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Farmville

Farmville man arrested on sex charges

A 22-year-old Farmville man was arrested in Nottoway County Friday, July 23, on sex charges by the Portsmouth Police Department’s Special Victims Unit. Tyler A. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, August 2, 2021 10:01 pm

Columns

Column – Get the shot or drink alone

In order to protect their employees and keep their doors open, businesses across the country are beginning to take actions that keep the unvaccinated on ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, August 2, 2021 9:55 pm

Local

Ellett Embroidery moving downtown

Downtown Farmville will soon have another business to go into the vacant Red Front Trading Company space. Ellett’s Embroidery, currently located in 1437 South Main ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, August 2, 2021 9:45 pm

LIFE

Habitat celebrates 50th home

The person who makes some of the best cheeseburgers in Farmville is now the proud owner of a new home on Hylawn Avenue thanks to ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, July 30, 2021 6:00 am

Columns

Opinion – Republicans need to stop rooting against the state

One would think that Virginia winning its second consecutive honor as the top state in the nation for business from CNBC would be something we ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:42 pm

Local

North Street goes one way Friday

Traffic on a portion of North Street will be changed to one-way Friday, July 30. Beginning at the intersection of North and West Third Streets, ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:33 pm

Prince Edward

Fire department celebrates 50 years

The Darlington Heights community gathered to celebrate 50 years of the volunteer fire department protecting the community. The Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department started in ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Darlington Heights celebrates anniversary

The Darlington Heights community gathered to celebrate 50 years of the volunteer fire department protecting the community. The Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department started in ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, July 26, 2021 9:27 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Editor’s Notebook — Town returns to life after pandemic

We’re alive again! After a season of darkness and inactivity, our calendars are filling up, and designer masks are being lost never to be found ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Sunday, July 25, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Message to commission: Keep towns together

Longwood University in Farmville was the first stop of a listening tour for Virginia’s newly formed Redistricting Commission as the group began a series of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:05 am

Farmville

Town pressured to end ICE contract

For the past three months, speakers asking the Town of Farmville to end its contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:31 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

STEPS crew makes old things new again

All those Amazon boxes ordered during the pandemic and placed by the curb for recycling ended up in the hands of a six-man crew at ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:35 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Keeping Farmville clean and pristine

The first thing you notice about Damon Streat is his speed. The man whose job it is to keep the Town of Farmville litter-free moves ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:57 am

Columns

Opinion – Council should rethink plan for Confederate statue

In Charlottesville, statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were taken away on flatbed trucks this month. In Richmond, a dozen Confederate statues have ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:55 am

Local

Residents ask council for help with noise issue

Three Farmville residents appeared before Town Council last week asking for some help getting a decent night’s sleep. The three residents of the Randolph Street ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:49 am

Education

PECPS to have transgender students use private restrooms

Transgender students in Prince Edward County Public Schools will be required to use private restrooms until the school board approves a policy on the issue, ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, July 19, 2021 3:22 pm

LIFESTYLES

Post commander paints mural to honor vets

The plain beige wall on the side on VFW Post 7059 provided an opportunity for Dean Lord to combine his love for his country with ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, July 16, 2021 6:00 am

Farmville

Statue closer to new location

Farmville’s Confederate statue moved a step closer to finding a new home in the town’s Confederate Cemetery. Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis said two potential ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:54 am

Prince Edward

Supervisors modify COVID scholarship incentive

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors agreed to a couple changes in the way the county’s student vaccination incentive program is carried out. After ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:52 am

Prince Edward

Supervisors open meetings to public

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors took a wait-and-see approach to lifting the COVID-19 emergency authorization during its Tuesday, July 15, meeting. Concerned about ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:03 am

Farmville

Council votes to make North Street one way

After a 4-2 vote, Farmville’s Town Council approved a recommendation from the Infrastructure Committee to change North Street to a one-way street from West Third ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:54 am

Local

Confederate statue is on Town Council’s agenda

Farmville’s Confederate statue issue returns to Town Council’s agenda during the upcoming Wednesday, July 14 monthly meeting. In May, Town Council unanimously authorized Town Manager ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 7:56 am

COMMUNITY HEROES

Johnson changes careers to save lives

In addition to giving CPR and using a defibrillator to bring people back to life, the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Volunteer of the Year ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Saturday, July 10, 2021 6:00 am

COMMUNITY HEROES

Telecommunicator loves helping people

Leslie Cheatham is a person who has spent most of her life helping others, whether as a telecommunicator for the Town of Farmville, an EMT ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, July 9, 2021 6:00 am

COMMUNITY HEROES

H-SC health director helped students return safely

After nearly 20 years as a student health nurse at Hampden-Sydney College, Barbara Kiewiet de Jong’s last year before retirement was certainly her most difficult. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, July 9, 2021 6:00 am

Farmville

Town ends state of emergency

After almost 16 months of operating under a declaration of a local emergency for COVID-19, the Farmville Town Council quickly and unanimously agreed to rescind ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 8, 2021 4:45 pm

Cumberland

Semi-pro team takes the court

Frustrated with his experience of being a player on semi-pro basketball teams, D’Juan Wilburn and his brother Robert decided to begin their own team for ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 8, 2021 4:20 pm

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