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Buckingham

Custodians, staff keep students healthy

In a time when in-person learning has perhaps never been so important, local custodians are rising to the challenge to keep schools clean and students ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:47 pm

Farmville

Fundraiser to be held in honor of town pup

Humans and canines alike are invited to celebrate the life of one of Farmville’s favorite furry friends who recently crossed the rainbow bridge as part ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:44 pm

COVID-19

COVID cases climb in schools

Local schools have been open for less than one month, but 111 COVID-19 cases have already been confirmed in students and staff of schools in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, September 3, 2021 6:06 am

COVID-19

COVID cases soaring

The rate of COVID-19 infections continues to soar across the area this week. The number of virus cases in counties in the Piedmont Health District ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 6:00 am

Education

SOLs reflect virus’ toll on learning

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released the 2020-2021 Standards of Learning (SOL) test results. With scores plummeting across the commonwealth and nation, state ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:00 pm

LIFESTYLES

Kangoo Jumps put bounce in exercise class

A unique form of exercise has dozens of Farmville residents jumping for joy at the Southside Virginia Family YMCA. Since February, locals from ages 13 ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 26, 2021 6:09 pm

COVID-19

Centra in grim situation

Centra Health officials provided information Wednesday, Aug. 25, to what doctors have described as an “increasingly grim situation” at the health care provider’s hospitals. During ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 26, 2021 5:17 pm

Alexa Massey

Opinion – I hope your fried rice was cold

My boyfriend and I were having dinner at our favorite Korean restaurant in Charlottesville the other weekend when we observed an unhappy customer become extremely ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 9:50 pm

COVID-19

Vaccine now FDA approved

Despite COVID-19 cases soaring throughout the Piedmont Health District this week, good news has arrived in the form of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 6:00 am

Farmville

Local pups give Four Paw ‘five stars’

What began as a side job for an animal-loving Longwood student has transformed into a highly successful business that offers comfort to pets and peace ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 6:22 am

COVID-19

29 virus cases in area schools

With 29 COVID-19 cases already identified in area public schools this month, tracking possible exposure to the virus and preventing further cases is just one ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, August 20, 2021 9:00 am

Cumberland

Historical marker nominations selected

Cumberland Middle School students were recognized Tuesday, Aug. 3, after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam selected two student nominations for new state historical highway markers highlighting ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 19, 2021 5:14 pm

LIFESTYLES

All aboard The Tipsy Carriage

After a successful maiden voyage, Farmville’s latest and greatest mode of transportation across the area, The Tipsy Carriage, is finally up and operational. The brainchild ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 19, 2021 5:01 pm

Local

Counties approve funding for broadband project

Supervisors in Buckingham and Cumberland counties approved funding this month for Firefly Broadband’s Regional Internet Service Expansion (RISE) Project set to bring reliable and affordable ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 19, 2021 4:10 pm

COVID-19

COVID cases surge throughout health district

With the delta variant of COVID-19 now the dominant variant in the area, coronavirus cases are soaring in the health district as most of the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 6:00 am

Cumberland

Two pinned after crash

Two individuals were injured in a serious single-vehicle crash Sunday in Cumberland. According to Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) officials, at 3:56 p.m. firefighters were ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 3:18 pm

Farmville

Man charged with felony hit and run

A Farmville man was charged with a felony hit and run last week after fleeing the scene of a three-car accident on South Main Street. ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, August 16, 2021 6:23 pm

COVID-19

Centra requires vaccination

As local COVID-19 cases surge and hospitals see large increases in virus patients and deaths, Centra Health has made the decision to require vaccination of ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, August 16, 2021 6:20 pm

Education

Heat wave sends students home early

Prince Edward and Buckingham county public schools both made announcements Thursday, Aug. 12 that they would be sending students home early Thursday, Aug. 12, and ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 12, 2021 3:51 pm

Cumberland

No replacement yet for Unmussig

The search is still on for a new Cumberland county administrator after the recent departure of previous County Administrator Don Unmussig. Unmussig, who succeeded former ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 12, 2021 9:56 am

COVID-19

Doctor: ‘I’m begging you to get a vaccine’

Centra Health officials are pleading with members of the public to consider getting the vaccine as hospitals have already begun to strain under the pressure ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 3:27 pm

Education

Poor behavior at meetings threaten public participation

With local government meetings around the commonwealth becoming more and more heated, as was the case at the Tuesday, Aug. 3, Buckingham County School Board ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 6:54 am

COVID-19

More young, healthy people are getting COVID

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb throughout Virginia and the Piedmont Health District as officials see an increase in cases among young, healthy ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 6:28 am

Buckingham

Chaotic Buckingham meeting ends in decision on masks

Shouting, booing and angry statements echoed throughout the room Tuesday night, Aug. 3, during the Buckingham County School Board meeting as members of the public ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 6:24 am

COVID-19

Northam says students must mask up

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued a statement Thursday, Aug. 5, asking all Virginia school districts to require students to mask up indoors regardless of vaccination ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, August 9, 2021 4:01 pm

Farmville

Homeward Bound: Facebook page reunites pets and owners

A social media group with more than 2,000 members has become a beacon of hope for residents in search of a lost pet. The Farmville ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, August 5, 2021 1:02 pm

Education

Colleges prepare for students

As local school districts establish their masking and COVID policies for this coming school year, the area’s institutions of higher learning are also preparing for ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 6:00 am

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