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Local

Beautiful fall weather continues

For those who have made it through this series of cold nights without turning on the heat in your house, congratulations. The chilly early fall ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:55 am

Buckingham

Marchers send message to Sentara

James Wooten Jr. followed behind the 75 or so people walking from the Pocket Park in Dillwyn to the location of the endangered Buckingham Family ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, September 21, 2020 10:07 am

Local

Cool temps, no rain this week

Farmville reached a low of 39 degrees for the second straight day early Monday morning as fall’s chill arrived in the state bringing early frost ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, September 21, 2020 9:55 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Five area bicycle rides to get you spinning

Bicycling is an activity that has picked up in popularity during the pandemic. With gyms closed, lots of people pulled the old bicycle out of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, September 18, 2020 12:52 pm

Local

Showers from Sally arrive earlier than expected

The showers from Tropical Storm Sally have arrived in the Farmville area earlier than anticipated. Expect a rainy Thursday. The rain is expected to continue ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:25 am

Local

Some rain coming Thursday night from Sally

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Thursday night and Friday morning for the area immediately south of Farmville. The watch ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:35 am

Farmville

Report alleges protest response behind detainee transfer to Farmville

A recent story by The Washington Post added more information about why federal authorities ignored local concerns and moved ahead with a June transfer of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:00 am

Local

More clouds today, then sunny Tuesday and Wednesday

Lots of clouds, a little sun, cool temperatures and the potential for a tropical rainstorm are all expected to be a part of Farmville’s weather ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, September 14, 2020 8:13 am

Local

More showers today then a cloudy weekend ahead

More clouds and showers are expected today, but the weekend looks to not be as wet as predicted earlier. A couple of periods of showers ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, September 11, 2020 8:04 am

Local

Town not giving a year to pay water bills

Water and sewer customers of the Town of Farmville may have noticed something odd about the due dates on their bills this past month.  Instead ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:28 pm

Farmville the Magazine

Editor’s Notebook — It’s time to get moving

Welcome to the get off your butt edition of Farmville the Magazine. As we enter into fall and cooler temperatures, the Farmville area comes alive with ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:39 pm

Local

Police searching for two suspects

The Farmville Police Department is currently searching for two suspects Wednesday, Sept. 9, near the end of Industrial Park Road in Farmville. The two suspects ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:59 pm

Local

Showers expected through Thursday

Keep the umbrella handy today as cloudy with showers and cool is what Wednesday brings. Farmville is only expecting a high of 78 today. There ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:04 am

Farmville

Moratorium on water/sewer disconnections to expire

An extension on the moratorium for utility disconnections by the State Corporate Commission (SCC) means Farmville residents have until Wednesday, Sept. 16 before electrical service ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Lower temps, more showers this week

After the Labor Day weekend cool down, expect a nice week with highs in the mid 80s and a chance of showers of thunderstorms from ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:29 am

Local

Events to be affected by 50-person limit

Farmville Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis made Town Council aware of three upcoming town events that could potentially be impacted by the town’s current ordinance ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:00 am

Education

Longwood positive cases go from 5 to 10

Longwood University’s total number of reported positive COVID-19 cases doubled to 10 total cases after the Sunday, Sept. 6 update. Longwood reported five new positive ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:15 pm

Local

Moratorium on water/sewer disconnections ends Wednesday

An extension on the moratorium for utility disconnections by the State Corporate Commission (SCC) means Farmville residents have until Sept. 16 before electrical service can ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, September 4, 2020 6:49 pm

Local

Great weekend weather is coming

We will have one last day of hot, humid weather today and then a cold front will make for an absolutely splendid Labor Day weekend. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, September 4, 2020 8:56 am

EDITORIALS

EDITORIAL — More transparency needed

It is encouraging that after a week of classes, Longwood University is reporting only four positive cases of COVID-19. Looking around at other universities in ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:36 am

Local

Feeling hot, hot, hot

Today will be the hottest day of the week with a high of 93. Think that might be a record, not even close. The hottest ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:21 am

Local

Beautiful Labor Day weekend is coming

It is different to hear weather people gushing about nice, pleasant weather, but area weather experts are quite thrilled with the combination of events setting ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:44 am

ROGER'S RAMBLINGS

Johns should be honored with statue in Capitol

Barbara Johns’ story of courage and determination that began Monday, April 23, 1951, when the 16-year-old led a walkout of 450 students at Moton High ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Clouds and 81 degrees expected today

The misty morning should give way to a nice day with a high temperature of 81 today, but clouds are supposed to hang around for ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:42 am

Local

A rainy Monday, but a cool Tuesday is ahead

If rainy days and Mondays always get you down, today may not be your day. The area is expected to receive up to an inch ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, August 31, 2020 10:47 am

Columns

COLUMN — Barbara Johns should be honored with statue in U.S. Capitol

Barbara Johns’ story of courage and determination that began Monday, April 23, 1951, when the 16-year-old led a walkout of 450 students at Moton High ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, August 28, 2020 4:06 pm

Local

Effects of Laura diminish as expected track moves north

The threat of a lot of rain from former Hurricane Laura seems to have diminished after the track of the storm has taken a more ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, August 28, 2020 10:25 am

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