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Highway construction scheduled

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org. ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward outages down to 11

Southside Electric Cooperative reported it has restored power to 98% of its members as of Thursday morning. The number of outages have been reduced to ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

UPDATED: Prince Edward resident airlifted after 460 crash

This article has been updated from its original version. A Prince Edward County resident was medflighted to VCU Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 23, with serious injuries ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

120 customers waiting for power to be restored

After 11 days of widespread power outages over Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) 18-county area, the coop’s online outage map is showing signs the crisis will ... Read more

3 days ago by Roger Watson.

A little slushy

Last Thursday’s ice storm turned Farmville’s streets into a slushy mess before melting away later in the day. The second consecutive ice storm in a ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Just over 500 customers without power now

The slow work of restoring power to Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) customers continued with more than 900 workers in the field Monday as the coop ... Read more

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

Volunteers provide hot meals to those without power

The caring nature of the Prince Edward community was evident Saturday afternoon, Feb. 20, at the Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department (DHVFD) fire station as ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Local cases plunge; U.S. death toll tops 500K

The country reached a devastating record at the beginning of this week when U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 500,000, but national and local trends, combined with ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Frustration grows; power outages linger

After nine days of no electricity and spoiled food, fuel and patience are running thin. Allison Hunter, a Darlington Heights resident, is like thousands in ... Read more

4 days ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Warm meals available at two fire stations

Warm meals are again being provided by the Red Cross Monday and Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Meherrin Volunteer Fire Department and the Darlington ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Power outage fills area hotels

Local hotel room availability appears scarce as hundreds remain without power in Prince Edward County. Saturday morning, Feb. 20, the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward outages drop below 1,000

More than 4,000 Southside Electric Cooperative customers (SEC) had their power restored Friday. The company brought in more crews to help repair infrastructure damaged by ... Read more

5 days ago by Roger Watson.

SEC brings in more crews; more than 1,300 still out in PE

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) said it made significant progress over the past 24 hours restoring power to more than 1,000 homes but still have 15,500 ... Read more

6 days ago by Roger Watson.

Power restoration is slowly progressing

Prince Edward County still has more than 1,811 people without power following last weekend’s ice storm. The number is down by 400 from Friday. Dominion ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Hot meals available this weekend for PE, Farmville residents

Residents of Prince Edward County and the Town of Farmville will want to take note of hot meals which will be made available this weekend ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Assistance for Prince Edward County and Farmville residents

In response to the recent ice storms and prolonged power outages, Prince Edward County and the Town of Farmville, in partnership with local volunteer fire ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

2,200 remain without power

Despite Thursday’s ice storm, power outages in Prince Edward County continued to be whittled away by Dominion Energy and Southside Electric Cooperative. Outages in Prince ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Prince Edward County delayed opening

The Prince Edward County Courthouse will open to the public at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19.  The Prince Edward County Landfill and Solid Waste ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward weather-related closings for Thursday, Feb. 18

Prince Edward County announced that due to the current winter storm, the following is closed Thursday, Feb. 18: • Prince Edward County government offices/courthouse/constitutional offices/courts ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Outages fall below 2,500 before today’s storm

Power outages in Prince Edward County fell below 2,500 between Dominion Energy and Southside Electric Cooperative early Thursday but outages are already beginning to creep ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Prince Edward positivity rate may be elevated

Many Prince Edward County residents have been confused in recent weeks as to why the county is displaying one of the highest percent positivity rates ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

More people have power restored; 3,500 still out

The number of Prince Edward residents without power dropped by more than 1,500 Tuesday but as of Wednesday at 8 a.m. more than 3,500 people ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

National, state and local cases down

National, state and local COVID-19 numbers continue to decline in what health officials have described as an encouraging trend, but the continuation of that trend ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

County preps for vaccinations

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors came out of closed session Tuesday night, Feb. 9, determined to put the county in a better position ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

County to open warming center

Prince Edward County will open a temporary warming center on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Prince Edward-Farmville Youth Association ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

More than 5,100 remain without power in Prince Edward

The number of people in Prince Edward County without power barely decreased in the past 24 hours as more than 5,100 people remain without electricity ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

PE, Cumberland schools closed Tuesday

Due to power outages in the area, both Cumberland County and Prince Edward County Schools have announced they will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 16. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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