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Single-dose vaccine approved

Statewide coronavirus numbers continue to inch downward amidst the news surrounding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization (EUA) of a third ... Read more

8 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Vaccination clinic to be held in Prince Edward Friday

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Piedmont Health District, in cooperation with Prince Edward County, will conduct a closed COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday, March 5, ... Read more

21 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Senators announce vaccine distribution funding

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) recently announced $179,010,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Federal ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Restrictions eased as COVID cases fall

As COVID-19 cases continue to abate, Gov. Ralph Northam announced a loosening of restrictions on outdoor events during a Wednesday, Feb. 24, news conference. Beginning ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Grant will fund mobilized support unit

A recent grant from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will help add a mobilized logistics support unit to the repertoire of Buckingham County ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Local cases plunge; U.S. death toll tops 500K

The country reached a devastating record at the beginning of this week when U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 500,000, but national and local trends, combined with ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

OSHA releases guidance on COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Labor announced recently that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued stronger worker safety guidance to help employers and workers ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

State vaccine website ready

After confusion and frustration felt in the wake of the commonwealth’s initial vaccine distribution, Virginians now have a one-stop shop for COVID-19 vaccine registration and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward positivity rate may be elevated

Many Prince Edward County residents have been confused in recent weeks as to why the county is displaying one of the highest percent positivity rates ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Vaccine registration website and hotline opens

After confusion and frustration felt in the wake of the commonwealth’s initial vaccine distribution, Virginians now have a one-stop shop for COVID-19 vaccine registration and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

National, state and local cases down

National, state and local COVID-19 numbers continue to decline in what health officials have described as an encouraging trend, but the continuation of that trend ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

County preps for vaccinations

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors came out of closed session Tuesday night, Feb. 9, determined to put the county in a better position ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Ash Wednesday during COVID-19 will be much different

Churches across Farmville are adapting this year to proceed with Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some congregations ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Northam wants kids back in class

Gov. Ralph Northam called on all K-12 school divisions in the commonwealth Friday, Feb. 5, to make in-person learning options available by March 15. A ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

COVID impacts Super Bowl business

Super Bowl LV will be a different big game from the one people have become familiar with because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Longwood vaccinates area teachers

Vaccination efforts by Longwood University have continued this week, with university officials saying the school has been able to help inoculate 1,000 people. In a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

VaccinatePrinceEdward.org — a new website offering vaccine info

Prince Edward County is introducing a new online resource aimed to help better inform county residents and connect them to the COVID-19 vaccine, as it ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cumberland schools to operate remotely Tuesday

Cumberland County School announced Monday that schools will operate on a remote instructional schedule Tuesday, Feb. 2 beginning at 10 a.m. School offices will open ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID cases are on downward trend; vaccinations increase

COVID-19 cases in Virginia are experiencing a noticeable downward trend with local counties seeing an official decline in coronavirus cases. According to the Virginia Department ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Cumberland County Schools closed Monday

Cumberland County Public Schools will be closed Monday, Feb. 1 for all staff and students. No instruction either in-person or virtual will take place.   Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward Schools to be remote only Monday

Prince Edward County Public Schools have announced classes will be on a remote-only schedule Monday, Feb. 1 due to the potential for icy road conditions. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Classes on schedule, offices delay opening at H-SC

Classes will continue on a normal schedule at Hampden-Sydney College Monday, Feb. 1. The college’s administrative offices will open later at 10 a.m. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Longwood cancels Monday classes

Longwood University has announced the school will not have classes Monday, Feb. 1 due to the wintry weather conditions. The Greenwood Library will be open ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Missing Prince Edward woman found

UPDATE: The Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office reported at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, that Sandra A. Bollinger, of Prince Edward, has been found unharmed. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Hospitalizations drop at Centra

Centra Health officials are encouraged by a recent reduction in COVID-19 patients at Lynchburg General, although Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville is not experiencing ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Cases fluctuating, vaccine scarce

Health officials warn it’s still too early to tell if the area is on the verge of another large COVID-19 surge after cases declined for ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Dr. Nash answers vaccination questions

By H. Robert Nash  Piedmont Health District Director The safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are a great achievement and cause for hope. But doses are ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

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