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Local

Fire training event held

Dozens of firefighters from across the region gathered at the Buckingham County Fire and Rescue Training Center Saturday, Sept. 18, for the Second Annual Heart ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 24, 2021 1:17 pm

Cumberland

Innovation grant awarded

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) has received a $42,850 innovation grant which will help implement a career exploration program and promote Virginia’s 5 C’s. Cumberland ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 24, 2021 1:06 pm

Cumberland

Vehicle catches fire in crash

A vehicle caught fire Saturday afternoon when two cars collided on Route 60 in Cumberland. According to Virginia State Police (VSP) Public Relations Coordinator Shelby ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 24, 2021 11:17 am

Cumberland

House fire on Stoney Point Road

Firefighters rescued a dog from a house fire on Stoney Point Road in Cumberland County on Monday. According to officials from the Cumberland Volunteer Fire ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, September 23, 2021 5:03 pm

COVID-19

Virus continues to affect schools

Area schools continue to see COVID-19 cases among students and staff, with 50 new virus cases identified in local schools since last month. According to ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, September 23, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

County COVID cases double

While COVID-19 cases appear to be beginning to stabilize across the commonwealth, cases are continuing to rise in the Piedmont Health District, especially in Prince ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 6:00 am

CARTERSVILLE

Hay field fire spans 20 acres

Three fire departments fought a hay field fire Wednesday, Sept. 15, which consumed approximately 20 acres of land in Cartersville. According to the Cumberland Volunteer ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:21 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Mill Street Sweets on Main: Where sweet dreams become reality

As one strolls down Main Street in Farmville on any given Saturday morning, they should take steps to prepare themself before walking past Mill Street ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, September 20, 2021 7:02 am

Buckingham

Solar ordinance hearing set

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, Oct. 12, for a revenue sharing ordinance on county solar farms. At ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:36 pm

Farmville

Businesses share location

Two local businesses, Farmville Printing and Midtown Mailboxes, can now be found at one convenient location on South Main Street. According to Matt Bright, who ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:35 pm

Buckingham

Strong leaves legacy behind

Buckingham County residents were saddened this week to hear about the death of resident James “Jim” Francis Strong. Strong, who passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 17, 2021 5:29 pm

Prince Edward

Boat rescued from Briery Lake

Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MVFR) crew members responded Thursday night, Sept. 9, to a report of an individual whose boat was stuck on a ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 6:10 am

COVID-19

106 COVID patients in hospitals

COVID-19 cases are fluctuating across the commonwealth as officials work to increase testing access in the health district. New daily cases of the coronavirus in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 3:44 pm

Buckingham

Custodians, staff keep students healthy

In a time when in-person learning has perhaps never been so important, local custodians are rising to the challenge to keep schools clean and students ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:47 pm

Farmville

Fundraiser to be held in honor of town pup

Humans and canines alike are invited to celebrate the life of one of Farmville’s favorite furry friends who recently crossed the rainbow bridge as part ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:44 pm

COVID-19

COVID cases climb in schools

Local schools have been open for less than one month, but 111 COVID-19 cases have already been confirmed in students and staff of schools in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 3, 2021 6:06 am

COVID-19

COVID cases soaring

The rate of COVID-19 infections continues to soar across the area this week. The number of virus cases in counties in the Piedmont Health District ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 6:00 am

Education

SOLs reflect virus’ toll on learning

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released the 2020-2021 Standards of Learning (SOL) test results. With scores plummeting across the commonwealth and nation, state ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:00 pm

LIFESTYLES

Kangoo Jumps put bounce in exercise class

A unique form of exercise has dozens of Farmville residents jumping for joy at the Southside Virginia Family YMCA. Since February, locals from ages 13 ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 26, 2021 6:09 pm

COVID-19

Centra in grim situation

Centra Health officials provided information Wednesday, Aug. 25, to what doctors have described as an “increasingly grim situation” at the health care provider’s hospitals. During ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 26, 2021 5:17 pm

Alexa Massey

Opinion – I hope your fried rice was cold

My boyfriend and I were having dinner at our favorite Korean restaurant in Charlottesville the other weekend when we observed an unhappy customer become extremely ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 9:50 pm

COVID-19

Vaccine now FDA approved

Despite COVID-19 cases soaring throughout the Piedmont Health District this week, good news has arrived in the form of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 6:00 am

Farmville

Local pups give Four Paw ‘five stars’

What began as a side job for an animal-loving Longwood student has transformed into a highly successful business that offers comfort to pets and peace ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 6:22 am

COVID-19

29 virus cases in area schools

With 29 COVID-19 cases already identified in area public schools this month, tracking possible exposure to the virus and preventing further cases is just one ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, August 20, 2021 9:00 am

Cumberland

Historical marker nominations selected

Cumberland Middle School students were recognized Tuesday, Aug. 3, after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam selected two student nominations for new state historical highway markers highlighting ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 19, 2021 5:14 pm

LIFESTYLES

All aboard The Tipsy Carriage

After a successful maiden voyage, Farmville’s latest and greatest mode of transportation across the area, The Tipsy Carriage, is finally up and operational. The brainchild ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 19, 2021 5:01 pm

Local

Counties approve funding for broadband project

Supervisors in Buckingham and Cumberland counties approved funding this month for Firefly Broadband’s Regional Internet Service Expansion (RISE) Project set to bring reliable and affordable ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 19, 2021 4:10 pm

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