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Alexa Massey, Author at Farmville

Education

Colleges prepare for students

As local school districts establish their masking and COVID policies for this coming school year, the area’s institutions of higher learning are also preparing for ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 6:00 am

Education

Welcome back

Prince Edward County Public Schools held its first day of school Monday, Aug. 2. Young Eagles arrived sporting a variety of colorful face masks as ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

Colleges prepare for a new year

As local school districts establish their masking and COVID policies for this coming school year, the area’s institutions of higher learning are also preparing for ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:40 pm

COVID-19

CuCPS makes mask plans

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) has released more information regarding masking and other school policies as students prepare for their first day back following summer ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, August 2, 2021 9:35 pm

COVID-19

Number of COVID cases double in a week

COVID-19 numbers in the commonwealth have doubled in one week as counties in the Piedmont Health District continue to see a new surge fueled by ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, August 2, 2021 9:30 pm

Buckingham

Schools discuss plans for new year

With new guidance recently released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) concerning masking up at school, local ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

Pastor is area’s first delta variant ‘breakthough’ COVID patient

Known for his role as pastor at Farmville Presbyterian Church (FPC), Rev. Dr. Peter Smith has gained a new, unusual title as one of the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:26 pm

Local

Live @ Riverside returns

Music, drinks, food and fun are all returning to downtown Farmville’s Riverside Park this summer/fall with the return of the Live @ Riverside free outdoor ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 4:06 pm

Prince Edward

A day in the life: county animal control

From rescuing neglected pets to wrangling loose farm animals, no two days in the life of a Prince Edward County Animal Control officer are ever ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

Delta variant has arrived

The Piedmont Health District is experiencing a new surge in COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant arrives in the area. From Monday, July 19, to ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 9:31 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Heartland Horse Heroes: Therapeutic riding helps local children

Heartland Horse Heroes, headquartered out of Sprouse’s Corner Ranch in Buckingham County, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which impacts the lives of countless special needs individuals ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

It’s great to see Farmville return to life again

Walking the streets of Farmville the weekend of July 17, one couldn’t help but think back to last year at this time when birds chirping ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:00 am

Local

The fair is back

From funnel cakes to ferris wheels, the Five County Fair is coming back for 2021, and officials say this year’s festivities will include more rides, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 22, 2021 1:10 pm

Cumberland

Cumberland looking for new administrator

Cumberland County Administrator Don Unmussig will be leave his position with the county at the end of the month for a job with the Virginia ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 22, 2021 11:01 am

Cumberland

Two-vehicle crash blocks traffic

Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) firefighters responded Monday, July 19, to a two-vehicle crash in Cumberland County. According to officials, the crash occurred at approximately ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:16 am

COVID-19

COVID cases on the rise again

There are still no confirmed cases of the Delta variant in the Piedmont Health District, but COVID-19 cases are on the rise locally and across ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:00 am

Buckingham

Cumberland, Buckingham ranked among worst in state, nation for commuting

Cumberland County recently found itself ranked as the worst county in Virginia for commuting, with Buckingham County not far behind. A June 29 article written ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:45 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Sweet treats for a cause

Waldy’s makes hot summer days a little cooler Hidden away among the warehouses and baseball fields scattered along Industrial Park Road in Farmville is an ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:50 am

Buckingham

Regional tobacco tax considered

Counties in Southside Virginia, including Prince Edward, Buckingham and Cumberland, appear to be considering the formation of a regional tobacco tax board to bring in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 15, 2021 10:02 am

Buckingham

Supervisors open bidding process on school roof

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved opening the bidding process for repairing and replacement the Buckingham High School roof. At the Monday, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 15, 2021 8:02 am

Buckingham

Buckingham mourns passing of teacher, mother, coach and friend

A mother, a coach and a friend to many was taken away Monday, July 5, when Buckingham County native Kish Gowin Heslip lost her battle ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 4:11 pm

Alexa Massey

Let us know your unique talent

As the world wakes up from its pandemic slumber, I find myself questioning why I didn’t learn a new talent or get a new hobby ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 8:04 am

Local

911 call now comes with life-saving help

Telecommunicators at the Farmville Emergency Communications Center are now able to provide 911 callers with pre-arrival instructions such as how to control bleeding, perform CPR ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 7:50 am

COVID-19

The long goodbye

From planning socially-distanced funerals to determining how to safely transport the body of someone who died from COVID-19, the pandemic turned the funeral home industry ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Monday, July 12, 2021 5:42 pm

LIFESTYLES

100 miles of yard sale treasures

Residents across five counties woke up early Saturday, July 3, looking for a bargain as part of the annual 100-Mile Yard Sale. Passing through Amelia, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, July 9, 2021 6:00 am

College

Lancers lend a helping hand

While many area residents spent their Sunday afternoon getting an early start barbecuing or setting up decorations for a Fourth of July celebration, members of ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 8, 2021 4:58 pm

COVID-19

Arrival of variant is ‘just a matter of time’

COVID-19 cases in the Piedmont Health District appear to have slowed to a crawl, as have vaccinations against the virus. But officials warn it is ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, July 8, 2021 4:55 pm

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