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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

5 hours ago by Roger Watson.

Visitation and volunteering at Virginia DOC facilities suspended

In an effort to keep the new coronavirus from reaching the state’s correctional facilities, the Virginia DOC has announced that volunteers will not be allowed ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward County arrest report

March 10 • Vincent Wood, 46, of Herndon, charged with revocation of suspended sentence and probation. • Clifton Farmer, Jr., 31, of Midlothian, charged with contempt of ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Update on meal options provided by PECPS

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) will provide meals to students through the week of May 18-22, PECPS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson wrote in a ... 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.

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.

Citizens work together to make masks

A Facebook group started just a few weeks ago with only two people has now grown to more than 100 citizens who have joined together ... Read more

3 days ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Fresh Boyz equip families in need

The Fresh Boyz Club recently finished gathering and delivering care packages that prepped 19 Prince Edward County families in need for two weeks of being ... Read more

3 days ago by Titus Mohler.

United Way offers aid amid postponements

The United Way of Prince Edward County has postponed its third annual Great Farmville Duck Derby, but the fundraising effort where people can pay to ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward County arrest report

March 2 • Joshua Guill, 23, of Pamplin, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. March 3 • Dylan Townsend, 20, of Farmville, charged with fail ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Options considered for leaky school roof

Prince Edward County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson says the school system is exploring options to repair the elementary school’s leaky roof. Johnson told ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Parents asked to pick up learning packets Tuesday and Wednesday

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson announced in a Friday afternoon, March 27, letter to parents and guardians that the school ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

Prince Edward approves new solar farm

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously, with conditions, to approve Holocene Clean Energy’s request for a special use permit allowing the construction ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

Businesses close or cope with regulations

Businesses in Farmville were already significantly affected by state regulations put in place to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Virginia Gov. Ralph S. ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

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.

Safety first at STEPS

In light of these extraordinary times facing our communities with the COVID-19 virus, STEPS Head Start and Early Head Start Centers are following the governor’s ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

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.

Lack of students hits economy hard

In a span of less than two weeks, Farmville has gone from being a two-college town to a no-college town in an effort to limit ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Hampden-Sydney shifts to remote instruction for rest of spring

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) President Dr. Larry Stimpert announced in a Friday, March 20, letter to the college’s community that starting Monday, March 23, the remainder ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

ODAC cancels remainder of spring sports season

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced Friday afternoon, March 20, that it had made the decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 conference ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

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.

P.E. distributes free bagged meals during school closure

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) food service employees were working hard Thursday afternoon, March 19, distributing free bagged breakfasts and lunches to children during ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

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.

Longwood moves to teaching online for remainder of semester

Longwood University students will not be returning to classes on campus this semester. President W. Taylor Reveley IV announced in a Thursday night, March 19, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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