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Virus continues to affect schools

Area schools continue to see COVID-19 cases among students and staff, with 50 new virus cases identified in local schools since last month. According to ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Wanted man located during traffic stop

A wanted man from Buckingham was arrested last week after a traffic stop in Albemarle County. According to a press release issued Friday, Sept. 17, ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

County COVID cases double

While COVID-19 cases appear to be beginning to stabilize across the commonwealth, cases are continuing to rise in the Piedmont Health District, especially in Prince ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Solar ordinance hearing set

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, Oct. 12, for a revenue sharing ordinance on county solar farms. At ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Strong leaves legacy behind

Buckingham County residents were saddened this week to hear about the death of resident James “Jim” Francis Strong. Strong, who passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Riverstone Solar launches community grant

Riverstone Solar is accepting applications for its new community grant program. Riverstone Solar has committed to donating up to $20,000 to local charitable causes within ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Wise named finalist

Tanner Wise of Buckingham County was one of 17 finalists for the 2021 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Young Agriculturalist (OYA) Award competition held on ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Almond to lead health district

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has announced Dr. Maria Almond, M.D., MPH is set to begin her role as the new Piedmont Health District ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

106 COVID patients in hospitals

COVID-19 cases are fluctuating across the commonwealth as officials work to increase testing access in the health district. New daily cases of the coronavirus in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

A citizen’s guide to early voting in 2021

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2, but early voting is available starting Friday, Sept. 17. Tuesday, Oct. 12, is the deadline to register to vote, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Shannon Watkins.

Public and college library systems work together

Hampden-Sydney College and Central Virginia Regional Library (CVRL) (Farmville and Buckingham) have entered into a partnership to share their catalogs, according to Central Virginia Regional ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Custodians, staff keep students healthy

In a time when in-person learning has perhaps never been so important, local custodians are rising to the challenge to keep schools clean and students ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID cases climb in schools

Local schools have been open for less than one month, but 111 COVID-19 cases have already been confirmed in students and staff of schools in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID cases soaring

The rate of COVID-19 infections continues to soar across the area this week. The number of virus cases in counties in the Piedmont Health District ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

SOLs reflect virus’ toll on learning

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released the 2020-2021 Standards of Learning (SOL) test results. With scores plummeting across the commonwealth and nation, state ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Vaccine now FDA approved

Despite COVID-19 cases soaring throughout the Piedmont Health District this week, good news has arrived in the form of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham Correctional Center reopens to families Sept. 1

The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) began reopening its facilities to the public on July 15 and will enter another phase of reopening Wednesday, Sept. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Wise inducted into honor society

Tanner Wise, a senior at Buckingham County High School and dual enrollment student at Southside Virginia Community College, was recently inducted into the Phi Theta ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

COVID cases surge throughout health district

With the delta variant of COVID-19 now the dominant variant in the area, coronavirus cases are soaring in the health district as most of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

NAS agrees to study gold mining

Groups from around the state expressed optimism recently that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) has agreed to study the potential impacts ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

DMV Select office opens in Scottsville

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is partnering with the Town of Scottsville to open a DMV Select office, located at 401 Valley Street, ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Chaotic Buckingham meeting ends in decision on masks

Shouting, booing and angry statements echoed throughout the room Tuesday night, Aug. 3, during the Buckingham County School Board meeting as members of the public ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Business of the month

Bubba’s Jos and Snows, located at Wingo Road and Route 15 near Dillwyn, is the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month. “We’re so ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Buckingham to get 20 defibrillators

Recently, both Buckingham County Department of Emergency Service (BCDES) and Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) leadership have partnered to drive a new initiative that will ... Read more

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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

2 months ago by Staff Report.

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