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Warner sends letter to postmaster

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) sent a letter to the Postmaster General Monday, Aug. 10 raising concerns that he’s heard directly from Virginians regarding ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

County offers grants to small businesses

Prince Edward County has received a total of $1,989,387 from the federal government from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. A second ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

GO Virginia to meet

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee will meet Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. The Council ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

SCDA offers leadership training

Southside Community Development Alliance (SCDA) is working to foster a stronger Southside Virginia by training one leader at a time. SCDA, a Farmville Virginia-based nonprofit ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

New tool helps find farm loan options

A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Chamber to manage Farmville Downtown Partnership

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Farmville Downtown Partnership (FDP) announced Tuesday, Aug. 4, they will be joining forces. The chamber signed an ... Read more

7 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Edwards to serve as ODEC vice-chairman

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) President and CEO Jeff Edwards was elected to serve as vice-chairman of the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) Board of Directors ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Cumberland county property transfers

Following are the property transfers recorded in the Cumberland County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for the month of February. The listing includes the grantor, the ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

How grants benefited area businesses

Eighteen area businesses were recently the beneficiaries of a total of $20,000 in grant money from the Town of Farmville and Prince Edward County. In ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

The economics of solar farms

Solar facilities have come to the Heart of Virginia, and more are on the horizon. But why here? Why are farms converting from crops to ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

Newman earns scholarship from VCC

Jordan Newman, a senior at Cumberland High School, has earned a $1,500 educational scholarship from the Virginia Cooperative Council (VCC). After the state response to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Benchmark announces quarterly results

Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced unaudited results for the three- and six-month periods ending June 30. Net ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

VDOT awarded $4.5 million in federal grants

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) was recently awarded two federal grants totaling more than $4.5 million to enhance safety, improve congestion and incident management, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

New businesses share 2020 with pandemic

For most small businesses, the first year of operation is already packed with trials and tribulations. For a business having to overcome an economy-slowing pandemic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham County property transfers

Following are the property transfers recorded in the Buckingham County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for the month of February. The listing includes the grantor, the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Solar facility approved

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors voted 6-1 during its Monday, July 13, meeting to approve a request from Hexagon Energy to construct Black Bear ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

The Woodland named ‘exemplary facility’

The Woodland, Inc, including its nursing and assisted living facilities, recently underwent an Infection Prevention and Control Assessment (IPCA) and was found to be an ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

A Step Above opens

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed A Step Above Health Services to the community during a ribbon cutting ceremony. A Step Above is located ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Chamber awarded tourism grant

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce has received $1,800 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Citizens can buy a tree for the town

The Town of Farmville, in partnership with Tree City USA, has introduced a new tree program called “Branch Out in Farmville.” This program offers community ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward County property transfers

Following are the property transfers recorded in the Prince Edward County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for the month of February. The listing includes the grantor, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

New apartments give view of town

The iconic Doyne Building located in downtown Farmville at the intersection of West Third and Main streets that was once adorned by a mural highlighting ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

VEC urged to modernize

As Virginia’s workers face record layoffs and weeks-long waits to receive unemployment benefits, 43 Virginia legislators urged the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) to review and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Small business support program enacted

Small businesses in Buckingham County negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can now apply to the Buckingham County Business Support Program (BCBSP). At the Monday, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Preparing for green energy sites

Prince Edward County is now better prepared for the possibility of more solar projects coming to the area. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously, with ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Centra designated Baby Friendly

Centra Southside Community Hospital (CSCH) has received the Baby-Friendly designation from the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Virginia agriculture trends updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends July 10. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, ranging mostly 1.00 lower to 2.00 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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