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Updated – Traffic stop leads to pursuit

A stop for a traffic violation led to a pursuit by the police department Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 28, in downtown Farmville. “We had an officer ... Read more

5 hours ago by Titus Mohler.

Zeta to affect Farmville area Thursday

After a week or so of mostly calm weather, it’s about to get interesting again. Hurricane Zeta is expected to bring between one to two ... Read more

15 hours ago by Roger Watson.

Thanksgiving meals available for 800 people

A full Thanksgiving meal will be delivered to homes within a 30-mile radius of Farmville as part of this year’s Feeding Farmville 2020. There will ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Report.

Community spread increasing

As university coronavirus cases appear to be declining, community spread is on the rise, tightening visitation policies at hospitals and leading to concern from health ... Read more

16 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Road construction planned

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Report.

Students say protests motivating them to vote

BY HUNTER BRITT Capital News Service Voters are more divided now than they were in the 2016 election, according to a recent poll by the ... Read more

16 hours ago by Guest Columnist.

Surprise Concert

The Longwood University String Ensemble held a surprise concert in front of the caboose in downtown Farmville Saturday, Oct. 24. The ensemble, featuring violinists, violists, ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Report.

Governor allocates CARES money to vaccination plan

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced $22 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding will be used to create a statewide ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Report.

More state funding for child care made available

Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam recently announced $65.8 million in new funding to increase access to child care and support child care ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Report.

County admin hire discusses challenging year

It has been a challenging year for incoming Prince Edward County Administrator Douglas Stanley, but he has confidence in a positive conclusion to 2020 and ... Read more

16 hours ago by Titus Mohler.

Board says Stanley is a good hire despite previous issues

Prince Edward County’s new county administrator comes to his new position with lots of professional baggage, but the chairperson of the Board of Supervisors says ... Read more

1 day ago by Titus Mohler.

Tractor trailer crash shuts down Salem Church Road

Crews responded at approximately 7:32 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, to the 300th block of Salem Church Road in Cumberland County for a single-vehicle accident involving ... Read more

1 day ago by Alexa Massey.

Pamplin EMS transport services stopped early

Pamplin Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Inc. has discontinued its EMS transport services more than two-and-a-half months earlier than originally announced. In a Sept. 17 ... Read more

1 day ago by Titus Mohler.

Home health workers to receive hazard pay

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced $73 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to provide hazard pay to home health ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Longwood presents online performance

The Longwood University Theater Department will present an online play Wednesday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 15. “She Kills Monsters; Virtual Realms” by Qui Nguyen ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

SAAC spearheads voter registration initiative on campus

BY RYAN VENTRELLA LongwoodLancers.com Programs across Longwood University Athletics are ramping up activity as they prepare to take the field this winter and spring, but ... Read more

6 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Unclaimed property website available

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday, Nov. 18, that the Department of the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Program returned more than $67.8 million in unclaimed property ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Alternatives to trick-or-treating

The COVID-19 pandemic is set to alter another tradition in some localities as Halloween approaches. The Town of Farmville and the Town of Dillwyn are ... Read more

6 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Trump’s path to reelection looks difficult

By JACOB ROUSSEAU and SEAN MCGOEY Capital News Service Even in the most favorable of polls, the path to reelection for President Donald Trump seems discouraging. An ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Health care workers earn free tickets

Gov. Ralph Northam and Alex Nyerges, director and CEO of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), recently announced that healthcare workers and first responders ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Dukes return to school

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) celebrated its first day of hybrid learning Monday, Oct. 19. The day was a big milestone for many kids who ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Stanley named as new Prince Edward County administrator

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors appointed Douglas P. Stanley on Thursday, Oct. 22, as the county’s new county administrator and clerk to the ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Longwood, Hampden-Sydney still planning for spring break

By Anya Sczerzenie and Titus Mohler Capital News Service and The Farmville Herald A growing number of Virginia colleges are announcing that spring break will ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Flu shots are critical this year

Flu season is now upon us, but this year the influenza and the trouble it brings will overlap with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Public health ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

A dream realized – new library is open

What began as the dream of a group of Buckingham residents more than a dozen years ago has come to life with the opening of ... Read more

6 days ago by Roger Watson.

A 168-mile run for a cause

Farmville will be a key landmark this week along a trail being blazed by runner Steve Scott to raise funds for children in underserved areas ... Read more

6 days ago by Titus Mohler.

GO Virginia Region 3 to meet

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. The virtual meeting is open to the public. The ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

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