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Indoor cowboy

You don’t need a hat, boots, spurs or even a live animal to have a lot of fun ... Read more | Add your comment

High Street Theatre sets opening series

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) opens the doors of the High Street Theatre with the ... Read more | Add your comment

Strong leaves legacy behind

Buckingham County residents were saddened this week to hear about the death of resident James “Jim” Francis Strong. ... Read more | Add your comment

‘Life is like a box of chocolates’

Rodney Ferguson, a financier with ties to Prince Edward County, is moving here from Missouri. He and his ... Read more | Add your comment

Buckingham

Solar ordinance hearing set

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, Oct. 12, for a revenue sharing ordinance on county solar farms. At ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward

Data center tax established

After a public hearing that drew no speakers, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to establish a separate category of tangible personal ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Watkins.

Longwood

Hirst Named LPGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year

Since her standout playing days at Longwood, women’s golf alumna Charlaine Coetzee Hirst has spent decades as an ambassador for golf, continually seeking to help ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:54 pm

HAMDPEN-SYDNEY

Hampden-Sydney Earns ODAC Win Past Shenandoah 28-7

Senior running back Kaleb Smith (Rocky Mount) rushed for a game-high and season-high 114 yards and two touchdowns to lead Hampden-Sydney College to 28-7 home ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:51 pm

Prince Edward

Dumminger runs for school board

Dr. James Dumminger will be running a write-in campaign as the incumbent for the District 701 Prince Edward County School Board seat. He has been ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:41 pm

Farmville

Businesses share location

Two local businesses, Farmville Printing and Midtown Mailboxes, can now be found at one convenient location on South Main Street. According to Matt Bright, who ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:35 pm

Prince Edward

County announces promotions

Prince Edward County has named Cheryl Stimpson as its new Director of Finance and Crystal Baker as the County’s Finance Manager, effective Sept. 15. “We ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:24 pm

Farmville

DAR celebrates Constitution Week

On the 234th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States, Farmville Mayor David Whitus signs the proclamation that declares the week of Sept. 17 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:22 pm

THE WORD

Thriving in the midst of tribulation

The toll of human suffering right now is overwhelming. Wildfires continue to burn, taking with them whole communities. Hurricane Ida just swept through, taking lives ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Saturday, September 18, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Muhammad takes home awards

Members of the Riding Star 4-H Club traveled to Lexington to compete in the 4-H Champion Horse Show Sept. 9-12. This horse show is held ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, September 18, 2021 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Enjoy gospel music at its best

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee, a nonprofit organization, will be hosting its regular monthly meeting Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 17, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Diesel Technician Program graduates

Southside Virginia Community College presented certificates to five graduates for completing the Diesel Technician Program on August 12 in Blackstone. The 22-week program provides both ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 17, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Riverstone Solar launches community grant

Riverstone Solar is accepting applications for its new community grant program. Riverstone Solar has committed to donating up to $20,000 to local charitable causes within ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 17, 2021 6:00 am

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Wedding planned

We loved ‘Because He first loved us’ Travis D. Harris III and Keshia N. Gee are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage on Sept. 25 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 17, 2021 6:00 am

Education

New teachers and staff announced

Prince Edward County Public Schools welcome new teachers and staff for the 2021-2022 school year. Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 17, 2021 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, September 17, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Initiative aims to increase blood availability for sickle cell patients

When patients living with sickle cell disease face a sickle cell crisis, blood transfusions can make a lifesaving difference. That’s why the American Red Cross ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 17, 2021 6:00 am

Education

SNHU announces Summer 2021 President’s List

Kassi Gray of Arvonia has been named to the Southern New Hampshire University Summer 2021 President’s List. Full-time students who have earned a minimum grade-point ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 17, 2021 6:00 am

Lifestyles

Broadway series at Wolfbane

Wolfbane continues its 2021 Broadway series with the highly anticipated production of “Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein the Musical.” Enjoy a night of theater in the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, September 17, 2021 6:00 am

SOWING SEEDS

One tornado, two churches

I read an ad that said, “95% of our daily decisions could be made by most anyone. It is the other 5%, the crucial 5% ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, September 17, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

Deputy involved in crash

On Saturday afternoon just before 3:30 p.m., a Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a single vehicle crash in the eastbound lane of ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 16, 2021 5:17 pm

Columns

Mysteries abound

By Wilford Kale Special to The Farmville Herald After reading some advance notices about S.A. Cosby’s newest book, “Razorblade Tears” (Flatiron Books, 336 pgs., $26.99) ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:27 pm

Farmville

Council discusses refugees

The Farmville Town Council discussed the possibility of Afghan refugees at Fort Pickett in Blackstone placing a strain on the local healthcare system at a ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:18 pm

Farmville

Council votes to go forward with River Walk

The previously shelved River Walk project is back on track, as the Farmville Town Council voted to allow Town Manager Scott Davis to apply for ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:05 am

Business

PSR’s ducks ready to race

The 2021 Great Duck Derby is on, despite other local events being postponed or canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve got hundreds of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:02 am

Columns

9/11 remembered by veterans

The Farmville VFW Post 7059 held a silent remembrance at the Prince Edward County Courthouse for those killed on 9/11. Saturday, Sept. 11 marked the ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Road 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 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 4:25 pm