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Total Terror coming soon

Starting Oct. 7, those looking for a one-of-a kind experience should head out to the Powhatan County Fairgrounds for the scariest indoor/outdoor haunted house in ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Library to hold book sale

The Friends of the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville/Prince Edward Community Library will hold a Fall Book Sale on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. This will ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

‘Autumn Fire: Burning the Valley, Part 1’

On Saturday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m., Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host a program about the military campaigns within the Shenandoah Valley ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Pastiche String Quartet

The Longwood University Chamber Music Series will present a concert of music by the Pastiche String Quartet on Sunday, Oct. 3. Free and open to ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Farm Safety and Health Week

The third week of September is annually recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week, as fall harvest time is one of the busiest and ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Creative hay bale contest

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Leadership Committee is welcoming individuals and organizations to take part in its annual Hay Bale Decorating Contest. For seven ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Movie Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

By Lauren Bradshaw Special to The Farmville Herald Shang-Chi is one of the best Marvel movies, period. I cannot tell you how much fun I ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Waterworks Players announces cast for The Odd Couple: Female Version

Waterworks Players is pleased to announce the cast for its fall production of The Odd Couple: Female Version. Set in 1980s New York, Unger and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Balanced Living with Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a prevalent and increasing health issue in rural communities in Virginia. The Virginia Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

DAR Chapter visits grave of ‘Mother of Farmville’

Members of the Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution visited the birthplace of the chapter’s namesake, Judith Randolph, at historic Tuckahoe ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Astronomy program planned at state park

The Crewe Astronomy Club will spend an evening gazing at the stars and learning about the night sky Saturday, Aug. 28, from 8 to 9:30 ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Two new exhibits opening at LCVA

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) will have an opening reception Friday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. for its newest exhibitions, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Commonwealth Chorale rehearsals to begin soon

The Commonwealth Chorale is back. Rehearsals are set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. at Farmville Presbyterian Church. “After a year and a ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Federal backing needed for precision agriculture

Until the costs associated with precision agriculture become affordable, farmers are calling for support as they lead the industry’s transition to its future. Essex County ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

‘Odd Couple’ auditions scheduled

Waterworks Players will hold auditions for Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” (female version), with performances in mid-late October, to be directed by Don Blaheta. The ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Stars Under the Stars concludes Aug. 13

Stars Under the Stars concludes an abbreviated 23rd season Friday, Aug. 13, not with scares, but with romantic decisions in the air. The powerhouse trio ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

State Fair to return in Sept.

The State Fair of Virginia is back this fall, and organizers are excited to offer fairgoers their favorites. “This event holds a special place in ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Garden Club returns to normal

Members of the Buckingham-Dillwyn Garden Club gathered for a regular in-person meeting at the Buckingham Arts Center Monday, July 12. Club member Glenda Harris presented ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

It’s great to see Farmville return to life again

Walking the streets of Farmville the weekend of July 17, one couldn’t help but think back to last year at this time when birds chirping ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Fly fishing film festival is coming

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, coming virtually to all of Virginia beginning July 15, features 10 films, six- to 16-minutes in length, from all ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Garden Club gathers

The Cumberland Garden Club was hosted by club member Nell Spain in her home for its June meeting. The club enjoyed lunch prepared by the ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

High Bridge wins ‘Looking Our Best’ honor

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the “Looking Our Best” award to the High Bridge Trail State Park on Wednesday, June 9.  From left ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Sailor’s Creek Park to host history hike

As part of the “National Trails Day 2021” initiative, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host a guided history hike with a Park Ranger ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

LCVA features youth art exhibition

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts presents “Start with Art, Learn for Life: The Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition,” which will be on display ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

PACE talent show was ‘Dynamite’

The area’s seniors and several gifted staff members showcased their unique talents during Centra PACE’s Sixth Annual PACE Got Talent the week of April 26-April ... Read more

5 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Build a bug

Twin Lakes State Park will host a program called Build A Bug Saturday, April 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. The program will explore what ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

Football makes unseasonable debut

After a 15-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, high school football returned to the Farmville area Friday night, Feb. 26, under some of the ... Read more

7 months ago by Titus Mohler.

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