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Local

Driver medflighted after entrapment

A motorist was medflighted to VCU Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 23, with serious injuries following an accident that resulted in significant entrapment. Farmville Fire Department (FFD) ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:05 pm

Buckingham

Grant will fund mobilized support unit

A recent grant from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will help add a mobilized logistics support unit to the repertoire of Buckingham County ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

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

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:00 am

ASKED AND ANSWERED BY ALEXA

Why are you not good enough for the good stuff?

A few years ago, my grandparents moved to Farmville. While packing up their belongings at their old house, my grandma gifted me her beautiful and ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

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

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

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

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00 am

Local

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

by Alexa Massey, Monday, February 22, 2021 11:19 am

Cumberland

Bill aims to ‘fill the food gap’

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) introduced a bill this month that would incentivize grocers and nonprofits to “fill the food gap” for the 39 ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, February 19, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

State vaccine website ready

After confusion and frustration felt in the wake of the commonwealth’s initial vaccine distribution, Virginians now have a one-stop shop for COVID-19 vaccine registration and ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:06 am

Prince Edward

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

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:10 am

Local

A community effort

Volunteers from several colleges, schools and community organizations came out Wednesday, Feb. 17, to help deliver food boxes to area residents who lost the contents ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:05 am

COVID-19

Vaccine registration website and hotline opens

After confusion and frustration felt in the wake of the commonwealth’s initial vaccine distribution, Virginians now have a one-stop shop for COVID-19 vaccine registration and ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:37 pm

Prince Edward

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

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

Nash to retire Friday

Piedmont Health District Director Dr. H. Robert Nash, who has helped to lead mitigation and vaccination efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, is planning to retire ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

Ash Wednesday during COVID-19 will be much different

Churches across Farmville are adapting this year to proceed with Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some congregations ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, February 15, 2021 2:03 pm

Lifestyles

Artist donated work to free clinic

The Heart of Virginia Free Clinic recently announced the gift of “Quaker Springs Toward the Hudson, #4”, a pastel on paper by noted San Francisco ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, February 12, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Dillwyn’s Streetscape problem solved

The Town of Dillwyn has found a solution to a problem that carried a big price tag. Last month, Dillwyn Mayor Linda Venable Paige came ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, February 12, 2021 6:00 am

Cumberland

Rezoning for processing facility in Cumberland approved

The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a rezoning request Tuesday night, Feb. 9, for the construction and operation of a meat/food ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, February 12, 2021 6:00 am

ASKED AND ANSWERED BY ALEXA

COLUMN — Why do people always hate life-saving inventions?

It is a longstanding American tradition to object to inventions that by and large save lives. In the early 1980s Michigan Rep. David Hollister introduced ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, February 12, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Dominion donates $3.5 million to county

A statement released from Dominion Energy this week announced the company is making a multi-million dollar financial commitment to Union Hill and other Buckingham communities. ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:07 pm

Buckingham

Carter to retire after more than 20 years

Buckingham County Administrator Rebecca Carter has announced her plans to retire in June. At the Monday, Feb. 8, Buckingham County Board of Supervisors meeting, Carter ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:00 pm

Prince Edward

COVID figures look encouraging

COVID-19 cases are continuing to decline throughout the Piedmont Health District and much of Virginia as more and more citizens get their second dose of ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Student welds a solution

A Buckingham welding student has helped to make a safe return to school possible for his peers thanks to some hard work and ingenuity. William ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:00 am

Cumberland

Hearing for meat processing facility in Cumberland scheduled

A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9, for the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors to consider a proposed rezoning request for the construction ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, February 5, 2021 6:00 am

Longwood

Longwood vaccinates area teachers

Vaccination efforts by Longwood University have continued this week, with university officials saying the school has been able to help inoculate 1,000 people. In a ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, February 5, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Inspiring young chefs

Area kids are getting the chance to expand their culinary skills thanks to the virtual Neighborhood Chefs cooking series. According to 4-H Youth Development Associate ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:01 pm

BUSINESS

Beef and commodity prices updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the fol- lowing weekly ag trends January 29. In Virginia, state grad- ed feeder cattle mostly $2 to $6 higher. ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:26 pm

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