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Crystal Vandegrift, Author at Farmville

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Catching Up With… Angela M. Jackson-Mapetla

Story by Crystal Vandegrift Angela M. Jackson-Mapetla, former director of residential and commuter life at Longwood University, spent many of her days in Farmville working ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

Columns

Blessings to all creatures great and small

Farmville United Methodist Church and Johns Memorial Episcopal held a combined service of Blessing of the Animals Sunday, Oct. 4, with more than 20 people ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:00 am

Longwood

Longwood Commencement 2020 canceled

Longwood University’s Commencement 2020 that was postponed from May to Oct. 9 and 10 has now been canceled. “The Class of 2020, whose May Commencement ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00 am

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE

Students taking ordinance seriously

In light of an emergency town ordinance enacted by Farmville Town Council Wednesday, Aug. 19, to limit gatherings to 50 people just days before Longwood ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:00 am

Longwood

Mooney returns as Longwood University police chief

The Longwood University Police Department (LUPD) is under new leadership, but with a familiar face to Farmville residents, following the retirement of Chief Bob Beach ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, August 28, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Town to begin water disconnection

In an effort to help town residents during the COVID-19 pandemic the Town of Farmville has delayed disconnecting water and avoided charging late fees since ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Lancers return socially distanced

Over five days last week, Longwood University welcomed just more than 5,000 undergraduate students to campus, but things will look different for the Lancers this ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

SVCC set to begin fall term

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) will resume classes for its fall semester Aug. 24, but like most colleges and universities, things will be different. SVCC ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Confederate Cemetery could be statue’s new location

The Farmville Town Council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, to determine what should be done with the Confederate statue ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, August 7, 2020 6:00 am

HIGH BRIDGE TRAIL STATE PARK

High Bridge expands to Pamplin

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) purchased 30 acres in Pamplin from Norfolk Southern Railroad to be added to High Bridge Trail State ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Starbucks remains on schedule for fall opening

A third Starbucks and the first free-standing version with a drive thru in Farmville is on track to open this fall. Asset and Project Manager ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, July 27, 2020 2:29 pm

Farmville

New apartments give view of town

The iconic Doyne Building located in downtown Farmville at the intersection of West Third and Main streets that was once adorned by a mural highlighting ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, July 24, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville the Magazine

CATCHING UP WITH: Amy Tillerson-Brown

Amy Tillerson-Brown, a 1990 graduate of Prince Edward County High School, is currently living in Waynesboro where she is a professor of history and history ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:16 pm

Farmville

Centra designated Baby Friendly

Centra Southside Community Hospital (CSCH) has received the Baby-Friendly designation from the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Fate of Confederate statue to be decided by council

The Farmville Town Council unanimously voted during its Wednesday, July 8, meeting to hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, to determine ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, July 20, 2020 12:38 pm

Farmville

Council honors former officer

The Farmville Town Council honored the late Willie Tranza “Shorty” Jennings, a man known for his love of service to others, with a resolution of ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Brother, can you spare a dime?

Many retail stores are now asking customers to consider paying for items with a credit or debit card rather than cash and coins due to ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, July 10, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Veterans organization seeks help

Despite having financial setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Piedmont Area Veterans Council (PAVC) has continued to assist active duty service members, veterans and ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, July 10, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Council discusses next steps for statue

During its livestreamed meeting Wednesday, July 1, the Farmville Town Council agreed to ask for clarification from the state attorney general’s office on the next ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, July 6, 2020 12:22 pm

Prince Edward

Citizens will see reduction in DMV fees

Prince Edward County citizens, along with other Virginia residents, will see a reduction in vehicle registration fees by $10 beginning July 1 thanks to new ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, July 3, 2020 6:00 am

Prince Edward

Registrar’s office receives funding

The Virginia Department of Elections is distributing $9 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding, and Prince Edward County will receive ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

New law designed to protect dogs

Often a tethered dog is a forgotten dog. Beginning this Wednesday, July 1, Virginia law prohibits the tethering of dogs outside during extreme weather. The ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Memorial items disappear

After Farmville’s Confederate Soldier monument was taken away Thursday night, June 18, the empty pedestal became a memorial of sorts with residents leaving wreaths candles, ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Council adopts budget

In a brief meeting, Farmville’s Town Council adopted its $23.4 million 2020-2021 budget Thursday, June 18. During the meeting Jamie Davis, chairman of the finance ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Statue discussion held in closed session

Farmville Town Council has live-streamed its council meetings on the Town of Farmville Facebook page and YouTube channel due to the declared state of emergency ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Longwood requests refund for bus service

Longwood University is requesting a refund from the Town of Farmville for bus services the university did not use for seven weeks due to closing ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, June 15, 2020 11:49 am

Local

Longwood preps for August 24 reopening

Longwood University preparing for students to return to in-person learning on campus on August 24 but with minor adjustments to the fall academic calendar. “This ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, June 15, 2020 11:38 am

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