Staci Bridge, Author at Farmville

Dr. Cynthia Wood

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Garden Club hears from Dr. Wood

At the March meeting of The Cumberland Garden Club, the group enjoyed a presentation by Dr. Cynthia Wood called, “The Southern Gardener: Quirky, Stubborn and ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Saturday, April 27, 2024 7:29 pm

Uptown Dunk

Local

“Uptown Dunk” at Joan Perry Brock Center

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters wowed the crowd at Longwood University’s Joan Perry Brock Center Tuesday night with their ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks and side-splitting ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Thursday, April 4, 2024 5:08 pm

Death Notices

Obituaries

Death Notices for Friday, March 15, 2024

See below for today’s death notice. Ruth Pearl Allen Watkins, 97 of Farmville, passed away March 2. Funeral service was held on Saturday, March 9, ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Friday, March 15, 2024 1:16 pm

Longwood Mens Tennis

College

Hampden-Sydney Tigers take loss in tennis opener

Hampden-Sydney College opened its spring season with a 9-0 loss at the hands of Division I College of Charleston, Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Magnolia ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Friday, February 9, 2024 6:30 pm

OBITUARIES

Carlton O. Elder

Carlton O. Elder, born June 28, 1939, passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, at home surrounded by his loving family.  He is survived by his ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Thursday, January 4, 2024 2:26 pm

Death Notices

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Death Notices for Friday, January 5, 2024

Please see below for today’s death notices. Mildred H. Reid, 97 of Farmville, passed away Dec. 22. Funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 30, ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Thursday, January 4, 2024 12:29 pm

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Ronnie Bowman

Dec. 4, 1955 – Oct. 5, 2023 Ronnie Bowman passed away Thursday, Oct. 5. He is survived by his mother Bessie Bowman; wife Dixie; three ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Saturday, October 28, 2023 4:21 pm

New Members

Church & Community

New member inducted

The Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently added two new members, Jane Elizabeth Atkins Crockett and Michaela Gray “Callie” Hamm. These two ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Thursday, May 4, 2023 10:12 am

Richmond Symphony

Education

Richmond Symphony performance at Jarman set

The Richmond Symphony (RSO) will return to the Jarman Auditorium stage at Longwood University this month for a special Symphony Series performance featuring a mix ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Sunday, February 12, 2023 8:58 am

DEATHS

Wayne Edward Wright

Wayne Edward Wright, 64 of Farmville, passed away Dec. 30. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 3 p.m., in the Chapel ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Friday, January 6, 2023 2:12 am

DEATHS

David M. Bolden

David M. Bolden, 61 of Dillwyn, passed away Dec. 19. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m., at Chief Cornerstone Baptist ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Friday, December 30, 2022 4:34 pm

Columns

Trents Mill News: Christmas lights set to turn on at Bear Creek

It’s about that time of year again. We put up decorations, organize a tree and finally switch on the Christmas lights. Did you know the ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Saturday, November 19, 2022 8:43 am

Cumberland

Sorority helps student attend state program

A local sorority chapter helped one Cumberland County student learn more about government recently. Nalonda Henderson, a senior at Cumberland County High School, participated in ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Friday, November 18, 2022 12:34 pm

Buckingham

Hollifield completed power line program

Morgan Hollifield, of Crewe, completed the Southside Virginia Community College Power Line Worker Training Program in August. Cottrell is a graduate of Central High School ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Thursday, September 1, 2022 3:38 pm

Local

Dispensers keep school milk cold, cut back on carton waste

Cartons aren’t the only way to deliver nutritious milk to growing students. Milk dispensers — like soda machines but for milk — have the potential ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:36 pm

Cumberland

Adventures for the younger children set

Nature Tykes is a new activity for youth ages 4-7 years old. Younger children often get left out of recreational activities. But at the same ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Friday, August 5, 2022 12:08 pm

OBITUARIES

John Stafford Peale

Sept. 2, 1936 – April 22, 2022 The Rev. Dr. John Stafford Peale, a scholar and teacher who loved the life of the mind, died ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Friday, April 29, 2022 5:55 pm

Local

Morton to give commencement speech

Vera (Dove) Morton of Farmville, who will graduate with an associate degree in Liberal Arts from Virginia Western Community College, was selected as the Student ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Saturday, April 23, 2022 7:13 pm

Local

Virginia farm exports reached all-time high

If Virginia farmers were playing in a basketball tournament, they’d be a top-seeded team. That’s according to Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a basketball fan and self-proclaimed ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Friday, April 8, 2022 7:03 am

Farmville

Spring is here

The signs of spring were a welcome sight in the Farmville area this past weekend. The spring equinox occurs when the Sun crosses the equator ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Friday, March 25, 2022 5:21 pm

Education

Biochemistry concentration offered

As of this academic year, Longwood has a new option for chemistry majors who are interested in integrating the study of biology with chemistry—a new ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:36 am

Columns

Devotional — Faithfulness in a new world order

Last week as the plane wheels touched down at the Lynchburg airport, I thanked the Lord for a wonderful experience at the Houston All-Breeds Livestock ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:19 pm

Education

Scholarship created in memory of Todd Schinabeck

Family and friends have chosen to honor the life of Todd Schinabeck by establishing a scholarship supporting students in Southside Virginia Community College’s Power Line ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Friday, March 11, 2022 2:43 pm

cumberland county public schools

Scholarship money given

Bruce Robinson, chairman of the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, Inc., received a $6,000 check for scholarships from Barbara Daniels and Diane Green of the ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:00 am

OBITUARIES

Mary Frances Blatcher

Mary Frances Blatcher, 78, passed unexpectedly and peacefully on October 20th. She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Kettley Blatcher, father, John O. ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:09 am

Longwood

Honors college dean named

Chris Kukk has been named as the new dean of Longwood’s honors college. Kukk, the professor of political science and social science and founding director ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:23 pm

CHURCH & COMMUNITY

Church and community events

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be ... Read more

by Staci Bridge, Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:35 am

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