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Big bass in Buckingham

Anthony Monroe, of Dillwyn, caught this 12-pound bass Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Andersonville watershed in Buckingham. Monroe used crankbait to make the catch. Read more

4 hours ago by Staff Report.

Signs aim to boost tourism

Prince Edward County is already putting in the work that is expected to help bring travelers back to Virginia after the COVID-19 pandemic is sufficiently ... Read more

11 hours ago by Titus Mohler.

School board race with no candidates raises questions

Voters preparing to fill out a ballot in Cumberland County’s 4th district will encounter a likely puzzling question they may not have been prepared to ... Read more

1 day ago by Alexa Massey.

A cold front is coming through

Rain, drizzle and a low of 35 tonight is not the ideal way to start an October weekend but it is a part of the ... Read more

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

Pandemic causes 20% increase in deaths

For every two deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S., a third American dies as a result of the pandemic, according to new data published ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

No new noise control ordinance for Buckingham

The Buckingham Board of Supervisors decided unanimously Tuesday night against adopting a controversial revised version of the county’s noise control ordinance. Multiple members of the ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Regular Prince Edward ordinance limiting gatherings enacted

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, Oct. 13, to enact an ordinance stating that all public and private in-person gatherings of ... Read more

4 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Family Pharmacy offers flu shots

Farmville Family Pharmacy, a new independent pharmacy serving the community of Farmville is offering flu shots to protect families from the flu this season. No ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Centra offers free flu shots

Centra Southside Medical Center, Prince Edward County, and the Virginia Department of Health will be offering free flu shots in Farmville Oct. 24, from 10 ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Mores CARES funds distributed by Prince Edward County

The fourth round of allocations recommended by the county’s CARES Act Committee totaled $76,670 and was unanimously approved by the Prince Edward County Board of ... Read more

4 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Hemon named 2020 Dos Passos Prize winner

Aleksandar Hemon, a fiction and nonfiction writer, is the 2020 winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature — a premier literary award given ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward County in talks with admin applicant

Prince Edward’s Board of Supervisors has made an offer to the person it would like to be the next county administrator and is in talks ... Read more

4 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Tire dumping an issue in Cumberland County

Cumberland County citizens can dispose of up to 100 tires free of charge on Tire Collection Day Saturday, Oct. 24. The annual event is aimed ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham public school students will continue virtual learning

The Buckingham County School Board voted 5-2 Wednesday afternoon in favor of continuing virtual learning for the remainder of the semester. Board members gathered at ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Area COVID-19 cases still on the rise

Prince Edward County is still seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, with Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College experiencing 60 new coronavirus cases in the last ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Flavors of India coming to Farmville

Farmville is about to get even more flavorful. Flavors of India, a brand new restaurant offering authentic Indian cuisine, will soon open its doors at ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

YMCA answers the call of working parents

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented working parents with nothing short of a monumental challenge. When leaving the job or working from home are simply not ... Read more

5 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Voter registration deadline extended

A federal district judge extended the deadline for Virginians to register to vote through Thursday, Oct. 15, according to a Wednesday, Oct. 14, Virginia Department ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

FFA club is blooming

The Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) and agriculture programs are experiencing a transformation that is instilling positive change and growth ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

FFD’s 150th anniversary celebration postponed

The Farmville Fire Department’s (FFD) 150th anniversary celebration originally set for Oct. 18 has been postponed until at least April 2021 due to the COVID-19 ... Read more

6 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Impressive early voter participation

BY SAM FOWLER AND TITUS MOHLER Capital News Service and The Farmville Herald In-person early voting turnout has been impressive in Virginia and has remained ... Read more

6 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Christmas Mother to meet intensified need

Joy Stump has been named the Prince Edward Christmas Mother (PECM) for 2020, a year in which the gift-giving services offered by the Christmas Mother ... Read more

6 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Town Council bans ghosts and ghouls due to COVID-19

The Great Pumpkin will not be coming to Farmville this year. Once again, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be all trick and no treat. ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Commission sets timeline, criteria for Capitol statue decision

The Virginia Commission for Historical Statues in the U.S. Capitol met virtually Thursday, Oct. 8, to discuss the process of removing and replacing the statue ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Town waiting on AG before making statue decision

After an August public hearing gave citizens an opportunity to express opinions about the fate of Farmville’s deposed Confederate statue, the earliest the Town Council ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

PE School Board to vote on reopening schools

The Prince Edward County School Board voted unanimously Wednesday, Oct. 7, to table the decision of moving to in-person classes until November. Board members were ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Expect a return to fall weather after rain clears out

The remnants of Hurricane Delta brought a drizzly rainy weekend to the Farmville area and most of Virginia but expect the remainder of the rain ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

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