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attempted murder

Law Enforcement Reports

Records provide more details in attempted murder case

APPOMATTOX – The attempted murder case involving a Meherrin man at least partly stemmed from what was said on an Instagram chat. According to court ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Tuesday, January 31, 2023 1:11 am

TOWN OF FARMVILLE

PUD process will take months

Don’t expect any quick decisions on planned unit development. That was the statement given by Town of Farmville staff during the Wednesday, Jan. 18 planning ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Saturday, January 28, 2023 8:00 am

Prince Edward

prince edward county

News Briefs: School records set, new fair planned in Prince Edward

FARMVILLE – This week saw a Prince Edward High student set two school records. During a meet at VMI, Sylvia Hemmer ran the 1000 meter ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Saturday, January 28, 2023 5:39 am

Attempted murder

Law Enforcement Reports

Meherrin man pleads guilty in attempted murder trial

APPOMATTOX – Guilty. That was the verdict handed down Thursday, Jan. 26 in Appomattox Circuit Court. There was no deliberation needed. Twenty-one-year-old Meherrin resident Mitariq ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, January 27, 2023 12:25 am

attempted murder

Buckingham

Buckingham planning commission weighs big questions

DILLWYN – How much control does a county board need over what happens on your property? If you want to change the zoning, should you ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Thursday, January 26, 2023 9:32 pm

Cumberland EMS

Cumberland

Tired of long hospital delays? Cumberland EMS looks at a solution.

Cumberland County only had 31 medical transport calls last month, said Cumberland EMS and Fire Chief Andy Aigner. But it’s not because people didn’t need ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Thursday, January 26, 2023 5:10 am

grocery store

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

From the Editor’s Desk: You can’t have it both ways

Target isn’t going to just move to Farmville because we ask them to. The same goes for a grocery store like Kroger or Harris Teeter, ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 3:30 pm

Centra Dialysis

Farmville

Firefighters showed up Tuesday at UVA Dialysis. Here’s why.

FARMVILLE – The report went out over the scanner just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Members of the Farmville Fire Department were called out to ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 4:24 am

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

From the Editor’s Desk: Involvement means more than just reading what happened

After last Friday’s column, I received quite a few responses. For those wondering what I’m talking about, in the piece, I questioned why there were ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Thursday, January 19, 2023 12:00 pm

Farmville staff

Business

How do you bring in business? Farmville staff proposes rule change

FARMVILLE – The Town of Farmville staff have heard the requests. Residents have a list of things they want to see happen. They want more ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 2:28 am

Prince Edward School Board

Education

Prince Edward School Board makes changes to boost involvement

FARMVILLE – The Prince Edward County School Board hopes by meeting later in the day, they’ll get more parents involved. The group voted to move ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 1:42 am

Amish traffic

Buckingham

Expect heavy Amish traffic today. Why? An event in Buckingham

DILLWYN – Drive slowly on the roads today, especially around curves. That’s the warning from the Toga Volunteer Fire Department in Dillwyn. The reason? A ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 5:03 am

MLK Day

Farmville

Farmville community celebrates MLK Day with family project

“Without love, there is no reason to know anyone,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Is quoted as saying. “For love will, in the end, connect ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 4:25 am

Centra Southside

Centra Hospital

Yes, Centra Southside went into lockdown Thursday. Here’s why.

FARMVILLE – No one was hurt, but Farmville’s Centra Southside hospital went into lockdown Thursday afternoon, after shots were fired on the campus.  The situation ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, January 13, 2023 12:04 pm

gold mining ban

Columns

Carlton: Community needs larger role in gold mining discussion

There are seven Buckingham County residents serving on the county’s litter committee. That number will come up later, so just hang on to it for ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, January 13, 2023 11:49 am

mail scam

Business

Prince Edward County not ready to split up tax payments

Before Prince Edward County considers changing when personal property taxes are due, multiple things would need to take place. Prince Edward County Administrator Doug Stanley ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, January 13, 2023 1:56 am

gold mining Buckingham County

Buckingham County

Gold mining committee takes shape in Buckingham County

DILLWYN – Less than a month after it was first approved, the gold mining committee in Buckingham County is still taking shape. One member of ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Thursday, January 12, 2023 2:52 am

Prince Edward County

prince edward county

A new tax took effect Jan. 1 in Prince Edward County

If you’re planning on buying food from a restaurant or caterer in Prince Edward County, be aware, the price just went up. On Jan. 1, ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 4:50 am

Gas prices

Buckingham

Why did local gas prices spike so high?

FARMVILLE – It started just after New Year’s Day. Gas prices jumped more than 10 cents from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, then spiked again ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 5:12 am

delays

Winter Weather Conditions

Winter weather freezes roads, triggers school delays for Jan. 9

FARMVILLE – Winter weather has triggered multiple school delays across the region Monday morning. Now the National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Transportation ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Sunday, January 8, 2023 11:09 pm

Hampden-Sydney

Hampden-Sydney

Hampden-Sydney College wins on the road at Shenandoah

Sophomore Ayman McGowan (Memphis, TN) scored a game-high and career-high 15 points off the bench, making 5-9 three-point field goals, to lead Hampden-Sydney College to a 76-54 ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Sunday, January 8, 2023 12:57 am

Farmville Police

Buckingham

Virginia State Police searching for sex offender in region

The Virginia State Police are asking for help. Specifically, their Sex Offender Investigative Unit is searching for a convicted sex offender, one last registered as ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, January 6, 2023 2:26 am

Dunnington Mansion in Prince Edward County

Cumberland

Herald News Briefs: Prince Edward County’s birthday passes

Sunday wasn’t just the beginning of a new year. It also marked a birthday, one of the older ones in this area. Prince Edward County ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, January 6, 2023 2:20 am

Christmas spirit

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

From the Editor’s Desk: An early dose of the Christmas spirit

“What are you doing?” I was holding a notepad in one hand at the time, with my phone in the other. As the question came ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Wednesday, December 28, 2022 11:00 pm

Prince Edward School Board

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Cumberland County Notebook: Cumberland students give back

CUMBERLAND – Students from Cumberland County schools worked hard this month to give back. That was the focus of the Tuesday, Dec. 13 Cumberland County ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Wednesday, December 28, 2022 4:37 am

Winter Storm Elliott

Winter Storm Elliott

Winter Storm Elliott still causing problems, as crews repair damage

“Please prepare your home for a hard overnight freeze”. That was the statement Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) officials released just before 10 p.m. Friday, warning ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Saturday, December 24, 2022 2:28 am

Winter storm

Winter Storm

When will the lights be back on? Winter storm recovery continues

FARMVILLE – When will the power come back on? That’s been the question asked since the latest winter storm arrived in most of Prince Edward, ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, December 23, 2022 6:10 pm

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