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Prince Edward

Board votes to fund broadband project

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to use $2,153,500 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding as a match for a Virginia ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Saturday, September 25, 2021 3:00 pm

PRINCE EDAWRD

Planning Commission approves CIP, possible new elementary school

A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), including an option to renovate or replace the current Prince Edward County Elementary School, was approved Tuesday night by the ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Friday, September 24, 2021 6:05 am

Farmville

Donations sought to shelter homeless

Recently the topic of homelessness was raised at a Farmville Town Council meeting by Town Manager Scott Davis. Davis said that government workers who came ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Friday, September 24, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

A Capital Improvement Plan breakdown

The Prince Edward County Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) has 14 possible projects listed. The following is a guide to all of them. The county’s Planning ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 23, 2021 5:59 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

From tipis to Treetops

For nine years, Sandy River Outdoor Adventures in Rice has greeted guests from all over in every season. About three years ago, it sprouted a ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:00 pm

Farmville

UPDATED: Council discusses refugees

The Farmville Town Council discussed the possibility of Afghan refugees at Fort Pickett in Blackstone placing a strain on the local healthcare system at a ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:00 am

Farmville

Indoor cowboy

You don’t need a hat, boots, spurs or even a live animal to have a lot of fun riding a bull, as Dwayne Johnson Jr., ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:39 pm

Prince Edward

Data center tax established

After a public hearing that drew no speakers, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to establish a separate category of tangible personal ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Sunday, September 19, 2021 3:37 pm

Prince Edward

‘Life is like a box of chocolates’

Rodney Ferguson, a financier with ties to Prince Edward County, is moving here from Missouri. He and his wife, Kathy, are bringing a little bit ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Friday, September 17, 2021 5:15 pm

Prince Edward

Deputy involved in crash

On Saturday afternoon just before 3:30 p.m., a Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a single vehicle crash in the eastbound lane of ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 16, 2021 5:17 pm

Farmville

Council votes to go forward with River Walk

The previously shelved River Walk project is back on track, as the Farmville Town Council voted to allow Town Manager Scott Davis to apply for ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:05 am

Columns

9/11 remembered by veterans

The Farmville VFW Post 7059 held a silent remembrance at the Prince Edward County Courthouse for those killed on 9/11. Saturday, Sept. 11 marked the ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Truckers’ ‘Golden Arrow’ helps Ida victims

Long-haul driver LaQuan “School Boy” Jackson, 27, of Farmville, nicknamed with his late father’s CB handle, knows what it’s like to not have much. So ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 4:00 pm

NEWS

A citizen’s guide to early voting in 2021

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2, but early voting is available starting Friday, Sept. 17. Tuesday, Oct. 12, is the deadline to register to vote, ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Friday, September 10, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

Teachers recall 9/11 experiences

There are well-known pictures of then-President George W. Bush receiving the news that the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had just occurred. What’s notable ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:00 pm

LIFESTYLES

Dancing the day away

“The Farmville PACE Team serves seniors in our community by providing complete health care and more to seniors living at home,” Mary Simonetta of PACE ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:00 pm

COVID-19

Emergency vet options have changed

Pet owners in Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham counties have limited options for emergency vet care and might require a long drive to either Richmond, ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 7:49 pm

Prince Edward

Leatherwood to retire

Prince Edward County has announced that Coy W. Leatherwood, county building official since April 1, 1985, will be retiring effective Dec. 31. “I have been ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 6:51 pm

TOWN OF FARMVILLE

Town welcomes Woodson as new rec director

Thomas Woodson was introduced as the new rec director at the Tuesday, Sept. 1, Farmville Town Council work session. His first day on the job ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Friday, September 3, 2021 6:00 am

Farmville

Everbridge alert system renewed

In a brief Sept. 1 work session, the Farmville Town Council voted unanimously to authorize Town Manager Scott Davis to send another three-year contract to ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Friday, September 3, 2021 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

LIFE program offers growth for all

Longwood LIFE is a program designed to help prepare people with high functioning mental disabilities ages 18-25 for independent living. Dr. Karen Feathers, assistant professor ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 2, 2021 4:34 pm

Prince Edward

Shots fired lead to arrest

One man was arrested on Sunday after shooting into an occupied building, according to a press release from Prince Edward County Sheriff L.A. “Tony” Epps. ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 2, 2021 4:27 pm

LIFESTYLES

Through a glass, brightly

It’s fitting that the eastern side of the Farmville United Methodist Church is the one lit up on Monday morning, its stained glass windows glowing ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 2, 2021 3:59 pm

Business

Shogun reopening

Shogun Steakhouse is reopening its dining room on Sept. 1, according to employee Lee Beng. The dining room, one of the last to open in ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 6:00 am

Longwood

Farmville man arrested for assault on Longwood student

Longwood University Police Department officers responded to an alleged assault involving a Longwood student Tuesday afternoon on Main Street near campus. According to Matt McWilliams, ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Monday, August 30, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

Pamplin woman arrested

A Pamplin woman was arrested for drug charges recently, according to Prince Edward County Sheriff L.A. “Tony” Epps. Ashley Ann Cawthorne-Roach, age 35, was arrested ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Friday, August 27, 2021 9:05 pm

Prince Edward

Census leaves questions

By Shannon Watkins The Farmville Herald Fluctuating student populations may partly account for a lower U.S. Census population in Farmville and Prince Edward County, two ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Friday, August 27, 2021 6:05 am