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Former Mayor Sydnor C. Newman Jr. passes

A Dec. 1 press release from the Town of Farmville stated Former Mayor Sydnor C. Newman, Jr. passed ... Read more | Add your comment

The Woodland announces contract of sale

The board of directors of The Woodland, Inc. recently announced that it is considering selling its facilities to ... Read more | Add your comment

No injuries in tractor trailer crash

Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Keysville Fire Department responded to a single vehicle tractor trailer crash 1400 ... Read more | Add your comment

Growing awareness for cancer

The Farmville Police Department is participating in its fourth year of No Shave November to raise awareness and ... Read more | Add your comment

Prince Edward

School renovation approved

A unanimous vote by the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors approved the renovations of Prince Edward County Elementary School. During the public participation portion ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rachel Austin.

Farmville

Christmas parade coming to town

The annual Farmville Jaycees Christmas Parade is back this year with more than 60 different participants in its lineup, including Saint Nicholas himself. This year’s ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.

Buckingham

FFA wins Southeast Area Forestry Contest

The Southeast Area Forestry Contest was held at the Buckingham Appomattox State Forest in Buckingham on Nov. 10. The forestry contest tests the FFA member’s ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, December 3, 2021 2:17 pm

Local

Robinson retires

PSR recently celebrated the retirement of Lena Robinson, who served as an in-home care aide for 29 years with the agency. We are so proud ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, December 3, 2021 2:11 pm

Prince Edward

PECPS gives back

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) recognize the importance of community engagement. In the spirit of gratitude, the Eagles have adopted ways to serve their ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, December 3, 2021 1:58 pm

Local

Napier appointed executive director

The South Central Workforce Development Board (SCWDB) and Chief Local Elected Officials voted Friday, Nov. 19, to name Terra Napier as executive director. Napier will ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, December 3, 2021 1:55 pm

SOWING SEEDS

Nativity and culture

If you visit Fredericksburg UMC near Christmas, you will see a large and intricate Nativity scene. It’s not unusual to see families stop and have ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, December 3, 2021 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

Our goal: Purification of the soul

In our complex society, we are constantly reminded through the ubiquitous presence of advertising that we “need so-and-so.” Once we buy it, we are next ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, December 3, 2021 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Christmas services planned

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee, a non-profit organization, will be hosting their regular monthly meeting on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. at the ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, December 3, 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, December 3, 2021 6:00 am

THE WORD

An act of faith

Over and over in the Gospels, Jesus makes it clear that He wants us to be confident in Him. His emphasis on this is striking. ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, December 3, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

National service position open

Bear Creek Lake State Park has a position open for an individual who loves the outdoors and wants to learn how to care for our ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 2, 2021 2:41 pm

COVID-19

Pandemic assistance available to organic farmers

Certified organic farmers or farmers transitioning to organic can apply for additional funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help cover expenses incurred due ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 2, 2021 2:20 pm

Local

Freshour receives award

VDOT Lynchburg District Human Resources Manager Greg Freshour was selected as a recipient for the 2021 Commissioner’s Award for Outstanding Customer Service for his work ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 2, 2021 2:17 pm

Hampden-Sydney

Tigers have 11 standouts on All-ODAC team

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) placed 11 student-athletes on the 2021 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Football Teams, including five First Team, four Second Team and two ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 2, 2021 2:04 pm

Local

‘Christmas with Charles Billingsley’ at The Virginia Opry

The Virginia Opry, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s official Opry, will perform “Christmas with Charles Billingsley” at the Natural Bridge Historic Hotel’s Washington Hall on Tuesday, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:13 am

THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE

Gardening at the end of the season

The days are short; so short that it’s dark long before I usually stop working in the garden. The air is crisp, and the nights ... Read more

by Dr. Cynthia Wood, Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:00 am

Sports

Rally sends Lancers past Lamar 62-59

Road wins are earned by a full team effort, and Longwood women’s basketball now has a pair of them two games into a six-game road ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Christmas in the country, 1955

SUBMITTED BY JAMES HARRIS When Caryl, my sports seeking wife, was age 2 and I was age 12, Nell, my mother, decided that I should ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

Needed improvements discussed

If Prince Edward residents had a “Christmas wish list” for county improvements, it appears better public schools would be at the very top of the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Trail system expanded and improved

The National Park Service announces significant improvements to the trail system at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. The recently opened Tibbs Trail is a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:00 am

Cumberland

Green Ridge continues to seek permit approval

More than a year and a half after filing its Part A Notice of Intent (NOI) application to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Bus tour deadline extended

Come and go with The Buckingham County Christian Fellowship Association, a non-profit organization, on a one-day bus trip to the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:00 am

Farmville

Airport to receive funding

Wednesday, Nov. 24, the busiest air travel day of the year, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that airports in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:00 am

BUSINESS

Winters, Via recognized

The Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia (IIAV), established in 1898, hosted its annual Convention and Tradeshow Oct. 24 – 26 in Virginia Beach at the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:00 am

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE

Tigers run past SMCM

Fifth-year forward Jake Hahn scored a season-high and game-high 21 points, and sophomore guard D.J. Wright scored a season-high 19 points, to lead Hampden-Sydney College ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Virginia Christmas trees are a key part of holiday traditions

More than 10,000 acres of pine, spruce and fir trees are grown on 500 Virginia Christmas tree farms, and that’s good news for families whose ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:00 am