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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

2 days ago by Staff Report.

SCDA offers leadership training

Southside Community Development Alliance (SCDA) is working to foster a stronger Southside Virginia by training one leader at a time. SCDA, a Farmville Virginia-based nonprofit ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Tommy Ray Moore remembered for his gospel singing

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

2 days ago by Annie May Miles.

True soldiers in the army of the Lord

“Finally, my brethren be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may ... Read more

2 days ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

Goldenrod provides late summer color

Several years ago, I went with a friend to a business luncheon where there was a beautiful floral arrangement with bright yellow flowers in it. ... Read more

2 days ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

We have the capacity for great courage

I was a young boy walking home from baseball practice and noticed a shortcut through a neighbor’s backyard. There was a chicken coop, but I ... Read more

2 days ago by Larry Davies.

Unclean spirits testify to Jesus’ identity

In Mark, Jesus begins his ministry with a bang. His first act of ministry after his baptism, his temptation, and the calling of his disciples ... Read more

2 days ago by Dale Brown.

Landfill alert to meet

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert (CCLA) group will have a Community Town Hall Meeting August 9, at 3 p.m. at 11 Davenport Rd in Cumberland. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

New tool helps find farm loan options

A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

‘If you are out there by yourself, there’s no one passing you’

There are few people that would be more excited to race at South Boston Speedway this season than Jimmy Wade. Wade, a Halifax resident, is ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Look to the sky for a show full of stars

I don’t know what’s on television tonight, but I do know this month is a prime time for stargazing. As the world slips toward autumn, ... Read more

2 days ago by Karen Bellenir.

Sports still find a way to exist

Sports have been relatively scarce in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but some athletic opportunities still exist for area residents, both locally and around the ... Read more

3 days ago by Titus Mohler.

50th anniversary celebrated

Major and Gail Thompson, of Farmville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 17. Their children, Jerry Thompson, of Keysville; Wanda Thompson, of Chesterfield; and ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

‘Class’ical spelling issues abound

This past academic year was one of the most challenging and unforgettable years many of us have ever had to negotiate. And it was not ... Read more

4 days ago by Julia Palmer.

I’m Determined’ summits moved forward

Students and parents had to adjust to a virtual setting, but two annual statewide “I’m Determined” summits for students with disabilities and their parents went ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

VDOF offers cost-share program

In response to the statewide decline of ash trees due to the introduction of the emerald ash borer (EAB), the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Caregiver support group to meet

The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet Thursday, Aug. 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. To register for the meeting call 757-383- 8552. For ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Psalm 23 from a shepherd’s viewpoint

Years ago, I took chaplain training at a nearby hospital. One of my first patients was a middle-aged woman who had been in the hospital ... Read more

1 week ago by Larry Davies.

Three things you need to ‘stay in’ this season

During our COVID “quarantine” my wife and I studied Keys to Freedom by Nancy Alcorn. I want to share with you some habits that help ... Read more

1 week ago by John Moxley.

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

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Mt. Zion Baptist to have homecoming and revival services

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

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Beets, carrots can fill empty spots in the summer garden

As you’re enjoying your garden’s delicious bounty, you may notice a few empty spots in the garden from the earliest crops you harvested. The turn ... Read more

1 week ago by Katharine Wilson.

How to survive hot, dry summers in the garden

July was brutally hot and dry. We had day after day of temperatures over 90 degrees with high humidity and no rain. Even though I ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Farmers Market has something for everyone

A visit to the Farmville Farmers Market last Saturday, July 25, could make someone feel like they travelled back in time to last summer, before ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Red Bud Garden Club elects officers

The Redbud Garden Club held its June meeting in the backyard of Geraldine Sanderson’s home. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this was the club’s first ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Church service info and happy birthdays

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

2 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Friday night lights go dark

The fall of 2020 will be defined, in part, by a startling absence. As of Wednesday, July 22, it was confirmed that due to the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

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