your comment

New businesses share 2020 with pandemic

For most small businesses, the first year of operation is already packed with trials and tribulations. For a ... Read more | Add your comment

Brush fire in Meherrin

Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter Chase Urbine applies water to ground ravaged by a brush fire Monday afternoon, ... Read more | Add your comment

Activists protest virus response at ICE detention center

Dozens of activists gathered outside the Immigration Centers of America (ICA) Farmville detention facility Saturday afternoon, July 25, ... Read more | Add your comment

Cumberland

Attempted abduction of 10-year-old girl investigated

Law enforcement officers and family members are looking for answers after an attempted abduction of a 10-year-old Cumberland girl. Renita Trent said she was at ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward

Prince Edward schools go online-only for first 9 weeks

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) will conduct its first nine weeks of classes remotely. The decision was announced by PECPS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE

‘Class’ical spelling issues abound

This past academic year was one of the most challenging and unforgettable years many of us have ever had to negotiate. And it was not ... Read more

by Julia Palmer, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:00 am

Education

I’m Determined’ summits moved forward

Students and parents had to adjust to a virtual setting, but two annual statewide “I’m Determined” summits for students with disabilities and their parents went ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

VDOF offers cost-share program

In response to the statewide decline of ash trees due to the introduction of the emerald ash borer (EAB), the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:00 am

Sports

Area golfers compete in championships

The Southside Piedmont Junior Golf Association Championships drew 60 young participants from eight counties to Tanglewood Shores Golf & Country Club in Bracey on Thursday, ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Caregiver support group to meet

The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet Thursday, Aug. 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. To register for the meeting call 757-383- 8552. For ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Updated – One killed in Buckingham County crash

One person is dead and another injured following an early Saturday morning, Aug. 1, crash on Route 60 in Buckingham County. Keaonna L. Carter-Faggins, 21, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:27 am

SOWING SEEDS

Psalm 23 from a shepherd’s viewpoint

Years ago, I took chaplain training at a nearby hospital. One of my first patients was a middle-aged woman who had been in the hospital ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am

THE WORD

Three things you need to ‘stay in’ this season

During our COVID “quarantine” my wife and I studied Keys to Freedom by Nancy Alcorn. I want to share with you some habits that help ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am

COLLEGE

Recruiting yields 9 women’s soccer newcomers

In the latest influx of players for Longwood University’s women’s soccer program that is among the winningest in the Big South since joining the conference ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am

CHURCH & COMMUNITY

Church and community events

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Mt. Zion Baptist to have homecoming and revival services

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton will be hosting a drive-in service at 11 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

Beets, carrots can fill empty spots in the summer garden

As you’re enjoying your garden’s delicious bounty, you may notice a few empty spots in the garden from the earliest crops you harvested. The turn ... Read more

by Katharine Wilson, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am

Sports

Dominion Energy Classic to have no spectators

Tournament officials recently announced that as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Dominion Energy Charity Classic will be played without spectators in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Unemployment compensation expires

Unemployed recipients receiving the weekly $600 additional compensation from the federal government’s coronavirus relief program may see those funds come to an end, or be ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am

THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE

How to survive hot, dry summers in the garden

July was brutally hot and dry. We had day after day of temperatures over 90 degrees with high humidity and no rain. Even though I ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am

Recreation

Strong setup for championships

Members of the Southside Piedmont Junior Golf Association got in a good nine-hole round of golf during a Thursday, July 23, tournament at Lunenburg Country ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:48 pm

PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT

Piedmont Health District COVID cases increase by 80%

School superintendents throughout the region have made the case to move to online instruction only at the beginning of the school year, saying coronavirus cases ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:03 pm

Columns

Farmers Market has something for everyone

A visit to the Farmville Farmers Market last Saturday, July 25, could make someone feel like they travelled back in time to last summer, before ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:30 pm

Buckingham

Solar facility approved

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors voted 6-1 during its Monday, July 13, meeting to approve a request from Hexagon Energy to construct Black Bear ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

A Step Above opens

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed A Step Above Health Services to the community during a ribbon cutting ceremony. A Step Above is located ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

James River program provides a buffer

The James River Buffer Program is restoring and protecting the area’s creeks and riverside one seedling at a time, and area landowners can help by ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:00 am

High School

No football would be big deal financially for high school sports programs

It has long been understood by many that across the many different levels on which it is played, football is a key moneymaker and carries ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Monday, July 27, 2020 2:34 pm

High School

VHSL votes to play all three sports seasons in early 2021

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) announced Monday, July 27, that its executive committee voted 34-1 to go with Model 3 of the three previously ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, July 27, 2020 11:46 am

Buckingham

Buckingham schools move online for first nine weeks

Buckingham County Public Schools (BCPS) officials have announced the first nine weeks of classes will be conducted virtually. BCPS is the second school system in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, July 27, 2020 9:29 am

LIFESTYLES

Red Bud Garden Club elects officers

The Redbud Garden Club held its June meeting in the backyard of Geraldine Sanderson’s home. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this was the club’s first ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, July 24, 2020 6:00 am