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Virtual memorial for coronavirus victims planned

The Interfaith Collective and Farmville Cares will host a virtual memorial service for those who have died from the coronavirus Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 ... Read more

19 hours ago by Staff Report.

SUV drives through outdoor seating area near Chick Fil-A

A black Toyota Highlander drove through the seating area next to the Chik Fil-A restaurant at the Longwood Landings Apartment complex on Farmville Thursday evening. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Road construction scheduled

Highway work requiring road/ lane/structure closures is planned; however, work may be delayed or canceled due to weather or other issues. For up-to-date information, call ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

No garbage pickup Monday

There will be no residential or business garbage pickup, no cardboard pickup and no miscellaneous/brush pickup Monday, Jan. 18, due to the Martin Luther King, ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Commercial drilling now a by-right use

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors voted 5-2 Monday, Jan. 11, to allow commercial core drilling as a by-right activity in A-1, A-C, M-1 and ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham Rescue squad transition brings updates

The official start of Buckingham County taking control of the county rescue squad began Dec. 15. Earlier in the year, the Buckingham Volunteer Rescue Squad ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham School Board approves plan for in-class instruction

The Buckingham County School Board voted 6-1 Wednesday, Jan. 13, to approve a plan to get students back into classrooms. But that plan is contingent ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward to return students to class by Feb. 8

Despite large numbers of COVID-19 cases out of the locality and an apparent majority of parents and staff wishing to remain fully virtual, the Prince ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Preserving history’s first rough draft

The history of the Farmville area is rife with important events that should not be forgotten. The Farmville Herald has reported on these events since ... Read more

3 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Surge in COVID cases stresses EMS

The impact of the surge in area COVID-19 cases has been revealed for a large variety of people and organizations, including Prince Edward County’s emergency ... Read more

3 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Dogs, bears, celebrities fill in for fans

The Longwood University basketball fans hanging out on game days at Willett Hall are a bit different this year. Like loyal Lancer faithful they arrive ... Read more

3 days ago by Roger Watson.

Vaccinations to move to Phase 1b Tuesday

The Piedmont Health District has announced it will expand COVID-19 vaccination to include Phase 1b recipients. According to a Tuesday, Jan. 12, press release, the ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Cumberland students return to virtual learning

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) students returned to full remote learning Wednesday, Jan. 13, after a member of the school nutrition team tested positive for ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

VA Ready program awarded grant

The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready), a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership dedicated to retraining unemployed Virginians and helping them secure in-demand positions, announced recently that it ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Drug drop box available

Citizens in Buckingham County have a new way to safely and discreetly dispose of unwanted prescription and over the counter medication. A drug drop box ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

National guard force in DC to reach 6,200

The Virginia National Guard (VNG) has approximately 1,000 personnel on the ground in Washington D.C., as of Jan. 9. Additional personnel will join in the ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Area COVID numbers continue to rise rapidly

Counties in the Piedmont Health District are continuing to see sharp increases in cases of COVID-19 each week. Prince Edward County, according to data obtained ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Fishin’ Pig reopens, Press Club still closed

Popular Farmville restaurants North Street Press Club and The Fishin’ Pig closed their doors temporarily recently due to potential COVID-19 exposure. The Fishin Pig has ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

High Bridge to close for 3 months

The High Bridge at High Bridge Trail State Park in Farmville will be closed for three months beginning Jan. 18. In a release from the ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Nothing exciting in this week’s weather

After the possibility of a couple morning showers passes through the area this morning, it looks to be a ho-hum week of January weather for ... Read more

6 days ago by Roger Watson.

WFLO radio stations to be sold

Farmville-based radio stations WFLO-AM 870 and FM 95.7 are in the process of being sold to what Radio and Television Business Report described as the ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

Road construction planned

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Raising a glass to pet adoption

Cracking open a cold one is about to get a lot cuter. Three Roads Brewing Company in Farmville, in partnership with the Southside Society for ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Northam: ‘Get shots in arms’

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued new guidance to health care providers who have the COVID-19 vaccine — use it or lose it. “I want you ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Health district begins vaccine campaign

Several doctors, nurses and other health care workers from the surrounding area made their way to the Prince Edward County Health Department building Wednesday, Jan. ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Southside COVID beds are maxed out

The increase in cases in the Farmville area is now being felt in the COVID unit at Centra Southside Community Hospital. Centra officials said Thursday, ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

WayFast to expand services

WayFast Delivery, the Farmville-based food delivery service that has thrived amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is about to expand its operations to include Nottoway County. Founded ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

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