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Delta variant has arrived

The Piedmont Health District is experiencing a new surge in COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant arrives in the area. From Monday, July 19, to ... Read more

6 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Farmville awarded $25K grant

Gov. Ralph Northam announced a $25,000 grant for the Town of Farmville Friday to be used for new signage in the town. The project will ... Read more

14 hours ago by Staff Report.

4-year-old killed in crash

A 4-year-old was killed and an adult injured Sunday morning, July 25, in a single-vehicle crash in Lunenburg County.  According to a release from Virginia ... Read more

17 hours ago by Staff Report.

Darlington Heights celebrates anniversary

The Darlington Heights community gathered to celebrate 50 years of the volunteer fire department protecting the community. The Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department started in ... Read more

1 day ago by Roger Watson.

Keysville man arrested on larceny, drug charges

A 33-year-old man wanted on charges of grand larceny and drug possession was apprehended Thursday, July 22, in Prince Edward County. According to a press ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Message to commission: Keep towns together

Longwood University in Farmville was the first stop of a listening tour for Virginia’s newly formed Redistricting Commission as the group began a series of ... Read more

5 days ago by Roger Watson.

Heartland Horse Heroes: Therapeutic riding helps local children

Heartland Horse Heroes, headquartered out of Sprouse’s Corner Ranch in Buckingham County, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which impacts the lives of countless special needs individuals ... Read more

5 days 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. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org. ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

It’s great to see Farmville return to life again

Walking the streets of Farmville the weekend of July 17, one couldn’t help but think back to last year at this time when birds chirping ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

State dedicates another $700 million to broadband

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced that Virginia plans to invest $700 million in American Rescue Plan funding to expedite the deployment of last-mile broadband infrastructure ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Farmville 911 service restored

As of 2:05 p.m. Thursday, July 22, the Farmville Emergency Communications Center 911 service has been restored. The center is able to receive both landline ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

The fair is back

From funnel cakes to ferris wheels, the Five County Fair is coming back for 2021, and officials say this year’s festivities will include more rides, ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Temporary emergency numbers available

The public should be aware that the commonwealth is experiencing a statewide 911 outage. Below is a list of temporary emergency numbers in order to ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Cumberland looking for new administrator

Cumberland County Administrator Don Unmussig will be leave his position with the county at the end of the month for a job with the Virginia ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Emergency communication system (911) currently down

The Farmville Emergency Communication Center is currently down meaning calls to 911 will not be answered. A press release from the town said they are ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Town pressured to end ICE contract

For the past three months, speakers asking the Town of Farmville to end its contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the ... Read more

6 days ago by Roger Watson.

PSR honored with Aging Achievement Award

The Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSR) Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) program recently received a 2021 Aging Achievement Award from the National Association ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

STEPS crew makes old things new again

All those Amazon boxes ordered during the pandemic and placed by the curb for recycling ended up in the hands of a six-man crew at ... Read more

6 days ago by Roger Watson.

Two-vehicle crash blocks traffic

Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) firefighters responded Monday, July 19, to a two-vehicle crash in Cumberland County. According to officials, the crash occurred at approximately ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Wildfires bring haze, health alert

By Sarah Vogelsong Virginia Mercury Massive wildfires near the Ontario-Minnesota border as well as blazes farther west in Canada and the United States are bringing smoke throughout ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Elementary school children asked to wear masks indoors

The Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Education recently released new guidance for PreK-12 schools for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. The ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Herring hires lawyer dedicated to cannabis rules

By Ned Oliver Virginia Mercury Attorney General Mark Herring says he plans to hire a lawyer dedicated to marijuana law now that the state has ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Tales of livestock transport gone awry

Karen Henderson remembers being in the middle of the busy intersection of U.S. Routes 11 and 220 — still dressed in her formal office attire ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Coalition calls for prescription drug oversight board

By Kate Masters Virginia Mercury A new coalition is calling on Virginia legislators to create an oversight board aimed at lowering the cost of pharmaceuticals ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

DAR to place wreaths on veterans’ graves

The Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has adopted a new project to add to the variety of ways it already ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Keeping Farmville clean and pristine

The first thing you notice about Damon Streat is his speed. The man whose job it is to keep the Town of Farmville litter-free moves ... Read more

7 days ago by Roger Watson.

Virginia’s unemployment rate is down to 4.3%

Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2-percentage point to 4.3% in June, compared to 8.8% one year ago. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the commonwealth continues ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

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