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Threatening email caused alert at Hampden-Sydney

Hampden-Sydney College posted an “all clear” at 1:19 p.m. Saturday after a threatening email caused the campus officials to send out an “active shooter alert” ... Read more

15 hours ago by Roger Watson.

Hampden-Sydney gives ‘all clear’ following active shooter threat

Hampden-Sydney College posted an “all clear” at 1:19 p.m. Saturday indicating the threat of an active shooter posted at 12:30 p.m. on the school’s website ... Read more

15 hours ago by Staff Report.

Hampden-Sydney College posts ‘active shooter threat’

Hampden-Sydney College has posted an “active shooter threat” on its website. The post was made Saturday at 12:32 p.m. The information said it was a ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Report.

Valentine’s Art-on-the-Go bags coming soon

This February, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is partnering with the Farmville Lions Club on a new Valentine’s Day installment of the popular ... Read more

23 hours ago by Staff Report.

First responders are being vaccinated

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel in Prince Edward County who have desired to receive the COVID-19 vaccine have received their first shot, and law enforcement ... Read more

1 day ago by Titus Mohler.

Catalytic converter thefts reported

The Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several larcenies of catalytic converters from vehicles in the county that took place late last year. The ... Read more

1 day ago by Titus Mohler.

Cumberland board dumps Virginia Growth Alliance

Cumberland County officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 12, the county’s intent to withdraw membership from the Virginia Growth Alliance (VGA), an economic development group which serves ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Herb’s the man

A local UPS driver has grown to be loved by so many members of the Buckingham community that citizens threw a surprise celebration in his ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward County native receives award

Dennine Jordan Smith received the 2020 Faith in Action Award Monday, Jan. 11. This award is given by the Mayor of Kokomo, Indiana Tyler Moore ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Buckingham man graduates from VSP training

Forty-four men and women of the Virginia State Police 132nd Basic Session graduated in a virtual ceremony Friday, Jan. 15. Graduates in the class included ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Master Cattlemen course to be offered

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Office will offer the Virginia Master Cattlemen program online in the spring of 2021. The program will consist of seven sessions ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Jaycees hold virtual installation ceremony

The Farmville Jaycees announced its new leadership team for 2021, holding a virtual installation ceremony Jan. 14. Eboni Lee, immediate past president for the Virginia ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Road construction plans detailed

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Building a House of Hope

Doug and Donna Spencer were charting a course for their life in retirement, and then God presented a different course. The Spencers embraced the new ... Read more

3 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Bill would limit mining for gold

Friends of Buckingham has a bill in the Virginia House of Delegates that calls for a study evaluating the impacts of gold mining on public ... Read more

3 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Piedmont Regional Jail on lockdown

The Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) is currently on lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. Wednesday, Jan. 20, PRJ Superintendent Jerry Townsend said ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Centra primary care to offer vaccines

Officials had good news and bad news to relay during the latest Centra Health COVID-19 virtual press conference held Wednesday, Jan. 20. During the conference, ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

One arrested, two at large in AT&T store break-in

The Farmville Police Department (FPD) is investigating a burglary and theft that occurred at the AT&T Cellular Store located at 1808 Peery Drive, Monday, Jan. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

School to go virtual until Feb.

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) has extended students’ return to virtual-only learning from one week to the remainder of the month following COVID-19 cases in ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID surge continues

Local COVID-19 data was nothing short of jaw-dropping this week, with humongous jumps in virus numbers reported both locally and statewide, but Piedmont Health District ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

High school sports in doubt

The landscape of area high school sports, which has been in a constant state of flux since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has shifted ... Read more

4 days ago by Titus Mohler.

PCS receives grant, raises tabled

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, Jan. 12, to accept nearly $81,000 in pretrial grant funding for Piedmont Court Services (PCS), ... Read more

4 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Clinic to serve as model

The order of vaccine prioritization was questioned by Prince Edward’s county administrator after news that Longwood University faculty and staff would begin receiving their COVID-19 ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham School Board approves plan for in-class instruction

The Buckingham County School Board voted 6-1 Wednesday, Jan. 13, to approve a plan to get students back into classrooms. But that plan is contingent ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward to return students to class by Feb. 8

Despite large numbers of COVID-19 cases out of the locality and an apparent majority of parents and staff wishing to remain fully virtual, the Prince ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham County man dead after accident

A New Canton man has died following a Saturday, Jan. 16, crash on Blinky Road. Christopher Carrington, 41, died at the scene of the accident. ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

SUV drives through outdoor seating area near Chick Fil-A

Few details are known about the incident of a Longwood student being struck by an SUV Thursday, Jan. 14, at the outdoor seating area of ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

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