Rachel Austin, Author at Farmville

Farmville Downtown Partnership

Applications open for facade grants

Businesses in Downtown Farmville have a little more time to apply for the new facade improvement grant.  The Farmville Downtown Partnership (FDP) is taking applications ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, January 11, 2024 8:09 am

Buckingham

Does food play a part in absences?

Before celebrating the holidays, the state’s Chromic Absentee Task Force joined for one more meeting to talk about how to tackle food insecurities before looking ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Saturday, January 6, 2024 5:48 pm

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Buckingham

Mountain Pine solar project moves on to Buckingham supervisors

At their November meeting, the Buckingham County Planning Commission voted to table the latest solar facility until the board of supervisors passed the solar policy. ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, January 4, 2024 2:54 pm

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Local

One person injured in Tuesday’s dump truck crash on Route 460

One person was injured and traffic was delayed several hours Tuesday, as workers cleaned up an accident on Route 460.  According to Virginia State Police ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, January 4, 2024 12:33 am

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BUSINESS

Future unclear for New Leaf Solar in Prince Edward County

UPDATE: Since the original story ran, New Leaf Solar has pulled back its project, asking for it to be temporarily put on hold while they ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, January 3, 2024 3:55 am

Cumberland

Cumberland

Cumberland departments lay out road construction, merger plans

In December, Cumberland County departments made several changes, from preparing for road construction to continuing a merger of sorts. They all gave a report to ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, January 3, 2024 1:01 am

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Cumberland County supervisors look ahead during budget talks

The main hurdle for Cumberland County as it heads into 2024 involves competition. As supervisors discussed the upcoming budget during a Tuesday, Dec. 5 workshop, ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, December 20, 2023 4:40 pm

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Buckingham

Buckingham supervisors sign off on assisted living facility

After months of voting and public hearings, the new assisted living facility is coming to Buckingham County.  Jessie Woodson-Johnson of CWJ Properties LLC requested a ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, December 20, 2023 10:43 am

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Buckingham County

What does the new Buckingham County solar policy look like?

After months of discussion, the Buckingham Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt their solar policy. Now that it’s here, what does that mean? This ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, December 19, 2023 10:23 pm

Boy Scout Troop

Farmville

Farmville Boy Scout Troop says goodbye, shutting down

For over 20 years, Dennis Jones and Eric Eberly have led Boy Scout Troop 6596 in Farmville. Now it’s the end of an era, as ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, December 19, 2023 8:17 am

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Cumberland Schools

‘Share tables’ help hungry students in Cumberland schools

If you’re a hungry student in Cumberland County schools, the district has set up a way to help. You don’t have to ask anyone, you ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Monday, December 18, 2023 6:17 am

Emily Overstreet

Cumberland Schools

Cumberland’s Top Teacher: Emily Overstreet encourages students

Emily Overstreet said she focuses on more than just art. The Teacher of the Year for Cumberland County Public Schools, she encourages her students to ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, December 15, 2023 12:22 am

Farmville downtown partnership

Farmville

Is Farmville energy efficient? Town preps resolution for ABM plan

After over a year of conversation, the Farmville Town Council had one of its final discussions about ABM Building Solutions last week.  In the Town ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, December 13, 2023 5:33 am

Angel Tree

Buckingham County

Buckingham Angel Tree program needs needs last minute help

With Christmas quickly approaching, the Buckingham Recreation Department is hoping to get the last bunch of angels claimed for their Angel Tree.  Every year, businesses ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Monday, December 11, 2023 1:30 pm

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Cumberland

One last tax deadline looms in Cumberland County

For Cumberland County residents who haven’t paid their taxes yet, there is only a little over a week to get that payment in and avoid ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Sunday, December 10, 2023 8:46 pm

Scottish terrier Pickles

Cumberland

Scottish terrier Pickles brings two titles home to Cumberland

Cumberland’s favorite Scottish Terrier, Pickles, recently earned two achievements with the American Kennel Club (AKC), recognizing a lifetime of hard work.  Pickles and her owner ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, December 8, 2023 8:17 pm

Carl Eggleston Foundation

Farmville

Carl Eggleston Foundation asks for toy donations

The Carl Eggleston Foundation is holding its 23rd annual Christmas Toy Drive. Through Saturday, Dec. 23, new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off between 10 ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, December 8, 2023 4:40 pm

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Buckingham

Missing Time: Is bad mental health keeping students out of school?

Mental health has been a hot topic the past few years especially when it comes to children and teenagers. In their third meeting, the state’s ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, December 6, 2023 6:11 am

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Buckingham

Lack of a solar policy in Buckingham raises confusion

Buckingham County needs a solar policy before any more facilities get approved. That’s something both residents and the county’s planning commission members agree on. During ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, December 5, 2023 12:01 am

Farmville skatepark

Farmville

A Call For Ideas: Input needed for Farmville skatepark

The Farmville Parks and Recreations department is asking the community what it wants to see for the new skatepark project.  The Town of Farmville is ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Sunday, December 3, 2023 5:53 pm

Farmville Christmas parade

Farmville

‘All About the Lights’: Farmville Christmas Parade will go at night

First, let’s make this clear. Yes, Oliver Anthony will be part of the Farmville Christmas parade this Sunday. And no, he’s not coming alone, as ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, November 30, 2023 4:27 pm

reader's theatre

Longwood

Longwood offers reader’s theatre version of “A Christmas Carol”

With Thanksgiving over, Longwood is ready to spread the holiday spirit with a Christmas classic. This weekend, the university’s theatre department will offer a reader’s ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, November 30, 2023 2:28 pm

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Cumberland

Cumberland County Public Library continues planned merger

Now that the Cumberland County Public Library is merging with the Central Virginia Regional Library, changes are taking place to keep things running smoothly. The ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:31 am

Southside SPCA

Buckingham

Southside SPCA has two holiday events scheduled

The holidays are a time to gather together and give to others. The Southside Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has two events ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Sunday, November 26, 2023 3:18 pm

cumberland county public schools

Task force looks at family engagement

Everyone admits that school districts across the state are dealing with chronic absenteeism. Students, and in some cases we’ve seen teachers also not showing up. ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Sunday, November 26, 2023 1:46 pm

Wicked Cozy Bakery

Buckingham

Community turns Wicked Cozy Bakery from hobby to business

It started out as a hobby. But now, this Massachusetts native, who calls Buckingham County home, has turned Wicked Cozy Bakery into a full on ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, November 24, 2023 12:05 am

Holiday House Tour

Farmville

Chamber’s Holiday House Tour returns in Farmville next week

Get an up-close look at Christmas decorations and historical homes during the seventh annual Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday House Tour.  The tour will ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, November 22, 2023 10:54 pm

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