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When is Wawa coming? Officials detail project’s timeline

In March, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an application for Wawa to open a ...

Buckingham County Electoral Board


Lawsuit against Buckingham Electoral Board dismissed

The lawsuit against the Buckingham County Electoral Board has been dismissed. Speaking after the court hearing on Tuesday, ...

Buckingham Dillwyn Garden Club


Garden Club prepares for celebration

Members of the Buckingham Dillwyn Garden Club have been busy preparing to celebrate the club’s 90th anniversary. The ...

Letter to the Editor


Mike Wilson: Let me tell you about my father

My good father died of mesothelioma in 1992 at the age of 57 — much too young — ...

Poster contest


Poster winners honored

High school, elementary school and homeschooled students were given a challenge earlier this spring. They could use pens, ...

Peter Francisco Soil & Water Conservation District


There’s a new sign in town

Motorists entering Buckingham or Cumberland County from some of the most-traveled points of entry may have noticed a ...



Farmville playground almost set to reopen, splashpad coming

FARMVILLE – Summer is in full swing and Farmville residents will be looking for somewhere to go and ...

Buckingham Knights


Buckingham Knights dominate Statesmen, advance to semi-final

The Buckingham Knights haven’t lost at home in almost two months. That didn’t change on Tuesday, as the ...

Corpus Christi


Herald News Briefs: Farmville church will celebrate Corpus Christi

FARMVILLE – On Sunday, June 11, St. Theresa Catholic Church plans to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi. ...


Road work around the region: week of June 7

Across the region. highway work requiring road/ lane/structure closures is planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to ...

Route 307


How do you fix issues with Route 307? VDOT has a plan

RICE – The first incident happened at 10:51 a.m., on Wednesday, May 31. Two cars collided at the ...

White Bird


Helping Hands: White Bird completes multi-year rescue project

Last December, we shared the story of White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue. If horses need help in Prince ...



State continues to fund Piedmont’s transportation project

FARMVILLE – Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) was awarded its sixth year of funding by the Virginia Department of ...

Route 460


Six people injured in Saturday wreck on Route 460

So what caused the Route 460 detour on Saturday night? The answer is one unfortunately all too familiar ...

Lady Dukes


Lady Dukes win multiple events at state track competition

For the second straight year, the Cumberland Lady Dukes competed for the state track championship. And for the ...

Cumberland County


Commercial chicken house burns in Cumberland County

A commercial chicken house burned to the ground Friday night in Cumberland County. At 11:28 p.m., the Cumberland ...

Tyson Foods


Counties look to fill void left by Tyson Foods closing

CUMBERLAND – The numbers just don’t look good for anyone. When Tyson Foods closed its processing plant in ...

Meals on Wheels


Prince Edward County’s Meals on Wheels needs volunteers

FARMVILLE – Volunteering is a great way to give back and meet new people. Meals on Wheels in ...

Farmville Lions Club


100 Years of Service: Farmville Lions Club members look back

FARMVILLE – The Farmville Lions Club has been busy over the last century. During the past 100 years, ...

Emily Vinson


Emily Vinson earns national award, receives Gold Glove

FARMVILLE – Every year, nine players are honored for their defensive skills. Across the more than 300 college ...

Longwood Village


What’s the timeline for Longwood Village?

FARMVILLE – Don’t expect a decision on the future of Longwood Village anytime soon. In fact, the Better ...



Microschool project comes to Rice

RICE – Some people thought the days of one-room schoolhouses were long past. That’s not exactly true in ...

Route 307


Two people injured in Wednesday wreck on Route 307

RICE – Two drivers were transported due to injuries after a car accident late Wednesday morning. At 10:51 ...

Director of Tennis


Jackson steps down as Longwood University Director of Tennis

Longwood University Director of Tennis Adam Jackson has stepped down from his position, Longwood Athletics Director Tim Hall ...

Cumberland County

Community Calendar

What should end up in a Cumberland County comprehensive plan?

What should Cumberland County look like in the next five years? How about 10? What do residents want ...

Cumberland County


Where did Cumberland County get its name from?

Where did Cumberland County get its name? That’s a question which comes up often and it all goes ...

gold mining Buckingham County


Gold mining decision looms as Buckingham commission sets date

DILLWYN – The Buckingham County Planning Commission is done hearing presentations about gold mining. Now comes time for ...

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