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Martin L. Cahn, Author at Farmville

Local

PAVC helping vets and the community

Piedmont Area Veterans Council & Community Services (PAVC) quietly celebrated its first anniversary Jan. 3. The organization helps military veterans, spouses and families, as well ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, January 19, 2017 2:17 pm

Buckingham

Legislators set priorities for session

Even before the Virginia General Assembly opened its 2017 session over a week ago on Jan. 11, Dels. James E. Edmunds II, C. Matthews Fariss ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:44 am

Local

Crime rankings ‘ignore the uniqueness of each locale’

How does “AreaVibes” come up with its crime ranking of B- for Farmville? What factors does it use? Is Farmville a safe place to live? ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:15 pm

Education

Board hears schools report

Cumberland County Public Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Amy Griffin reported on the division’s reconstitution efforts for its elementary and middle schools to the county’s board ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, January 12, 2017 2:33 pm

Cumberland

Ingle, Wheeler to lead board

The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors has a new chairman and vice chairman. During their meeting Tuesday night, supervisors unanimously elected District Three Supervisor Kevin ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, January 12, 2017 2:21 pm

Cumberland

Proposed projects include back-up well

The highest-priority project among those being considered by the Cumberland County Planning Commission is a back-up well replacement that could cost up to $200,000. County ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, January 12, 2017 2:19 pm

Local

Man charged with rape, abduction

Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office (PECSO) deputies arrested a 23-year-old Farmville man and charged him with several alleged crimes related to actions against members of ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:14 pm

Cumberland

New charges in Route 60 thefts

The two men accused in a series of breaking and entering cases now face additional charges. Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Howard Al-Tariq Berry ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Friday, January 6, 2017 2:22 pm

Cumberland

Police investigating thefts

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two thefts which took place Dec. 26 and 27. Sheriff Darrell Hodges said the thefts are unrelated. On ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:30 pm

Buckingham

Man charged with possession

A Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested, 53-year-old Kim Austin, of Buckingham, after the man allegedly handed him a marijuana blunt during a traffic stop ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:28 pm

Buckingham

Car batteries thrown at deputy

A Fluvanna man is facing a number of charges after he and an unknown accomplice threw car batteries at a Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:26 pm

Columns

Writing about criminal facts

For some reason, I’ve always been drawn to crime stories — not reading them, mind you, but writing them. I guess I should really say ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, January 5, 2017 12:47 pm

Cumberland

Four sentenced in Brier Creek bust

The lone female defendant among four charged in a February drug bust will spend two years in jail, the longest time for any of her ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, January 5, 2017 12:45 pm

Business

Chamber honors Mossler

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of three The Herald will publish featuring lead award winners from the 2016 Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce’s ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, January 5, 2017 12:38 pm

Buckingham

Candidates talk issues at forum: Peake, Hines, Washington differ on abortion, ‘bathroom bill’

The three candidates for state Senate District 22 gave different responses when asked about women’s reproductive rights and a proposed “bathroom bill” during a candidates’ ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, January 5, 2017 7:21 am

Columns

Drive safely this year

Since I knew I would be on vacation this week, I wrote this column as much as a reminder to myself as to all my ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, December 29, 2016 10:22 am

Local

Virso Road fire displaces one

A woman is reportedly staying with family following a Dec. 21 kitchen fire at 1364 Virso Road. Meherrin Volunteer Fire & Rescue Chief Andrew Tatum ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 1:10 pm

Education

Outdoor classroom taking shape

An outdoor classroom for Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) is closer to being completed, thanks to both financial and physical help. According to Prince ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 12:58 pm

Columns

Waiting for a special week

Being a divorced middle-aged man does not make me unique. Neither does being the father of two teenage boys. What’s a little different is living ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, December 22, 2016 1:43 pm

Church & Community

Smith was ‘Born a Fighter’

At 28 years old, Ryan Smith is already a three-time author. For himself, it’s quite an accomplishment for someone who felt like an outcast while ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 1:01 pm

Cumberland

Boatwright trial date set

A new trial date has been set for a Patterson, N.J., man accused in a February 2015 home invasion case. Quashawn J. Boatwright, 31, also ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 12:44 pm

Columns

Rambling through the area

One of the neat things about being a journalist is getting to see new places, even if the way you’re doing that is just driving ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:52 am

Church & Community

Chamber hosts holiday tour

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday, highlighting a number of homes in the community in an ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:52 am

Local

FVFD hands out annual awards

Three Farmville volunteer firefighters received high honors during a special banquet Saturday night at the Farmville Municipal Golf Course. The department recognized Julie Bailey, Patrick ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:38 am

Education

Clark declines to prosecute in fight — Altercation between Longwood, H-SC students occurred Dec. 4

The Prince Edward commonwealth’s attorney said she will not pursue criminal charges in a Dec. 4 altercation between Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College students. “Although ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:56 am

Business

Volunteer fair set

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Volunteer & Community Engagement Fair 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Firemen’s Sports Arena, 1328 Zion ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:47 am

Columns

His grandfathers’ service

I’ve never served in the military — I was built more like Steve Rogers before he got the Super Soldier Serum to become Captain America. ... Read more

by Martin L. Cahn, Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:40 pm

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