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Alexa Massey, Author at Farmville

Hampden-Sydney

No one injured, fire truck totaled in accident

No individuals were injured in a Thursday evening crash that resulted in the totaling of a Hampden Sydney Volunteer Fire Department truck. The single-vehicle accident, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 18, 2020 2:56 pm

Education

Fuqua School has one positive COVID-19 case

Officials have confirmed the existence of a positive coronavirus case at Fuqua School in Farmville. In a Friday morning, Sept. 18, email response to The ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 18, 2020 11:36 am

Buckingham

Buckingham Family Medicine closure delayed

Sentara Martha Jefferson Medical Group announced plans to delay the closure of Sentara Buckingham Family Medicine in Dillwyn. According to a release issued Friday morning, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 18, 2020 10:58 am

BUSINESS

Stokes announces retirement

Pauline Stokes, a family and consumer science (FCS) SNAP-Ed extension agent has announced her retirement. Stokes played an important role in reaching limited- resource audiences ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

Fire truck overturns

Units are currently responding to an overturned Hampden Sydney Volunteer Fire Department fire engine. The incident occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:13 pm

Education

College cases double in a week

Total college COVID-19 cases more than doubled in the area over the last week, with Longwood University experiencing it’s highest single-day increase in positive cases ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:18 pm

Longwood

A student’s weekend in quarantine

When Longwood student Emily Griffin was talking to a doctor via a telehealth call Friday afternoon, Sept. 11, she didn’t anticipate 20 minutes later she’d ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:02 pm

Local

Walk to End Alzheimer’s goes virtual

The time has come for the annual Farmville Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and although the COVID-19 pandemic means large gatherings aren’t possible, residents can still ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:00 am

Cumberland

A life of feeding children

The Cumberland community was saddened by the recent death of William “Bill” Brandt Jr., former school nutrition coordinator for Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS). Brandt, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:42 am

Cumberland

Hashmi to speak at CCLA meeting

Citizens are invited to attend the Cumberland County Landfill Alert (CCLA) Community Town Hall Meeting Sunday, Sept. 13, featuring guest speaker state Sen. Ghazala Hashmi. ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 11, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

A taste of what’s been brewing

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused extreme hardship for many area businesses, making growth difficult, but Three Roads Brewing Company is one locally owned business that ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:00 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Five great places to hike within 2 hours of Farmville

Virginia is one of the best U.S. states for hiking. From beautiful, scenic overlooks to waterfalls and wildflowers, the commonwealth has countless hiking destinations to offer. While ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:01 pm

Longwood

Longwood expands COVID-19 dashboard

Longwood University expanded its COVID-19 dashboard over the weekend, making the move to include data points such as faculty/staff cases and self-reported positives from students, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Local restaurants continue to persevere through the pandemic

Area restaurants are still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many are still seeing a heavy decrease in dine-in customers, others are ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Blood drive battle is a win for all

Donors had a special, extra incentive to give blood at the 10th annual Heartland Heroes Blood Drive Friday, Sept. 4 — not only could their ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Buckingham Family Medicine to close

Buckingham residents were disappointed last week to learn of plans to close Sentara Buckingham Family Medicine in Dillwyn. The business is one of the only ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, September 7, 2020 1:39 pm

Cumberland

Cumberland Christmas Mother applications available

With the holidays just around the corner, residents should note some important dates and deadlines associated with this year’s Cumberland Christmas Mother Program. Applications for ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Saturday, September 5, 2020 6:00 am

ASKED AND ANSWERED BY ALEXA

COLUMN — Free yourself from things

I recently stumbled upon an illustration online that likely originally came from The New Yorker. In the drawing, an elderly man was standing in front ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 4, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Call leads to DUI arrest

A call for a suspicious individual at the Food Lion in Dillwyn Sunday led to a DUI arrest of a Wingina man. According to Buckingham ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 4, 2020 6:00 am

Dillwyn

Phase V of Dillwyn Streetscape Project underway

Phase V of the Dillwyn Streetscape Project is currently underway, bringing with it better accessibility for the town’s residents. The project aims to enhance the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 4, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

New Mexican restaurant to open in Farmville this fall

A new Mexican restaurant will be making its way to Farmville this fall, serving traditional Mexican fare, margaritas and more. The restaurant, Bandidos, is being ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:00 am

Education

New African American history course available

Area high schools now have the option to offer an African American history course to students. Thursday, Aug. 27, the Office of Virginia Governor Ralph ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Health District updates

The Piedmont Health District saw 64 new coronavirus cases last week, 17 of which, or more than 26%, were patients less than 25 years of ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

University data questioned as Longwood cases reach 3

Three Longwood University students have tested positive for COVID-19, joining 10 reported cases from Hampden- Sydney College. Sunday, Aug. 30, Longwood’s online COVID-19 dashboard was ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:39 pm

Farmville

Coming to terms with the past

Coming to terms with your ancestry can often lead the way for new perspectives. At a recent Farmville Town Council meeting, citizen James Early came ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, August 28, 2020 6:00 am

Cumberland

1,000 books before kindergarten

Two community children recently reached big milestones when they became the first kids to complete the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Cumberland County ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:07 pm

Cumberland

Report slams GFL Environmental

GFL (Green for Life) Environmental, a Canadian-based waste management company which recently became a parent company of the Green Ridge Recycling and Disposal Facility, experienced ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:48 pm

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