Rachel Austin, Author at Farmville

Buckingham

Discussion tabled on new solar farm

A new solar project is under consideration for Buckingham County. During the Monday, June 27 Planning Commission meeting, the members voted to table the discussion ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:46 pm

Education

Enrollment is rising

Despite the national trending decline of enrollment in college and universities, Longwood’s numbers are rising from last year. According to National Student Clearinghouse, an educational ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:30 am

Farmville

The Fishin’ Pig’s new location is open

The Fishin’ Pig’s new location is open and ready to serve its famous Southern cuisine. The restaurant’s new location opened for business on Tuesday, May ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:15 pm

Cumberland

Fate of dogs debate continues

After being allowed to sell a portion of its remaining dogs, Envigo now seeks to sell more than 2,200 dogs of the remaining 3,200 at ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 2:00 pm

Farmville

Recreational facilities, roads highlight CIP

Improvements to Farmville’s street and recreation offerings make up the items included in town council’s new five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). “This process is for ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Saturday, June 25, 2022 6:14 pm

Buckingham

Applications open for Bryan’s vacancy

At the Monday, June 13, Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Donnie Bryan announced that the Monday, Aug. 8 meeting will be his last, as he ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, June 24, 2022 5:47 pm

Cumberland

Radio project resolution approved

Cumberland Board of Supervisors authorized a resolution to help build debt capacity for the county to help move forward with the new radio system project ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:00 am

Cumberland

Envigo allowed to sell dogs while closing its doors

In light of Envigo soon closing its doors for good, the controversial Cumberland County breeding facility is being allowed to sell approximately 500 dogs. On ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:30 am

Prince Edward

Wilck resigns from board

After over 12 years on the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors, Jim Wilck gave his letter of resignation at the end of the June ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:00 am

Farmville

Remembering a brother taken too soon

Brittany Haddad lost her younger brother in a shooting incident on June 2. While details surrounding it remain unknown, she wants to keep her brother’s ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Saturday, June 18, 2022 6:55 pm

Local

Miles provides a local voice where there previously was none

Thomas Jordan Miles III is providing a local voice on the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. This commission, a group of 28 members from various ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Saturday, June 18, 2022 4:22 pm

Prince Edward

Interim supervisor for District 2 vacancy chosen

Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors reviewed candidates for a District 2 vacancy during a closed session at its Tuesday, June 14 meeting. The board ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, June 17, 2022 6:19 pm

Buckingham

Board approves the sale of land

Despite opposition, the Buckingham Board of Supervisors voted Monday, June 13, to approve the sale of property to a developer after a public hearing. The ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:13 pm

Fuqua

Coach remembered for his humble spirit

A Farmville native known for his love of sports and people is being remembered by the many students he coached and helped to succeed on ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:30 am

Cumberland

Green Ridge continues to seek permit approval

With no end date in sight, the Green Ridge landfill is making slow but steady progress in the permitting process to allow it to open ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:00 am

Prince Edward

Distillery destroyed in Sunday fire

A Sunday morning explosion at a new distillery in Rice destroyed one structure and left the owner seriously injured. At 9:38 a.m. on Sunday, June ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 8:50 am

Local

Roundabout progress in Kingsville

Residents of Prince Edward County have a new traffic pattern to watch for in Kingsville this summer. On Monday, June 6, road closures and detours ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Saturday, June 11, 2022 10:19 am

Farmville

Council delays closure of golf course

The Town Council voted Wednesday, June 8, to delay closure of the Farmville Municipal Golf Course, which had been set to close at the end ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, June 10, 2022 4:46 pm

Local

Warner wants Envigo held accountable

The owner of a Cumberland County dog breeding facility will be held “to the fullest extent of the law,” U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., told ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:57 am

Farmville

Council discusses possible fees

The Farmville Town Council discussed possible new fees for property developers in a Wednesday, June 1, work session. Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis presented a ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:00 am

Local

Arrest made in murder of Farmville man

A Nottoway man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Farmville man. According to the Nottoway County Sheriff’s Department, at 12:46 ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:40 am

Prince Edward

Remembering one man who held many roles

On Sunday, May 15, Prince Edward County lost an involved member of its community beyond the elected job for which he was widely known. Robert ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Saturday, June 4, 2022 12:18 pm

Buckingham

Area McDonald’s restaurants under new ownership

Two area McDonald’s locations are under new ownership. Effective Monday, May 16, all four McDonald’s stores owned by Russell Enterprises are owned by The Welburn ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, June 3, 2022 3:00 pm

Prince Edward

Hearing held on fiscal 2023 budget

The Prince Edward Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on Tuesday, May 31, to discuss the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. County Administrator ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, June 3, 2022 12:16 pm

Buckingham

Remembering Robert Bryant

On Sunday, May 8, Buckingham County lost a pillar of the community. Robert Earl Bryant was born in Buckingham County and graduated from Marshall District ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:00 pm

Local

Wholesale Electric shines for 50 years

One family has helped spread its light across Farmville and beyond for half a century. Farmville Wholesale Electric Supply Co. Inc., located at 301 W. ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Saturday, May 28, 2022 8:00 am

Local

Supervisors set election for Nov. 8

Prince Edward County supervisors, in a special meeting Friday, May 20, voted to hold a special election Nov. 8 to fill the unexpired term of ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, May 27, 2022 8:00 am

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