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Road construction plans detailed

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org. ... Read more

10 hours ago by Staff Report.

Building a House of Hope

Doug and Donna Spencer were charting a course for their life in retirement, and then God presented a different course. The Spencers embraced the new ... Read more

11 hours ago by Titus Mohler.

Bill would limit mining for gold

Friends of Buckingham has a bill in the Virginia House of Delegates that calls for a study evaluating the impacts of gold mining on public ... Read more

11 hours ago by Titus Mohler.

Piedmont Regional Jail on lockdown

The Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) is currently on lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. Wednesday, Jan. 20, PRJ Superintendent Jerry Townsend said ... Read more

12 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Centra primary care to offer vaccines

Officials had good news and bad news to relay during the latest Centra Health COVID-19 virtual press conference held Wednesday, Jan. 20. During the conference, ... Read more

12 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

One arrested, two at large in AT&T store break-in

The Farmville Police Department (FPD) is investigating a burglary and theft that occurred at the AT&T Cellular Store located at 1808 Peery Drive, Monday, Jan. ... Read more

23 hours ago by Staff Report.

School to go virtual until Feb.

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) has extended students’ return to virtual-only learning from one week to the remainder of the month following COVID-19 cases in ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID surge continues

Local COVID-19 data was nothing short of jaw-dropping this week, with humongous jumps in virus numbers reported both locally and statewide, but Piedmont Health District ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

High school sports in doubt

The landscape of area high school sports, which has been in a constant state of flux since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has shifted ... Read more

2 days ago by Titus Mohler.

PCS receives grant, raises tabled

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, Jan. 12, to accept nearly $81,000 in pretrial grant funding for Piedmont Court Services (PCS), ... Read more

2 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Clinic to serve as model

The order of vaccine prioritization was questioned by Prince Edward’s county administrator after news that Longwood University faculty and staff would begin receiving their COVID-19 ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham School Board approves plan for in-class instruction

The Buckingham County School Board voted 6-1 Wednesday, Jan. 13, to approve a plan to get students back into classrooms. But that plan is contingent ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward to return students to class by Feb. 8

Despite large numbers of COVID-19 cases out of the locality and an apparent majority of parents and staff wishing to remain fully virtual, the Prince ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham County man dead after accident

A New Canton man has died following a Saturday, Jan. 16, crash on Blinky Road. Christopher Carrington, 41, died at the scene of the accident. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

SUV drives through outdoor seating area near Chick Fil-A

Few details are known about the incident of a Longwood student being struck by an SUV Thursday, Jan. 14, at the outdoor seating area of ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Virtual memorial for coronavirus victims planned

The Interfaith Collective and Farmville Cares will host a virtual memorial service for those who have died from the coronavirus Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Road construction scheduled

Highway work requiring road/ lane/structure closures is planned; however, work may be delayed or canceled due to weather or other issues. For up-to-date information, call ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

No garbage pickup Monday

There will be no residential or business garbage pickup, no cardboard pickup and no miscellaneous/brush pickup Monday, Jan. 18, due to the Martin Luther King, ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Commercial drilling now a by-right use

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors voted 5-2 Monday, Jan. 11, to allow commercial core drilling as a by-right activity in A-1, A-C, M-1 and ... Read more

7 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham Rescue squad transition brings updates

The official start of Buckingham County taking control of the county rescue squad began Dec. 15. Earlier in the year, the Buckingham Volunteer Rescue Squad ... Read more

7 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Preserving history’s first rough draft

The history of the Farmville area is rife with important events that should not be forgotten. The Farmville Herald has reported on these events since ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

Surge in COVID cases stresses EMS

The impact of the surge in area COVID-19 cases has been revealed for a large variety of people and organizations, including Prince Edward County’s emergency ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

Dogs, bears, celebrities fill in for fans

The Longwood University basketball fans hanging out on game days at Willett Hall are a bit different this year. Like loyal Lancer faithful they arrive ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Vaccinations to move to Phase 1b Tuesday

The Piedmont Health District has announced it will expand COVID-19 vaccination to include Phase 1b recipients. According to a Tuesday, Jan. 12, press release, the ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Cumberland students return to virtual learning

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) students returned to full remote learning Wednesday, Jan. 13, after a member of the school nutrition team tested positive for ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

VA Ready program awarded grant

The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready), a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership dedicated to retraining unemployed Virginians and helping them secure in-demand positions, announced recently that it ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Drug drop box available

Citizens in Buckingham County have a new way to safely and discreetly dispose of unwanted prescription and over the counter medication. A drug drop box ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

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