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95th birthday celebrated with parade of friends

The grandchildren of Ruth “Bumpsey” Watkins celebrated her 95th birthday by hosting a “95th Mile Drive-By Birthday Parade” Saturday, April 3, at noon. Guests gathered ... Read more

14 hours ago by Staff Report.

Give forgiveness, even when it is not warranted

We are called to reconciliation. We are called to ask for forgiveness when we are wrong and to give forgiveness when it is asked of ... Read more

6 days ago by Rev. Barry Vassar.

Discovering the harbinger-of-spring

While there are plenty of interesting plants in our area, sometimes I like to go hiking in an entirely different area, one known for having ... Read more

6 days ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Church and community events

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Landfill Alert to meet Sunday

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee will host its monthly meeting Sunday, April 11, at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland County Community Center located on ... Read more

6 days ago by Annie May Miles.

Blessings can be found in interruptions

How well do you deal with interruptions? You’re engaged in a task at work, maybe you’re up against a deadline, and things are just starting ... Read more

6 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Remembering the real meaning of Easter

If you walk through Walmart and look for Easter, you will find candy — lots and lots of candy. If you read the newspaper ads, ... Read more

6 days ago by Larry Davies.

Twin Lakes to discuss master plan

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will hold a virtual public meeting Wednesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. to discuss updates to the Twin ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Good Citizen Award

This year, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recognizes Aleshia Tianna Williams as the DAR Good Citizen Award winner at Prince Edward County ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

History professor shows off epic office decor

Walking through the halls of the Longwood University Rotunda, a quick glance into Room 229 might make a passerby think they’ve stumbled upon a tiny ... Read more

7 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Group to award 35 grants in 30 days

Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) will award 35 grants in 30 days during the month of June for environmental improvement projects. The 30 in 30 Green ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

There is a time for everything.

There is a time for everything. The Bible records this wisdom of Solomon in Ecclesiastes 3, and perhaps you have heard this phrase woven throughout ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Moxley.

Spring Art-on-the-Go bags available soon

This April, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) will have “Hello Spring!” Art-on-the-Go bags ready for pickup beginning Saturday, April 17. The bags ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Happy birthday to some special people

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to the following people: David Hawks of Cumberland on Friday, April 2, Nora Atkinson of Dillwyn Wednesday, April ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

The hummingbirds are coming

Many people view the approach of April 15 with trepidation as the typical IRS tax deadline looms. Mother Nature has provided a more pleasant association ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Karen Bellenir.

It’s time to get to know our neighbors again

Do you have more “strangers” in your neighborhood? Are you a stranger to more people around you than a year ago? For most of us ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Embracing the unexpected

Every spring, I look forward to participating in several workshops on gardening. If I get one or two new ideas for what to plant or ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

I saw what I saw…

Inspired by what she witnessed on a mission trip, Sara Groves wrote the following song. I saw what I saw, and I can’t forget it ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Taylors celebrate pastoral anniversary

Scores of drivers made their way down Hill Street in Farmville Sunday, March 28, to take part in a parade celebrating the 29th pastoral anniversary ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Faith and flowers another path for St. Theresa

Story and photos by Marge Swayne St. Theresa Catholic Church, like most churches during the COVID pandemic, is quiet on a mid-week afternoon. While the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Sailor’s Creek to host anniversary program

Battlefield Historical State Park, staff, volunteers, and period-dressed living historians will host the annual commemorative anniversary program Saturday, April 10. The historic Overton-Hillsman House will ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Virtual forestry camp offered

High school students interested in natural resources are invited to attend the Virginia Academy of Natural Resources, a new virtual camp sponsored by the Virginia ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Have we made Jesus king for just a moment?

It is estimated there were 2.5 million people in Jerusalem that day. They had returned from all over the world for the Passover Feast. And ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dale Brown.

Are we working as cathedral builders?

An older man was hiking in the woods with a young friend when they stumbled upon a big, angry bear. Both men took off running, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Garden club installs officers

The Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs South Central District President LouAnn Dumminger installed new officers Monday, March 8, individually in keeping with social distancing guidelines. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Jesus’ Passover is our Passover

More than 540,000 have died from COVID-19. Most of us know someone who has died. For 12 months, we have lived under the cloud of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Matthew Sorenson.

Area churches plan Easter services

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to the following people: Tiffany Ownby, of Dillwyn, on Friday, March 26; Jamie Covington, of Dillwyn, on Saturday, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

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