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From the Ground Up: That’s not a Christmas tree!

It’s not even an official holiday, but it’s the fastest growing festive occasion in the United States. We Americans spent more than $8 billion on ... Read more

6 days ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Building official hired by county

County Administrator Douglas P. Stanley announced the appointment of Phillip Moore as the County’s building official, effective Jan. 1, 2022. However, Moore will be working ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Scorecard on Nutrition and Physical Activity launched

The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of School Nutrition Programs is partnering with the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to launch the Governor’s Scorecard on ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Virginia State Parks joins the Virginia Green Travel Partnership

The Virginia Green Travel Alliance is pleased to announce that Virginia State Parks is now one of the core partner organizations that support and guide ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Solar revenue sharing ordinance approved

Buckingham is the latest county to approve a revenue sharing ordinance for solar farms following increased interest in solar projects in rural Virginia. New legislation ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

More than 50% of Piedmont now vaccinated

With cases continuing to slow over the last week, just over half of those eligible in the Piedmont Health District have now been vaccinated against ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Centra recognized by AMA

As half of health care workers report burnout amid COVID-19, AMA acknowledges achievements that improve joy in medicine. Centra was among 44 healthcare organizations recognized ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

New clerk of council appointed

The Farmville Town Council has appointed Mary H. McKay as the clerk of council. During the regular town council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 13, Town ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Looking Our Best Award announced

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the October Looking Our Best award to Vintage Antique Shack on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Vintage Antique Shack is ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Waterworks presents The Odd Couple

BY JES SIMMONS It’s time to celebrate as the Waterworks Players return to enhance Farmville’s arts scene with its first live and in-person production since ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Hearing for massive solar project in Buckingham set

The Buckingham Board of Supervisors has voted to schedule a public hearing at its November Board meeting to discuss a special use permit (SUP) for ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

UPDATE: More details of deadly buggy crash available

UPDATED: More details available surrounding a buggy crash in Cumberland which killed two Farmville residents and injured their eight children. According to a Monday press ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

At least one dead, many injured after buggy crash

Virginia State Police (VSP) have confirmed a fatality and several serious injuries after a car struck a horse-drawn buggy with 10 occupants inside Sunday. According ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Barnes & Noble College to manage campus bookstore

Hampden-Sydney College announced Wednesday, Oct. 13, that it has selected Barnes & Noble College (BNC) to manage all course materials, retail and online operations for ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

GO Virginia public meeting set

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Full Council will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 20, beginning at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held in the ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Tarlton recognized by Board

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors recognized county solid waste employee James Tarlton Jr., during its Oct. 12 meeting. Tarlton works at the county’s ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

JRSYFL Prince Edward Youth Football Homecoming

The Prince Edward Youth Football and Cheerleading teams of the James River/Southside Youth Football League (JRSYFL) had its homecoming game versus the Cumberland Dukes at ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

FFA team participates in C.O.L.T conference

On Sept. 22, the Buckingham Senior FFA Officer Team went to Dinwiddie High School to participate in the Southeast Area C.O.L.T. Conference. Team Members included ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Ribbon cutting held

A ribbon cutting was recently held for Farmville Family Pharmacy by The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce. The pharmacy is celebrating its grand opening all ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Halloween candy is back on the menu

Grab your costumes and prepare for a sugar rush because trick-or-treating has returned.  While health and safety concerns surrounding the pandemic canceled trick-or-treating in Farmville ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Road work planned

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Grand Ole Opry veteran Mosley to preform

A free concert by singer, songwriter and storyteller Daryl Mosley will be held on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at Glenn Memorial Baptist Church, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Schools see dip in cases

Area schools seem to be seeing a similar downtrend in COVID-19 cases as the health district. In Prince Edward and most surrounding counties, coronavirus cases ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

‘Ghosts’ haunt town on state road trip

While “ghosts” are not an uncommon sight in the month of October, approximately 25 of them, Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts to be exact, stopped by Farmville ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Rice leaves mark on area’s structures

Farmville and surrounding communities were heartbroken this month after the passing of Michael “Mike” Rice, a local carpenter and master craftsman whose efforts helped to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Driver rescued after crash

Crews responded Wednesday morning, Oct. 13, to a report of an overturned vehicle in Cartersville. According to Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department officials, the Cumberland and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Rodeo comes to town

The Prospect Volunteer Fire Department held its First Annual Harvest Bulls and Barrels rodeo event Saturday, Oct. 9. The fundraiser, handled by True Grit Rodeos, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

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