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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Order requires masks in public spaces

Gov. Ralph Northam signed an executive order Tuesday, May 26, requiring the wearing of face masks in public indoor settings to slow the spread of ... Read more

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

Health director discusses county’s recent spike in cases – ‘This is life or death’

As positive coronavirus cases increase in counties across the area, Director of the Piedmont Health District Dr. H. Robert Nash gave some insight into the ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Nonprofit network of 7 counties established

South Central Virginia Nonprofit Network (SCVNN) is a recently-launched support network that establishes a comprehensive database of resources and essential services for those in need ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Empty roads inspiring triple-digit speeds

It appears that in the era of COVID-19, when fewer drivers are on the roads, those who do travel may be viewing less-crowded highways as ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

By God’s Grace

By God’s Grace Mission Center in Dillwyn, recently founded by husband-and-wife duo Anna and Michael Williams, has stepped up to provide important resources and services ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Banners hung, parade planned

Banners featuring the various seniors of Buckingham High School’s graduating Class of 2020 have popped up along Main Street in Dillwyn in preparation for a ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Virus cases rise across area

The counties of Prince Edward, Buckingham, Cumberland, Charlotte and Lunenburg all experienced sizable jumps in their respective coronavirus case counts Tuesday, May 26.  Prince Edward ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Second inmate dies at Buckingham Correctional Center

A second inmate has died at Buckingham Correctional Center (BKCC) as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. It is the third death in the two ... Read more

6 days ago by Roger Watson.

Dillwyn Correctional Center sees 38 new virus cases

As cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in the area, the Dillwyn Correctional Center (DCC) in Buckingham saw a 38-case jump on Friday, May ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

“Family spread” causing case numbers to rise in Prince Edward

As area coronavirus cases continue to slowly rise, health officials have said this week’s jump in COVID-19 positives for Prince Edward County can likely be ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Virus case numbers slowly rise

The area’s coronavirus cases have slowly risen this week, with Prince Edward County increasing to 86 total Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported cases as ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

VHSL making plans to reopen fall athletics

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) is developing plans for the reopening of fall athletics and activities. A VHSL press release from Tuesday, May 19, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Dillwyn man dies in Route 60 crash

A Dillwyn man has died as a result of a collision that occurred in Nelson County Tuesday afternoon, May 19. According to a release from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Jobs continue to be lost as a result of pandemic

Initial unemployment claims in Prince Edward County for the week ending May 9 fell by 24% from the previous week but still remain much higher ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Dillwyn man arrested for theft of auto parts

A Dillwyn man has been charged in connection with last month’s theft of catalytic converters from Davis GMC. A press release from the Farmville Police ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Coronavirus cases in Buckingham prisons soar by 108

Coronavirus cases in both of Buckingham’s prisons saw a significant increase over the weekend, briefly making Buckingham County the leader in COVID-19 cases, relative to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

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