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Hampden-Sydney College gets $1 million pledge for athletics

Hampden-Sydney’s athletics facilities could soon get an upgrade, thanks to the Kirk family. John “Bill” Kirk III and ...


Money, drugs found during Prince Edward traffic stop

Over the July 4th holiday period, one man was arrested and charged after a traffic stop in Prince ...

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Trey Pyle takes on new role with Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County has a new emergency management coordinator. Over the July 4 holiday, county staff made the ...

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Prince Edward teams play for state championships this week

Two teams from Prince Edward County will be competing tonight for state titles, as both the Baseball Majors ...

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Cumberland History: The Garrett Brothers trial and what came after

The Cumberland County Historical Society and the Museum have been fielding some recent inquiries about the Garrett Brothers ...



Meherrin Fire & Rescue mark 38th annual fireworks celebration

Saturday continued a longstanding tradition in Meherrin, with the 38th annual fireworks celebration taking place. Residents parked at ...

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When you say Jim Harris, the question becomes ‘which one’?

UVA football has signed a Jim Harris, outside linebacker, but it’s hard to forget his namesake. In 1961, ...


Happy To Be Here: Some of my favorite things

What are your favorite memories of summers gone by? Barbecues, patriotic bunting, and fireworks? Vacation planning, iced drinks, ...

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Mother Nature’s Garden: Do your plants resupinate?

Plants do amazing things. Vines can twine in either counterclockwise or clockwise directions. Our native wisteria twines counterclockwise, ...


The Word: The heart of Jesus

In the mid 1670’s, a young French nun named Margaret Alacoque lived in a convent in eastern France. ...

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Longwood cross country schedule set

Longwood Cross Country and Track Head Coach Brooke Craig released the fall schedule for the men’s and women’s ...


Devotional — A beacon of hope

Years ago, I volunteered as a prison chaplain. There was one aspect of this responsibility that always intrigued ...

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Conservation scholarships awarded

The Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District this past month awarded $1000 Lindy Hamlett Education Scholarships to four ...

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Benchmark Community Bank names new branch manager

Benchmark Community Bank announced a promotion over the weekend. Becka Green will now be branch manager for the ...

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Students take on JROTC challenge

While many high school students are still enjoying their summer break, students from Buckingham County High’s Raider program ...

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Final defendant in Kevin Hartless killing gets court date changed

Her father already had his day in court. Now Summer Cunningham will have to wait until August to ...

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Drought watch continues for Prince Edward, surrounding counties

Even after Thursday’s round of several storms, Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties, along with the surrounding counties, ...

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‘They believe in themselves’: Buckingham Darlings set for tourney

They just keep improving. That’s how head coach Eric Wood describes his Buckingham Darlings team. After a strong ...

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State Park staff honored by Chamber 

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce presented their Business of the Month Award to the James River State Park ...

Fireworks After Dark


Farmville’s Fireworks After Dark kicked off days of celebrations

The crowd gathered in the downtown area Wednesday night. Some sat in lawn chairs, while others were on ...