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Buckingham

Heartland authority set to meet Thursday

The Virginia’s Heartland Regional Industrial Facility Authority will meet on Thursday at 3 p.m. for the first time since October. The meeting will be held ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:58 pm

Church & Community

‘Growing congregation’ drives expansion

Originally founded in 1894 along its namesake near where Longwood University’s library and newly constructed dorms now stand, Race Street Baptist Church has undergone many ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:20 pm

Church & Community

Students seek end to substance abuse

Alcohol is the most widely abused substance by high schoolers not only nationwide, but in Virginia, according to a 2016 National Institute on Drug Abuse ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:02 pm

Local

Airport hosts drone testing

Unmanned aircraft systems — commonly known as drones — weighing up to 160 pounds with a 12-foot wingspan were tested at the Farmville Regional Airport ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:22 pm

Buckingham

Senior services funded by Centra grant

A $20,000 grant from The Centra Foundation will allow the Burkeville-based Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) to assist elderly patients with post-hospitalization, who have been discharged ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:59 pm

Local

‘To prepare for the next step’: PE superintendent draws motivation from her mother

As a single mother raising her daughter in Washington, D.C., Dr. Barbara Johnson said her mother emphasized preparation through education, trying to provide her the ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:02 pm

Local

Vehicle fire damages building

HALLE PARKER | HERALD Firefighters battled a vehicle fire Monday evening behind The Farmville Herald offices between North and Main streets. The fire, reported at ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:07 am

Cumberland

‘That’s what I’m used to doing’

“I feel good, good, good. Every time I think about Jesus, I feel good, good, good.” Deacon Hayes Wiley Jr., of Cumberland, laughed as he ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Thursday, July 7, 2016 3:02 pm

Local

Jail receives accreditation

The Farmville-based Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) was recently awarded an 100 percent accreditation rating by the Virginia Department of Corrections. The audit process for accreditation ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:38 pm

Local

Samuel: ‘Be proactive’ against Zika

Many health organizations across the globe have expressed the potential risks of contracting the infamous Zika virus, concentrated mainly in high-risk areas, such as the ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:34 pm

Buckingham

No charges in Perkins shooting

No charges will be filed against two Buckingham County sheriff’s deputies involved in the shooting death of 19-year-old high school senior Dyzhawn Perkins. “There’s been ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:47 pm

BREAKING NEWS

No charges in police shooting of Buckingham teen

No charges will be filed against two Buckingham County sheriff’s deputies involved in the shooting death of 19-year-old high school senior Dyzhawn Perkins. “There’s been ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Monday, June 27, 2016 9:16 pm

Local

Project gets grant money: $145K for Hotel Weyanoke renovation

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission recently approved the Town of Farmville and Hotel Weyanoke’s grant for $145,000 from the Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF), according ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:07 pm

Local

‘Serving any need’: Jones proposes Peaks Community Center

In 1999, Lula Smith, a physically handicapped elderly Prospect resident who lived alone, died in a house fire. While alive, her house was in squalid ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:56 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

Utilities restore power in wake of storms

Over 1,100 people across Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward lost power due to last night’s severe thunderstorms that swept Virginia, with winds reaching close to ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Friday, June 17, 2016 1:27 pm

Cumberland

‘Reading opens doors’

The children gathered in Cumberland’s public library Monday evening didn’t need to risk frostbite to meet a professional Alaskan dog sledder and a furry member ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Friday, June 17, 2016 10:59 am

Education

Talks continue on outdoor classroom

Behind Prince Edward County High School is an untouched forested area abound with natural beauty — a perfect place for hosting the school’s new outdoor ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:45 am

Cumberland

Honoring a legacy, new plaque commemorates the Cumberland 10

Fifty years ago, 10 students made civil rights history just by going to class in a new school. Ten young African-Americans were the first to ... Read more

by Halle Parker, Thursday, June 9, 2016 1:08 pm