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Alexa Massey, Author at Farmville

Buckingham

Community spread increasing

As university coronavirus cases appear to be declining, community spread is on the rise, tightening visitation policies at hospitals and leading to concern from health ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:00 am

Cumberland

Tractor trailer crash shuts down Salem Church Road

Crews responded at approximately 7:32 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, to the 300th block of Salem Church Road in Cumberland County for a single-vehicle accident involving ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:00 pm

Cumberland

Dukes return to school

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) celebrated its first day of hybrid learning Monday, Oct. 19. The day was a big milestone for many kids who ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, October 23, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville

Flu shots are critical this year

Flu season is now upon us, but this year the influenza and the trouble it brings will overlap with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Public health ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:57 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

No livestock show a letdown for local kids

Story by Alexa Massey The cancellation of this year’s Five County Fair caused dismay to yearly fairgoers, but it was also a disappointment to the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

4-H Education Center asks for funding

The Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center, a nonprofit organization which serves youths and their families from across 19 localities, including Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Buckingham – There’s gold in them thar hills

The search for gold in Buckingham by Canadian-based company Aston Bay has caught the attention of both residents and county officials, who will have to ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:00 am

Cumberland

County to allow utility-scale solar farms

The Cumberland Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday night, Oct. 13, to amend its county code in order to allow utility-scale solar facilities in the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:00 am

Cumberland

School board race with no candidates raises questions

Voters preparing to fill out a ballot in Cumberland County’s 4th district will encounter a likely puzzling question they may not have been prepared to ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, October 19, 2020 2:57 pm

Buckingham

No new noise control ordinance for Buckingham

The Buckingham Board of Supervisors decided unanimously Tuesday night against adopting a controversial revised version of the county’s noise control ordinance. Multiple members of the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

BUSINESS

Beef and commodity prices

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on October 9. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, mostly $2 lower to $3 ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

Cumberland

Tire dumping an issue in Cumberland County

Cumberland County citizens can dispose of up to 100 tires free of charge on Tire Collection Day Saturday, Oct. 24. The annual event is aimed ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Town and Gown — Keeping Farmville vibrant

Chad Eisele describes his first day in Farmville as a whirlwind. It was back in 2017. He was a finalist for the position of director ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:24 pm

Buckingham

Buckingham public school students will continue virtual learning

The Buckingham County School Board voted 5-2 Wednesday afternoon in favor of continuing virtual learning for the remainder of the semester. Board members gathered at ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:53 pm

PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT

Area COVID-19 cases still on the rise

Prince Edward County is still seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, with Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College experiencing 60 new coronavirus cases in the last ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:37 pm

Farmville

Flavors of India coming to Farmville

Farmville is about to get even more flavorful. Flavors of India, a brand new restaurant offering authentic Indian cuisine, will soon open its doors at ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 pm

Cumberland

FFA club is blooming

The Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) and agriculture programs are experiencing a transformation that is instilling positive change and growth ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:00 am

ASKED AND ANSWERED BY ALEXA

Mask up for Halloween

Halloween will be different for all of us this year. Though many people are likely planning a nice night in, eating candy and watching scary ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:00 am

Prince Edward

PE School Board to vote on reopening schools

The Prince Edward County School Board voted unanimously Wednesday, Oct. 7, to table the decision of moving to in-person classes until November. Board members were ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, October 12, 2020 10:14 am

Cumberland

Cumberland gets caffeinated

Cumberland is already abuzz with excitement over the area’s newest business — Cumberland Coffee Company. The quaint little shop, located at 2 Stoney Point Road, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:00 am

Education

Prince Edward schools stick with virtual learning

The Prince Edward County School Board voted unanimously Wednesday night, Oct. 7, to table the decision of moving to in-person classes until November. Board members ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 8, 2020 3:56 pm

PIEDMONT DISTRICT

Local virus cases see an increase

The area is suddenly seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. According to Piedmont Health District Director Dr. H. Robert Nash, many local counties have seen ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:21 pm

Farmville

New businesses open in town

From restaurants to antique stores to financial planning, the pandemic isn’t stopping new businesses from popping up across downtown Farmville. Holly Johnson recently opened up ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:09 pm

Local

Kaine hears concerns about ICE from local leaders

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., hosted a virtual roundtable Friday, Oct. 2, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in the Farmville community. Kaine has been ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:37 pm

Buckingham

Former case manager says Crossroads’ problems hurting patients

A former case worker for Crossroads is alleging poor management has led to the possible suffering and death of a patient in an Amelia County ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:20 pm

Buckingham

Case of MIS-C diagnosed in Buckingham County

A case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a new health condition associated with COVID-19, has been discovered in Buckingham County. According to an ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:07 am

Farmville

Dunnington Mansion up for auction

Just in time for Halloween, a historic plot of land in Farmville, complete with a spookily charming abandoned mansion, is up for auction. Poplar Hill, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, October 2, 2020 6:00 am

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