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Benchmark sees earnings increase

Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced unaudited earnings of $2,796,595 for the third quarter of 2020, representing a ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Report.

Beef and commodity pricing

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on October 23. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly $1 to $4 lower with ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Report.

Beef and commodity prices

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on October 16. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, mostly ranging $6 lower to ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Winter wheat yields have been challenging

Despite a positive report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Virginia winter wheat farmers have been perplexed by an erratic growing season and less-than-anticipated yields. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Looking Our Best

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce announced that Luck Stone is the October “Looking Our Best” recipient. The Luck Stone plant, located on Prince Edward ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

CEO of UMFS announces retirement

Greg Peters, president and CEO of United Methodist Family Services (UMFS), whose visionary leadership over the past two decades has transformed the nonprofit from a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Family Pharmacy offers flu shots

Farmville Family Pharmacy, a new independent pharmacy serving the community of Farmville is offering flu shots to protect families from the flu this season. No ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Toulson to help farmers manage stress

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has created a new position to help increase mental health awareness among Virginia farmers and to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Beef and commodity prices

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on October 9. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, mostly $2 lower to $3 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Producer meetups planned

The Heart of Virginia Buy Fresh Buy Local (HOVBFBL) chapter will be hosting two producer meetups. The mission of HOVBFBL is connecting producers to consumers, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

PSR receives $10K for new van

Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) has received a $10,000 TRUIST Foundation COVID-19 response grant for its home-delivered meal program, specifically toward the purchase of a new ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Flavors of India coming to Farmville

Farmville is about to get even more flavorful. Flavors of India, a brand new restaurant offering authentic Indian cuisine, will soon open its doors at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Cumberland gets caffeinated

Cumberland is already abuzz with excitement over the area’s newest business — Cumberland Coffee Company. The quaint little shop, located at 2 Stoney Point Road, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward receives WanderLove grant

The Prince Edward County Visitor Center and Office of Tourism has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

New business downtown

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Ironworks Financial to Farmville with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. Joni Beachly and managing partner John ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

New businesses open in town

From restaurants to antique stores to financial planning, the pandemic isn’t stopping new businesses from popping up across downtown Farmville. Holly Johnson recently opened up ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham parking changes announced

Upcoming changes are coming to parking regulations in Buckingham County, according to Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office. The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors enacted a new ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Beef and commodity market update

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on September 25. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, ranging $3 lower to $5 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Piedmont Community Health Plan names new CEO

Piedmont Community Health Plan (Piedmont) recently announced the appointment of Sharon Fletcher as the Lynchburg-based health insurance company’s Chief Operating Officer. In this new role, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

PSR receives grant

Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSR) recently received a $50K grant to support senior SNAP enrollment. This grant will assist in closing the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Dr. Cameron Webb visits Farmville

Virginia 5th Congressional District Democratic Nominee Dr. Cameron Webb visited Farmville Saturday, Sept. 26, to try his hand at fishing on the Appomattox and to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Looking their best

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce awarded the new Virginia Children’s Book Festival brick and mortar location on High Street with the September Looking Our ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Businesses, nonprofits aided by CARES Act

CARES Act funding is coming to area small businesses and nonprofits this week. The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors has taken action to help ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Beef and commodity market prices

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on September 18. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly steady to $6 lower. Feeder ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Stokes announces retirement

Pauline Stokes, a family and consumer science (FCS) SNAP-Ed extension agent has announced her retirement. Stokes played an important role in reaching limited- resource audiences ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Proposals accepted for grants

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is accepting proposals for $8 million in Land and Water Conservation Fund grants. Proposals must be for the ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Water bills have incorrect due date

Water and sewer customers of the Town of Farmville may have noticed something odd about the due dates on their bills this past month. Instead ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

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