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Calvary Chapel Farmville to host community prayer night Sunday

Calvary Chapel Farmville will host a community prayer night Sunday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. led by community leaders. The event, set to take place ... Read more

8 hours ago by Staff Report.

Road work planned

Crews will perform various construction/maintenance activities throughout the district using the best practices of social distancing. Activities include, but are not limited to bridge and ... Read more

11 hours ago by Staff Report.

Unsanctioned protest held

A peaceful protest took place on the Prince Edward County Courthouse lawn Tuesday afternoon, June 2, to show solidarity with Farmville’s African American community following ... Read more

11 hours ago by Titus Mohler.

Honors college dean named

Chris Kukk has been named as the new dean of Longwood’s honors college. Kukk, the professor of political science and social science and founding director ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staci Bridge.

GRASP hires new president and CEO, Todd Martin

GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, career and a college-access organization, recently hired Todd Martin as its new president and CEO. The ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Report.

Ready or not, Phase 2 arrives Friday

Most of Virginia will enter Phase 2 of the state’s Forward Virginia plan to reopen the economy Friday, June 5. Although area coronavirus cases are ... Read more

12 hours ago by Roger Watson.

Cullen resident appointed to board

Gov. Ralph Northam has reappointed Joy Cabarrus Speakes, of Cullen, to the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Awards Committee. Speakes was among the students ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Report.

Letter – Farmville must remove its Confederate soldier monument

Dear Editor: We unequivocally need to remove the Confederate soldier monument in Farmville. The statue was erected in 1900, while Jim Crow was in full ... Read more

14 hours ago by Letters to the Editor.

Hearing set for town budget

The Farmville Town Council will hold a public hearing on its proposed $23.4 million 2020-21 budget Wednesday, June 10. The proposed budget, which is $5.3 ... Read more

2 days ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Echo from firing range prompts calls

Callers to Farmville Police Department (FPD) reporting the sound of shots fired on Route 600 in recent weeks have been hearing shots from a firing ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Dairy farmer partners with food pantry

As the world continues to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, those impacted by job loss and early school closures need the help of their local ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Unemployment claims begin to stabilize

After 10 weeks of soaring unemployment rates as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment rates began leveling out across Virginia and the local area. ... Read more

2 days ago by Roger Watson.

Senior cool care program

Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) is partnering with the Department of Aging and Dominion Energy to donate air conditioners to older adults with respiratory issues. This ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Braven Environmental to bring jobs to Cumberland County

Braven Environmental, a company that derives fuel from landfill-bound plastic, will invest $31.7 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Cumberland County’s shell building. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Shooting investigations progress

Progress is being made in the investigations into three incidents of shots fired that took place in Farmville this past winter. “We’re just now beginning ... Read more

3 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Pool will not open

Last week the Town of Farmville announced that due to unforeseen circumstances, the swimming pool at the Farmville Municipal Golf Course will not be open ... Read more

3 days ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Health official cautions against further reopening

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said the earliest the state would consider entering Phase II in its reopening process would be this Friday, June 5. While ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Area responds to death of George Floyd

In the wake of the unrest in cities across the country following the death of George Floyd, residents of Farmville and the surrounding area gathered ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Businesses, customers cope with new face mask requirements

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week Executive Order 63, requiring Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings to help contain the spread ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham County arrest report

March 30 • Charlie Baird, 50, of Buckingham, charged with assault and battery of family member; firearm: possession with schedule I or II drug; drugs: possess ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Bear sighting near avenues in Farmville

Patti and Sam Carey were enjoying a pleasant Farmville evening at home on their backyard patio on Pinecrest Road Thursday, May 28, when they spotted ... Read more

3 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Buckingham Correctional Center cases increase

Two additional Buckingham County prison inmates died from complications of COVID-19 in the last week. On Thursday, May 28, a Buckingham Correctional Center (BKCC) inmate, ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward County arrest report

April 8 • Michael Eanes, 32, of Richmond, charged with revocation of suspended sentence and probation, three counts. • Derek Hughes, 34, of Waldorf, Maryland, charged with ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Second death in three days in Buckingham prisons

A second death of a coronavirus patient was reported at the Dillwyn Correction Center (DCC) Saturday. The death is the second in three days at ... Read more

5 days ago by Roger Watson.

Fire victim identified as 99-year-old Cumberland man

The victim of a May 22 fatal house fire in Cumberland County has been identified as 99-year-old Cumberland resident Johnson H. Wiley.  Virginia State Police ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward virus cases increase by 5

Coronavirus case counts continue to rise in Prince Edward and Buckingham counties according to Saturday’s update from the Virginia Department of Health. Prince Edward County ... Read more

6 days ago by Roger Watson.

Tigers football recruits include four area players

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) 21st-year Football Head Coach Marty Favret has announced his incoming recruiting class that brings 57 newcomers to the program, including four from ... Read more

6 days ago by Titus Mohler.

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