Herald News Briefs: New flag flies, with new seal

Published 12:10 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2022

New flag flies, with new seal

In October, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors approved a new County Seal, adding the Moton Museum to it. Now, there’s a new flag flying over the County Courthouse, showing the seal to everyone.

Supervisors made the decision because the former high school is now a National Historical Landmark and museum, as well as the birthplace of America’s student-led Civil Rights Revolution.

The original county seal, which was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 12, 2002, was created in anticipation of the County’s 250th Anniversary in 2004. It was designed by County resident and artist, Richard C. McClintock, Ph.D., who is well-known for his interest in local history and architecture. In designing the original seal, Dr. McClintock incorporated images that depict both the past and the present of Prince Edward County. Dr. McClintock also assisted the County with this recent design update.

Slow down for deer

The Virginia Department of WIldlife Resources issued a statement Tuesday, Nov. 22, asking people to slow down while driving at night. They’re concerned over a number of accidents stemming from swerving to avoid or hitting deer within the last month. To avoid that, they’re asking that people use caution when they see deer crossing signs set up by the Virginia Department of Transportation. They also ask that people apply brakes and even stop if necessary to avoid hitting a deer, but never swerve out of the lane. That’s an easy way to lost control of your vehicle.

Piedmont Senior Resources needs supplies

Just in time for the Christmas season, Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSR), as part of its Santa for Seniors Project, is seeking to pack Christmas bags for more than 550 isolated, homebound older adults.

In addition to monetary donations to purchase needed items for our older adults, PSR is in need of non-perishable food items, along with toiletries, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand towels, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, hand sanitizer, small containers of laundry detergent, soap, blankets, etc.

Just as PSR has done in years past, the donated items will be packed by staff and volunteers, and then delivered to home-bound and isolated seniors during the week before Christmas in December.

“This program has benefited thousands of our homebound older adults,” said PSR CEO Justine Young, who oversaw the conception of this effort several years ago at the agency. “This event has grown and flourished because of the support of the community. The grant funding we receive from this event funds multiple programs at PSR.”