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Alexa Massey, Author at Farmville

Lifestyles

Happy birthday wishes to three people

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to the following people: Martha Miles of Richmond, Jane Crawley of Farmville and John Trammell of Farmville all ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:12 pm

COVID-19

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

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:34 pm

COVID-19

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

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:32 pm

Cumberland

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

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

Prince Edward

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

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

Prince Edward

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

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

Buckingham

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

by Alexa Massey, Monday, January 18, 2021 8:28 pm

Education

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

by Alexa Massey, Monday, January 18, 2021 5:21 pm

Buckingham

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

by Alexa Massey, Friday, January 15, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

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

by Alexa Massey, Friday, January 15, 2021 6:00 am

Cumberland

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

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:28 pm

Buckingham

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

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

Local

Area COVID numbers continue to rise rapidly

Counties in the Piedmont Health District are continuing to see sharp increases in cases of COVID-19 each week. Prince Edward County, according to data obtained ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, January 11, 2021 3:47 pm

Local

Fishin’ Pig reopens, Press Club still closed

Popular Farmville restaurants North Street Press Club and The Fishin’ Pig closed their doors temporarily recently due to potential COVID-19 exposure. The Fishin Pig has ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, January 11, 2021 2:53 pm

Local

High Bridge to close for 3 months

The High Bridge at High Bridge Trail State Park in Farmville will be closed for three months beginning Jan. 18. In a release from the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, January 11, 2021 1:39 pm

Farmville

Raising a glass to pet adoption

Cracking open a cold one is about to get a lot cuter. Three Roads Brewing Company in Farmville, in partnership with the Southside Society for ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, January 8, 2021 6:00 am

PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT

Health district begins vaccine campaign

Several doctors, nurses and other health care workers from the surrounding area made their way to the Prince Edward County Health Department building Wednesday, Jan. ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, January 8, 2021 6:00 am

Farmville

WayFast to expand services

WayFast Delivery, the Farmville-based food delivery service that has thrived amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is about to expand its operations to include Nottoway County. Founded ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:43 pm

Local

Officials hopeful vaccination pace will pick up

Despite nationwide concern that Operation Warp Speed is not nearly fast enough, health officials are expressing optimism for a future increase in vaccination rates as ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, January 4, 2021 2:41 pm

Buckingham

Community spread causes rapid rise in local COVID cases

 With record COVID-19 case numbers coming out of the state and post-Christmas coronavirus spikes seen across the health district, a local health official is warning ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, January 4, 2021 1:41 pm

Buckingham

First baby of 2021 arrives

Kaitlyn Hodges and Jason Knabe of Dillwyn welcomed 8-pound, 6-ounce Jefferson Gauge Knabe into the world Friday, Jan. 1, at 1:48 a.m. Jefferson was the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, January 4, 2021 12:40 pm

Cumberland

Diversity in children’s literature

Cumberland County children will now have access to a wide variety of culturally diverse books for children thanks to the work of two local Girl ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, January 1, 2021 6:00 am

Cumberland

CuCPS to continue in-person learning

Cumberland County Public School (CuCPS) students are scheduled to return to hybrid, in-person classes beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5. Although steadily increasing numbers of coronavirus cases ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, January 1, 2021 6:00 am

Farmville

‘The Bachelor’ star has local ties

It’s well established that aunts love to brag about successful nieces and nephews. Farmville resident Sherry Honeycutt has one big reason to brag about her ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:00 am

Local

Holiday COVID surge expected

Piedmont Health District Director Dr. H. Robert Nash is asking residents to stay home on New Year’s Eve as the area braces for what is ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Southside quickly vaccinating caregivers

Centra Southside Community Hospital (Southside) in Farmville is wasting no time administering the 1,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the health care provider received ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

‘Commercial prospecting’ may become by-right use

The Buckingham Planning Commission voted 5-1 Monday night, Dec. 21, to make commercial prospecting a by-right use in A-1 agricultural zones and M-1 and M-2 ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, December 25, 2020 6:00 am

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