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Prince Edward has lowest vaccination rate in region

Despite being the site of many mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics and efforts to lead a public vaccine campaign, Prince Edward County has remained the lowest-vaccinated ... Read more

9 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Pipeline attack causes gas shortage, state of emergency

Some area gas stations are running out of fuel after a ransomware attack to the Colonial Pipeline system led to gas shortages across the commonwealth ... Read more

14 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

PECPS sends request for new elementary school

Prince Edward County School Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson has sent a request to the county administration to fund a new elementary school. The discussion came ... Read more

3 days ago by Roger Watson.

Supervisor chairman pleased with leadership change

The news that Dr. Susan Baker is no longer the Executive Director at Crossroads Community Services Board was welcomed by Prince Edward County Board Of ... Read more

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

Park master plan, new manager announced

A virtual meeting was held Wednesday, April 28, to discuss the Twin Lakes State Park Master Plan. The meeting coincided with the recent announcement of ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

School board recognizes community partnerships

The Prince Edward County School Board has named the Longwood Center for Visual Arts (LCVA) and the Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF) to the 2021 ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Shooting suspect remains on the loose

Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington confirmed Wednesday the department has not located a man charged in a shooting incident Saturday, May 1, in the 500 ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Sex offender located in Green Bay

The Virginia State Police issued a press release Tuesday, May 4, saying Michael P. Trim, a convicted sex offender who allegedly failed to re-register at ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue receives new ambulance

The Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue received a new addition to its fleet last week with the addition of a Medic 5-1 a 2020 RAM ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Mask mandates ease, area COVID cases fluctuate

COVID-19 cases are fluctuating locally as mask mandates are eased by Governor Ralph Northam across the state. According to Rhonda Pruitt, senior epidemiologist for the ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Police search for shooting suspect

Farmville police are looking for a man related to a Saturday, May 1 shooting incident that left one man wounded. Tashon Lamont Brown, 21, of ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

PEVRS now equipped to resuscitate fur babies

An estimated 40,000 pets die in fires each year due to smoke asphyxiation, but a recent donation to the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad (PEVRS) ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

No decisions made on vaccine requirements at local colleges

Three Virginia colleges have made a COVID-19 vaccine a requirement, and more may join them soon following Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s opinion last Monday ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

County settles on 4-cent tax increase

With an eye toward setting aside money for a growing list of capital projects, a majority of the Prince Edward Board of Supervisors settled on ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Prince Edward has two vaccination clinics this week

COVID-19 cases are back on the downtrend, but public health officials are noticing an increase in cases in children ages 5 and below. Monday, April ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

SEC gives info about ice storm response

A representative of Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) recently appeared before the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors and then later the Farmville Town Council to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

70th anniversary of Johns’ walkout commemorated

Local listeners and others from across the commonwealth celebrated and commemorated history Friday, April 23, during Moton Live, a 10-hour virtual celebration to honor the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

SEC brings bucket truck to school

Following Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) winter ice storm restoration, Toni Russell Baker’s class at Prince Edward County Elementary School (PECES) sent a drawing to the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staci Bridge.

Supervisors to decide tax rate Tuesday

No one from the public offered comments following Prince Edward County Administrator Doug Stanley’s 2021-22 budget presentation Tuesday evening. The public hearing on the proposed ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Marijuana legalization forcing area K-9s into retirement

The impending legalization of marijuana in Virginia means many local law enforcement agencies are being forced to retire their police K-9s, leaving several of the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Schools plan graduation ceremonies

This spring looks like it will be packed with celebrations as local high schools begin solidifying their graduation plans. Last month, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

United Way will consider shutting down

The Prince Edward County United Way is seeking input from the community about its future. A press release from the organization Monday, April 19, said ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

County expands litter cleanup plans

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors agreed to transfer $10,000 from the landfill budget Tuesday, April 13, to fund an initiative to tackle the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

10,000 vaccinated in Prince Edward

Prince Edward County’s 10,000th COVID-19 vaccine was administered Tuesday, April 13, to Eva Bland of Farmville. Joining Bland is Piedmont Health District Interim Director, Sulola ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Board questions Crossroads director

After nearly an hour of questions, accusations and explanations Tuesday, April 13, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors appear no closer to a decision ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Gubernatorial candidate serves BBQ in Rice

Pete Snyder, a Republican candidate for Virginia governor and a world champion BBQ judge, stopped by Farmer’s Daughters in Rice Friday, April 9. He took ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Egg My Yard is a success

Children woke up Easter morning on Sunday, April 4, to find their yards filled with Easter eggs thanks to a fundraiser  organized by Meherrin Volunteer ... Read more

1 month ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

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