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Local

Supervisors ask for audit of Crossroads

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors is encouraging counties utilizing Crossroad Community Services to ask for a forensic audit of the organization and said ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, June 11, 2021 6:00 am

Local

McAuliffe easily wins nomination for governor

Local election results differed slightly with the Tuesday, June 8,  state-wide Democratic primary election results that chose the Democrat nominees for governor, lieutenant governor and ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:30 am

Prince Edward

Prince Edward supervisors consider reversing School Board decision

Less than five years after a referendum changed the Prince Edward County School Board from members appointed by the Board of Supervisors to an elected ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:50 pm

Editorials

EDITORIAL – Our schools have to do better

Prince Edward Supervisor Jim Wilck is absolutely right. The Prince Edward School system has to perform better academically. This is a critical issue for the ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:39 am

Education

Supervisor questions school system’s performance

County Supervisor Jim Wilck is disturbed by the performance of Prince Edward County Schools. The Farmville representative on the Board of Supervisors presented a page ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:21 am

Prince Edward

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

by Roger Watson, Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:10 am

News

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

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:25 pm

COVID-19

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

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:02 am

Prince Edward

Road to be paved soon

Residents tired of slowing down and then bumping along the milled pavement at the Abilene/Worsham Road intersection have only a few more days to wait ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 27, 2021 5:00 pm

Buckingham

Localities get millions in COVID relief

Local governments recently discovered how much of the $350 billion promised to states, counties and cities from the American Rescue Plan they can expect to ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:54 am

Columns

OPINION – There are no black and white answers

Delegate Tommy Wright would like us to believe criminal justice is all black or white. If you commit a crime, you should go to prison ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:50 am

Local

Town’s relationship with ICE facility questioned

Despite the town’s first property tax increase in 35 years being on the agenda, it was Farmville’s relationship with the local U.S. Immigrations and Customs ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:23 am

Local

Council makes move to relocate Confederate statue

Eleven months after hastily removing the bronze soldier from atop the Confederate statue on High Street, Farmville’s Town Council took a step toward deciding what ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:59 am

Buckingham

Buckingham grads receive words of wisdom

The 133 graduates in Buckingham High School’s Class of 2021 received some quality words of wisdom Saturday at the school’s graduation ceremony. Principal Patti Branch ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:31 pm

Local

County cleanup effort nets 1,820 lbs. of trash

The Prince Edward Board of Supervisors’ $10,000 investment toward a cleaner county is already paying dividends with more than 1,800 lbs. of garbage already collected. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:13 pm

Columns

OPINION – Get vaccinated and bungee jump off High Bridge?

Typically, it does not pay to procrastinate, but when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccination, it seems the longer you hold out the sweeter ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:44 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Editor’s Notebook — A quintessential Farmville edition

In this edition of Farmville the Magazine, we didn’t plan to write an edition about all things quintessentially Farmville, but that’s what ended up happening. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:00 am

Education

H-SC grads urged to ‘do the right thing anyway’

Hampden-Sydney College’s Class of 2021 gathered in front of Venable Hall last Saturday, May 8, with family and friends. They heard the wisdom of a ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:17 am

College

Brock Center to begin construction soon

A new events facility with the potential to transform both the Longwood University campus and the community will begin to rise from the old tennis ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:31 am

Local

Council to tackle North Street congestion

In an effort to solve a downtown traffic congestion problem, the Farmville Town Council is considering making part of North Street one way. Mayor David ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, May 10, 2021 3:32 pm

Local

Hearing to discuss party bike proposal

Farmville’s Town Council began considering the issue during its April work session when Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis introduced the idea of Wayfast Delivery owner ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, May 10, 2021 3:20 pm

Education

PECPS sends request for new elementary school

Prince Edward County School Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson has sent a request to the county administration to fund a new elementary school. The discussion came ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, May 10, 2021 2:32 pm

Local

Supervisor chairman pleased with leadership change

The news that Dr. Susan Baker is no longer the Executive Director at Crossroads Community Services Board was welcomed by Prince Edward County Board Of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Sunday, May 9, 2021 1:24 pm

Local

Shooting suspect remains on the loose

Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington confirmed Wednesday the department has not located a man charged in a shooting incident Saturday, May 1, in the 500 ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:32 am

Recreation

Youth sports return to the field

Nothing is more normal in spring than the sight of a T-ball player preoccupied with a grasshopper in right field, parents shouting frenzied instructions to ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:26 am

Columns

OPINION – 868 days and counting in economic slump

It’s been quite some time since Prince Edward County has had an economic development project deemed worthy of an announcement from the governor’s office – ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:49 am

Columns

OPINION — Can SEC power be depended on after a major weather event?

The problem with Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) recent presentation to the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors was that it made it very clear that ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:05 am

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