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COMMUNITY HEROES

Making a difference

Superheroes are best known for saving lives, which probably makes James Barr the textbook definition of a superhero. Barr, originally of Concord, North Carolina, works ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, July 5, 2021 10:17 am

COMMUNITY HEROES

‘A little creativity’

Emily Overstreet, or as her students call her, “Mrs. O,” has helped to bring creativity to children throughout the community and across the world. Originally ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, July 5, 2021 10:14 am

Local

Meherrin celebrates with fireworks

Heavy thunderstorms Thursday night and scattered rainfall throughout the evening did not stop the Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue fireworks celebration Friday, July 2. Residents ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, July 5, 2021 9:56 am

Lifestyle Main

Cannery keeps county cooking

Home canners from all across the area were up and at ‘em at 7 a.m. Saturday morning, June 26, to transform garden-grown veggies into delicious, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 1, 2021 10:02 am

Buckingham

Buckingham brush fire sparks big response

Officials are still working to determine the cause of a large brush fire that broke out Sunday, June 27, in Buckingham County. According to Tom ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 1, 2021 9:27 am

Buckingham

Woodson memorial scholarship created

Many local residents came out Saturday, June 26, to raise funds and show support for a scholarship in honor of former Buckingham County High School ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 1, 2021 5:43 am

ASKED AND ANSWERED BY ALEXA

Opinion – Thank you to Carter

It is the dream of many people to be able to look back on a long, successful career and find that they have largely left ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

Waid fundraises for charity bike ride

A Meherrin resident is looking to participate in a 184.5-mile charity bike ride to raise money for a nonprofit dedicated to family, community and mental ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Food Lion To Go services expanded

The Food Lion grocery store located in Dillwyn has officially launched grocery pickup service. According to a release distributed Monday, June 28, the store located ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Rebecca Carter retires as Buckingham administrator

Wednesday, June 30, marked the retirement of longtime Buckingham County Administrator Rebecca Carter who served the Buckingham community for more than 35 years, helping lead ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, June 29, 2021 8:26 am

COVID-19

County sees no new cases of COVID this past week

As COVID numbers remain low throughout most of the health district, officials warn keeping those numbers low and protecting yourself against the new Delta variant ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, June 28, 2021 4:06 pm

Cumberland

Missing juvenile safely located

A missing Cumberland County juvenile was safely located during a traffic stop on River Road Wednesday, June 23. According to Cumberland County Sheriff Darrell Hodges, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, June 24, 2021 12:45 pm

Prince Edward

Volunteers lead vaccine efforts

There were both first-timers and seasoned vets at the Prince Edward/Farmville Youth Association (PEFYA) gym Wednesday afternoon ready to volunteer their time to help at ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, June 24, 2021 11:16 am

Buckingham

Explosions reported in Mount Rush

Some Buckingham citizens grew concerned last week after reporting hearing and even feeling loud explosions in the Mount Rush area. The blasts, which reportedly occurred ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, June 24, 2021 9:25 am

Cumberland

Hearing on Cumberland roundabout held

A Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Virtual Design Public Hearing was held this week to discuss and allow for public input for the controversial Route ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:20 pm

COVID-19

Editorial – What’s wrong with us?

Dear Prince Edward County citizens: What is the hold up? As Virginia celebrates reaching the 70% mark for vaccinated adults, we continue to lag behind ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:57 am

COVID-19

With low vaccination rates, Prince Edward is vulnerable

Health officials are concerned Prince Edward County and other localities lagging behind in vaccine rates may be headed for trouble as the B.1.617.2 (Delta) COVID-19 ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:54 am

Alexa Massey

Opinion – Anyone can dance and sing

In college, I spent a great deal of my free time dancing. I was the president of a Latin dance team. I went every week ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:34 pm

Buckingham

Global master chef retires to Arvonia

He’s cooked for celebrities, sultans, prime ministers, emperors and even the Queen herself. Now, this world-renowned chef resides in Buckingham County. Certified Global Master Chef ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:20 am

Alexa Massey

Opinion – Make sure to close mental tabs

I’m sure you know a coworker or family member who always seems to have 20 tabs open at the same time. We’ve got a lot ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:37 am

Local

Stars under the Stars returns this summer

Grab your popcorn and unfold your lawn chair because Stars Under the Stars is back for its 2021 season. Since its inception in 1998, the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:45 am

Buckingham

Candidates file for local elections

With the deadline to file now passed, several local seats will appear on the ballot in the upcoming November election. According to Lynette Wright, General ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, June 14, 2021 8:01 am

Buckingham

Status of county administrator search unknown

Buckingham County Administrator Rebecca Carter is set to retire at the end of the month, but county officials have declined to comment on how the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, June 11, 2021 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Longwood to require COVID shots for students

Longwood University will require COVID-19 vaccinations for on-campus students this fall. The decision was announced to students in a Wednesday, June 9, email from Longwood ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, June 11, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Sweet treats for a good cause

A long line snaked through the parking lot at 300 Industrial Park Road on Friday, June 4, as scores of citizens lined up for everybody’s ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:27 pm

Cumberland

Citizen petition calls for change

More than 100 people have signed a petition asking Cumberland County to reverse its decision to remove Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad (PEVRS) as the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:37 am

Buckingham

Students honor Eucharist with mural

Students at the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Buckingham created a beautiful work of temporary art spanning more than 70 feet in length as part ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:34 am

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