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‘Life is like a box of chocolates’

Rodney Ferguson, a financier with ties to Prince Edward County, is moving here from Missouri. He and his wife, Kathy, are bringing a little bit ... Read more

1 week ago by Shannon Watkins.

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

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Deputy involved in crash

On Saturday afternoon just before 3:30 p.m., a Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a single vehicle crash in the eastbound lane of ... Read more

1 week ago by Shannon Watkins.

University ranks in top 10

For the sixth consecutive year, Longwood University (LU) is able to add the title of top 10 public universities offering the highest percentage of small ... Read more

1 week ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Council votes to go forward with River Walk

The previously shelved River Walk project is back on track, as the Farmville Town Council voted to allow Town Manager Scott Davis to apply for ... Read more

1 week ago by Shannon Watkins.

PSR’s ducks ready to race

The 2021 Great Duck Derby is on, despite other local events being postponed or canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve got hundreds of ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Road work 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 ... Read more

1 week 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

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Commodity pricing update

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on Sept. 10: In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, mostly 3.00 lower to 3.00 ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Truckers’ ‘Golden Arrow’ helps Ida victims

Long-haul driver LaQuan “School Boy” Jackson, 27, of Farmville, nicknamed with his late father’s CB handle, knows what it’s like to not have much. So ... Read more

1 week ago by Shannon Watkins.

Boat rescued from Briery Lake

Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MVFR) crew members responded Thursday night, Sept. 9, to a report of an individual whose boat was stuck on a ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Man arrested for stalking

Calvin Lamont Watson, 52, of Farmville, was arrested by the Farmville Police Department and charged with misdemeanor stalking and entering property of another to interfere ... Read more

1 week 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

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Island Glow recognized

Island Glow is the winner of the September Looking Our Best Award from The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce. Island Glow is celebrating its fifth ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Virginia DMV appointments and walk-in service

Beginning Oct. 5, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customers may choose to schedule an appointment for service or opt for walk-in service on alternating ... Read more

1 week 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.

Boyle named CEO of Junior Achievement

Jennifer Boyle has been named the new president/CEO of Junior Achievement of Central Virginia (JACV). Boyle was selected from a thorough search process led by ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Readers remember 9/11

The Farmville Herald asked people for their memories of where they were, what they were doing and what they were thinking on Sept. 11, 2001. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Silent Remembrance

Members of VFW Post 7059 and Auxiliary will conduct a “Silent Remembrance” in honor of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001. On Saturday, Sept. 11, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Labor Day weekend traffic

Despite a significant decrease in fatal traffic crashes over the 2021 Labor Day holiday weekend for Virginia, there was still an alarming number of deaths ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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

2 weeks ago by Shannon Watkins.

Teachers recall 9/11 experiences

There are well-known pictures of then-President George W. Bush receiving the news that the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had just occurred. What’s notable ... Read more

2 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

2 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

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Fundraiser to be held in honor of town pup

Humans and canines alike are invited to celebrate the life of one of Farmville’s favorite furry friends who recently crossed the rainbow bridge as part ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Emergency vet options have changed

Pet owners in Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham counties have limited options for emergency vet care and might require a long drive to either Richmond, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Shannon Watkins.

Leatherwood to retire

Prince Edward County has announced that Coy W. Leatherwood, county building official since April 1, 1985, will be retiring effective Dec. 31. “I have been ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Shannon Watkins.

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