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Big bass in Buckingham

Anthony Monroe, of Dillwyn, caught this 12-pound bass Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Andersonville watershed in Buckingham. Monroe ... Read more | Add your comment

YMCA answers the call of working parents

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented working parents with nothing short of a monumental challenge. When leaving the job ... Read more | Add your comment

FFA club is blooming

The Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) and agriculture programs are experiencing a transformation ... Read more | Add your comment

FFD’s 150th anniversary celebration postponed

The Farmville Fire Department’s (FFD) 150th anniversary celebration originally set for Oct. 18 has been postponed until at ... Read more | Add your comment

Buckingham

4-H Education Center asks for funding

The Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center, a nonprofit organization which serves youths and their families from across 19 localities, including Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham

Buckingham – There’s gold in them thar hills

The search for gold in Buckingham by Canadian-based company Aston Bay has caught the attention of both residents and county officials, who will have to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alexa Massey.

LIFESTYLES

It’s the great pumpkin

With Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner the demand for pumpkins is great this time of year, and pumpkins continue to be a popular specialty ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Sailor’s Creek to host Civil War program

Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host a program entitled, “Technologies of Terror” featuring guest speaker Rev. Jeffery C. Schroeder Saturday, Oct. 24 from ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:00 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Spiced pickled peaches – A Sunday dinner tradition

This difficult year has made many of us nostalgic for times past — family gatherings under the pecan trees, Sunday lunches at grandma’s house, and ... Read more

by Dr. Cynthia Wood, Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Pandemic causes 20% increase in deaths

For every two deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S., a third American dies as a result of the pandemic, according to new data published ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

No new noise control ordinance for Buckingham

The Buckingham Board of Supervisors decided unanimously Tuesday night against adopting a controversial revised version of the county’s noise control ordinance. Multiple members of the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

THE WORD

Recovering from ‘surge capacity’ depletion

In those early COVID-19 quarantine months, I, along with most of the rest of the country, was using “surge capacity” to operate, as Ann Masten, ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Interfaith Collective, county partner to distribute resources

The Interfaith Collective, an organization led by community members of different faiths and denominations, is helping Prince Edward County distribute cloth masks and hand sanitizer ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

Lessons I learned from my cat

We had a Blessing of the Animals earlier this month, hosted by our neighboring church, Johns Memorial Episcopal. It’s an event that marks the birthday ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, October 16, 2020 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 16, 2020 6:00 am

SOWING SEEDS

The old-fashioned, fire-engine-red water pump

In my office, there is an old-fashioned, fire-engine-red hand water pump given to me by a dear friend. I have seldom used one, but there ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Buckingham Baptist is selling drive-thru stew

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee Third Annual Fundraiser will be a BBQ to go. This will include a 15-hour smoked brisket for $12 a ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Buckingham public school students will continue virtual learning

The Buckingham County School Board voted 5-2 Wednesday afternoon in favor of continuing virtual learning for the remainder of the semester. Board members gathered at ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:53 pm

PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT

Area COVID-19 cases still on the rise

Prince Edward County is still seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, with Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College experiencing 60 new coronavirus cases in the last ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:37 pm

Sports

Lancer baseball’s Blue-White World Series runs Oct. 15-17

For the finale of the program’s fall preseason training, Longwood University baseball will host its annual Blue & White World Series at Buddy Bolding Stadium ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 pm

Buckingham

Impressive early voter participation

BY SAM FOWLER AND TITUS MOHLER Capital News Service and The Farmville Herald In-person early voting turnout has been impressive in Virginia and has remained ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

Are we stuck in a rut, or do we rock the block for Jesus?

Are you stuck in a rut and do not realize it? Do you desire to get out, but feel overwhelmed? Or, are you satisfied with ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Lancers pushed to the limit

By Sam Hovan LongwoodLancers.com Exhausting. Draining. Demanding. That’s the type of workout the Longwood University women’s basketball team faced together every Friday morning at 6 ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:00 am

THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE

It’s the perfect time to find gentians

Fall means yellow flowers — goldenrods by the dozen, sunflowers, sneezeweed, and many, many more — but not all fall wildflowers are yellow. There are ... Read more

by Dr. Cynthia Wood, Friday, October 9, 2020 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 9, 2020 6:00 am

THE WORD

Be kind to one another

Recently I attended a graveside memorial service for a family friend and fellow member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints named Mary. ... Read more

by Brent Roberts, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:00 am

SOWING SEEDS

Ministry also includes the sparrows

One morning following Easter during my quiet time with God, I was mentally rehashing all the wonderful things that happened. I was feeling good – ... Read more

by Larry Davies, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:00 am

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Happy Birthday to Samantha Pond

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee’s Third Annual Fundraiser will be a BBQ to go. This will include a 15-hour smoked brisket for $12 a ... Read more

by Annie May Miles, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:00 am

Hampden-Sydney

Howerton named semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy

1 of only 9 semifinalists nationwide with perfect 4.0 GPA Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) senior offensive lineman Tyler Howerton, of Alexandria, has been named a semifinalist ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:43 pm

PIEDMONT DISTRICT

Local virus cases see an increase

The area is suddenly seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. According to Piedmont Health District Director Dr. H. Robert Nash, many local counties have seen ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:21 pm

Buckingham

Friends of Buckingham concerned about gold mining

The Friends of Buckingham is calling on the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission to delay voting on a zoning change that ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:48 am