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Roger Watson, Author at Farmville

LIFESTYLES

PACE participants have a Mardi Gras celebration

Participants in the Farmville PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) traveled virtually to New Orleans to experience Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday, Tuesday, ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:00 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

120 customers waiting for power to be restored

After 11 days of widespread power outages over Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) 18-county area, the coop’s online outage map is showing signs the crisis will ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:23 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

Just over 500 customers without power now

The slow work of restoring power to Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) customers continued with more than 900 workers in the field Monday as the coop ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:19 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

Prince Edward outages drop below 1,000

More than 4,000 Southside Electric Cooperative customers (SEC) had their power restored Friday. The company brought in more crews to help repair infrastructure damaged by ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, February 22, 2021 8:43 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

SEC brings in more crews; more than 1,300 still out in PE

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) said it made significant progress over the past 24 hours restoring power to more than 1,000 homes but still have 15,500 ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:26 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

Power restoration is slowly progressing

Prince Edward County still has more than 1,811 people without power following last weekend’s ice storm. The number is down by 400 from Friday. Dominion ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:21 am

Cumberland

2,200 remain without power

Despite Thursday’s ice storm, power outages in Prince Edward County continued to be whittled away by Dominion Energy and Southside Electric Cooperative. Outages in Prince ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, February 19, 2021 10:22 am

EDITORIALS

EDITORIAL — Initiative to improve relations is a good start

A new initiative to improve county-town relations between Prince Edward County and the Town of Farmville began this month. Farmville Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, February 19, 2021 6:00 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

Outages fall below 2,500 before today’s storm

Power outages in Prince Edward County fell below 2,500 between Dominion Energy and Southside Electric Cooperative early Thursday but outages are already beginning to creep ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:09 am

Local

Who asked for more ice?

A very similar ice storm event to the one that caused widespread power outages and made travel treacherous last weekend, will impact the area again ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:59 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

More people have power restored; 3,500 still out

The number of Prince Edward residents without power dropped by more than 1,500 Tuesday but as of Wednesday at 8 a.m. more than 3,500 people ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:37 am

BUSINESS

Town aims to spur economic growth

The Farmville Town Council approved a memorandum of understanding with the Virginia Growth Alliance (VGA) during its Wednesday, Feb. 10 meeting that will allow the ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

More than 5,100 remain without power in Prince Edward

The number of people in Prince Edward County without power barely decreased in the past 24 hours as more than 5,100 people remain without electricity ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:47 am

BREAKING NEWS

Some power was restored overnight; still more than 5,400 out

The number of households and businesses without power was reduced by about 1,500 overnight as the county now has more than 5,400 customers of Dominion ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, February 15, 2021 8:52 am

Local

More than 5,600 without power in Prince Edward

More than 2,500 Dominion Energy customers and more than 3,000 Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) customers are without power in Prince Edward County Saturday afternoon as ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:35 pm

Local

Third winter storm in two weeks is on the way

An eventful February for winter weather continues this week as the Farmville area is again the subject of its third Winter Storm Watch in two ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:45 pm

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Bill asks Longwood to recognize slave labor

A bill moving through the Virginia General Assembly would ask Longwood University to identify any slaves who worked to help build what was then the ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:00 am

Local

More snow this weekend, frigid temps on the way

It looks like it could be another snowy weekend in the Farmville area followed by bone-chilling cold the following weekend. Farmville is under a Winter ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, February 5, 2021 4:03 pm

ROGER'S RAMBLINGS

COLUMN – How did Dillwyn get here?

The Town of Dillwyn is a small town with a big problem. The town, with a population of 556, recently completed a $1.5 million streetscape ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:00 am

Local

It’s looking like snow for Sunday

Farmville woke up to a cold 15 degrees Saturday morning and under a Winter Weather Advisory for potential snow moving in Saturday night. The threat ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Saturday, January 30, 2021 8:35 am

EDITORIALS

EDITORIAL — State government should stay out of local elections

The bill currently making its way through the Virginia General Assembly that would move all municipal elections to November is just another example of state ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, January 29, 2021 6:00 am

Cumberland

Snow?

The latest weather update from the Wakefield Weather Forecasting Office says Prince Edward, Cumberland and Lunenburg counties could see up to an inch of snow ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 5:08 pm

COVID-19

Threatening email caused alert at Hampden-Sydney

Hampden-Sydney College posted an “all clear” at 1:19 p.m. Saturday after a threatening email caused the campus officials to send out an “active shooter alert” ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:13 pm

LIFESTYLES

Dogs, bears, celebrities fill in for fans

The Longwood University basketball fans hanging out on game days at Willett Hall are a bit different this year. Like loyal Lancer faithful they arrive ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:05 pm

ROGER'S RAMBLINGS

COLUMN – Return to political norms would be welcomed

One of the results of the Donald Trump administration has been to obliterate any norms and traditions of the presidency, culminating in the incitement of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Nothing exciting in this week’s weather

After the possibility of a couple morning showers passes through the area this morning, it looks to be a ho-hum week of January weather for ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, January 11, 2021 10:00 am

VIRGINIA

Northam: ‘Get shots in arms’

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued new guidance to health care providers who have the COVID-19 vaccine — use it or lose it. “I want you ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, January 8, 2021 6:00 am

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