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Crystal Vandegrift, Author at Farmville

Prince Edward

Frustration grows; power outages linger

After nine days of no electricity and spoiled food, fuel and patience are running thin. Allison Hunter, a Darlington Heights resident, is like thousands in ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00 am

Education

Hampden-Sydney student killed in crash

The Virginia State Police (VSP) is investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Hampden-Sydney College student. According to VSP, the accident occurred ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, February 1, 2021 1:05 pm

LOCAL

A dog tale with a happy ending

An 18-pound malnourished canine received the best gift when Lunenburg Animal Control Officer Ray Elliot picked him up off the side of the roadway in ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:00 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

A serving heart

Story by Crystal Vandegrift Anyone who knows Sarah Maddox Dunn knows the serving heart she has, but she is also very humble. In fact, getting ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville the Magazine

Catching Up With … Lauren Irby

Longwood University graduate Lauren Irby now makes her home in Seaford, Delaware, but says the “heart of Virginia will always hold a special place in ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, December 18, 2020 10:51 am

LIFESTYLES

Delivering turkey, potatoes and a full helping of love

In a year where needs have been great, members of St. John’s Lutheran Church and volunteers did not let any obstacles stand in the way ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:00 pm

Local

Fire destroys Green Bay home

A Green Bay family is left without a home following a fire that destroyed their residence on Wednesday, Nov. 18. According to Meherrin Volunteer Fire ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, November 23, 2020 4:51 am

Buckingham

Law prohibits tethering dogs outside

Often a tethered dog is a forgotten dog, and with cold weather approaching, owners are reminded that Virginia law prohibits the tethering of dogs outside ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, November 7, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Animal Control seeks information

The Southside SPCA is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of the individuals responsible for dropping a malnourished canine off on ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, November 6, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville the Magazine

Catching Up With — Dorothea Hescock

If you are a coffee drinker and love the hot beverage’s taste and smell, you can thank former Buckingham County resident Dorothea Hescock. Hescock is ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:45 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Catching Up With… Angela M. Jackson-Mapetla

Story by Crystal Vandegrift Angela M. Jackson-Mapetla, former director of residential and commuter life at Longwood University, spent many of her days in Farmville working ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

Columns

Blessings to all creatures great and small

Farmville United Methodist Church and Johns Memorial Episcopal held a combined service of Blessing of the Animals Sunday, Oct. 4, with more than 20 people ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:00 am

Longwood

Longwood Commencement 2020 canceled

Longwood University’s Commencement 2020 that was postponed from May to Oct. 9 and 10 has now been canceled. “The Class of 2020, whose May Commencement ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE

Students taking ordinance seriously

In light of an emergency town ordinance enacted by Farmville Town Council Wednesday, Aug. 19, to limit gatherings to 50 people just days before Longwood ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:00 am

Longwood

Mooney returns as Longwood University police chief

The Longwood University Police Department (LUPD) is under new leadership, but with a familiar face to Farmville residents, following the retirement of Chief Bob Beach ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, August 28, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Town to begin water disconnection

In an effort to help town residents during the COVID-19 pandemic the Town of Farmville has delayed disconnecting water and avoided charging late fees since ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Lancers return socially distanced

Over five days last week, Longwood University welcomed just more than 5,000 undergraduate students to campus, but things will look different for the Lancers this ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

SVCC set to begin fall term

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) will resume classes for its fall semester Aug. 24, but like most colleges and universities, things will be different. SVCC ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Confederate Cemetery could be statue’s new location

The Farmville Town Council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, to determine what should be done with the Confederate statue ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, August 7, 2020 6:00 am

HIGH BRIDGE TRAIL STATE PARK

High Bridge expands to Pamplin

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) purchased 30 acres in Pamplin from Norfolk Southern Railroad to be added to High Bridge Trail State ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Starbucks remains on schedule for fall opening

A third Starbucks and the first free-standing version with a drive thru in Farmville is on track to open this fall. Asset and Project Manager ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, July 27, 2020 2:29 pm

Farmville

New apartments give view of town

The iconic Doyne Building located in downtown Farmville at the intersection of West Third and Main streets that was once adorned by a mural highlighting ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, July 24, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville the Magazine

CATCHING UP WITH: Amy Tillerson-Brown

Amy Tillerson-Brown, a 1990 graduate of Prince Edward County High School, is currently living in Waynesboro where she is a professor of history and history ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:16 pm

Farmville

Centra designated Baby Friendly

Centra Southside Community Hospital (CSCH) has received the Baby-Friendly designation from the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Fate of Confederate statue to be decided by council

The Farmville Town Council unanimously voted during its Wednesday, July 8, meeting to hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, to determine ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, July 20, 2020 12:38 pm

Farmville

Council honors former officer

The Farmville Town Council honored the late Willie Tranza “Shorty” Jennings, a man known for his love of service to others, with a resolution of ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Brother, can you spare a dime?

Many retail stores are now asking customers to consider paying for items with a credit or debit card rather than cash and coins due to ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, July 10, 2020 6:00 am

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