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Edwards to serve as ODEC vice-chairman

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) President and CEO Jeff Edwards was elected to serve as vice-chairman of the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) Board of Directors ... Read more

3 hours ago by Staff Report.

Cumberland county property transfers

Following are the property transfers recorded in the Cumberland County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for the month of February. The listing includes the grantor, the ... Read more

3 hours ago by Staff Report.

How grants benefited area businesses

Eighteen area businesses were recently the beneficiaries of a total of $20,000 in grant money from the Town of Farmville and Prince Edward County. In ... Read more

3 hours ago by Titus Mohler.

The economics of solar farms

Solar facilities have come to the Heart of Virginia, and more are on the horizon. But why here? Why are farms converting from crops to ... Read more

1 day ago by Titus Mohler.

Newman earns scholarship from VCC

Jordan Newman, a senior at Cumberland High School, has earned a $1,500 educational scholarship from the Virginia Cooperative Council (VCC). After the state response to ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Benchmark announces quarterly results

Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced unaudited results for the three- and six-month periods ending June 30. Net ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

VDOT awarded $4.5 million in federal grants

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) was recently awarded two federal grants totaling more than $4.5 million to enhance safety, improve congestion and incident management, ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

New businesses share 2020 with pandemic

For most small businesses, the first year of operation is already packed with trials and tribulations. For a business having to overcome an economy-slowing pandemic ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham County property transfers

Following are the property transfers recorded in the Buckingham County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for the month of February. The listing includes the grantor, the ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Solar facility approved

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors voted 6-1 during its Monday, July 13, meeting to approve a request from Hexagon Energy to construct Black Bear ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

The Woodland named ‘exemplary facility’

The Woodland, Inc, including its nursing and assisted living facilities, recently underwent an Infection Prevention and Control Assessment (IPCA) and was found to be an ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

A Step Above opens

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed A Step Above Health Services to the community during a ribbon cutting ceremony. A Step Above is located ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Chamber awarded tourism grant

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce has received $1,800 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Citizens can buy a tree for the town

The Town of Farmville, in partnership with Tree City USA, has introduced a new tree program called “Branch Out in Farmville.” This program offers community ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward County property transfers

Following are the property transfers recorded in the Prince Edward County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for the month of February. The listing includes the grantor, ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

New apartments give view of town

The iconic Doyne Building located in downtown Farmville at the intersection of West Third and Main streets that was once adorned by a mural highlighting ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

VEC urged to modernize

As Virginia’s workers face record layoffs and weeks-long waits to receive unemployment benefits, 43 Virginia legislators urged the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) to review and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Small business support program enacted

Small businesses in Buckingham County negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can now apply to the Buckingham County Business Support Program (BCBSP). At the Monday, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Preparing for green energy sites

Prince Edward County is now better prepared for the possibility of more solar projects coming to the area. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously, with ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Centra designated Baby Friendly

Centra Southside Community Hospital (CSCH) has received the Baby-Friendly designation from the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Virginia agriculture trends updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends July 10. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, ranging mostly 1.00 lower to 2.00 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Bill could boost broadband

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia, announced a $100 billion piece of legislation Thursday, July 9, that could significantly expand broadband in the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Green Ridge letter, report released

The last few weeks have been busy ones for Green Ridge Recycling and Disposal Facility, which received its second letter from the Virginia Department of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Cumberland County partners with Firefly Fiber Broadband

A grant completed by Cumberland County and Firefly Fiber Broadband may help bring reliable internet to those without service in much of the county. In ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

A Step Above to open Saturday

A Step Above, a new home health business in Buckingham, is slated to open its doors for the first time this Saturday, July 11. Business ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Business of the Month announced

Buckingham Family Medicine is the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month. The chamber is thankful for them for all they’re doing on the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

PSR receives $8,500 grant

Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) Area Agency on Aging has been notified by Meals on Wheels of America of its success in earning more than $8,500 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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