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Buckingham grads receive words of wisdom

The 133 graduates in Buckingham High School’s Class of 2021 received some quality words of wisdom Saturday at the school’s graduation ceremony. Principal Patti Branch ... Read more

9 hours ago by Roger Watson.

Northam lifts VA’s mask mandate

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has lifted the state’s universal indoor mask mandate and announced Virginia will soon be easing all social distancing and capacity restrictions ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Mobile vaccination clinics come to Meherrin

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District, will begin mobile vaccination clinics next week. These mobile clinics will offer free COVID-19 vaccines in a ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

County cleanup effort nets 1,820 lbs. of trash

The Prince Edward Board of Supervisors’ $10,000 investment toward a cleaner county is already paying dividends with more than 1,800 lbs. of garbage already collected. ... Read more

1 day ago by Roger Watson.

Wise wins Grand Champion

Tanner Wise, of Poplar View Farm LLC and an 11th grader at Buckingham County High School, competed at the Piedmont Area Junior Livestock Show Saturday, ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

High Bridge to reopen Wednesday

After a 4-month closure for redecking and preventive maintenance, High Bridge Trail State Park will officially reopen the bridge at dawn, Wednesday, May 19. All ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Beef and commodity prices updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on May 7. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle $2 to $9 lower. Feeder cattle ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Wreck takes life of karate instructor

A former Farmville karate instructor died recently in a three-car crash on Route 60 in Powhatan County. Michael Eggleston, 58, of Powhatan, owned a karate ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Crash victim wanted for first-degree murder

A man involved in a head-on collision in Buckingham County earlier this month was later revealed to be a suspect wanted in relation to a ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Business of the Month

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce recently presented the Business of the Month Award to Dillwyn Pharmacy. “The community is very, very thankful for what Pharmacist ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

ABC stores return to normal hours

After more than a year of reduced operating hours in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) stores will return ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward has lowest vaccination rate in region

Despite being the site of many mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics and efforts to lead a public vaccine campaign, Prince Edward County has remained the lowest-vaccinated ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Crews battle structure fire on South Airport Road

Crews responded in the early hours of Thursday morning, May 13, to a structure fire in the 400 block of South Airport Road in Farmville. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

H-SC grads urged to ‘do the right thing anyway’

Hampden-Sydney College’s Class of 2021 gathered in front of Venable Hall last Saturday, May 8, with family and friends. They heard the wisdom of a ... Read more

3 days ago by Roger Watson.

Brock Center to begin construction soon

A new events facility with the potential to transform both the Longwood University campus and the community will begin to rise from the old tennis ... Read more

3 days ago by Roger Watson.

Chief Ellington talks training and recruiting

When Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington looks at the video of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin with his knee of the neck of George Floyd ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

EMS changes concern citizens

Some citizens at the southern end of Cumberland County are expressing concern over the recent changes to Cumberland Fire and EMS including fears an increased ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Pipeline attack causes gas shortage, state of emergency

Some area gas stations are running out of fuel after a ransomware attack to the Colonial Pipeline system led to gas shortages across the commonwealth ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Glass ceiling on statewide offices remains for Black women

BY JOSEPHINE WALKER Capital News Service Four Black women have entered the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial race. If elected, the commonwealth would become the first state ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

New carbon legislation will help farmers

Legislation that would help farmers participate in carbon markets has been reintroduced to the U.S. Senate for consideration after clearing the Senate Committee on Agriculture, ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Running on empty

Some area gas stations are running out of fuel after a ransomware attack to the Colonial Pipeline system led to gas shortages across the commonwealth ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Council to tackle North Street congestion

In an effort to solve a downtown traffic congestion problem, the Farmville Town Council is considering making part of North Street one way. Mayor David ... Read more

5 days ago by Roger Watson.

Hearing to discuss party bike proposal

Farmville’s Town Council began considering the issue during its April work session when Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis introduced the idea of Wayfast Delivery owner ... Read more

5 days ago by Roger Watson.

PECPS sends request for new elementary school

Prince Edward County School Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson has sent a request to the county administration to fund a new elementary school. The discussion came ... Read more

5 days ago by Roger Watson.

Vaccine approval sought for ages 12-15

The state’s daily COVID-19 case numbers are continuing to trend downward as local health officials prepare for the expected authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Wreck in front of fire station injures three

Crews responded Wednesday, May 5, to a multiple-vehicle accident which occurred directly in front of the Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department (RDVFD) fire station. According ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Brown appointed by governor to state advisory council

Robert Russa Moton Museum Assistant Director for Education Leah Brown was recently appointed by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to the state’s Citizens Advisory Council on ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

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