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O Christmas tree

The Town of Farmville celebrated its Surprise 2020 Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting Thursday, Nov. 19. This year’s tree, ... Read more | Add your comment

Christmas cheer amid a pandemic

Restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic may have ramped up, but groups in the area have still managed ... Read more | Add your comment

Fire destroys Green Bay home

A Green Bay family is left without a home following a fire that destroyed their residence on Wednesday, ... Read more | Add your comment

Starbucks expected to open this month

Farmville residents could have a brand new Starbucks — and the only stand-alone Starbucks in the area with ... Read more | Add your comment

Buckingham

What does winter have in store?

This is the time of year when everyone has a prediction about the coming winter. Some trust woolly worms, while others look for signs from ... Read more | Add your comment

by Titus Mohler.

Buckingham

$500K awarded for broadband

Buckingham, Cumberland and Lunenburg are among five counties that were each awarded $85,000 in grant funding to fast-track broadband expansion in the area. The funds, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Lifestyles

Garden Club learns about orchids

The Nora Lancaster Garden Club held a socially distanced outdoor meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the parking lot of the Chadwick & Son Greenhouse in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:00 am

Columns

The parable of the puffy pillows

Once I stayed at a hotel where the pillows appeared so large and soft and puffy that I looked forward to bedtime, thinking the pillows ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

PSR needs donations for seniors

For the fifth consecutive year, Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSR) is partnering with Meals on Wheels of America in the 2020 Subaru ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, November 27, 2020 6:00 am

College

ODAC plans spring return

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Presidents’ Council, in consultation with the ODAC Board of Directors, has endorsed a plan for a return to collegiate ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, November 27, 2020 6:00 am

Columns

Bear Creek Park hosts ‘Lights at the Lake’

Come and enjoy Lights at the Lake at Bear Creek Lake State Park located at 22 Bear Creek Lake Road in Cumberland. This is a ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, November 27, 2020 6:00 am

Education

Civil War program planned at Sailors Creek

Kevin Shroyer, president of the Lynchburg Civil War Round Table, will discuss a native-born Virginian who fought for the Union army and rose to the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:59 am

Buckingham

Highway work scheduled

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.   ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:48 am

Columns

Lessons from Ed about giving thanks

I like Thanksgiving. It’s a time of food and family togetherness. People come together from all over to gather, eat, share family memories, watch football ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Traditional Thanksgiving off the table for many

By India Jones Capital News Service Many Americans are grappling with ways to make one of the nation’s most celebrated holidays safe amid the coronavirus ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:13 pm

Buckingham

Two arrested in Buckingham shooting

Two men were arrested after reports of shots being fired Monday, Nov. 16, in Trents Mill. According to Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Lieutenant Brent ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:27 pm

Celebrations

Christmas decorations to dye for

A winter wonderland has arrived at 120 4th St. in Farmville. Coming in for a hair appointment at The Highlight Zone is like stepping into ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:03 pm

Education

Howerton named finalist for top academic honor

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) senior offensive lineman Tyler Howerton has been named one of 12 finalists for the 2020 William V. Campbell Trophy as announced recently ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:00 pm

Buckingham

Miles appointed to Tobacco Commission

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday, Nov. 20, the appointment of Thomas Jordan Miles III of Buckingham to the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC). ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:00 am

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

Simple recipes can make a big impact as gifts

As we enter the holiday season, it’s a great time to consider homemade or purchased preserved foods for gifting to loved ones. While these are ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:00 am

FOOD AND FITNESS

Average Thanksgiving meal is $60.33 this year

Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for just over $6 per person this year, according to an informal price survey ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Ferrell wins safety award

Danielle Ferrell of J.R. Tharpe Trucking Co. in Rice was recently named the Safety Professional of the Year by the Virginia Trucking Association. The presentation ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Small business, nonprofit grants available

The deadline is drawing near for businesses in Buckingham to apply for a second round of grants through the Buckingham Small Business Assistance Grant Program ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:00 am

Church & Community

Christmas Mother holds toy drop off

The Prince Edward Christmas Mother (PECM) held a toy donation drop off on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Farmville Farmers Market. Pictured are, from left, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:00 am

Lifestyles

Commit to civil discourse this holiday season

In this year of deep political division, it’s more important than ever to commit to civil conversation and understanding at the holiday dinner table, according ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, November 23, 2020 6:00 am

High School

Falcons sports return Dec. 1 in new conference

Fuqua School’s varsity boys basketball team enters the 2020-21 season with some returning leaders and some players new to the sport who are about to ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Monday, November 23, 2020 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Happy first birthday to the Ingle twins

A very special birthday wish is sent out this week to twins Brooks and Leighton Ingle of Cumberland as they will celebrate their first birthday ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, November 20, 2020 6:00 am

SOWING SEEDS

COLUMN — A bag of mulch and a message

I just wanted a bag of mulch at the discount store, but the cashier discovered a hole in the bag, so someone was sent to ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, November 20, 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, November 20, 2020 6:00 am

THE WORD

Give the world the best representation of Christ

I have heard parents say so often to their children, “You did this to yourself.” Likewise, another common variation is, “You brought this on yourself,” ... Read more

by Barry Vassar, Friday, November 20, 2020 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

The waiting is the hardest part

I’ll just go ahead and tell you that you will hate this column. I’m sorry, but one of the most important things we all are ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, November 20, 2020 6:00 am