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‘Class’ical spelling issues abound

This past academic year was one of the most challenging and unforgettable years many of us have ever had to negotiate. And it was not ... Read more

12 hours ago by Julia Palmer.

I’m Determined’ summits moved forward

Students and parents had to adjust to a virtual setting, but two annual statewide “I’m Determined” summits for students with disabilities and their parents went ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Report.

VDOF offers cost-share program

In response to the statewide decline of ash trees due to the introduction of the emerald ash borer (EAB), the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Report.

Caregiver support group to meet

The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet Thursday, Aug. 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. To register for the meeting call 757-383- 8552. For ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Report.

Psalm 23 from a shepherd’s viewpoint

Years ago, I took chaplain training at a nearby hospital. One of my first patients was a middle-aged woman who had been in the hospital ... Read more

5 days ago by Larry Davies.

Three things you need to ‘stay in’ this season

During our COVID “quarantine” my wife and I studied Keys to Freedom by Nancy Alcorn. I want to share with you some habits that help ... Read more

5 days ago by John Moxley.

Church and community events

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Mt. Zion Baptist to have homecoming and revival services

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton will be hosting a drive-in service at 11 ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Beets, carrots can fill empty spots in the summer garden

As you’re enjoying your garden’s delicious bounty, you may notice a few empty spots in the garden from the earliest crops you harvested. The turn ... Read more

5 days ago by Katharine Wilson.

How to survive hot, dry summers in the garden

July was brutally hot and dry. We had day after day of temperatures over 90 degrees with high humidity and no rain. Even though I ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Farmers Market has something for everyone

A visit to the Farmville Farmers Market last Saturday, July 25, could make someone feel like they travelled back in time to last summer, before ... Read more

7 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Red Bud Garden Club elects officers

The Redbud Garden Club held its June meeting in the backyard of Geraldine Sanderson’s home. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this was the club’s first ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Church service info and happy birthdays

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton will be hosting a drive-in service at 11 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Friday night lights go dark

The fall of 2020 will be defined, in part, by a startling absence. As of Wednesday, July 22, it was confirmed that due to the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

The pioneer heritage of the Latter-day Saints

On July 24, 1847, a wagon company of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Brent Roberts.

Church and community events

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Christians are not perfect

I was looking for something that would help me come to grips with what has been going on in the year 2020. I came across ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Farmville through a newcomer’s eyes

What do you do when you move to a new place? If you’re anything like my husband and me, you begin by… looking around. Scanning ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

It’s time for tomatoes

July may be brutally hot, but the bounty of tomatoes this time of year helps compensate for the heat. I eat a tomato sandwich almost ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

American Shakespeare Center goes digital

American Shakespeare Center has announced plans to expand the growing digital portfolio of its 2020 SafeStart Season with BlkFrs LIVE — the live broadcast companion ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Church and community events

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Can’t we hypocrites get along?

There was an article in The Washington Post about residents fighting at a retirement community in Orlando, Florida. It all started in 2016 when one resident ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Find Christ, but don’t lose yourself

Think about some of the codes or edicts you live by. Think about the standards you conform to and ask yourself “do they define who ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Barry Vassar.

Happy birthday to McKinley Randolph

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton will be hosting a drive-in service at 11 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Tips for swimming in a lake or river

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that more than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Curing and storage guidelines for long-lasting crops

It takes a lot of time and effort to grow potatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic and onions in your garden, and to make the most of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Giving Garden grows goodwill

A bountiful harvest is underway at the Giving Garden, a community garden recently developed by members of Heritage Baptist Church in Farmville. The Giving Garden, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

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