Rachel Austin, Author at Farmville

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BUSINESS

Beware of utility scams, Dominion warns Farmville residents

On Monday, Nov. 21, the temperature dropped down to 25 degrees in Farmville. It wasn’t much warmer on Tuesday, requiring residents to either throw another ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Saturday, November 26, 2022 1:48 am

Education

Grant will help local college students access resources

Due to a recent grant, Virginia community colleges will be better able to help their students get the resources they need. For readers in The ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, November 25, 2022 2:17 pm

Buckingham

Counties deal with addiction

The numbers keep shrinking and that’s not a bad thing. In Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties, it’s no longer standard practice for doctors to ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, November 25, 2022 1:46 pm

Farmville

Farmville

Farmville stores will take part in ‘Small Business Saturday’

FARMVILLE – “Shopping small has so many benefits,” said Nancy Alexander, executive director of the Farmville Downtown Partnership. “Not only can you find unique items ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, November 24, 2022 5:47 pm

Farmville Christmas Parade

TOWN OF FARMVILLE

‘Hearts’ will be on display in annual Farmville Christmas parade

FARMVILLE – Santa Claus is coming to town next week for the annual Farmville Christmas Parade. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, residents of ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 1:23 pm

Cumberland fire chief

Cumberland

Supervisors appoint new Cumberland fire chief

CUMBERLAND — In a few days, a new Cumberland fire chief will take office. By a unanimous vote, the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors appointed ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 12:51 pm

space heater warning

Farmville

As temperatures drop, Chief Clark offers space heater warning

FARMVILLE – The holiday season marks a time of festive decorations, cooking delicious food and staying warm as the temperatures continue to drop. This year, ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 5:45 am

Mi Patron Opens

Farmville

Mi Patron opens its doors: Latest Farmville restaurant ready for business

FARMVILLE – It took a bit longer than expected, but Farmville’s latest restaurant opened its doors earlier this month. Mi Patron launched on Monday, Nov. ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 1:00 am

Farmville church

Farmville

Bringing a blessing: Farmville church plans to give away 1,000 meals

FARMVILLE – Instead of having the community always come to his Farmville church, Pastor Robert E. Gay Jr. wanted his congregation to go out into ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, November 18, 2022 10:58 pm

SCOPE building

BUSINESS

What will happen to SCOPE building?

FARMVILLE – At the Prince Edward Board of Supervisors meeting on Oct. 11, the group accepted a bid for the sale of the SCOPE building ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, November 18, 2022 12:58 pm

Prince Edward County Sheriff's Office

prince edward county

Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office asks for help in B & E case

Would-be thieves broke into a home in Prince Edward County Thursday morning, but ran off after residents were alerted by the noise. Now the Prince ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, November 17, 2022 4:39 pm

Prince Edward schools

MOTON MUSEUM

‘Bridge Builders’ project moves forward in Prince Edward schools

FARMVILLE – The goal is to build bridges in Prince Edward County, to work with other students and address needs in the community. Students from ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:30 pm

Flu cases

Flu Season

Use Caution: Flu cases climb across Central Virginia

Take precautions. That was the warning Monday for Prince Edward County and the surrounding region. The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont District issued a statement, ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Monday, November 14, 2022 11:40 pm

Ambassador Teacher Program

prince edward county

Ambassador teacher program helps Prince Edward County schools

FARMVILLE – Claudia Uter’s love for teaching and learning has brought her many miles from her home in Trelawny, Jamaica. Uter has been involved with ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Sunday, November 13, 2022 2:15 pm

Justin Stimpson

Cumberland

A chance to serve: Justin Stimpson honored by Gov. Youngkin

CUMBERLAND – Receiving an award from the governor is a rare honor. Only a handful of people get that opportunity each year and every one ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Saturday, November 12, 2022 1:21 pm

Cumberland County teacher Joseph Nowak

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Former Cumberland teacher pleads guilty in child pornography case

Guilty on all charges. That was the result of Monday’s trial in the case of Joseph Richard Nowak III, a former Cumberland County elementary school ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, November 10, 2022 7:15 pm

Farmville

Who’s ready for the Christmas Parade?

Even though Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, it’s time for folks in Farmville to start planning for the upcoming Christmas season. The 2022 Farmville Christmas Parade, ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, November 10, 2022 8:30 am

Wendy Hannah

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Election 2022: Wendy Hannah looks ahead after Cumberland win

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland County only had one local race and residents made a clear choice. They elected Wendy Hannah by an overwhelming 67.8% of the ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 8:45 pm

COVID-19

Health District urges caution as flu season arrives

With the COVID-19 pandemic mellowing out, folks need to still be cautious as flu season is already here. According to the Virginia Department of Health ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, November 3, 2022 10:40 am

Prince Edward

County receives tourism grant

Prince Edward County received some good news this week, in the form of a $20,000 check. That money will go to the county’s department of ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, November 3, 2022 9:50 am

Dunnington Mansion

prince edward county

The history of Dunnington Mansion: Longwood students tell an old story

You can trace the history of Dunnington Mansion all the way back to 1748, when Richard Woodson bought 1152 acres of land from King George. ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, November 1, 2022 9:06 pm

Marvin Meadows

Prince Edward

Prince Edward residents pay tribute to Marvin Meadows

FARMVILLE – Everyone knew Marvin Meadows. And that didn’t end when you left Prince Edward County. “Whenever I went anywhere in the state, after finding ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, October 28, 2022 10:00 am

FUQUA SCHOOL

Fuqua School students find a project good enough to eat

FARMVILLE – Seventh graders at Fuqua School are taking a bite out of their science projects. Literally. Brett Baird teaches middle school science at Fuqua ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, October 27, 2022 4:56 pm

Early voting

prince edward county

Early voting numbers are up across Virginia. What about here?

FARMVILLE – As Election Day quickly approaches on Tuesday, Nov. 8, many Virginians have taken the opportunity to take part in early voting.   The political ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Wednesday, October 26, 2022 12:02 am

Imagination Library

Buckingham County

How do you improve Buckingham County’s literacy? An Imagination Library

DILLWYN – Lynda Harrill wants all children in Buckingham County to be prepared before heading off to school. She wants to help them not just ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Sunday, October 23, 2022 12:54 pm

Cumberland

Board discusses new parks

If all is approved as planned, families and young people in Cumberland County will have three new parks and recreational facilities to spend their time. ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, October 21, 2022 3:52 pm

Prince Edward

Prospect Fire Department has a successful second rodeo

On Sunday, Oct. 9, the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department hosted the second annual Harvest Bulls and Barrels Rodeo at Blue Willow Farm, 1045 S. James ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, October 21, 2022 1:48 pm

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