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Businesses, customers cope with new face mask requirements

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced last week Executive Order 63, requiring Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings to help contain the spread ... Read more

3 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham Correctional Center cases increase

The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) reported 147 total coronavirus cases stemming from Buckingham Correctional Center’s offender population Monday, June 1, a 29 case increase ... Read more

4 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward County arrest report

April 8 • Michael Eanes, 32, of Richmond, charged with revocation of suspended sentence and probation, three counts. • Derek Hughes, 34, of Waldorf, Maryland, charged with ... Read more

9 hours ago by Staff Report.

Second death in three days in Buckingham prisons

A second death of a coronavirus patient was reported at the Dillwyn Correction Center (DCC) Saturday. The death is the second in three days at ... Read more

1 day ago by Roger Watson.

Residents gather at Moton Museum to discuss death of George Floyd

In the wake of the unrest in cities across the country following the death of George Floyd, residents of Farmville and the surrounding area gathered ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Fire victim identified as 99-year-old Cumberland man

The victim of a May 22 fatal house fire in Cumberland County has been identified as 99-year-old Cumberland resident Johnson H. Wiley.  Virginia State Police ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward virus cases increase by 5

Coronavirus case counts continue to rise in Prince Edward and Buckingham counties according to Saturday’s update from the Virginia Department of Health. Prince Edward County ... Read more

2 days ago by Roger Watson.

Tigers football recruits include four area players

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) 21st-year Football Head Coach Marty Favret has announced his incoming recruiting class that brings 57 newcomers to the program, including four from ... Read more

2 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Cumberland County arrest report

April 7 • Travis Diaz Johnson, 37, of Richmond, charged with obstruct/resist: without threats/force; trespass: after being forbidden to do so; shoplift/alter price/conceal/transfer goods less than ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Bear sighting near avenues in Farmville

Patti and Sam Carey were enjoying a pleasant Farmville evening at home on their backyard patio on Pinecrest Road Thursday, May 28, when they spotted ... Read more

3 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Fourth inmate dies in Buckingham County prisons

A third prisoner has died at the Buckingham Correctional Center (BKCC) as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The death is the fourth in Buckingham ... Read more

3 days ago by Roger Watson.

Unemployment claims begin to level out

After 10 weeks of soaring unemployment rates as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment rates began leveling out across Virginia and the local area. ... Read more

3 days ago by Roger Watson.

Farmville Police Department activity report

April 13 • Accident on Clark Street. • Accident on S. Main Street. • Burglar/panic alarm on Peery Drive. • Domestic disturbance on Putney Street. • Loud noise on N. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Class of 2020 has been phenomenal

Well Class of 2020, this year has been anything but normal. With the unexpected school closure, your year was cut short and many events that ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Small, Brickhill get top honors

The valedictorian and salutatorian are the graduates with the highest and second highest grade point averages in the senior class. VALEDICTORIAN Morgan Small is the ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Farmville arrest report

April 19 • Joseph Morris, 46, of Farmville, charged with public swearing or intoxication. • Federico Garibay Crespo, 41, of Farmville, charged with assault and battery on ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Celebrating graduates from a distance

Although the Class of 2020 has had to miss out on many of the traditional staples of its senior year, Superintendent of Buckingham County Public ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Housing options are few for young professionals

My boyfriend and I have been looking for a new place to rent. I know, our timing is impeccable. Hunting for housing during the pandemic ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

PSR to deliver groceries and medicine to seniors

Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSR) is rolling out new programs in response to the continued health threats and risks stemming from COVID-19. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

State parks adjust during pandemic

Memorial Day weekend served as a kickoff for the area’s state parks, and while all locations are operating under certain restrictions due to the ongoing ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Dollar General now open in Green Bay

The new Dollar General store at 8255 Patrick Henry Highway in Green Bay is now open. Dollar General stores provide area residents with a convenient ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

University distributes funds to students

As part of the federal stimulus package known as the CARES Act Longwood University along with many other institutions of higher education received a portion ... Read more

3 days ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Imagine Farmville — Future of housing

By Emily Hollingsworth Special to The Farmville Herald This edition of Imagine Farmville looks deeper into the housing challenges that surround the region, including in ... Read more

3 days ago by Emily Hollingsworth.

Prince Edward unemployment claims increase by 4%

Statewide initial unemployment claims fell by more than 14% for the week ending May 9, but Prince Edward County went against that improving trend as ... Read more

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

Traffic alerts

DISTRICT WIDE VDOT ACTIVITIES Crews will perform various construction/maintenance activities throughout the district using the best practices of social distancing. Activities include, but are not ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Firefly festival canceled

The annual Firefly Festival at High Bridge Trail State Park has been canceled for 2020 to mitigate preventable spread of COVID-19 and protect the health ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Editorial – We have to stop the spread of the virus now

Our community’s health is now up to us, and so far, we are not doing so well. As government restrictions fade away, the economy reopens ... Read more

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

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