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Three more area residents test positive

Prince Edward, Buckingham and Cumberland counties have all gained a positive COVID-19 case each according to Saturday’s update from the Virginia Department of Health. Prince ... Read more

6 hours ago by Roger Watson.

Bluebells are blooming

Bluebells are in bloom in Cumberland County. Staff Reporter Alexa Massey found these along the Appomattox River this past Sunday, March 29. Read about this ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Report.

Worshipping during a pandemic

Many churches in the area have elected to close their doors amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church (MBC) in Cumberland County ... Read more

12 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Cumberland food pantry needs volunteers

Cumberland Community Cares (CCC) at Delma’s Pantry has provided much-needed food and hope to the Cumberland County community for years. As the area faces the ... Read more

1 day ago by Alexa Massey.

Foundation receives donation

Bruce Robinson, chairman of the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, Inc., received a $6,000 check from Barbara Daniels, director of The Cumberland Clothes Closet, for ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Families connect with technology

The Woodland Inc. is bringing video conferencing service to residents through its “Connect The Woodland” program. The program was started to help residents stay in ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Cumberland County woman diagnosed with COVID-19

Cumberland County officials reported the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the county Wednesday morning, April 1. According to the release, the Virginia ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Centra: We have enough beds

Centra shared some encouraging and informative details on the potential peak number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia during a live video press conference Tuesday, March ... Read more

2 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Unmussig says 10% tax increase not likely for Cumberland

Cumberland County citizens likely felt surprised at a recent public notice proposing a real estate property tax hike of 10%, especially since the county already ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Congressional App Challenge winners recognized

The members of the Cumberland County Public School Board recognized four Cumberland High School students who were named by Congressman Denver Riggleman as winners in ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Restaurants struggle with new rules

A recent mandate by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam forced every restaurant in the commonwealth to move to delivery/takeout mode only or close. The mandate is ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Acreage survey projects crop production increase in 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can’t predict the future, but it can make an educated guess with data from prospective planting surveys submitted by ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Cumberland gas prices are lowest in the state

The AAA Gas Prices website, a comprehensive retail gasoline survey, listed Cumberland County as having the lowest gas prices in the state Wed., March 25.  ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Second Longwood student tests positive for COVID-19

A second Longwood University student has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.  Matthew McWilliams, assistant vice president of communication for Longwood University, said the Virginia ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

VHSL spring sports season canceled

All Virginia High School League (VHSL) spring sports and activities are canceled due to Virginia Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s declaration that public schools in the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Virginia Coronavirus Fraud Task Force created

Federal and state officials have launched a team to protect citizens from fraud in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to a Department of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

‘Girls Who Code’ make presentation to school board

The participants in the Cumberland Girls Who Code made a presentation to the Cumberland County School Board Thursday, March 5. Girls Who Code is a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

FACES and PSR partner together

Two local nonprofits are teaming up to help provide nutritious meals to the area’s most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic. The Farmville Area Community Emergency ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Virtual presentation available, comments accepted

For public health and safety, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will provide a virtual public comment opportunity on draft recommendations for potential corridor improvements ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

CVFD assists with vehicle fire at bridge

Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) was dispatched at approximately 2:25 p.m. Sunday, March 15, to assist the Cartersville Volunteer Fire Department with a vehicle fire ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Area libraries close amidst coronavirus pandemic

Libraries in Farmville, Buckingham and Cumberland have announced temporary closures in response to concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus. Rick Ewing, director of the Central Virginia ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward Rescue Squad changes COVID-19 response

The Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad (PEVRS) has changed how it will respond to medical calls involving flu-like symptoms, as highlighted in a Tuesday, March ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Dominion, SEC, CVEC suspend service disconnects amid pandemic

Area power companies have made the decision not to turn off power for nonpayment during the coronavirus outbreak. “We will not shut off your power ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Bagged lunches available for students

Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham school systems have announced plans to provide meals while students are out of school due to the COVID-19 outbreak. PRINCE ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cumberland declares local emergency over COVID-19

In an emergency public meeting held via conference call, the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday, March 16, to declare a state of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Cumberland board calls for emergency public meeting by phone at 4 p.m.

The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors called for an emergency meeting to be held today, Monday, March 16, at 4 p.m. The meeting will be ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Tests for 2 quarantined Longwood students are negative

Longwood University reported in a Saturday, March 14, message to the university community that tests came back negative for the coronavirus COVID-19 for two Longwood ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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