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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cumberland gets caffeinated

Cumberland is already abuzz with excitement over the area’s newest business — Cumberland Coffee Company. The quaint little shop, located at 2 Stoney Point Road, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Drug Take Back Day

October 24 is National Drug Take Back Day. A 2018 study showed that 9.9 Americans misused controlled prescription drugs that year, a majority of which ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Local virus cases see an increase

The area is suddenly seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. According to Piedmont Health District Director Dr. H. Robert Nash, many local counties have seen ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Cumberland Senior Box food distribution rescheduled

The Cumberland Food Bank will not distribute Senior Boxes Monday, Oct. 12. The distribution has been rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 19 at Cumberland Middle School. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Former case manager says Crossroads’ problems hurting patients

A former case worker for Crossroads is alleging poor management has led to the possible suffering and death of a patient in an Amelia County ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Roadwork scheduled

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.   ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Trash cleanup planned

The Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC) is conducting a trash cleanup as part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan. Participants simply collect trash along any ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cumberland schools to begin in-person schedule Oct. 19

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) will be transitioning to a hybrid in-person schedule beginning Oct. 19. According to CuCPS Superintendent Dr. Chip Jones, a voice ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

There’s no poll worker shortage here

BY WILL GONZALEZ AND TITUS MOHLER Capital News Service and The Farmville Herald Several localities in Virginia have reported seeing a surge in people applying ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

VHSL adopts ‘Championships + 1’ schedule

Public school student-athletes from all sports in the area will have the opportunity to play for a state championship during the 2020- 21 school year. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Habitat needs votes for $25K

Piedmont Habitat for Humanity has the opportunity to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm. Beginning Wednesday, September 23, voting will be open for our ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Redistricting change has key support

Virginia voters will be asked to approve a constitutional amendment on the fall ballot formalizing how the state establishes future legislative districts. Brian Cannon, executive ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

Highway work planned

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.   ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

A life of feeding children

The Cumberland community was saddened by the recent death of William “Bill” Brandt Jr., former school nutrition coordinator for Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS). Brandt, ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Hashmi to speak at CCLA meeting

Citizens are invited to attend the Cumberland County Landfill Alert (CCLA) Community Town Hall Meeting Sunday, Sept. 13, featuring guest speaker state Sen. Ghazala Hashmi. ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Bills advance that would expunge criminal records

By Joseph Whitney Smith Capital News Service Virginia House and Senate committees have advanced legislation that would remove certain criminal records in a criminal justice ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Some license renewals extended 60 days

Gov. Ralph Northam’s Fifth Executive Directive 7, effective Aug. 28, extends the validity of some credentials issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Buckle up and drive safely this Labor Day

With most Virginians refraining from traditional vacations this year, Virginia State Police is urging those who are using the Labor Day weekend as a last ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Cumberland Christmas Mother applications available

With the holidays just around the corner, residents should note some important dates and deadlines associated with this year’s Cumberland Christmas Mother Program. Applications for ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Townsend named Piedmont Regional Jail superintendent

Piedmont Regional Jail’s (PRJ) new superintendent is Jerry R. Townsend. Also the Leigh District supervisor and chairman of the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors, ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Health District updates

The Piedmont Health District saw 64 new coronavirus cases last week, 17 of which, or more than 26%, were patients less than 25 years of ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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