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Good day sunshine

Bright sunshine may be interrupted by a small chance for some pop-up summer thunderstorms this afternoon as the Farmville weather returns to the typical pattern ... Read more

8 hours ago by Roger Watson.

Warner and Kaine ask for Trump’s help with ICA Farmville

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) have sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for help in addressing the situation at ... Read more

11 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

CVFD responded to collision

Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) firefighters responded early Tuesday evening to a two-vehicle accident in Cartersville. The collision, according to CVFD member Ben Pfeiffer, occurred ... Read more

11 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

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

11 hours ago by Staff Report.

CuCPS ranked #1 in workforce readiness

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) recently received first place at the 2020 Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards ceremony. At a ... Read more

11 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Fowl weather

The ducks at Wilck’s Lake were some of the only Farmville residents happy to see more rain Monday, Aug. 3. The area is expected to ... Read more

11 hours ago by Staff Report.

How grants benefited area businesses

Eighteen area businesses were recently the beneficiaries of a total of $20,000 in grant money from the Town of Farmville and Prince Edward County. In ... Read more

11 hours ago by Titus Mohler.

Longwood students return to campus with new rules

Longwood University students will soon return to the Farmville campus to begin classes in what already promises to be a unique experience for everyone involved. ... Read more

11 hours ago by Roger Watson.

High Bridge expands to Pamplin

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) purchased 30 acres in Pamplin from Norfolk Southern Railroad to be added to High Bridge Trail State ... Read more

11 hours ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Hampden-Sydney receives second-largest gift ever

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) announced Tuesday, Aug. 4, that it has received a $6 million gift from Rob and Cindy Citrone to support Compass, the college’s ... Read more

23 hours ago by Staff Report.

County landfill not closed today

Prince Edward County officials reversed an earlier decision to close the landfill today (Tuesday) after the impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias were less than anticipated. ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Shooting victim tells harrowing tale of Auto Connection robbery

Auto Connection Owner Zaki Stwodah’s business has been robbed before during its approximately 20 years on West Third Street in Farmville, but never by an ... Read more

1 day ago by Titus Mohler.

Isaias brings just over an inch of rain

Umbrellas are needed this morning but pack the sunscreen for the afternoon as summer returns after the storm After the remnants of Isaias roll through ... Read more

1 day ago by Roger Watson.

The economics of solar farms

Solar facilities have come to the Heart of Virginia, and more are on the horizon. But why here? Why are farms converting from crops to ... Read more

1 day ago by Titus Mohler.

County landfill closed Tuesday due to storm

Prince Edward County officials announced Monday afternoon that the county landfill will be closed Tuesday due to the expected amount of rain and wind from ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Rain from Isaias to soak area beginning tonight

It’s a great day to pull those fancy designer rain boots and big umbrellas out of the closet as Tropical Storm Isaias begins to push ... Read more

2 days ago by Roger Watson.

Updated – One killed in Buckingham County crash

One person is dead and another injured following an early Saturday morning, Aug. 1, crash on Route 60 in Buckingham County. Keaonna L. Carter-Faggins, 21, ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Grant money helps 18 small businesses with payroll, rent

Eighteen area businesses were recently the beneficiaries of a total of $20,000 in grant money from the Town of Farmville and Prince Edward County. In ... Read more

4 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Davis to retire from Piedmont Regional Jail

Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) Superintendent Jim Davis has retired several times, but he believes the latest retirement, set to go into effect Aug. 1, will ... Read more

5 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Report unsolicited seeds from China

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has been notified that several Virginia residents have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Unemployment compensation expires

Unemployed recipients receiving the weekly $600 additional compensation from the federal government’s coronavirus relief program may see those funds come to an end, or be ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

VDOT awarded $4.5 million in federal grants

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) was recently awarded two federal grants totaling more than $4.5 million to enhance safety, improve congestion and incident management, ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Strong setup for championships

Members of the Southside Piedmont Junior Golf Association got in a good nine-hole round of golf during a Thursday, July 23, tournament at Lunenburg Country ... Read more

6 days ago by Titus Mohler.

High Bridge Trail expands to Pamplin

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation purchased 30 acres in Pamplin from Norfolk Southern Railroad to be added to High Bridge Trail State Park. ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Information sought on string of thefts in Prince Edward

The Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information with regard to thefts within the county that occurred on nine different days extending back to ... Read more

6 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Piedmont Health District COVID cases increase by 80%

School superintendents throughout the region have made the case to move to online instruction only at the beginning of the school year, saying coronavirus cases ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

New businesses share 2020 with pandemic

For most small businesses, the first year of operation is already packed with trials and tribulations. For a business having to overcome an economy-slowing pandemic ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

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