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North Street goes one way Friday

Traffic on a portion of North Street will be changed to one-way Friday, July 30. Beginning at the ... Read more | Add your comment

Pastor is area’s first delta variant ‘breakthough’ COVID patient

Known for his role as pastor at Farmville Presbyterian Church (FPC), Rev. Dr. Peter Smith has gained a ... Read more | Add your comment

Live @ Riverside returns

Music, drinks, food and fun are all returning to downtown Farmville’s Riverside Park this summer/fall with the return ... Read more | Add your comment

A day in the life: county animal control

From rescuing neglected pets to wrangling loose farm animals, no two days in the life of a Prince ... Read more | Add your comment

Buckingham

Schools discuss plans for new year

With new guidance recently released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) concerning masking up at school, local ... Read more | Add your comment

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Prince Edward

4-year-old killed in crash

A 4-year-old was killed and an adult injured Sunday morning, July 25, in a single-vehicle crash in Lunenburg County. According to a release from Virginia ... Read more | Add your comment

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Education

Buckingham FFA members attend Leadership Camp

Members of the Buckingham Senior FFA Chapter participated in the FFA Leadership Camp held at Graves Mountain Lodge Tuesday, July 13. Courtney Agee, Emma Staton ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 4:58 pm

Local

Jones earns Gold Award

Naomi Jones received her Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts, Sunday, July 25. For her project, she created a Junior Ranger booklet for ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 3:41 pm

Cumberland

Local farmer discusses melon crop

Cantaloupe season is off to a sweet start in Virginia thanks to a streak of warm, dry weather at the beginning of summer. “People want ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 3:28 pm

Local

Cooperatives elect new leadership

The board of directors of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives has a new leadership team. Serving as chair of the VMDAEC ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 1:35 pm

COVID-19

CDC updates mask guidance, again

By Laura Olson Virginia Mercury Federal health officials on Tuesday urged Americans in areas of the country with the highest surges in COVID-19 infections to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 1:30 pm

Local

Road construction planned

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

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:46 pm

COVID-19

Only 69% of nursing home workers are vaccinated

By Kate Masters Virginia Mercury Amid growing concerns over the more-infectious Delta variant, some of Virginia’s long-term care facilities are joining the push for employee ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 11:44 am

Education

Newcomb receives degree from UW

Just over 7,600 students received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 8, including Megan Newcomb of Farmville. Newcomb received a Masters of Arts-Library ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:34 am

Education

Longwood grad chosen for fellowship

Education is an issue that is near and dear to Javion Peterson, who will begin his first full-time teaching job at Goochland High School this ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:31 am

Local

Northam commits funds for behavioral health

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced the commonwealth will commit $485 million in federal and state funding to address pressing challenges in Virginia’s behavioral health system. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:45 am

Local

Help applying for rent relief is available

Tenants and landlords in central, southside and western tidewater Virginia who need help applying for the Virginia Rent Relief Program now have a toll-free number ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:26 am

Education

Schools decide upon transgender bathroom policy

Transgender students at Buckingham and Cumberland County Public Schools will be allowed to use the bathroom/facility which corresponds with their gender identity as school officials ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Northam replenishes unemployment trust fund

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced the commonwealth will commit $935.6 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding to replenish the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:27 am

Local

GOP says special session rules limit debate

By Graham Moomaw Virginia Mercury A decision by Democratic leaders to impose broad restrictions on the Virginia General Assembly’s upcoming special session is drawing criticism ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, July 29, 2021 4:29 am

College

Longwood extends Aldrich through 2028

Shortly after he was named Longwood men’s basketball head coach in March of 2018, Griff Aldrich made “On The Rise” a calling card of the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:28 am

BUSINESS

Benchmark announces results

Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced unaudited results for the three- and six-month periods ending June 30. Net ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Senior church members honored

Pastor Faith Jones and the Union Branch Baptist Church congregation honored the senior members of their congregation at the 142nd church anniversary service. Each honoree ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 am

NEWS

VMI superintendent: ‘zero tolerance’ for racism, sexism

BY MALCOLM FERGUSON Virginia Mercury The head of the embattled Virginia Military Institute told a state oversight body Tuesday that there will be “zero tolerance ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 am

Sports

Golf teams have new training facility

Made possible by the generosity of Deborah Mihm Critzer ‘82 and K. Scott Critzer ‘81, the Longwood men’s and women’s golf programs now have a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 am

Farmville

Stars Under the Stars concludes Aug. 13

Stars Under the Stars concludes an abbreviated 23rd season Friday, Aug. 13, not with scares, but with romantic decisions in the air. The powerhouse trio ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

State Fair to return in Sept.

The State Fair of Virginia is back this fall, and organizers are excited to offer fairgoers their favorites. “This event holds a special place in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 am

NEWS

Northam announces funding for clean air in schools

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced plans to invest $500 million to improve ventilation and air quality in public schools, securing the completion of nearly all ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 am

Sailor's Creek Battlefield

Trivia night at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield

The staff at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will hosting a Civil War trivia night Saturday, Aug. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. Think ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Legislators are weighing what to do with surplus

BY KATE MASTERS Virginia Mercury A Virginia college savings program has accumulated more than $1 billion in surplus revenue — money that could potentially be ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

Fire department celebrates 50 years

The Darlington Heights community gathered to celebrate 50 years of the volunteer fire department protecting the community. The Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department started in ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 am