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Centra now allowing one visitor per patient

For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Centra will allow one visitor to accompany a patient into Centra facilities. ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

ICA Farmville COVID victim identified

New details have emerged regarding an Immigration Centers of America (ICA) Farmville detainee who died from COVID-19 Wednesday, Aug. 5. News of the death was ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Weekend weather – Hot with a chance of storms

The weekend will bring typical summer weather for the Farmville area with temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s and a chance of afternoon ... Read more

2 days ago by Roger Watson.

ICE detainee dies from COVID-19

This article has been updated and new information is now available. To view the latest article, click here.  An Immigration Centers of America (ICA) Farmville ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Lutz receives chemistry teacher award

Prince Edward County High School (PECHS) chemistry teacher Dr. Gary Lutz was recently honored with the Franklin D. Kizer Distinguished High School Chemistry Teacher Award. ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Highway work planned

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

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward county administrator search extended

After saying earlier the pool had been narrowed to two, Prince Edward County’s Board of Supervisors is now looking for more county administrator applicants. “The ... Read more

2 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Confederate Cemetery could be statue’s new location

The Farmville Town Council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, to determine what should be done with the Confederate statue ... Read more

2 days ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Most new virus cases in district are from Prince Edward

The Piedmont Health District saw 131 new coronavirus cases this week according to data obtained from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), with approximately 75% ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Birthing new life in a pandemic

Being a new parent means anticipating and preparing for the unexpected, but for young, expecting first-time moms, a global health crisis wasn’t a part of ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Chamber to manage Farmville Downtown Partnership

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Farmville Downtown Partnership (FDP) announced Tuesday, Aug. 4, they will be joining forces. The chamber signed an ... Read more

3 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Thunderboomers expected this afternoon

Enjoy the sunshine this morning because a big set of heavy thunderboomers are expected to interrupt any outdoor activities planned for this afternoon. High temperatures ... Read more

3 days ago by Roger Watson.

Good day sunshine

Bright sunshine may be interrupted by a small chance for some pop-up summer thunderstorms this afternoon as the Farmville weather returns to the typical pattern ... Read more

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

Warner and Kaine ask for Trump’s help with ICA Farmville

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) have sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for help in addressing the situation at ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

CVFD responded to collision

Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) firefighters responded early Tuesday evening to a two-vehicle accident in Cartersville. The collision, according to CVFD member Ben Pfeiffer, occurred ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

VDOF offers cost-share program

In response to the statewide decline of ash trees due to the introduction of the emerald ash borer (EAB), the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

CuCPS ranked #1 in workforce readiness

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) recently received first place at the 2020 Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards ceremony. At a ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Fowl weather

The ducks at Wilck’s Lake were some of the only Farmville residents happy to see more rain Monday, Aug. 3. The area is expected to ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

How grants benefited area businesses

Eighteen area businesses were recently the beneficiaries of a total of $20,000 in grant money from the Town of Farmville and Prince Edward County. In ... Read more

4 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Longwood students return to campus with new rules

Longwood University students will soon return to the Farmville campus to begin classes in what already promises to be a unique experience for everyone involved. ... Read more

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

High Bridge expands to Pamplin

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) purchased 30 acres in Pamplin from Norfolk Southern Railroad to be added to High Bridge Trail State ... Read more

4 days ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Hampden-Sydney receives second-largest gift ever

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) announced Tuesday, Aug. 4, that it had received a $6 million gift from Rob and Cindy Citrone to support Compass, the college’s ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

County landfill not closed today

Prince Edward County officials reversed an earlier decision to close the landfill today (Tuesday) after the impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias were less than anticipated. ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Shooting victim tells harrowing tale of Auto Connection robbery

Auto Connection Owner Zaki Stwodah’s business has been robbed before during its approximately 20 years on West Third Street in Farmville, but never by an ... Read more

5 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Isaias brings just over an inch of rain

Umbrellas are needed this morning but pack the sunscreen for the afternoon as summer returns after the storm After the remnants of Isaias roll through ... Read more

5 days ago by Roger Watson.

The economics of solar farms

Solar facilities have come to the Heart of Virginia, and more are on the horizon. But why here? Why are farms converting from crops to ... Read more

5 days ago by Titus Mohler.

County landfill closed Tuesday due to storm

Prince Edward County officials announced Monday afternoon that the county landfill will be closed Tuesday due to the expected amount of rain and wind from ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

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