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Local

Friends of Twin Lakes seeks volunteers

Would you like to enjoy the autumn outdoors while helping make the outdoors a little better? You can: Friends of the Twin Lakes State Park ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

9/11 tribute concert set

The Longwood Wind Symphony is offering a free concert Tuesday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. on campus at Jarman Hall. The occasion, Earl Shaffer, Director ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:00 am

Farmville

Prospect Fire Department to host rodeo

After 59 years of holding a fundraiser Harvest Sale, the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) has changed tactics and decided to hold its first-ever rodeo. ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, October 7, 2021 1:54 pm

prince edward county public schools

Joint meeting offered four options for elementary school

Stephen Halsey of Moseley Architects in Richmond presented four options for the Prince Edward County Elementary School project on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The presentation was ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:22 pm

Prince Edward

Mossler named 2021 Christmas Mother

Kerry Mossler has been named Christmas Mother of 2021 by the Prince Edward Christmas Mother (PECM) organization. “I found out late Friday afternoon that I ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:15 pm

Farmville

Pharmacy grand opening set for Oct. 9

The Farmville Family Pharmacy is holding its grand opening, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Saturday, October 9, at 10 a.m., according to owner Kim Wright. ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Saturday, October 2, 2021 1:00 pm

Local

Food pantries to help and be helped by

The holidays are coming up, and local food pantries will be trying to meet the demands of the hungry and underserved. Here’s a partial list ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Friday, October 1, 2021 4:39 pm

Local

A brief pumpkin-buyer’s guide

Autumn has officially started, the nights are chilly, and soon pumpkins will appear on everyone’s porch. Here’s a brief list of where you can go ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:45 pm

COVID-19

Area employers comply with vaccination mandate

Some of the area’s largest employers are already complying with the proposed COVID vaccine mandate, a joint project between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

Board votes to fund broadband project

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to use $2,153,500 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding as a match for a Virginia ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Saturday, September 25, 2021 3:00 pm

PRINCE EDAWRD

Planning Commission approves CIP, possible new elementary school

A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), including an option to renovate or replace the current Prince Edward County Elementary School, was approved Tuesday night by the ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Friday, September 24, 2021 6:05 am

Farmville

Donations sought to shelter homeless

Recently the topic of homelessness was raised at a Farmville Town Council meeting by Town Manager Scott Davis. Davis said that government workers who came ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Friday, September 24, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

A Capital Improvement Plan breakdown

The Prince Edward County Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) has 14 possible projects listed. The following is a guide to all of them. The county’s Planning ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 23, 2021 5:59 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

From tipis to Treetops

For nine years, Sandy River Outdoor Adventures in Rice has greeted guests from all over in every season. About three years ago, it sprouted a ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:00 pm

Farmville

UPDATED: Council discusses refugees

The Farmville Town Council discussed the possibility of Afghan refugees at Fort Pickett in Blackstone placing a strain on the local healthcare system at a ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:00 am

Farmville

Indoor cowboy

You don’t need a hat, boots, spurs or even a live animal to have a lot of fun riding a bull, as Dwayne Johnson Jr., ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:39 pm

Prince Edward

Data center tax established

After a public hearing that drew no speakers, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to establish a separate category of tangible personal ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Sunday, September 19, 2021 3:37 pm

Prince Edward

‘Life is like a box of chocolates’

Rodney Ferguson, a financier with ties to Prince Edward County, is moving here from Missouri. He and his wife, Kathy, are bringing a little bit ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Friday, September 17, 2021 5:15 pm

Prince Edward

Deputy involved in crash

On Saturday afternoon just before 3:30 p.m., a Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a single vehicle crash in the eastbound lane of ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 16, 2021 5:17 pm

Farmville

Council votes to go forward with River Walk

The previously shelved River Walk project is back on track, as the Farmville Town Council voted to allow Town Manager Scott Davis to apply for ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:05 am

Columns

9/11 remembered by veterans

The Farmville VFW Post 7059 held a silent remembrance at the Prince Edward County Courthouse for those killed on 9/11. Saturday, Sept. 11 marked the ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Truckers’ ‘Golden Arrow’ helps Ida victims

Long-haul driver LaQuan “School Boy” Jackson, 27, of Farmville, nicknamed with his late father’s CB handle, knows what it’s like to not have much. So ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 4:00 pm

NEWS

A citizen’s guide to early voting in 2021

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2, but early voting is available starting Friday, Sept. 17. Tuesday, Oct. 12, is the deadline to register to vote, ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Friday, September 10, 2021 6:00 am

Prince Edward

Teachers recall 9/11 experiences

There are well-known pictures of then-President George W. Bush receiving the news that the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had just occurred. What’s notable ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:00 pm

LIFESTYLES

Dancing the day away

“The Farmville PACE Team serves seniors in our community by providing complete health care and more to seniors living at home,” Mary Simonetta of PACE ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:00 pm

COVID-19

Emergency vet options have changed

Pet owners in Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham counties have limited options for emergency vet care and might require a long drive to either Richmond, ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 7:49 pm

Prince Edward

Leatherwood to retire

Prince Edward County has announced that Coy W. Leatherwood, county building official since April 1, 1985, will be retiring effective Dec. 31. “I have been ... Read more

by Shannon Watkins, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 6:51 pm

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