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Glass ceiling on statewide offices remains for Black women

BY JOSEPHINE WALKER Capital News Service Four Black women have entered the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial race. If elected, the commonwealth would become the first state ... Read more

24 hours ago by Staff Report.

New carbon legislation will help farmers

Legislation that would help farmers participate in carbon markets has been reintroduced to the U.S. Senate for consideration after clearing the Senate Committee on Agriculture, ... Read more

24 hours ago by Staff Report.

Running on empty

Some area gas stations are running out of fuel after a ransomware attack to the Colonial Pipeline system led to gas shortages across the commonwealth ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Council to tackle North Street congestion

In an effort to solve a downtown traffic congestion problem, the Farmville Town Council is considering making part of North Street one way. Mayor David ... Read more

3 days ago by Roger Watson.

Hearing to discuss party bike proposal

Farmville’s Town Council began considering the issue during its April work session when Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis introduced the idea of Wayfast Delivery owner ... Read more

3 days ago by Roger Watson.

PECPS sends request for new elementary school

Prince Edward County School Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson has sent a request to the county administration to fund a new elementary school. The discussion came ... Read more

3 days ago by Roger Watson.

Vaccine approval sought for ages 12-15

The state’s daily COVID-19 case numbers are continuing to trend downward as local health officials prepare for the expected authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Wreck in front of fire station injures three

Crews responded Wednesday, May 5, to a multiple-vehicle accident which occurred directly in front of the Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department (RDVFD) fire station. According ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Brown appointed by governor to state advisory council

Robert Russa Moton Museum Assistant Director for Education Leah Brown was recently appointed by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to the state’s Citizens Advisory Council on ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Dillwyn woman killed in I-81 crash

A Dillwyn woman was killed during a traffic accident on I-81 last week. According to a release from the Virginia State Police, Temple P. Taylor, ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Supervisor chairman pleased with leadership change

The news that Dr. Susan Baker is no longer the Executive Director at Crossroads Community Services Board was welcomed by Prince Edward County Board Of ... Read more

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

Baker removed as Crossroads executive director

After six tumultuous years, Crossroads Community Services Board Executive Director Dr. Susan Baker has been removed from her position with the organization. The news comes ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Locals belly up to the bars again

Area bartenders, restaurant owners and patrons are growing excited about eased restrictions for alcohol and food sales in the commonwealth. Recently, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ... Read more

7 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Park master plan, new manager announced

A virtual meeting was held Wednesday, April 28, to discuss the Twin Lakes State Park Master Plan. The meeting coincided with the recent announcement of ... Read more

7 days ago by Alexa Massey.

School board recognizes community partnerships

The Prince Edward County School Board has named the Longwood Center for Visual Arts (LCVA) and the Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF) to the 2021 ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Arvonia man who killed himself identified

The identity of an Arvonia man who took his own life last week during a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) search warrant service has been ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Two injured in head-on collision

Two men were injured in a Buckingham County collision involving a vehicle and a tractor trailer. According to Public Relations Coordinator Shelby Crouch of the ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Local CVS to accept walk-in customers for COVID vaccine

CVS Health announced Wednesday that it is now accepting walk-in COVID-19 appointments at CVS Pharmacy locations across the country, including 342 locations in Virginia, with ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

GO Virginia plans input sessions

GO Virginia Region 3 recently announced a series of Stakeholder Input Sessions as part of the 2021 update of its Growth and Diversification Plan. Members ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Shooting suspect remains on the loose

Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington confirmed Wednesday the department has not located a man charged in a shooting incident Saturday, May 1, in the 500 ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Cumberland library receives $3,000 grant

Cumberland County Public Library has been selected as one of 300 libraries across the country to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Sex offender located in Green Bay

The Virginia State Police issued a press release Tuesday, May 4, saying Michael P. Trim, a convicted sex offender who allegedly failed to re-register at ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Survey shows Virginia voters are mostly moderate

Virginia voters rank themselves moderate, leaning slightly conservative, but support Democrats’ proposals on health care, immigration, environmental policy and economic fairness, according to a survey ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Virtual Virginia offers enhanced online learning options

As this unconventional school year comes to a close, many public school districts in the commonwealth, including Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS), are announcing ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

High Bridge plans 5K run

High Bridge Trail State Park will host the annual National Trails Day 5K race Saturday, June 5. The out-and-back course starts at the Camp Paradise ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue receives new ambulance

The Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue received a new addition to its fleet last week with the addition of a Medic 5-1 a 2020 RAM ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Herald staff wins 20 VPA awards

The Farmville Herald won a total of 20 awards in the 2020 Virginia Press Association News and Advertising Contest. The advertising staff of Advertising Director ... Read more

1 week ago by Staci Bridge.

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