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Shireton

Buckingham

‘Shireton’ plagued by traffic concerns. Supervisors make decision

One of the consistent issues for the proposed “Shireton” events center in Buckingham County has been traffic. Neighbors of the site originally raised the question ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, July 12, 2024 12:38 am

Prince Edward County Petersheim

Buckingham

Buckingham supervisors give Petersheim duplex a hearing

Ivan Petersheim will get the discussion he’s been asking for. During their Monday, July 8 meeting, Buckingham County supervisors agreed to give him a public ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, July 12, 2024 12:01 am

Logan Cohn

Hampden-Sydney

‘It hasn’t really sunk in yet’: Logan Cohn brings back national title

It started off as a hobby for Logan Cohn. The Hampden-Sydney College rising senior picked up weightlifting during his senior year in high school. Now ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Wednesday, July 10, 2024 8:30 am

Farmville

PEFYA softball team clinches state title, heads to World Series

This moment had been a long time coming. The Prince Edward-Farmville Youth Athletics (PEFYA) All-Stars had been in state championship softball games before. In fact, ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Wednesday, July 10, 2024 5:55 am

Farmville roundabout

Farmville

Farmville roundabout project set for meeting. Here’s where it stands

If you have thoughts about the planned Farmville roundabout, now’s the time to speak up. A public meeting on the project is set for Tuesday, ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:25 am

Big South Men’s Basketball Tournament Longwood men's basketball

College

Longwood men’s basketball will headline Paradise Jam this fall

The Longwood men’s basketball team is headed to the Virgin Islands this fall. The Lancers will headline this year’s Paradise Jam tournament, one of several ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Tuesday, July 9, 2024 10:02 am

Bob Good 5th District Amanda Chase

Buckingham

Amanda Chase plans to move into 10th District, run for seat

The seat hasn’t even officially gone up for grabs and yet we have our first candidate. On Tuesday, July 2, former State Senator Amanda Chase ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Tuesday, July 9, 2024 12:08 am

Longwood baseball last words Chad Oxendine Prince Edward

Farmville

Prince Edward teams play for state championships this week

Two teams from Prince Edward County will be competing tonight for state titles, as both the Baseball Majors All-Stars and Softball Debs All-Stars are in ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Monday, July 8, 2024 11:12 am

Meherrin

Local

Meherrin Fire & Rescue mark 38th annual fireworks celebration

Saturday continued a longstanding tradition in Meherrin, with the 38th annual fireworks celebration taking place. Residents parked at or around Meherrin Fire and Rescue, over ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Sunday, July 7, 2024 6:06 am

Piedmont Regional Jail Kevin Hartless

Local

Final defendant in Kevin Hartless killing gets court date changed

Her father already had his day in court. Now Summer Cunningham will have to wait until August to learn if she’ll face murder charges as ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, July 5, 2024 2:07 am

drought watch

Buckingham

Drought watch continues for Prince Edward, surrounding counties

Even after Thursday’s round of several storms, Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties, along with the surrounding counties, remain in a moderate drought. The Virginia ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, July 5, 2024 2:01 am

Buckingham Darlings

Buckingham

‘They believe in themselves’: Buckingham Darlings set for tourney

They just keep improving. That’s how head coach Eric Wood describes his Buckingham Darlings team. After a strong season, the team earned the title of ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, July 5, 2024 12:06 am

Fireworks After Dark

Farmville

Farmville’s Fireworks After Dark kicked off days of celebrations

The crowd gathered in the downtown area Wednesday night. Some sat in lawn chairs, while others were on the sidewalk and a few kids sat ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Thursday, July 4, 2024 12:40 pm

We get up

Farmville

‘We get up when we get knocked down’: Minors set for tournament

They’re a veteran group, a group that’s already seen every possible scenario thrown their way. That’s how head coach Tyler Cristo sums up his Prince ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Thursday, July 4, 2024 12:35 am

flag ordinance Declaration of Independence

Local

Celebrating America’s Declaration of Independence: The full text

As we celebrate America’s birthday, here’s a look at one of our founding documents. This is the full text of the Declaration of Independence. When ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Thursday, July 4, 2024 12:01 am

NEWS

Good looks to outlaw abortion

On a Thursday where abortion was a topic of the presidential debate, it was also a focus for Virginia’s current 5th District member in the ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Wednesday, July 3, 2024 5:06 pm

Free Clinics

Rural areas face need for free clinics

The need for free clinics is growing. Not just here in Central Virginia, but across the state. That was the message delivered during the June ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Tuesday, July 2, 2024 5:04 pm

Bob Good 5th District Amanda Chase

Buckingham

5th District results certified, official winner named in June primary

We have an official winner in the 5th District Republican primary race. The Virginia Board of Elections on Tuesday, July 2 certified the results, acknowledging ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Tuesday, July 2, 2024 3:56 pm

Splashpad

Farmville

Farmville splashpad shut down temporarily. For how long?

On Friday, June 28, residents poured into Lions Park, bringing children to the Farmville splashpad’s grand opening. It was full the next day as well, ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Tuesday, July 2, 2024 1:24 pm

Francis Wood

Farmville

State group names award for Francis Wood, chooses first winner

After Francis Wood passed away, the Virginia Association of Broadcasters wanted to honor his memory. They did so by creating the Francis E. Wood Community ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Tuesday, July 2, 2024 12:58 am

Max Sangillo

Farmville

Herald News Briefs: Sangillo nets Top Five finish, playground opens

Saturday marked the latest race in the HEAT Hornets Division and two drivers from the region placed in the Top Five. Meherrin resident Jordaine Penick ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Tuesday, July 2, 2024 12:07 am

Farmville council PUD ordinance duplex

Buckingham

Buckingham commission changes duplex decision. Plan moves on

Back in May, Ivan Petersheim came before the Buckingham County planning commission, wanting to build duplexes in the area. The commission said no, rejecting the ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Monday, July 1, 2024 12:19 am

Farmville Rock the Block fireworks

Buckingham

Fireworks and the Fourth: Celebrations pop up throughout the area

It’s a time of celebration, both in Farmville and around the region. Several places have Independence Day events planned over the next week. But there ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Saturday, June 29, 2024 3:10 pm

Farmville splashpad

Farmville

The Farmville splashpad is open. Here are the rules.

The ribbon’s been cut, the switch has been flipped and the Farmville splashpad is now open for children of all ages to try out. Families ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, June 28, 2024 7:49 pm

Farm vehicle changes

Buckingham

Farm vehicle changes: Answering questions about VA’s new rules

There’s been some confusion and several questions sent our way, since the original story about the upcoming farm vehicle changes came out. As a reminder, ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, June 28, 2024 11:08 am

Farmville Fireworks

Buckingham

Food, Family and Fireworks: Calendar for the week of June 28

From fireworks to gospel music concerts, there’s a lot happening over the next week in Prince Edward, Buckingham and Cumberland counties. Here’s a look. JUNE ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Friday, June 28, 2024 12:08 am

Christopher Michael Rowan Prospect VA General Assembly

Columns

Tammy Mulchi: Changes are coming in the VA General Assembly

Much has been written about the many bills during the 2024 VA General Assembly session, a usual media theme every January. Only this year’s legislature ... Read more

by Brian Carlton, Thursday, June 27, 2024 10:54 pm

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