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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.

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.

American Shakespeare Center goes digital

American Shakespeare Center has announced plans to expand the growing digital portfolio of its 2020 SafeStart Season with BlkFrs LIVE — the live broadcast companion ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Tips for swimming in a lake or river

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that more than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

PSR receives $8,500 grant

Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) Area Agency on Aging has been notified by Meals on Wheels of America of its success in earning more than $8,500 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Southside DAR chapters host state regent

The Judith Randolph-Longwood and William Taylor Chapters of District III of the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution welcomed Virginia’s State Regent LeAnn Turbyfill to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Power line students climb to success

Ask a handful of high school seniors what they are planning to do after graduation, and at least one will likely tell you they are ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

DAR writes cards, collects books

Every Christmas the members of the Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution traditionally write Christmas cards to cheer the veterans at McGuire Veterans ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

No license required to fish this weekend

Citizens may fish without a license during the first weekend in June. No fishing license of any kind will be required for recreational rod and ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 months ago by Staff Report.

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