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Building a House of Hope

Doug and Donna Spencer were charting a course for their life in retirement, and then God presented a ... Read more | Add your comment

Centra primary care to offer vaccines

Officials had good news and bad news to relay during the latest Centra Health COVID-19 virtual press conference ... Read more | Add your comment

SUV drives through outdoor seating area near Chick Fil-A

Few details are known about the incident of a Longwood student being struck by an SUV Thursday, Jan. ... Read more | Add your comment

Buckingham Rescue squad transition brings updates

The official start of Buckingham County taking control of the county rescue squad began Dec. 15. Earlier in ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19

Piedmont Regional Jail on lockdown

The Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) is currently on lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. Wednesday, Jan. 20, PRJ Superintendent Jerry Townsend said ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Farmville

One arrested, two at large in AT&T store break-in

The Farmville Police Department (FPD) is investigating a burglary and theft that occurred at the AT&T Cellular Store located at 1808 Peery Drive, Monday, Jan. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Report.

Longwood

Second-place Lancers beat Winthrop twice

January has been a big month for the Longwood University women’s basketball team. Saturday night, Jan. 16, against Winthrop University, Kyla McMakin made sure the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:04 pm

Lifestyles

Happy birthday wishes to three people

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to the following people: Martha Miles of Richmond, Jane Crawley of Farmville and John Trammell of Farmville all ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:12 pm

HEART OF VIRGINIA

Road construction plans detailed

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, Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:52 pm

Buckingham

Bill would limit mining for gold

Friends of Buckingham has a bill in the Virginia House of Delegates that calls for a study evaluating the impacts of gold mining on public ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:13 pm

Sports

High school sports in doubt

The landscape of area high school sports, which has been in a constant state of flux since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has shifted ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:00 am

cumberland county high school

Competitive return to hardwood for Dukes

Cumberland County High School’s varsity boys basketball team has started the 2021 season 0-2, but it has also shown flashes of the strength fans of ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Buckingham School Board approves plan for in-class instruction

The Buckingham County School Board voted 6-1 Wednesday, Jan. 13, to approve a plan to get students back into classrooms. But that plan is contingent ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, January 18, 2021 8:28 pm

Buckingham

Buckingham County man dead after accident

A New Canton man has died following a Saturday, Jan. 16, crash on Blinky Road. Christopher Carrington, 41, died at the scene of the accident. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, January 18, 2021 1:20 pm

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, January 15, 2021 6:00 am

THE WORD

We can choose to rebel or comply

This was written on Thursday, Jan. 7, on the heels of the uproar in Washington, D.C. the previous day. Our world is not evil. There ... Read more

by Barry Vassar, Friday, January 15, 2021 6:00 am

SOWING SEEDS

COLUMN — Dona nobis pacem

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, January 15, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

Prince Edward indoor track state champs receive rings

A major achievement in Prince Edward County High School (PECHS) sports history was recognized Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 12, at the Prince Edward County Career & ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, January 15, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Commercial drilling now a by-right use

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors voted 5-2 Monday, Jan. 11, to allow commercial core drilling as a by-right activity in A-1, A-C, M-1 and ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, January 15, 2021 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Sympathies extended and birthdays celebrated

Our sympathy is extended to the Shores family of Cartersville. James Linwood Shores Sr., age 75, left his earthly home Wednesday, Jan. 6. May each ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, January 15, 2021 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

COLUMN — A time for mourning

Even though we are still living in pandemic days, we did just hold our traditional time of celebration and fun between Christmas and New Year’s. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 15, 2021 6:00 am

Cumberland

Lady Dukes start season 2-0

Cumberland County High School’s shorthanded varsity girls basketball team made the most of the first week of its 2021 season, defeating host Franklin High School ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:45 pm

Longwood

Wade, Lancers come alive in second half

In a tale of two halves, Longwood University’s men’s basketball team pulled together when it mattered most. Riding a career-high 22 points from junior guard ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:10 pm

Buckingham

No football for Knights in ’20-’21

The Buckingham County School Board voted 6-1 Wednesday, Jan. 6, to not participate in season 2 sports, which includes football, girls volleyball, boys and girls ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:36 pm

LIFESTYLES

Dogs, bears, celebrities fill in for fans

The Longwood University basketball fans hanging out on game days at Willett Hall are a bit different this year. Like loyal Lancer faithful they arrive ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:05 pm

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

McMakin hits buzzer-beater for win

Trailing Big South Conference preseason favorite Campbell University 52-51 with 3.5 seconds to play Sunday afternoon, Jan. 10, Longwood University sophomore point guard Kyla McMakin ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Drug drop box available

Citizens in Buckingham County have a new way to safely and discreetly dispose of unwanted prescription and over the counter medication. A drug drop box ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:00 am

THE WORD

Jesus is safe and effective to cure our sin

People around the world celebrated as we watched front line workers everywhere getting vaccinated. We celebrated because this could signal the end of the pandemic ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, January 8, 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, January 8, 2021 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Landfill Alert virtual meeting is Sunday

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee will host its regular monthly meeting which will be virtual due to COVID-19 Sunday, Jan. 10, at 3 p.m. ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, January 8, 2021 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

Beauty is where we find it

Have you ever thought about the many ways we use a certain word? Take the word, “love,” for instance. In the space of 24 hours,I’ve ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 8, 2021 6:00 am