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Buckingham

Moderna, J&J boosters now available

The health district is observing another week of reduced COVID-19 cases just as Virginians become eligible for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, October 25, 2021 5:10 pm

Farmville

Lindsay’s story of hope: Terminal breast cancer at 29

A young Farmville woman had her life turned upside down when only a few months ago she was suddenly diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. But ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, October 22, 2021 7:05 am

Cumberland

Locals grieve after deadly buggy crash

Cumberland County and the surrounding communities are joining together to raise funds and provide support for the eight children whose parents were tragically killed when ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:53 pm

cumberland county public schools

Dukes march to victory

Cumberland County Public School’s (CuCPS) Marching Dukes came home victorious Saturday, Oct. 9, from the Midlothian Showcase of Bands. Although the win itself was exciting, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:43 pm

Buckingham

Solar revenue sharing ordinance approved

Buckingham is the latest county to approve a revenue sharing ordinance for solar farms following increased interest in solar projects in rural Virginia. New legislation ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

More than 50% of Piedmont now vaccinated

With cases continuing to slow over the last week, just over half of those eligible in the Piedmont Health District have now been vaccinated against ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Hearing for massive solar project in Buckingham set

The Buckingham Board of Supervisors has voted to schedule a public hearing at its November Board meeting to discuss a special use permit (SUP) for ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Halloween candy is back on the menu

Grab your costumes and prepare for a sugar rush because trick-or-treating has returned.  While health and safety concerns surrounding the pandemic canceled trick-or-treating in Farmville ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, October 15, 2021 3:38 pm

COVID-19

Schools see dip in cases

Area schools seem to be seeing a similar downtrend in COVID-19 cases as the health district. In Prince Edward and most surrounding counties, coronavirus cases ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:56 pm

Farmville

‘Ghosts’ haunt town on state road trip

While “ghosts” are not an uncommon sight in the month of October, approximately 25 of them, Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts to be exact, stopped by Farmville ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:51 pm

Local

Rice leaves mark on area’s structures

Farmville and surrounding communities were heartbroken this month after the passing of Michael “Mike” Rice, a local carpenter and master craftsman whose efforts helped to ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:05 pm

Cumberland

Driver rescued after crash

Crews responded Wednesday morning, Oct. 13, to a report of an overturned vehicle in Cartersville. According to Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department officials, the Cumberland and ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:04 pm

PROSPECT

Rodeo comes to town

The Prospect Volunteer Fire Department held its First Annual Harvest Bulls and Barrels rodeo event Saturday, Oct. 9. The fundraiser, handled by True Grit Rodeos, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:00 pm

Sailor's Creek Battlefield

Autumn Fire: Burning the Valley, Part 2

On Saturday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host a program about the military campaigns within the Shenandoah Valley ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

Emergency authorization sought for COVID pill

The health district and local hospitals are seeing some very encouraging numbers surrounding COVID-19 cases just as the news comes that an antiviral pill for ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Phone issues worrying citizens

Citizens, business owners and government officials of Buckingham County are expressing concerns regarding countywide phone line issues. Locals have reported problems with obtaining a dial ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:58 pm

Buckingham

9-year-old fought off COVID in ICU

The hospitalization of a loved one for COVID-19 can be a terrifying situation. In 2020, it was uncommon to hear of younger people testing positive ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, October 11, 2021 4:52 pm

COVID-19

Committee to review Centra Ivermectin prescriptions

The Centra Health Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee will now oversee the prescription of Ivermectin at Centra hospitals due to an increased local interest in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:11 pm

Prince Edward

Crossroads audit results released

After being presented with the findings of Phase 1 of the Crossroads Community Services Board (CCSB) forensic audit, the CCSB Board of Directors has approved ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 11:44 am

COVID-19

COVID deaths increasing locally

The Piedmont Health District finally appears to be following some statewide trends in lower COVID-19 cases this week, but deaths in the area continue to ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:22 pm

Buckingham

Board approves sheriff’s office bonuses

The Buckingham Board of Supervisors has approved a request from the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office to fund bonuses for non-Comp Board department employees. The vote ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:00 pm

Cumberland

New pet clinic opens

Cumberland County has a brand-new veterinary clinic. Monday, Sept. 13, marked the official opening date of Country Family Pet Clinic. The new business, located at ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, October 1, 2021 4:14 pm

Cumberland

Broadband project gets funding

The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors has agreed to commit up to $200,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds toward a Kinex Telecom, Inc. ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, October 1, 2021 4:10 pm

Buckingham

Emergency management coordinator named

Buckingham County has welcomed new Emergency Management Coordinator Ryanne Holland. Holland, originally from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, began her new employment with the county Aug. 1. Cody ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

All EMS staff now county employees

All Buckingham emergency medical service (EMS) staff are now county employees, officially ending the county’s EMS contract with Delta Response Team (DRT) and ushering in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

State COVID cases down this week

As the rate of COVID-19 cases continues to drop statewide, the Piedmont Health District is still seeing its virus numbers rise. From Monday, Sept. 20, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 3:58 pm

Local

Fire training event held

Dozens of firefighters from across the region gathered at the Buckingham County Fire and Rescue Training Center Saturday, Sept. 18, for the Second Annual Heart ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 24, 2021 1:17 pm

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