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Fire department celebrates 150 years with a parade

Thirty fire trucks and a marching band will roll down Farmville’s Main Street Sunday, April 18 at 2 ... Read more | Add your comment

Egg My Yard is a success

Children woke up Easter morning on Sunday, April 4, to find their yards filled with Easter eggs thanks ... Read more | Add your comment

Buckingham County faces deadly unrestrained driving trend

Last year was the worst time frame in recent years for Buckingham County in terms of unrestrained deaths, ... Read more | Add your comment

Farmville woman wins $300K in lottery

Pearline Miles didn’t realize right away that the Virginia Lottery ticket she had just scratched was a $300,000 winner. ... Read more | Add your comment

Buckingham

Corner Coffee Junction to close Saturday

Corner Coffee Junction, a locally-owned coffee shop/bakery in the Town of Dillwyn, announced this week it will be closing its doors for good after a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward

Sales tax increase for schools discussed

Prince Edward County’s budget picture for 2021-22 came into sharper focus during a Tuesday, April 6, special called meeting of the Board of Supervisors. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Roger Watson.

MOTHER NATURE'S GARDEN

Discovering the harbinger-of-spring

While there are plenty of interesting plants in our area, sometimes I like to go hiking in an entirely different area, one known for having ... Read more

by Dr. Cynthia Wood, Friday, April 9, 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, April 9, 2021 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Landfill Alert to meet Sunday

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee will host its monthly meeting Sunday, April 11, at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland County Community Center located on ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, April 9, 2021 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

Blessings can be found in interruptions

How well do you deal with interruptions? You’re engaged in a task at work, maybe you’re up against a deadline, and things are just starting ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, April 9, 2021 6:00 am

TWIN LAKES STATE PARK

Twin Lakes to discuss master plan

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will hold a virtual public meeting Wednesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. to discuss updates to the Twin ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 9, 2021 6:00 am

SOWING SEEDS

Remembering the real meaning of Easter

If you walk through Walmart and look for Easter, you will find candy — lots and lots of candy. If you read the newspaper ads, ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, April 9, 2021 6:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

Buckingham grad killed in Richmond

Locals are mourning and looking for answers following the shooting death of a 2018 Buckingham County High School (BCHS) graduate. According to a press release ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, April 8, 2021 2:52 pm

Celebrations

Good Citizen Award

This year, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recognizes Aleshia Tianna Williams as the DAR Good Citizen Award winner at Prince Edward County ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:55 am

Education

History professor shows off epic office decor

Walking through the halls of the Longwood University Rotunda, a quick glance into Room 229 might make a passerby think they’ve stumbled upon a tiny ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:30 pm

Buckingham

Buckingham man arrested after standoff

A Buckingham resident was arrested Tuesday, April 6, after a domestic assault call turned into an hours-long standoff which required the assistance of a tactical ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:31 pm

LIFESTYLES

Group to award 35 grants in 30 days

Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) will award 35 grants in 30 days during the month of June for environmental improvement projects. The 30 in 30 Green ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Campbell sweeps Lancers; stops win streak at 11

Campbell’s pitching depth was on full display again, as No. 2 starter Georgeanna Barefoot and reliever Kayla Howald teamed up to stymie Longwood’s bats and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Runnin’ Bulldogs sweep series

Gardner-Webb took down the Longwood baseball team behind a slow trickle of two-out runs, scoring in five innings to win 7-3 Friday, April 2, in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:00 am

TITUS' TAKE ON THINGS

COLUMN — A thank you letter

When I moved to Farmville in April 2016, it was an unsettling time in my life. Yes, I had the blessing of a full-time job ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:00 am

Cumberland

Dukes win to snap 42-game losing streak

The undermanned 2020-21 Cumberland County High School varsity football team had only a five-game season, but that was all it needed to make a profound ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:21 am

THE WORD

There is a time for everything.

There is a time for everything. The Bible records this wisdom of Solomon in Ecclesiastes 3, and perhaps you have heard this phrase woven throughout ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, April 2, 2021 6:00 am

Cumberland

Four all-district Dukes in cross country

Cumberland County High School’s varsity girls and boys cross country teams combined to produce four all-district runners Tuesday, March 30, during the 2020-21 James River ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 2, 2021 6:00 am

LCVA

Spring Art-on-the-Go bags available soon

This April, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) will have “Hello Spring!” Art-on-the-Go bags ready for pickup beginning Saturday, April 17. The bags ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 2, 2021 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Happy birthday to some special people

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to the following people: David Hawks of Cumberland on Friday, April 2, Nora Atkinson of Dillwyn Wednesday, April ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, April 2, 2021 6:00 am

HAPPY TO BE HERE

The hummingbirds are coming

Many people view the approach of April 15 with trepidation as the typical IRS tax deadline looms. Mother Nature has provided a more pleasant association ... Read more

by Karen Bellenir, Friday, April 2, 2021 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

It’s time to get to know our neighbors again

Do you have more “strangers” in your neighborhood? Are you a stranger to more people around you than a year ago? For most of us ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, April 2, 2021 6:00 am

THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE

Embracing the unexpected

Every spring, I look forward to participating in several workshops on gardening. If I get one or two new ideas for what to plant or ... Read more

by Dr. Cynthia Wood, Friday, April 2, 2021 6:00 am

SOWING SEEDS

I saw what I saw…

Inspired by what she witnessed on a mission trip, Sara Groves wrote the following song. I saw what I saw, and I can’t forget it ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, April 2, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Anti-litter task force to have cleanup

The Buckingham Anti-Litter Task Force (BATF) will hold a spring roadway cleanup event beginning April 22. BATF will provide orange bags. Those who pick up ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:19 am

Hampden-Sydney

Tigers soccer team rises to 7-0

The Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) soccer team pushed its regular season unbeaten streak to 19 games, extending back to last season, with a 3-1 win over ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:16 am