Alexa Massey, Author at Farmville

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

B&M Greenhouse: Beautifying Farmville

In a town renowned for its rural beauty lives a garden center which has provided the community with gorgeous greenery for more than half a ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 9:52 am

COVID-19

Cases rise across district

COVID-19 cases jumped this week across the Piedmont Health District after a quiet month filled with low numbers of reported virus cases. Most counties in ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8:15 am

COVID-19

Virus mutations limit antibody treatments

COVID-19 cases fluctuated slightly but remained relatively low this week across the Piedmont Health District. According to the latest data obtained from the Virginia Department ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:15 pm

COVID-19

Second booster available for some

COVID-19 cases were back down in much of the health district this week as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced immunocompromised residents and ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, April 7, 2022 11:22 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

The buzz on beekeeping: Club inspires local apiarists

Honeybees are one of the most important members of our ecosystem. As pollinators, they play a vital role in the growth and health of countless ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, March 31, 2022 6:04 pm

COVID-19

COVID workplace standard revoked

Coronavirus cases are trending upward in the Piedmont Health District for the second week in a row as the Virginia Worker Safety Board makes its ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, March 29, 2022 3:55 pm

COVID-19

COVID cases leveling off

COVID-19 cases continue to level out across the Piedmont Health District as the community emerges from the wintery fog of the pandemic and heads into ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, March 24, 2022 8:15 am

COVID-19

Two years since area’s first COVID case

Two years ago, the Piedmont Health District experienced its very first confirmed case of COVID-19. This week, local health officials reflected on the virus’ impact ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:00 am

COVID-19

More counties can go mask-free

The majority of residents in the Piedmont Health District now have the go-ahead from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to go mask-free ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, March 9, 2022 8:00 am

COVID-19

CDC amends masking guidance

New guidance released Friday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has relaxed masking and other COVID-19 prevention methods for up to ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, March 3, 2022 8:30 am

COVID-19

Cases plummet in Piedmont

The Piedmont Health District is seeing a speedier decrease in COVID-19 cases this week as Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signs a bill to empower parents ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, February 23, 2022 8:30 am

COVID-19

Cases decline overall, rise locally

While COVID-19 cases continue to decline in the wake of the omicron surge, health officials are noting it may take longer for cases to slow ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, February 17, 2022 8:00 am

COVID-19

Cases trending downward in Piedmont Health District

The last week marked another period of primarily good news for the Piedmont Health District as omicron continues to release its hold on the commonwealth. ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:45 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Mill Street Sweets on Main: Where sweet dreams become reality

As one strolls down Main Street in Farmville on any given Saturday morning, they should take steps to prepare themself before walking past Mill Street ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Saturday, February 5, 2022 12:45 pm

COVID-19

Contact tracing phased out by VDH

With COVID-19 case numbers finally dropping in the commonwealth, the Virginia Department of Health has announced it is transitioning away from universal case investigation and ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, February 2, 2022 4:24 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

The Barn at Gully Tavern: Tying the knot in the Heart of Virginia

Nestled inside of a family farm on Gully Tavern Road in Rice is a stunning and elegant wedding venue which has taken the area bridal ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, January 28, 2022 4:00 pm

COVID-19

Could omicron usher in endemic?

Local hospitals continue to see record breaking numbers of COVID-19 patients as health officials warn the omicron variant could be pushing society towards a coronavirus ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:08 pm

COVID-19

Youngkin ends school mask mandates – Centra sees record COVID patients

Virus cases are continuing to soar upward in the Piedmont Health District as local hospitals see an all-time high in COVID patients. Meanwhile, new executive ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 8:15 am

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing

Coronavirus cases are exploding across the commonwealth this week as Virginia grapples with record breaking case numbers which dwarf any previous surge. Data from the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:15 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Talley Jewelry: Farmville’s not-so-hidden gem

Today, Ron Talley runs a successful, full-service jewelry store located in Downtown Farmville. Although the business moved to its Main Street location in 2019, the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Friday, December 31, 2021 10:02 am

COVID-19

Cases soar on Christmas Eve

Record-breaking coronavirus  case numbers and thousands of canceled flights created holiday turmoil over the weekend as the health district and country continue to face the ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 3:30 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

The Christmas cabin: A showstopper gingerbread house

The holidays come with many treasured traditions, and one of my favorites has got to be making and decorating a gingerbread house. Since high school, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:00 am

Local

New animal shelter slated for 2024

While discussions surrounding the Prince Edward County Capital Improvements Plan have mainly been focused on elementary school renovations, the plan’s highest priority project, a new ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:56 pm

COVID-19

Virus concern mounts as winter arrives

Health officials continue to stress the importance of vaccination and boosters as the entirety of the Piedmont Health District sees an upward trend in cases. ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:47 pm

Farmville

Cloud 9 Gelato set to open

Locals are eagerly preparing their taste buds for a trip to Cloud 9 — literally — in anticipation of the arrival of Farmville’s newest business, ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Saturday, December 18, 2021 6:10 pm

Buckingham

Voting districts redrawn

The Buckingham Board of Supervisors voted Monday, Dec. 13, to approve a redistricting ordinance change following the 2020 U.S. Census results. During the meeting, County ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, December 16, 2021 6:26 pm

Cumberland

Former Sheriff Marshall Smith passes

Cumberland County citizens were saddened this week to hear of the passing of former Sheriff Marshall Snead Smith. Smith, born March 25, 1939, passed away ... Read more

by Alexa Massey, Thursday, December 16, 2021 6:25 pm

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