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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Area responds to death of George Floyd

In the wake of the unrest in cities across the country following the death of George Floyd, residents of Farmville and the surrounding area gathered ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham Correctional Center cases increase

Two additional Buckingham County prison inmates died from complications of COVID-19 in the last week. On Thursday, May 28, a Buckingham Correctional Center (BKCC) inmate, ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Fire victim identified as 99-year-old Cumberland man

The victim of a May 22 fatal house fire in Cumberland County has been identified as 99-year-old Cumberland resident Johnson H. Wiley.  Virginia State Police ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward virus cases increase by 5

Coronavirus case counts continue to rise in Prince Edward and Buckingham counties according to Saturday’s update from the Virginia Department of Health. Prince Edward County ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Cumberland County arrest report

April 7 • Travis Diaz Johnson, 37, of Richmond, charged with obstruct/resist: without threats/force; trespass: after being forbidden to do so; shoplift/alter price/conceal/transfer goods less than ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Fourth inmate dies in Buckingham County prisons

A third prisoner has died at the Buckingham Correctional Center (BKCC) as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The death is the fourth in Buckingham ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Unemployment claims begin to level out

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

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

PSR to deliver groceries and medicine to seniors

Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSR) is rolling out new programs in response to the continued health threats and risks stemming from COVID-19. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

State parks adjust during pandemic

Memorial Day weekend served as a kickoff for the area’s state parks, and while all locations are operating under certain restrictions due to the ongoing ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward unemployment claims increase by 4%

Statewide initial unemployment claims fell by more than 14% for the week ending May 9, but Prince Edward County went against that improving trend as ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Traffic alerts

DISTRICT WIDE VDOT ACTIVITIES Crews will perform various construction/maintenance activities throughout the district using the best practices of social distancing. Activities include, but are not ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Order requires masks in public spaces

Gov. Ralph Northam signed an executive order Tuesday, May 26, requiring the wearing of face masks in public indoor settings to slow the spread of ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Health director discusses county’s recent spike in cases – ‘This is life or death’

As positive coronavirus cases increase in counties across the area, Director of the Piedmont Health District Dr. H. Robert Nash gave some insight into the ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Pine Grove listed in top 7 endangered sites

Preservation Virginia, a privately-funded, statewide historic preservation leader founded more than 100 years ago, recently named the Pine Grove School in Cumberland County one of ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Nonprofit network of 7 counties established

South Central Virginia Nonprofit Network (SCVNN) is a recently-launched support network that establishes a comprehensive database of resources and essential services for those in need ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Empty roads inspiring triple-digit speeds

It appears that in the era of COVID-19, when fewer drivers are on the roads, those who do travel may be viewing less-crowded highways as ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Food banks have strong supply

Providers of food to those in need around the area have been able to increase their food output during the COVID-19 pandemic and anticipate being ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

Virus cases rise across area

The counties of Prince Edward, Buckingham, Cumberland, Charlotte and Lunenburg all experienced sizable jumps in their respective coronavirus case counts Tuesday, May 26.  Prince Edward ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

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