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Marion’s Bi-Rite: Hometown butcher serves southside

There are two things it’s hard to get Ernest Marion of Marion’s Bi-Rite Butcher Shop in Farmville to ... Read more | Add your comment

Lindsay’s story of hope: Terminal breast cancer at 29

A young Farmville woman had her life turned upside down when only a few months ago she was ... Read more | Add your comment

Locals grieve after deadly buggy crash

Cumberland County and the surrounding communities are joining together to raise funds and provide support for the eight ... Read more | Add your comment

Pain at the pumps

With summer ending and fall coming, consumers historically see a drop in gas prices. However, this fall, drivers ... Read more | Add your comment

Buckingham

Moderna, J&J boosters now available

The health district is observing another week of reduced COVID-19 cases just as Virginians become eligible for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing

Effective Oct. 25, the Piedmont Health District will move its free Monday drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing services to the Buckingham County Library and Community ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.

Lifestyles

Lions donate to law enforcement

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, the Farmville Lions Club held one of their monthly meetings in which they hosted members of the Farmville Police Department, Cumberland ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:29 pm

Sports

Lewis competes at state tournament

Emma Lewis, a Junior at Prince Edward County High School, competed in the Boys Golf State Championship at Old Mill Golf Resort on October 12. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:00 am

Hampden-Sydney

Tigers earn homecoming win 42-28

Senior running back Kaleb Smith of Rocky Mount rushed for a game-high and season-high 138 yards and three touchdowns to lead Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:32 pm

SSVC

Student discovers her time to shine

Like many college students, Darleen Ferguson has exciting plans for her future. But unlike many of her classmates, Darleen has already overcome the challenges of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 22, 2021 7:00 am

Farmville

Feeding Farmville volunteers needed

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Feeding Farmville will be ready. This is the sixth annual Feeding Farmville, a community project of volunteers, local ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 22, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Miss Petite Five County Fair results announced

Above are the winners for the Miss Petite Five County Fair pageant that took place on Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Farmville. Emma Irving, left, won ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 22, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Women on 500-mile journey to celebrate women’s education

On Sept. 28, hundreds of walkers left Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to take part in the first leg of a 500-mile journey to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Five ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 22, 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, October 22, 2021 6:00 am

THE WORD

Some of us may need our ‘thorns’

The apostle Paul writes the following in 2nd Corinthians chapter 12 verses 7-10: “Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given ... Read more

by Barry Vassar, Friday, October 22, 2021 6:00 am

SOWING SEEDS

More $10 challenge stories

Recently, each family received a $10 bill with a challenge to multiply and use it in a way that would help someone or some organization ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, October 22, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Bears, bobcats and coyotes

On Saturday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m., Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park invites you to attend a program presentation about bears, bobcats and coyotes ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 22, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Apple picking season is here

Apple picking season is in full gear, and despite near-drought conditions that persisted throughout summer, Virginia growers are reporting their harvests are among the best ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 22, 2021 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Join us for a Christmas Spectacular

Tar Wallet Baptist Church located at 150 Tar Wallet Road Cumberland will be hosting a fall benefit fundraising festival for Hannah Clark of Cumberland who ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, October 22, 2021 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

‘Drink it in’

As I am sure with many of you, I treasure the Psalms, especially the ones written by King David. The Psalms are relational and often ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, October 22, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Winter wheat crop ready to plant

Fall is harvest time for most grain farmers. But growers in eastern Virginia use autumn to plant next year’s wheat crop, which sprouts and then ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 22, 2021 6:00 am

cumberland county public schools

Dukes march to victory

Cumberland County Public School’s (CuCPS) Marching Dukes came home victorious Saturday, Oct. 9, from the Midlothian Showcase of Bands. Although the win itself was exciting, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:43 pm

Prince Edward

PECPS and Virtual Virginia make a live connection

This week, high school students taking Biology II – Ecology with Virtual Virginia received a live, in-person lesson. This was a project whereby Ms. Lewallen, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:33 pm

Buckingham

Raiders win Best of the Best

The JROTC Raider Teams male and coed divisions won the 4h Brigade Best of the Best Raider Qualifier held at East Surry High School in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:54 pm

Local

Fall fire season is here

The 2021 fire season is upon us, and the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) is urging Virginians to learn about Wildfire Prevention and to take ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:49 am

Local

New film raises awareness of sexual and domestic abuse

According to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), more than 10 million people in the United States are physically abused, by an intimate partner, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:45 am

Local

Miss Five County Fair announced

Rayah Edelson won the Miss Five County Fair Pageant on Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Farmville. She also won Most Photogenic and the People’s Choice award. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:24 am

Local

Unexpected Treasures 2021

Red Door 104 is excited to offer a new competition. After a long year and a half, locals could use a creative outlet. This competition, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:15 am

Church & Community

Nora Lancaster Garden Club meeting held

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, the Nora Lancaster Garden Club held its monthly meeting at Heritage Baptist Church. Arthur Chadwick, owner of Chadwick Orchids, gave a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:01 am

Local

Angle to perform service during fall break

Kathleen Angle of Farmville, a student at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, will spend Oct. 21-23 performing service at Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:51 am

Prince Edward

Prince Edward County Middle School Honor Roll

Prince Edward County Middle School has released its honor roll for the third nine weeks of the school year. Fifth Grade Li’Laya Battle, Gavin Bellamy, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:48 am