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Chamber receives marketing grant

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce has received $2,500 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Recovery Marketing Leverage Program (RMLP), designed to help local and ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Stafford elected chair of VACB

Jay A. Stafford has been elected vice chair of the Virginia Association of Community Banks (VACB). Stafford is the president and chief executive officer of ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Vintage Antique Shack open for business

Holly Johnson and David Johnson of Vintage Antique Shack on Main Street in Farmville cut the ribbon to celebrate the store’s opening recently along with ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

PSR receives grant for pet food

Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) has received a $2,500 Meals on Wheels Loves Pets grant through Meals on Wheels America, for its pet support program PSR’s ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Flemming Center launches new opportunities

A year into his role as director of the Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC), Dr. Andrew King has created a ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Living in a food desert

Many are aware that Cumberland County is considered a food desert in which residents have very limited access to healthy or affordable food. And while ... Read more

5 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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