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Colleges prepare for a new year

As local school districts establish their masking and COVID policies for this coming school year, the area’s institutions of higher learning are also preparing for ... Read more

7 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Farmville man arrested on sex charges

A 22-year-old Farmville man was arrested in Nottoway County Friday, July 23, on sex charges by the Portsmouth Police Department’s Special Victims Unit. Tyler A. ... Read more

1 day ago by Roger Watson.

Ellett Embroidery moving downtown

Downtown Farmville will soon have another business to go into the vacant Red Front Trading Company space. Ellett’s Embroidery, currently located in 1437 South Main ... Read more

1 day ago by Roger Watson.

CuCPS makes mask plans

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) has released more information regarding masking and other school policies as students prepare for their first day back following summer ... Read more

1 day ago by Alexa Massey.

Number of COVID cases double in a week

COVID-19 numbers in the commonwealth have doubled in one week as counties in the Piedmont Health District continue to see a new surge fueled by ... Read more

1 day ago by Alexa Massey.

Jones earns Gold Award

Naomi Jones received her Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts, Sunday, July 25. For her project, she created a Junior Ranger booklet for ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Cooperatives elect new leadership

The board of directors of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives has a new leadership team. Serving as chair of the VMDAEC ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Road construction planned

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

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Longwood grad chosen for fellowship

Education is an issue that is near and dear to Javion Peterson, who will begin his first full-time teaching job at Goochland High School this ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Northam commits funds for behavioral health

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced the commonwealth will commit $485 million in federal and state funding to address pressing challenges in Virginia’s behavioral health system. ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Help applying for rent relief is available

Tenants and landlords in central, southside and western tidewater Virginia who need help applying for the Virginia Rent Relief Program now have a toll-free number ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Schools decide upon transgender bathroom policy

Transgender students at Buckingham and Cumberland County Public Schools will be allowed to use the bathroom/facility which corresponds with their gender identity as school officials ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Schools discuss plans for new year

With new guidance recently released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) concerning masking up at school, local ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Northam replenishes unemployment trust fund

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced the commonwealth will commit $935.6 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding to replenish the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

North Street goes one way Friday

Traffic on a portion of North Street will be changed to one-way Friday, July 30. Beginning at the intersection of North and West Third Streets, ... Read more

6 days ago by Roger Watson.

4-year-old killed in crash

A 4-year-old was killed and an adult injured Sunday morning, July 25, in a single-vehicle crash in Lunenburg County. According to a release from Virginia ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Pastor is area’s first delta variant ‘breakthough’ COVID patient

Known for his role as pastor at Farmville Presbyterian Church (FPC), Rev. Dr. Peter Smith has gained a new, unusual title as one of the ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Live @ Riverside returns

Music, drinks, food and fun are all returning to downtown Farmville’s Riverside Park this summer/fall with the return of the Live @ Riverside free outdoor ... Read more

7 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Local farmer discusses melon crop

Cantaloupe season is off to a sweet start in Virginia thanks to a streak of warm, dry weather at the beginning of summer. “People want ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

A day in the life: county animal control

From rescuing neglected pets to wrangling loose farm animals, no two days in the life of a Prince Edward County Animal Control officer are ever ... Read more

7 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Northam announces funding for clean air in schools

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced plans to invest $500 million to improve ventilation and air quality in public schools, securing the completion of nearly all ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Fire department celebrates 50 years

The Darlington Heights community gathered to celebrate 50 years of the volunteer fire department protecting the community. The Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department started in ... Read more

7 days ago by Roger Watson.

Truck and tractor pull attracts a crowd

Dustin Reynolds of Lynchburg ends a run with his tractor named Pulling Teeth Saturday, July 24, at the Buckingham Firefighter Association’s Truck and Tractor Pull. ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Delta variant has arrived

The Piedmont Health District is experiencing a new surge in COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant arrives in the area. From Monday, July 19, to ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Farmville awarded $25K grant

Gov. Ralph Northam announced a $25,000 grant for the Town of Farmville Friday to be used for new signage in the town. The project will ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Darlington Heights celebrates anniversary

The Darlington Heights community gathered to celebrate 50 years of the volunteer fire department protecting the community. The Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department started in ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Keysville man arrested on larceny, drug charges

A 33-year-old man wanted on charges of grand larceny and drug possession was apprehended Thursday, July 22, in Prince Edward County. According to a press ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

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