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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

Editorials

Editorial — Crossroads needs a strong board

During this time when the Crossroads Community Service Board is searching for an executive director, it would be a good time for the Crossroads board ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 8, 2021 4:12 pm

COMMUNITY HEROES

Librarian’s superpower is helping others

Approximately six months after taking over as the director of the Cumberland County Library, Lisa Davis had to shut it down due to the COVID-19 ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 6:00 am

COMMUNITY HEROES

EMT looking to make a difference in lives

Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Staff Member of the Year loves to help people when they are having their worst days. Just don’t ask him ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

United Way fades into history

After distributing thousands of dollars to area nonprofits for more than 50 years, the Prince Edward County United Way is no more. The organization’s board ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 1, 2021 6:41 pm

Columns

Opinion – School Board is holding all the cards

In their game of political poker with the Board of Supervisors, the Prince Edward County School Board is holding four aces. Here’s how it should ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 1, 2021 9:32 am

News

Crossroads board was regularly updated on PPP loan

A $2.4 million Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan applied for and received by Crossroads has been the source of some questions by local county administrators ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 1, 2021 6:42 am

HIGH BRIDGE TRAIL STATE PARK

Fireflies twinkle and dazzle at High Bridge

The trees below the High Bridge twinkled like thousands of Christmas lights had been strung through them Friday, June 18, on the first night of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, June 25, 2021 6:00 am

Local

No Fourth of July fireworks for Farmville

For the second consecutive year, there will likely be no official bombs bursting in air this Fourth of July holiday in the Town of Farmville. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:23 pm

Buckingham

Crossroads board agrees to audit

The Crossroads Community Services Board of Directors narrowly agreed to conduct a forensic audit of the organization’s finances Tuesday, June 22, but who will pay ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:06 pm

Local

Myrtle the Turtle has a new home at Twin Lakes

Myrtle was a turtle without a home. The invasive species of red-eared slider currently has a very fine turtle home and has been promoted to ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:50 am

Buckingham

Buckingham joins chorus calling for audit of Crossroads

Add Buckingham County to the list of counties asking the Board of Directors of the Crossroads Community Services Board to call for a forensic audit ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, June 21, 2021 8:21 am

Buckingham

Karl Carter named new Buckingham County administrator

After conducting a search for a new county administrator, the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors found they only needed to look across the hall from ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:24 pm

COVID-19

VDOT facilities reopen

The Virginia Department of Transportation has lifted the COVID-19 protocols that restrict walk-in visitors at VDOT offices and other public-facing facilities. Also, in accordance with ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:27 pm

Local

Water outage could have been much worse

Despite some concerns about the town’s emergency notification system, a feeling of relief exuded from Farmville’s leaders following the recent water crisis as they realized ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:41 am

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