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Farmville experiencing major water service disruptions

Town of Farmville residents are experiencing major water service disruptions this morning. A Facebook post from Mayor David Whitus said public works officials were out ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

VSP investigates Friday fatality

Virginia State Police (VSP) officers are investigating a Friday evening crash in Prince Edward County resulting in the death of the male driver of the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Beef and commodity trends updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on May 28. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly $1 to $3 higher. Feeder ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Seniors head off to do great things

Fuqua School celebrated commencement exercises for its 22 seniors Friday, May 28. The seniors heard from Fuqua School alum Dr. Bann Al-Shammaa, a 2003 graduate ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Highway work 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 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Benchmark ranked No. 42 by ‘American Banker’

Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, has been named to American Banker magazine’s list of Top 200 Community Banks for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Scholarship fund created for vaccinated students

Prince Edward County students who receive the COVID-19 vaccine will now be eligible for a drawing to receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Prince Edward County ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Sophie Watson named homecoming queen

Fuqua Upper School students recently selected the 2020-2021 Homecoming Court and Queen. The homecoming court included: freshman Vivian Gearheart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ford ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Robinson retires from PVCC after 42 years

By Max Walpole Courtesy Piedmont Virginia Community College Instantly recognizable by any PVCC student or faculty member for his distinctive neatly-trimmed, starting-to-gray beard, his warm ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Book signing about coffee to be held at coffee shop

Melissa Face, a Virginia author and mother, will be holding a book signing Saturday, June 5, at the Cumberland Coffee Company located at 2 Stoney ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Fugitive steals truck, eludes deputies

A fugitive considered to be armed and dangerous remains on the loose after several brushes with law enforcement in Buckingham County including a recent vehicle ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Wreath commemoration

Rev. Jeff Schroeder, dressed as a 19th century circuit riding preacher, speaks during a Memorial weekend wreath ceremony at Sailor’s Creek State Park Saturday. Civil ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Corvette wins Hunter’s Choice Award

What started as an idea to honor Buckingham County High School classmates lost to cancer turned into an annual car show raising thousands for the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

SEC awards Kiser’s generosity

SEC Line Technician Gaines Kiser was recently presented with a Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) President’s Award medallion for his efforts during Winter Storm Shirley. During ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Battles of High Bridge

A Walk and Talk event about the Battles of High Bridge will be held Thursday, June 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Camp ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Lynchburg man killed in Cumberland accident

CORRECTION: This article has been updated from its original version which previously listed the accident as having occurred in Buckingham County.  Virginia State Police (VSP) ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Second shooting suspect arrested

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tashon Lamont Brown Friday, May 28, in connection with a May 1 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Mobile vaccination clinics reach out to rural areas

Two white popup tents placed side by side across from the Prospect Post Office sheltering four women in nursing scrubs signaled something was different about ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Worker shortage threatens area restaurants

Labor shortages in and around the Town of Farmville have left some local restaurants with no choice but to reduce hours. Establishments are understaffed, those ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

‘Food Lion To Go’ coming soon

The Farmville Food Lion is set to begin offering grocery pickup options. Shoppers received a hint of what’s to come after four “Food Lion To ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Farmville man injured in chase

A Farmville man sustained serious injuries following a high-speed chase in Buckingham County Wednesday, May 26. Walshawn T. Brown, 23, of Farmville, was ejected from ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Northam ends COVID restrictions

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has officially lifted all state COVID-19 restrictions. According to Executive Order 79, all social distancing and capacity restrictions related to the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Dust off your swim trunks: the pool is open

The COVID-19 pandemic robbed the community of any sense of normalcy over the last year, including that crisp, refreshing sensation of jumping into a pool ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Beef and commodity trends updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on May 21. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly steady to $4 higher. Feeder ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Party bikes could roll in July

After approval by Farmville’s Town Council Wednesday, May 19, party bikes could be rolling through the streets of Farmville in July. The Town Council approved ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Nonprofit donates vehicles to vets

Sgt. Josh Jones used to fight for his country’s freedom. Now, he spends his days giving local veterans and first responders a different kind of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

County to end DRT contract

Buckingham County is preparing to end its EMS contract with Delta Response Team (DRT) in a move that will make all Buckingham EMS staff members ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

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