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Alexa Massey, Author at Farmville

COVID-19

Prince Edward has lowest vaccination rate in region

Despite being the site of many mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics and efforts to lead a public vaccine campaign, Prince Edward County has remained the lowest-vaccinated ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:50 pm

Local

Chief Ellington talks training and recruiting

When Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington looks at the video of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin with his knee of the neck of George Floyd ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:18 am

Cumberland

EMS changes concern citizens

Some citizens at the southern end of Cumberland County are expressing concern over the recent changes to Cumberland Fire and EMS including fears an increased ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:14 am

Buckingham

Pipeline attack causes gas shortage, state of emergency

Some area gas stations are running out of fuel after a ransomware attack to the Colonial Pipeline system led to gas shortages across the commonwealth ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:11 am

Local

Running on empty

Some area gas stations are running out of fuel after a ransomware attack to the Colonial Pipeline system led to gas shortages across the commonwealth ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:30 pm

COVID-19

Vaccine approval sought for ages 12-15

The state’s daily COVID-19 case numbers are continuing to trend downward as local health officials prepare for the expected authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, May 10, 2021 2:27 pm

Local

Brown appointed by governor to state advisory council

Robert Russa Moton Museum Assistant Director for Education Leah Brown was recently appointed by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to the state’s Citizens Advisory Council on ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, May 10, 2021 1:33 pm

Local

Baker removed as Crossroads executive director

After six tumultuous years, Crossroads Community Services Board Executive Director Dr. Susan Baker has been removed from her position with the organization. The news comes ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Sunday, May 9, 2021 1:13 pm

LIFESTYLES

PACE talent show was ‘Dynamite’

The area’s seniors and several gifted staff members showcased their unique talents during Centra PACE’s Sixth Annual PACE Got Talent the week of April 26-April ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, May 7, 2021 6:00 am

Farmville

Locals belly up to the bars again

Area bartenders, restaurant owners and patrons are growing excited about eased restrictions for alcohol and food sales in the commonwealth. Recently, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:45 am

Prince Edward

Park master plan, new manager announced

A virtual meeting was held Wednesday, April 28, to discuss the Twin Lakes State Park Master Plan. The meeting coincided with the recent announcement of ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:14 am

Education

Virtual Virginia offers enhanced online learning options

As this unconventional school year comes to a close, many public school districts in the commonwealth, including Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS), are announcing ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:27 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Danielsen receives Unsung Hero award

A local professor who has dedicated his career to advocating for child abuse victims was recently honored by the Virginia Office of the Attorney General ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

Mask mandates ease, area COVID cases fluctuate

COVID-19 cases are fluctuating locally as mask mandates are eased by Governor Ralph Northam across the state. According to Rhonda Pruitt, senior epidemiologist for the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Warrant service ends in suicide

The execution of a federal search warrant in Buckingham County Wednesday morning ended in the apparent suicide of an Arvonia resident. According to Buckingham County ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, April 30, 2021 8:37 am

Cumberland

Fire and EMS changes coming to southern part of Cumberland

Calls for help due to fire or medical emergencies from Cumberland residents in the southern end of the county will soon be answered by Cumberland ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:28 pm

Local

PEVRS now equipped to resuscitate fur babies

An estimated 40,000 pets die in fires each year due to smoke asphyxiation, but a recent donation to the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad (PEVRS) ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:59 pm

Lifestyle Main

Farmers Market kicks off

Spring officially arrived in Farmville Saturday, April 24, with the first day of the season for the Farmville Farmers Market. Dozens of local vendors packed ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

Prince Edward has two vaccination clinics this week

COVID-19 cases are back on the downtrend, but public health officials are noticing an increase in cases in children ages 5 and below. Monday, April ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:07 am

Cumberland

Cartersville Rescue Squad is shutting down

After 25 years of service to the citizens of Cumberland County and the Cartersville Area, the Cartersville Volunteer Rescue Squad (CVRS) is ceasing operations. According ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, April 26, 2021 5:13 pm

Education

70th anniversary of Johns’ walkout commemorated

Local listeners and others from across the commonwealth celebrated and commemorated history Friday, April 23, during Moton Live, a 10-hour virtual celebration to honor the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, April 26, 2021 10:16 am

Alexa Massey

OPINION — What happened when the COVID reporter caught the virus?

Over the course of the last year, I more or less fell into the position of The Herald’s COVID-19 correspondent. I remember distinctly sitting at ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, April 26, 2021 8:49 am

Buckingham

Tax rate goes unchanged

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to keep the county’s 2021 real estate tax rate the same as the previous year. At the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, April 23, 2021 10:06 am

Buckingham

Logging tax exemption considered

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors is considering a request made by a Virginia Loggers Association (VLA) representative to exempt forestry harvesting equipment from machinery/tools ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, April 23, 2021 9:06 am

Buckingham

Marijuana legalization forcing area K-9s into retirement

The impending legalization of marijuana in Virginia means many local law enforcement agencies are being forced to retire their police K-9s, leaving several of the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:33 pm

Buckingham

Schools plan graduation ceremonies

This spring looks like it will be packed with celebrations as local high schools begin solidifying their graduation plans. Last month, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:35 pm

Cumberland

Tax decrease approved

The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a two-cent tax decrease for county citizens Tuesday, April 13. During the regular monthly board meeting, supervisors ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:00 am

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