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4th graders pushed for Johns historical marker

The late Barbara Rose Johns recently gained recognition from an unlikely group of Virginia citizens in the historical ... Read more | Add your comment

DWN calls for shutdown of ICA Farmville

The Detention Watch Network (DWN), a national coalition that aims to abolish immigration detention in the U.S., has ... Read more | Add your comment

General Assembly votes to remove Byrd statue

BY ZACHARY KLOSKO Capital News Service The Virginia General Assembly has voted to remove the statue of former ... Read more | Add your comment

Wage increase may mean tough choices

Nonprofits across the nation are growing concerned that a proposed increase to a $15 national minimum wage in ... Read more | Add your comment

VETERANS

Hamlin weathered adversity to build a life

Robert “Bob” Hamlin faced significant adversity early in his life — times when options were closed off to him and pathways were dictated to him. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Titus Mohler.

Cumberland

Green Ridge donates funds for new parks

Green Ridge Recycling and Disposal Facility has announced it will be donating $250,000 to Cumberland County to be used to develop three new parks. In ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Hampden-Sydney

Remainder of hoops season canceled

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) Athletics announced Feb. 21 that the school’s basketball team will not complete the remainder of its 2021 season. This is in accordance ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:00 am

Fuqua

Falcons fight hard but fall late, 14-8

On a bitterly cold, rainy night in late February, high school football made its long-awaited return to the Farmville area as Fuqua School’s varsity team ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

Single-dose vaccine approved

Statewide coronavirus numbers continue to inch downward amidst the news surrounding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization (EUA) of a third ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:00 am

Cumberland

Central football season begins Saturday

Central High School’s varsity football team, which features some key experience, makes its long-awaited return to action this Saturday, March 6, when it hosts Cumberland ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:24 pm

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Lancers fall to 2-8 in tough opening stretch

If iron sharpens iron, then Longwood University’s softball team will be anything but dull after the first two weeks of the season. Concluding a season-opening ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:00 am

Fuqua

Falcons fight hard but fall late, 14-8

On a bitterly cold, rainy night in late February, high school football made its long-awaited return to the Farmville area as Fuqua School’s varsity team ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, February 26, 2021 10:28 pm

LIFESTYLES

Grain farmers urged to watch for rapid price changes

Last year’s enormous agricultural commodity price drops due to the COVID-19 pandemic were a “black swan” event, Dr. David Kohl, Virginia Tech professor emeritus of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:00 am

Cumberland

Money is available for food and shelter programs

Cumberland County has been chosen to receive $6,522 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. A local board has been charged with ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Sentara in talks to gift building to county

Buckingham County officials have announced a tentative agreement with Sentara Martha Jefferson Medical Group that would see the former Buckingham Family Medicine building and land ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, February 26, 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, February 26, 2021 6:00 am

THE WORD

Lessons learned on snowy days

The snow and ice from the previous weeks have made many churches “self-quarantine” due to the weather. The church I serve has a radio ministry ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Regional Virtual Academy is on the way

Buckingham County Public School (BCPS) students grades 6-12 who performed well in virtual learning this past year and also those in the county who are ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Send a birthday card to Ella Mae

Ella Mae Rutherford located at 981 Trents Mill Road, in Dillwyn, VA 23936, will be turning 100 years young Tuesday, March 9. She is a ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Make your own Longwood Rotunda

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is offering a take-home art activity sure to delight model building and architectural enthusiasts of all ages. Longwood ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:00 am

SOWING SEEDS

If we could do things over, what we would do differently?

If you had it to over, what would you do? This question was asked in a survey of older people. Of the many answers given, ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:00 am

HEART OF VIRGINIA

Highway construction scheduled

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

by Staff Report, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:00 am

VETERANS

Gough: A wartime commander

William “Buck” Gough Jr. joined the U.S. Army in 1984 and served into the early ’90s, including during the first Gulf War. While Gough did ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:58 pm

VETERANS

Young: Ever ready to serve

Justine Young leads an exciting, unpredictable life that many would find nearly impossible to manage, but she makes it work and has willingly embraced it ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:50 pm

VETERANS

Tuition aid leads to military career

A  consensus among friends, some encouragement from a recruiter and a desire to help his parents pay for his college tuition led Jeff Scales to ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:41 pm

VETERANS

‘I knew what I was doing, and I’d do it all again’

Prince Edward County resident Silas Blanton was born in the nearby Cumberland County in 1959. Growing up, he attended Luther P. Jackson High School and ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:31 pm

Buckingham

RV catches fire

Crews from Toga Volunteer and Dillwyn Volunteer Fire departments responded to a recreational vehicle (RV) that was on fire on a bridge on Perkinsville Road ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:36 pm

Fuqua

Falcons return to the gridiron

Fuqua School’s varsity football team is set to begin a season like no other Friday at 6:30 p.m. when it hosts Halifax Academy. The COVID-19 ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:29 pm

LIFESTYLES

PACE participants have a Mardi Gras celebration

Participants in the Farmville PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) traveled virtually to New Orleans to experience Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday, Tuesday, ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Lancers earn big win in opening series

The Longwood University softball team opened its 2021 season with a 1-3 showing at the Georgia Classic this past weekend that was highlighted by a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Grant will fund mobilized support unit

A recent grant from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will help add a mobilized logistics support unit to the repertoire of Buckingham County ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:00 am