Noel Oliver, Author at Farmville

Farmville

Basket displays mark first day of May

Several Main Street businesses opened their doors on May Day with beautiful handmade flower basket displays adorning their entrances. Organizers of the May Day event ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:06 pm

TRI-COUNTY

VDOT appoints new resident engineer

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has announced the appointment of Scott D. Frederick, P.E., to the position of VDOT Farmville Resident Engineer. Frederick’s appointment ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:50 am

Columns

Regional growth signs apparent

One of the natural by-products of investigating and developing one news story is the unanticipated discovery of another often unrelated story. Such was the case ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:29 am

JUST ONE MORE THING

Downtown parking: An inevitable growing pain?

Having had the opportunity to witness, record and occasionally even announce the Town of Farmville’s steady growth over the years has been a privilege, to ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:53 pm

Farmville

April proclaimed National Poetry Month

With the signature of Mayor David Whitus and the vote of approval by its Town Council, the Town of Farmville has officially announced its intention ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:13 pm

JUST ONE MORE THING

Chaplain ‘J’: A man of faith

The recent opportunity to sit down and talk with the Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor III or Chaplain “J” as he has settled on, was ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Friday, April 19, 2019 7:28 am

Farmville

Downtown SOUP chooses Go Green

Farmville Downtown Partnership (FDP) held the third annual Farmville Downtown SOUP Dinner Event March 29. Those that attended the event held at Longwood Center for ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:03 pm

Farmville

Taylor named police department’s new chaplain

The Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor III has officially been appointed as chaplain for the Farmville Police Department. Rev. Taylor currently pastors Jericho Baptist Church, ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:34 am

Lifestyle Main

Competing for a noble cause

The Ninth Annual Heartland Heroes Blood Drive, was held Friday, April 5, at the Johns Memorial Parish House in Farmville. The annual blood drive, known ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:14 am

TRI-COUNTY

FFA youth cattle handling competition

Future Farmers of America (FFA) teams from schools around the region assembled at the Blackstone Agricultural Research and Extension Center to compete in the Southern ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:58 am

TRI-COUNTY

Foster care receives assistance

Gov. Ralph Northam recently signed legislation that will bring much needed assistance to the foster care system in Virginia. He also helped kick off Virginia ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:57 am

Lifestyles

Oliver White Hill marker unveiled at Moton Museum

A historical marker honoring civil rights attorney Oliver White Hill was officially unveiled during a dedication ceremony held at the Robert Russa Moton Museum on ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:07 am

Columns

Making a mark on history

Every time I have visited the Robert Russa Moton Museum, whether it be in an official capacity; to cover an event or special function or ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 4:55 pm

Farmville

New zoning boundaries defined

The Farmville Town Council accepted proposed changes to business and residential zoning districts as proposed by professional and governmental consulting firm, The Berkley Group, (TBG) ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:42 am

JUST ONE MORE THING

Community Color Run amazes

The good things that are accomplished by folks with a clear goal in mind and a cooperative and determined effort put forth to achieve that ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:23 am

Lifestyle Main

Community run is a winner

Members of the Fuqua School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) gathered on the First Avenue Field Saturday morning, March 23, to host the inaugural running ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Thursday, March 28, 2019 11:07 am

Farmville

Detective awarded for service

Detective Sergeant David Ragland has been named the Farmville Police Department Officer of the Year. A nomination for Officer of the Year does not come ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:55 am

Columns

Growing up together

It is impossible to consider the Town of Farmville and not think of Longwood University, or the other way around. The two cultures, although separate, ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:47 pm

Farmville

Comp Plan survey results presented

The Berkley Group (TBG) presented results of a survey that the Town of Farmville made available to area residents beginning December 2018 ahead of the ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:33 pm

Local

Cooper wins DPVA award

The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) recently announced Prince Edward County native Taikein Cooper as the recipient of the 2018 Grassroots Award for the 5th ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:54 am

Farmville

Hotel Weyanoke under new management

Hotel Weyanoke recently announced that South Carolina-based Charlestowne Hotels, a full-service hotel management company, will assume management of the historic Farmville inn. Richmond-based Aoss Ventures ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 5:00 pm

Education

Students ‘Kick the Straw’

Longwood University hosted the campaign kickoff of Kick the Straw Thursday. Longwood Sustainability Partners and Clean Virginia Waterways have joined forces to develop and launch ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Friday, March 1, 2019 9:00 am

Columns

Getting to know each other

It’s a rainy, quiet Saturday morning at the end of what has been a full, almost hectic first week spent as a new member of ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:40 pm

TRI-COUNTY

Hunting data for the area released

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) recently released preliminary figures regarding the state’s harvest data on Bear, Deer and Fall Turkey for ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:34 pm

Lifestyle Main

May I have your ‘paw-tograph?’

Farmville enjoyed a unique encounter with Hollywood at a recent Southside SPCA fundraiser held at the Holiday Inn Express. Bella, the star and main character ... Read more

by Noel Oliver, Thursday, February 28, 2019 9:00 am