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Determine what veggies to grow to save money

There are a few key elements to planning your garden with food preservation in mind. You can look for a balance of crops that you ... Read more

5 days ago by Guest Columnist.

The 17-year cicadas are back

With warm daytime weather and mild nights here, a cacophonous whining like a field of out-of-tune car radios may be heard through open windows. That ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Residents show off their mask fashion

Just a couple weeks ago, most Americans would have been hard-pressed to find a face mask in their household. Now, it has become a piece ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Piedmont Habitat for Humanity home dedication

Piedmont Habitat for Humanity recently celebrated the completion of its fifth home in Buckingham County and its 44th family served overall. Due to appropriate measures ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Stained-glass thanksgiving

Bethel Grove Baptist Church on Green Bay Road in Rice became adorned for the first time in its history with stained-glass windows earlier this year. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

AKA Sorority goes red

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority participated in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) National Wear Red Day to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease and ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

AKA Sorority celebrates Founders’ Day

“Exemplifying Excellence Through The Legacy Of Our Founders” was the theme at the 2020 Joint Founders’ Day celebration for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. This ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Two historic homes on The Avenues

Story by Edward Kromer The houses on The Avenues in Farmville are rich with history. A 1918 Sanborn Insurance Company map shows a number of ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Farmville’s troll population increases

The story of the trolls under High Bridge on Mill Street in Farmville is growing. It was back in Sept. 2017 that Sully and his ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

COVID-19 disrupts tourism ahead of peak season

Michael Moore has always enjoyed his job as a wine trail guide with Top Shelf Transportation. He said the job is about more than wine. ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Going on a bear hunt

With everyone under the governor’s Stay-at-Home Order, parents and caregivers are looking for fun and creative ways to entertain their children, all while practicing social ... Read more

2 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Miss Buckingham Pageant winners

The 2020 Miss Buckingham Pageant, sponsored by the Buckingham County Fire Department Auxiliary, at the Buckingham County High School auditorium, recently selected six category winners. ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Garden Club meeting held

The Nora Lancaster Garden Club (NLGC) met Feb. 18 at the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library. Agriculture and Natural Resources extension agent Kathy ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

The world’s biggest man visits Farmville

By Dr. Ray A. Gaskins Professor Emeritus, Hampden-Sydney College He was bigger than Goliath, the Philistine leviathan of Biblical fame. He was taller than Bill ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Main St. Lanes high bowling scores

HIGH SCORE MEN: Monday Night Football: Joe Rose — 279, B.J. Fletcher — 268, John Dedmond — 258; Wednesday Seniors: Tom Crouse — 204, Danny ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Community garden service project

The Longwood University Multicultural Affairs and social work professors and students used the Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Community Garden on the corner of Blanton ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Sorority participates in Habitat for Humanity construction project

Members of the Kappa Rho Omega Chapter and Lambda Delta Chapter (Longwood University) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. recently assisted with the construction of ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

AKA Sorority sponsors coat drive

Members of the Kappa Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. collected coats, jackets, and winter accessories with the help of supportive communities ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Colored pencils and acrylics workshop

A colored pencils and acrylics workshop will be held at Central Virginia Arts April 11. The layering of colored pencils and acrylics is a fantastic ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Garden Club meeting held

At the February meeting of the Cumberland Garden Club, the club celebrated the birthday of an honorary member, Sandra Nygaard. The members had lunch with ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Inspirations 47th annual gospel concert

The Appomattox County Lions Club will host the 47th annual gospel concert Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Appomattox County High School Auditorium. ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Calhoun teaches Tai Chi at First Baptist Church

When Lonnie Calhoun teaches a Tai Chi class, he likes to play some music to set the mood. For athletes, it’s something soothing to help ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Garden Study Club holds monthly meeting

The Garden Study Club held its monthly meeting Feb. 27 featuring a presentation on container plants by Jay Wilkinson. The meeting was hosted by Mary ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Watch the sunset on the bridge

High Bridge Trail State Park in Green Bay will host a Saving Daylight With A Sunset program Sunday, March 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Third Thursday Book Club holds monthly meeting

The Third Thursday Book Club held its February meeting at the home of B. Williams. The speaker was Brendan Burke of Amelia County. He served ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Women Veterans Baby Shower

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 32 and Jr. Auxiliary hosted a Women Veterans Baby Shower at Merk’s Restaurant Feb. 24. There was great community support ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Margaret Watson Bird Club meeting

Join the Margaret Watson Bird Club for an exciting presentation focusing on the research and conservation of loggerhead shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus), a declining species of ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

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