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Early voting off to a strong start

Prince Edward County residents did not waste time in taking advantage of the new early voting opportunity available this year to all voters participating in ... Read more

2 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Fuqua School has one positive COVID-19 case

Officials have confirmed the existence of a positive coronavirus case at Fuqua School in Farmville. In a Friday morning, Sept. 18, email response to The ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

VHSL adopts ‘Championships + 1’ schedule

Public school student-athletes from all sports in the area will have the opportunity to have a season and play for a state championship during the ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Redistricting change has key support

Virginia voters will be asked to approve a constitutional amendment on the fall ballot formalizing how the state establishes future legislative districts. Brian Cannon, executive ... Read more

2 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Longwood Commencement 2020 canceled

Longwood University’s Commencement 2020 that was postponed from May to Oct. 9 and 10 has now been canceled. “The Class of 2020, whose May Commencement ... Read more

2 days ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Highway work planned

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 information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.   ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

POW/MIA Day commemoration program set

The Thomas Hardy Graham Post 7059 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary will conduct a brief, dignified program commemorating POW/MIA Day on Friday, Sept. 18, ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

College cases double in a week

Total college COVID-19 cases more than doubled in the area over the last week, with Longwood University experiencing it’s highest single-day increase in positive cases ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

A student’s weekend in quarantine

When Longwood student Emily Griffin was talking to a doctor via a telehealth call Friday afternoon, Sept. 11, she didn’t anticipate 20 minutes later she’d ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

New Prince Edward County administrator coming soon

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors’ Personnel Committee has narrowed down a new group of candidates for the county administrator position. The Board of ... Read more

3 days ago by Titus Mohler.

CARES money used to upgrade arena for day care, shelter

Prince Edward County and the Town of Farmville have agreed to work together to convert the Firemen’s Sports Arena  to an emergency shelter and licensed ... Read more

4 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Civic Saturday planned Sept. 26

In 2018, Citizen University, a national platform for fostering responsible and empowered citizenship, launched a nationwide program called Civic Saturdays, bringing together people across a ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

College cases up 21 in 5 days

Farmville’s two colleges have reported a cumulative total of 21 new coronavirus cases in the last five days. As of press time Monday, Sept. 14, ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward board votes to leave Virginia Growth Alliance

There has been debate in the past among the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors over whether or not to stay in the Virginia Growth ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

School meals offered for free

Prince Edward County Public Schools will serve meals at no charge to children 18 and under. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Bills advance that would expunge criminal records

By Joseph Whitney Smith Capital News Service Virginia House and Senate committees have advanced legislation that would remove certain criminal records in a criminal justice ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Suspects surrender after search

Two suspects who had eluded a joint search effort in Farmville by area law enforcement agencies Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 9, turned themselves in shortly after ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

Burglary suspects remain at large

Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that took place last week in Pamplin. Maj. Robby Richardson stated that Tuesday, Sept. 1, the sheriff’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Longwood positive cases go from 5 to 10

Longwood University’s total number of reported positive COVID-19 cases doubled to 10 total cases after the Sunday, Sept. 6 update. Longwood reported five new positive ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Some license renewals extended 60 days

Gov. Ralph Northam’s Fifth Executive Directive 7, effective Aug. 28, extends the validity of some credentials issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Buckle up and drive safely this Labor Day

With most Virginians refraining from traditional vacations this year, Virginia State Police is urging those who are using the Labor Day weekend as a last ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward CARES Act Committee sets recommendation

The Prince Edward CARES Act Committee met Tuesday night, Sept. 1, and completed its third round of recommendations to the Prince Edward County Board of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Townsend named Piedmont Regional Jail superintendent

Piedmont Regional Jail’s (PRJ) new superintendent is Jerry R. Townsend. Also the Leigh District supervisor and chairman of the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Beautiful Labor Day weekend is coming

It is different to hear weather people gushing about nice, pleasant weather, but area weather experts are quite thrilled with the combination of events setting ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Mostly mask-compliant

Some brief observational surveys in Farmville on Sunday, Aug. 30, and Monday, Aug. 31, showed that a large majority of people are wearing masks and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Two wanted suspects arrested in Rice

Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police arrested two wanted suspects Thursday, Aug. 27, on Scuffletown Road in Rice. The press release ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

More aid coming to businesses

More financial help is on the way for area small businesses courtesy of Prince Edward County. The county formed a CARES Act Committee to determine ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

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