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Buckingham grads receive words of wisdom

The 133 graduates in Buckingham High School’s Class of 2021 received some quality words of wisdom Saturday at ... Read more | Add your comment

High Bridge to reopen Wednesday

After a 4-month closure for redecking and preventive maintenance, High Bridge Trail State Park will officially reopen the ... Read more | Add your comment

Wreck takes life of karate instructor

A former Farmville karate instructor died recently in a three-car crash on Route 60 in Powhatan County. Michael ... Read more | Add your comment

Crews battle structure fire on South Airport Road

Crews responded in the early hours of Thursday morning, May 13, to a structure fire in the 400 ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19

Northam lifts VA’s mask mandate

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has lifted the state’s universal indoor mask mandate and announced Virginia will soon be easing all social distancing and capacity restrictions ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.

COVID-19

Mobile vaccination clinics come to Meherrin

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District, will begin mobile vaccination clinics next week. These mobile clinics will offer free COVID-19 vaccines in a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.

Local

County cleanup effort nets 1,820 lbs. of trash

The Prince Edward Board of Supervisors’ $10,000 investment toward a cleaner county is already paying dividends with more than 1,800 lbs. of garbage already collected. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, May 14, 2021 3:13 pm

College

Radford ends Longwood’s softball season

Fueled by a one-hit shutout from All-Big South right-hander Jesse Marvin, the fourth seed Radford Highlanders (22-31) dealt the third seeded Longwood Lancers a season-ending ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, May 14, 2021 2:33 pm

Buckingham

Wise wins Grand Champion

Tanner Wise, of Poplar View Farm LLC and an 11th grader at Buckingham County High School, competed at the Piedmont Area Junior Livestock Show Saturday, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, May 14, 2021 1:07 pm

Columns

Wisteria is the perfect plant for a pergola

Whenever I visit friends in England, I’m seriously envious of their garden, but especially the wisteria (wisteria sinensis) that festoons one side of their 19th ... Read more

by Dr. Cynthia Wood, Friday, May 14, 2021 1:06 pm

BUSINESS

Beef and commodity prices updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on May 7. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle $2 to $9 lower. Feeder cattle ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, May 14, 2021 1:04 pm

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Browns Chapel to host benefit gospel sing

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee will host its regular monthly meeting Sunday, May 16, at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland County Community Center located ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, May 14, 2021 1:03 pm

THE WORD

Finding true unity is a messy process

In the scriptures we find many calls for unity. From the Psalms: “How pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (133:1). From ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, May 14, 2021 1:02 pm

Buckingham

Crash victim wanted for first-degree murder

A man involved in a head-on collision in Buckingham County earlier this month was later revealed to be a suspect wanted in relation to a ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, May 14, 2021 12:26 pm

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, May 14, 2021 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

We can always rely on God

Tis the season for graduations. Hampden-Sydney just had two, this year’s graduating class and the previous year’s class that got bumped because of COVID. I ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Benchmark Community Bank is ‘Looking Our Best’

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the “Looking Our Best Award” to Benchmark Community Bank Tuesday, May 11, at their midtown location in Farmville. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:00 am

LCVA

LCVA features youth art exhibition

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts presents “Start with Art, Learn for Life: The Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition,” which will be on display ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:00 am

LOCAL

ABC stores return to normal hours

After more than a year of reduced operating hours in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) stores will return ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:00 am

SOWING SEEDS

In search of the impossible dream

My favorite song within my favorite play, “Man of La Mancha.” is “Impossible Dream.” The story is loosely based on “Don Quixote” by Miguel Cervantes ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:00 am

Columns

Finding true unity is a messy process

In the scriptures we find many calls for unity. From the Psalms: “How pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (133:1) From ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:38 pm

College

Spartans push Lancers to elimination game

Capped by a walk-off single from All-Big South second baseman Tiffany Domingue in the bottom of the seventh inning, second seed USC Upstate edged out third seed ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:23 pm

High School

Knights pitch second straight shutout

The Buckingham High baseball team continued to roll through its schedule with a 10-0 one-hit game against Randolph-Henry High School. Wednesday’s game at Randolph-Henry came ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:11 pm

College

11 Tigers named to ODAC teams

Hampden-Sydney placed 11 student-athletes on the 2021 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men’s Lacrosse Teams, including four First Team, five Second Team, and two Third ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:55 pm

College

Three Tigers named to all-conference teams

Hampden-Sydney College placed three student-athletes on the 2021 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) baseball teams, including senior captain Ryan Clawson of Moseley as a Second Team All-ODAC selection, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:33 pm

COVID-19

Prince Edward has lowest vaccination rate in region

Despite being the site of many mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics and efforts to lead a public vaccine campaign, Prince Edward County has remained the lowest-vaccinated ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:50 pm

Education

H-SC grads urged to ‘do the right thing anyway’

Hampden-Sydney College’s Class of 2021 gathered in front of Venable Hall last Saturday, May 8, with family and friends. They heard the wisdom of a ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:17 am

College

Brock Center to begin construction soon

A new events facility with the potential to transform both the Longwood University campus and the community will begin to rise from the old tennis ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:31 am

Local

Chief Ellington talks training and recruiting

When Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington looks at the video of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin with his knee of the neck of George Floyd ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:18 am

Cumberland

EMS changes concern citizens

Some citizens at the southern end of Cumberland County are expressing concern over the recent changes to Cumberland Fire and EMS including fears an increased ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:14 am

Buckingham

Pipeline attack causes gas shortage, state of emergency

Some area gas stations are running out of fuel after a ransomware attack to the Colonial Pipeline system led to gas shortages across the commonwealth ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:11 am