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Buckingham

Two arrested in Buckingham shooting

Two men were arrested after reports of shots being fired Monday, Nov. 16, in Trents Mill. According to Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Lieutenant Brent ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:27 pm

Education

Spring break plans announced

Longwood University students received news this week they will not see a traditional, weeklong spring break next semester as a result of coronavirus mitigation efforts. ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:17 pm

Celebrations

Christmas decorations to dye for

A winter wonderland has arrived at 120 4th St. in Farmville. Coming in for a hair appointment at The Highlight Zone is like stepping into ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:03 pm

Buckingham

Miles appointed to Tobacco Commission

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday, Nov. 20, the appointment of Thomas Jordan Miles III of Buckingham to the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC). ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:00 am

Buckingham

Small business, nonprofit grants available

The deadline is drawing near for businesses in Buckingham to apply for a second round of grants through the Buckingham Small Business Assistance Grant Program ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:00 am

CENTRA

CEO: There is no shortage of COVID tests

Centra Southside Community Hospital CEO Tom Angelo gave some updates Friday afternoon, Nov. 20, regarding coronavirus treatment and testing at Centra’s Farmville location. Angelo said ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:00 am

ASKED AND ANSWERED BY ALEXA

COLUMN — My biggest Thanksgiving fails

One Thanksgiving Day when I was a tiny kid, I was sitting in the kitchen watching my mom and my nana put the final touches ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, November 20, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Toga emergency shelter underway

Construction is well underway for the Toga Volunteer Fire Department’s (TVFD) Emergency Shelter Project. Once completed, this addition to the firehouse located at 1779 Mount ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, November 20, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Experts discuss core sampling

The Buckingham County Planning Commission, joined by the Board of Supervisors, listened Monday, Nov. 16, to a panel of experts who answered questions and provided ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:48 am

LIFESTYLES

Food service staff provides lifeline to families

This time last year the Prince Edward County High School cafeteria was bustling with students ready for a well-deserved lunch break in the middle of ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Locals react to plans to legalize marijuana

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday, Nov. 16, his plans to introduce and support legislation to legalize marijuana in the commonwealth. The decision brought mixed ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:21 pm

Prince Edward

Varner reflects on 25 years of service

Dr. Lawrence Varner was recently recognized by the Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) School Board for 25 years of service as a board member. ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Holidays concern officials

As Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tightens COVID-19 guidelines due to rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations statewide, health officials are growing increasingly concerned about the surge ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Flood closes businesses, damages others

Some businesses were closed Friday morning and others were dealing with the aftermath of water damage as a result of extensive flooding seen in Farmville ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, November 13, 2020 11:25 am

Buckingham

Panel to give insight on gold drilling

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors has agreed to attend the Nov. 16 Buckingham Planning Commission work session to hear from a panel of experts ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, November 13, 2020 6:00 am

Cumberland

Cumberland tax deadline extended

The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday night, Nov. 10, to extend the county’s due date for the 2020 second half real estate ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, November 13, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Virus cases on the rise in central Virginia

As COVID-19 cases increase in central Virginia, officials are growing excited over exceptional progress in the race to produce a coronavirus vaccine. At a Tuesday, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:16 pm

Cumberland

McCrea retains school board seat

Write-in candidate Leigh McCrea has retained her spot in the District Four School Board seat for Cumberland County. McCrea was appointed to the board in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:00 am

NEWS

Northam sends $7 million to food banks

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced Virginia will allocate $7 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to Virginia food banks ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Mining has a lasting impact

Residents of Buckingham County are growing more and more concerned that exploratory gold drilling by Canadian-based company Aston Bay Holdings could lead to the establishment ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

New outbreak causes cases to spike at BKCC

Buckingham County is once again seeing a large coronavirus outbreak in one of its correctional centers. Although the county has been seeing an increase in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:04 am

ASKED AND ANSWERED BY ALEXA

COLUMN — Stop catastrophizing

Are you a catastrophizer? I am, sometimes. Catastrophizing, while a pretty word, is an act in which a person believes the worst possible outcome imaginable ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, November 6, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Man stabbed in trailer park altercation

Deputies are investigating an altercation over the weekend in Buckingham that resulted in a stabbing. According to Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Lieutenant Brent Uzdanovics, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:19 pm

LIFESTYLES

Arvonia slate crafted into petrophone

A late geology professor and music enthusiast spent the last several years of his life creating an instrument made from a special type of slate ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:57 pm

Education

Prince Edward eases students back into the classroom

The Prince Edward School Board voted unanimously Wednesday, Nov. 4, to allow students to return to in-person instruction. The move to classrooms will happen quickly, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:39 pm

Buckingham

Lots of talk, no action from Crossroads board

Discussions became heated at the Crossroads Community Services Board (CSB) meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 27, as board members, employees and supervisors expressed a variety of ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Colleges doing well, community spread up

Community spread is still on the rise locally, but the county’s colleges are seeing very encouraging trends in coronavirus mitigation. As of Monday afternoon, Nov. ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:00 am

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