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Crystal Vandegrift, Author at Farmville

Longwood

University ranks in top 10

For the sixth consecutive year, Longwood University (LU) is able to add the title of top 10 public universities offering the highest percentage of small ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:00 am

News

Department trains for water rescue

Members of the Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue spent two days recently training in a labor-intensive class to better prepare them for water rescues. Six ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, August 19, 2021 4:08 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Catching Up With…Ridge Fuller

Hampden-Sydney College graduate Ridge Fuller is making a name for himself in the sports world but says Farmville is where he misses the times he ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Local man wins brewing contest

A Farmville man’s hobby of home brewing has won him the opportunity to have a brewery craft his beer so others may enjoy it. Beginning ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, July 12, 2021 4:35 pm

Meherrin

Fireworks show to return July 2

After a year of no fireworks due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue will hold its Fourth of July celebration Friday, July ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:48 am

Local

Area avoids plague of cicadas

The buzz this spring has begun with the emergence of the Brood X 17-year cicada in some areas, but chances are we will not hear ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:38 am

Longwood

Longwood awards 1,191 degrees

Longwood University awarded 937 degrees to the Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 15 on Wheeler Mall. Across Wheeler Mall, chairs were spread out in ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, May 17, 2021 7:02 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Catching Up With … William Moss

Moss turns passion for sports into a business William Moss has turned his passion for sports and his fiercely competitive spirit into a successful business. ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, May 16, 2021 6:00 am

TOWN OF FARMVILLE

Friends of the Appomattox cleanup waterways

The Friends of the Appomattox River group held its annual spring cleanup of the Appomattox River and area waterways on Saturday, April 17, removing 1,000 ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, April 19, 2021 11:11 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Catching Up With…Blake Phillips

Blake Phillips found his way to Farmville by way of Longwood University when he took the job as a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:00 am

Meherrin

Egg My Yard is a success

Children woke up Easter morning on Sunday, April 4, to find their yards filled with Easter eggs thanks to a fundraiser  organized by Meherrin Volunteer ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, April 9, 2021 6:00 am

News

SEC begins pole, line inspections

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) has begun inspections of its utility poles and overhead lines. In response to the significant damage that SEC experienced during the ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:21 am

News

The cicadas are coming

With warm temperatures and thawing ground, ready or not, the Brood X cicadas are coming. After spending 17 years underground, the Brood X periodical cicadas ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Brewery releases new brew

Three Roads Brewing and the Southside SPCA held a Can-Can Event fundraiser on Saturday, March 20, at Three Roads Brewing in Farmville. During the event, ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:00 am

Local

SCC to review SEC’s outage issues

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) will be reviewing Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) handling of the Valentine’s weekend ice storm that left thousands in the company’s ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, March 8, 2021 12:53 pm

BUSINESS

Wedding venues strained by restrictions

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline, Gov. Ralph Northam announced an ease of restrictions on outdoor events during a Wednesday, Feb. 24, news conference. Beginning ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, March 5, 2021 6:00 am

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

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