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Dollar General now open in Green Bay

The new Dollar General store at 8255 Patrick Henry Highway in Green Bay is now open. Dollar General stores provide area residents with a convenient ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Benchmark named to top 200 community banks for the 14th year

For the 14th consecutive year, Benchmark Community Bank has been named one of the nation’s Top 200 Community Banks. Of the more than 5,000 banks ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

SEC achieves safety milestone

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) marked two years of no lost time due to an on-the-job incident on May 1. The accomplishment is the result of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cannery opening with safety precautions

The Prince Edward County Cannery is scheduled to open Monday, June 1 at 7 a.m. To ensure the public’s safety and that of the county’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Council provides funding to IDA

Following a closed session meeting on economic development Wednesday, May 13, the Town of Farmville Town Council authorized Town Manager Scott Davis to appropriate $10,000 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

White hired as planning and zoning admin

Former Farmville Downtown Partnership Program Manager Chelsey White has taken a new position as planning director and zoning administrator of Cumberland County. At an electronic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Partnership to focus on long-term care issues

COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) are embarking on a new effort to allocate support ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Economic disaster loans available to agriculture businesses

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza has announced that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Green Front back open

Green Front Furniture has reopened its doors to the public in Farmville after a closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The business, which announced its ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Benchmark funds more than $40 million in PPP loans

Benchmark Community Bank reported the bank has processed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans in excess of $40 million to benefit nearly 800 small businesses. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

FACES receives grant

Food Lion Feeds announced last week that FACES Food Pantry of Farmville was granted $3,500 in funding to help with continued efforts to care for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

PSR receives federal aid to help older adults

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSR) has received more than $730,000 in federal aid to help ... Read more

4 weeks 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 November. The listing includes the grantor, the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Buckingham County Property Transfers

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

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

VDOC recognizes Correctional Officers’ Week

This week, the Virginia Department of Corrections honors the men and women on its frontline who are protecting and promoting the safety of incarcerated Virginians ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Centra recognizes National Nurses Week

Each year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s four million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health ... Read more

4 weeks 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 November. The listing includes the grantor, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Starbucks to open on South Main

This fall, a third Starbucks and the first free-standing version with a drive thru is expected to open in the Town of Farmville. On Monday, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

WayFast helps SPCA

WayFast delivery in Farmville recently stepped up to help the Southside SPCA. The Southside SPCA has had to cancel all its community fundraising events due ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Benchmark reports earnings

Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced unaudited results for the first quarter of 2020. Net income of $2,110,986 ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Community Pride award winner announced

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce recently awarded Buckingham County Public Schools with the chamber’s Community Pride Award for April. The award highlights the new informational ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

PSR’s Young deployed

Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (PSR) Executive Director Justine Young is being deployed on active duty in the U.S. Army. Young, an ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Grants for downtown businesses

The Farmville Downtown Partnership (FDP) announced Friday, April 24, that the organization had been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and ... Read more

1 month ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Envigo agrees to inspections

Lawmakers rejected an amendment offered by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to put more regulations on the state’s largest dog breeding facility located in Cumberland County ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Helping others out

A local Farmville business got a big surprise Tuesday, April 21, when Joyce Eggleston called Miller’s Country Store to order 400 cookies to donate to ... Read more

1 month ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Farmville’s Ruby Tuesday falls victim to pandemic

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic came home to Farmville Wednesday, April 22, as the town’s Ruby Tuesday location closed for good, with 50 ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

Dealerships adapt to pandemic

Car dealerships in the area have made adaptations to meet the challenges of conducting business during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s basically just been an ever-evolving ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

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