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Staff Report, Author at Farmville

Local

Chesapeake Bay is less polluted than 10 years ago

The Chesapeake Bay Program announced Monday, Aug. 10, that the amount of nitrogen and sediment pollution entering the Chesapeake Bay continued to decrease, while phosphorus ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, August 15, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Rasheed joins Centra team

Dr. Mahmood Rasheed recently joined the Lynchburg Hematology Oncology practice at Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center. Rasheed is board certified in internal medicine. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, August 15, 2020 6:00 am

BUSINESS

Museum honored by chamber

The Robert Russa Moton Museum is the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce August Looking Our Best recipient. They have installed new signage, upgraded their website ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

SOUTH BOSTON

Dawson appreciates track time

Drivers and racing teams place a lot of value on track time. Among them is Drew Dawson of Nathalie. Dawson, who finished fourth in the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Lancer duo tabbed for high school all-decade honor

A pair of Longwood University men’s soccer standouts were named high school all-decade honorees by The Free Lance-Star. Eli Carr was named to the all-decade ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

Education

AP Scholar Awards given

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program gives recognition to students who have achieved at a high level by giving AP Scholar Awards. These awards are an ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

Cumberland

Cumberland board and commission volunteers needed

The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors is seeking volunteers interested in the future of Cumberland to serve on several boards and commissions. Four appointments are ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

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 Staff Report, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

Weekly DOT maintenance alert

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

LOCAL

Warner asks for student loan relief

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) led 16 senators in a letter to Senate leaders urging them to include long-term relief for millions of Americans ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

Education

Tech readies testing lab for return of students

Virginia Tech’s COVID-19 Lab has processed more than 10,000 samples to support health districts in Southwest Virginia since its launch in April. Starting this week, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Local flood maps are now digital

Last week, with the adoption of a new, digital flood map in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, FEMA Region 3 will become the first FEMA region in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

Local

Weekly ag trends

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on Aug. 7. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle $3 to $18 higher with a ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

Longwood

Division I coaching veteran to lead Longwood softball

After a national search, Longwood University Athletics Director Michelle Meadows has named Dr. Megan Brown the new head coach of Longwood softball, selecting the coaching ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:20 pm

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Sympathy is extended to the Pond family

Buckingham Baptist Church, located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton will be hosting a drive-in service at 11 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:54 am

OBITUARIES

Shirley Newman Fowlkes

Shirley Newman Fowlkes, age 88 of Burkeville, passed away on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020. She was the widow of Julian G. Fowlkes, Sr. and the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:36 am

OBITUARIES

Martha Jean Buschmann

Martha Jean Martin Buschmann, age 95 of New Canton, died August 8, 2020. She was born July 10, 1925, in Delphi, Indiana, daughter of Mary ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:27 am

OBITUARIES

Mildred Farley

Mildred Farley, age 87 of Rice, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 10, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:25 am

Longwood

Lancer fall sports pushed to spring

The Big South Conference announced Wednesday, Aug. 12, that due to concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, all fall sports season competitions will be ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:00 am

DEATHS

Doris G. Bolden

Doris G. Bolden, age 81 of Dillwyn, passed away August 10, 2020. Graveside service and internment will take place Friday, August 14, 2020 at 2:30 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Mysterious seeds are likely harmless

Agriculture officials are warning Virginia residents to take note of suspicious, unsolicited packages of seeds that have been mailed to U.S. households from international origins ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00 am

CENTRA

Centra relaxes visitation policy

For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Centra will allow one visitor to accompany a patient into Centra facilities. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00 am

Buckingham

GRASP provides scholarships to area students

GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.), a non-profit, college and career access organization, headquartered in Glen Allen, recently awarded 105 Last Dollar scholarships totaling $106,945 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00 am

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Lancers field hockey pushed to spring

The Mid-American Conference (MAC), of which the Longwood University field hockey program is a member, announced Saturday, Aug. 8, that it will postpone all fall ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00 am

BUSINESS

Warner sends letter to postmaster

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) sent a letter to the Postmaster General Monday, Aug. 10 raising concerns that he’s heard directly from Virginians regarding ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00 am

Education

Full Circle School to open August 17

Full Circle Schools in Rice held its parent orientation August 6. Full Circle will be open for five day a week in-person instruction for all ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00 am

Way to go!

Boy Scouts aid library

A big “thank you” to Mason, pictured, and Hayes Lang from the Friends of the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library. Mason and Hayes, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00 am

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