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Farmville mayor reacts to financial proposals

Farmville Mayor David Whitus dismissed the ideas of cutting pay and leasing the town’s golf course in response to proposals put forth in a guest ... Read more

11 hours ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Buckingham County arrest report

May 19 • Antoine Monroe, 28, of Buckingham, charged with contempt of court. • Eric Hembree, 30, of Buckingham, charged with monument: intentional damage; trespass; highway: dump ... Read more

11 hours ago by Staff Report.

Initial claims fall, continuing claims keep growing in area employment snapshot

Despite a national jobs report that showed 2.5 million jobs gained in May, the Central Virginia area seems to be left out of the quick ... Read more

1 day ago by Roger Watson.

Two teens in custody in relation to Prince Edward arson incidents

Two juveniles have been taken into custody in relation to ongoing arson investigations in Prince Edward County, according to a Thursday evening, June 4, Virginia ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Financial survival in a pandemic

The novel coronavirus pandemic has had a heavy financial impact on many area residents, often resulting in permanent job losses and necessitating tough choices. Prince ... Read more

1 day ago by Alexa Massey.

Dukes Drive-Thru Diploma Celebration

The Cumberland County High School (CCHS) Drive-Thru Diploma Celebration took place Tuesday, June 2, at the Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) complex, drawing a majority ... Read more

1 day ago by Titus Mohler.

VADOC hopes to add air conditioning to more prisons

The Virginia Department of Corrections has been making preparations to keep inmates and staff safe during the extreme temperatures that can occur during the summer ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

County government facilities re-opening

Information in this article has been updated. Buckingham County governmental facilities are preparing to open to the public, following restricting public access due to COVID-19. ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

PSR participates in Farmers Market coupon program

Virginia’s Farm Market Fresh program helps eligible seniors get fresh produce and supports local farmers and farmers’ markets. The program offers coupons to low-income residents ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Farmville arrest report

May 26 • Richard Mohn, III, 30, of McKenney, charged with public swearing or intoxication. • Alex Felix-Poma, 27, of Sterling, warrant service. • Dale Franklin, 57, of ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Imagine Farmville — Future of recreation

This edition of Imagine Farmville delves into the topic of how the coronavirus has affected recreation in the area, and the surge of popularity in ... Read more

1 day ago by Alexa Massey.

Calvary Chapel Farmville to host community prayer night Sunday

Calvary Chapel Farmville will host a community prayer night Sunday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. led by community leaders. The event, set to take place ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Road work planned

Crews will perform various construction/maintenance activities throughout the district using the best practices of social distancing. Activities include, but are not limited to bridge and ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Unsanctioned protest held

A peaceful protest took place on the Prince Edward County Courthouse lawn Tuesday afternoon, June 2, to show solidarity with Farmville’s African American community following ... Read more

2 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Honors college dean named

Chris Kukk has been named as the new dean of Longwood’s honors college. Kukk, the professor of political science and social science and founding director ... Read more

2 days ago by Staci Bridge.

GRASP hires new president and CEO, Todd Martin

GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, career and a college-access organization, recently hired Todd Martin as its new president and CEO. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Ready or not, Phase 2 arrives Friday

Most of Virginia will enter Phase 2 of the state’s Forward Virginia plan to reopen the economy Friday, June 5. Although area coronavirus cases are ... Read more

2 days ago by Roger Watson.

Cullen resident appointed to board

Gov. Ralph Northam has reappointed Joy Cabarrus Speakes, of Cullen, to the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Awards Committee. Speakes was among the students ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Letter – Farmville must remove its Confederate soldier monument

Dear Editor: We unequivocally need to remove the Confederate soldier monument in Farmville. The statue was erected in 1900, while Jim Crow was in full ... Read more

2 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Hearing set for town budget

The Farmville Town Council will hold a public hearing on its proposed $23.4 million 2020-21 budget Wednesday, June 10. The proposed budget, which is $5.3 ... Read more

3 days ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Echo from firing range prompts calls

Callers to Farmville Police Department (FPD) reporting the sound of shots fired on Route 600 in recent weeks have been hearing shots from a firing ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Dairy farmer partners with food pantry

As the world continues to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, those impacted by job loss and early school closures need the help of their local ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Unemployment claims begin to stabilize

After 10 weeks of soaring unemployment rates as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment rates began leveling out across Virginia and the local area. ... Read more

3 days ago by Roger Watson.

Senior cool care program

Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) is partnering with the Department of Aging and Dominion Energy to donate air conditioners to older adults with respiratory issues. This ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Braven Environmental to bring jobs to Cumberland County

Braven Environmental, a company that derives fuel from landfill-bound plastic, will invest $31.7 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Cumberland County’s shell building. The ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Shooting investigations progress

Progress is being made in the investigations into three incidents of shots fired that took place in Farmville this past winter. “We’re just now beginning ... Read more

4 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Pool will not open

Last week the Town of Farmville announced that due to unforeseen circumstances, the swimming pool at the Farmville Municipal Golf Course will not be open ... Read more

4 days ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

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