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Rob Chapman, Author at Farmville

Local

Are crime rankings accurate?

Q:How true are online community crime rankings? Such was the question one reader posed to The Herald regarding an Internet site that rated Farmville as ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, August 18, 2015 2:15 pm

Local

Caboose Moved

Farmville’s caboose has a new home. Workers moved the bright red caboose, long a fixture next to the passenger train station on West Third Street, ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:15 pm

Local

Bomb threat charge dropped

Prosecutors have decided not to prosecute 33-year-old Dominique Natoya Whitehead, who was charged following a May 7 report of a bomb threat at Trinity Mission ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:10 pm

Lifestyle Main

Growing season for farmers market

It’s a beautiful Saturday. Vendors are aligned under the covered area of Farmville’s Community Marketplace on North Street. Here, one can buy grass-fed beef, earrings, ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Thursday, August 13, 2015 2:29 pm

Local

Can citizens record public meetings?

In the middle of a discussion on the success of the school’s Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Prince Edward County School Board member Beulah Womack put ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, August 11, 2015 4:39 pm

Local

Turn lane planned for Main Street

Relief is on the way for motorists struggling to turn left off of Main Street at Milnwood Road. Town officials are planning to widen the ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, August 11, 2015 4:25 pm

Education

New PE elementary teachers join staff

New Prince Edward County Elementary School staff includes, from left, third grade teacher Carlina Fane; fourth grade teacher Amanda Lacombe; second grade teacher Mary Nunnally; ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Friday, August 7, 2015 12:06 pm

Education

New PECHS teachers announced

Prince Edward County High School Principal Zoltan Kerestely, front left, welcomed new high school teachers including mathematics teacher Carol Gee; English teacher Mariah Monk; social ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Friday, August 7, 2015 12:03 pm

Education

New PE middle school teachers announced

New Prince Edward County Middle School teachers include, front row, special education teacher Jennifer Bailey; middle row, English teacher Taiwo Owens; reading remediation teacher Tiffany ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Friday, August 7, 2015 11:59 am

Local

National Night Out builds relationships

Longwood Avenue was closed to vehicular traffic late Tuesday evening. A fire truck was parked in the middle of the road, and children stood in ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Thursday, August 6, 2015 1:35 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Buffalo Shook demolition underway

Demolition workers were having at it Wednesday. The former Buffalo Shook Co. building on Farmville’s West Third Street is coming down. Walk2Campus, as reported in ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:58 pm

Education

Group gets involved, supports county schools

It was born in the living room of a parent with kids in Prince Edward County Schools. Joined by the common threads of wanting to ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:15 pm

Local

Little library encourages reading

There’s a collection of books on a shelf in the community room at Parkview Gardens. See a book, take it and read it, then return. ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:10 pm

Church & Community

National night out kicks-off

Farmville residents Dwayne Scott and daughter Da’Niyah shared a friendly greeting with McGruff the crime dog Aug. 4 as part of National Night Out. Farmville ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, August 4, 2015 4:52 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Farmville’s Sears store to close

Farmville will soon have one less retailer. Sears Hometown Store, locally owned and operated on South Main Street, is advertising a “Store Closing” sale in ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, August 4, 2015 1:55 pm

Local

Moton Museum adds mural

Joy Cabarrus Speakes, a student at Robert Russa Moton High School in 1951, remembers the old tar-paper buildings constructed to help with overcrowding. “What I ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:55 pm

Education

Melton heads Fuqua School

“No,” John Melton says, when asked if he ever envisioned returning to Farmville. “No … but I didn’t envision where I would be.” Still, the ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:43 pm

Columns

Support YADAPP, teens

It is the opening ceremony for the annual Youth Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Project conference. Inside, teens from across the state are raising the ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:13 pm

Local

Charleys Restaurant sues landlord

A Farmville restaurant has sued its landlord — furniture merchant Richard F. “Dickie” Cralle Jr. — for $18 million, alleging that plans for a competing ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:28 pm

Education

LU builds residence halls

There’s a cleared area behind ARC dorm on Longwood University’s campus, and university officials know just what to put there. Not one, but two new ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:26 pm

News Main

Farmville turn lane confusing

QUESTION: Is the left turn lane at Main and Fourth Street (northbound on Main) for turning into the little driveway directly across from Fourth? Or ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:55 pm

Local

Tuesday morning crash blocks traffic

A Tuesday morning two-vehicle crash involving a 1994 Cadillac and a 2003 Ford Taurus temporarily blocked U.S. Route 15 traffic. State Police on the scene ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:10 pm

Local

PE Farm Sold To Aid Patrick Henry Family Services Purchase

PRINCE EDWARD — The late Reid Foster, moved when he heard the Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Homes Choir sing in 2008, donated 275 acres ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Thursday, July 23, 2015 4:59 pm

Local

PE IDA Awaits Loan Repayment

PRINCE EDWARD — The Prince Edward Industrial Development Authority (IDA) approved a $50,000 unsecured loan to the Manor Golf Course in 2011. The goal was ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Thursday, July 23, 2015 4:57 pm

Education

Work Proceeds On School Buildings

PRINCE EDWARD — A formula of wet evenings and dry days has made for a successful school construction recipe. Progress on roof replacements and a ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Thursday, July 23, 2015 4:40 pm

Local

Single Vehicle Crash In PE

Volunteer firefighters, rescue squad members, county deputies and the State Police responded to this single vehicle crash late Monday afternoon off of U.S. Route 460 ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:10 pm

Education

PE School Board Changes Meeting Time

PRINCE EDWARD — County school board members, at their July organizational meeting, voted to hold most of their monthly meetings later in the day in ... Read more

by Rob Chapman, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:02 pm

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