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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 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

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 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Unemployment compensation expires

Unemployed recipients receiving the weekly $600 additional compensation from the federal government’s coronavirus relief program may see those funds come to an end, or be ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Strong setup for championships

Members of the Southside Piedmont Junior Golf Association got in a good nine-hole round of golf during a Thursday, July 23, tournament at Lunenburg Country ... Read more

6 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Piedmont Health District COVID cases increase by 80%

School superintendents throughout the region have made the case to move to online instruction only at the beginning of the school year, saying coronavirus cases ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

New businesses share 2020 with pandemic

For most small businesses, the first year of operation is already packed with trials and tribulations. For a business having to overcome an economy-slowing pandemic ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Attempted abduction of 10-year-old girl investigated

Law enforcement officers and family members are looking for answers after an attempted abduction of a 10-year-old Cumberland girl. Renita Trent said she was at ... Read more

7 days ago by Alexa Massey.

James River program provides a buffer

The James River Buffer Program is restoring and protecting the area’s creeks and riverside one seedling at a time, and area landowners can help by ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

VHSL votes to play all three sports seasons in early 2021

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) announced Monday, July 27, that its executive committee voted 34-1 to go with Model 3 of the three previously ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Bands adjust to new reality

The cancellation of the high school football season and the unlikelihood that marching competitions will be held this fall have area high school bands marching ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Testing turnaround lags

Piedmont Health District Director Dr. H. Robert Nash expressed concerns Wednesday that a statewide increase in coronavirus testing is prolonging turnaround time for data and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Collision on Old Buckingham Road

The Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) was dispatched to the 200 block of Old Buckingham Road Monday evening for a reported collision. According to CVFD ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Cumberland County schools to open online only for first 9 weeks

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) will begin the school year with distance-only learning for the first nine weeks. In a letter distributed to families Wednesday, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

90% of people killed in wrecks this year were not wearing a seat belt

More than 90% of fatal car crashes in the area this year have been the result of a driver or passenger not wearing a seat ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Child care concerns rise as reopening nears

Area schools are just weeks away from reopening under staggered schedules after a spring and summer filled with concerns of how education could continue during ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Area highway work planned

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. DISTRICT-WIDE ACTIVITIES: Crews will perform various construction/maintenance ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Email threatens to lynch former Cumberland supervisors

The Tuesday, July 14, Cumberland Board of Supervisors meeting ended in a manner that left many citizens shocked after District 1 Supervisor Brian Stanley read ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Green Ridge letter, report released

The last few weeks have been busy ones for Green Ridge Recycling and Disposal Facility, which received its second letter from the Virginia Department of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Cumberland County partners with Firefly Fiber Broadband

A grant completed by Cumberland County and Firefly Fiber Broadband may help bring reliable internet to those without service in much of the county. In ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Pools closed, jump in a lake

The Town of Farmville and Fuqua School pools may be closed this summer, but notable swimming opportunities still exist at three state parks in the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

A Step Above to open Saturday

A Step Above, a new home health business in Buckingham, is slated to open its doors for the first time this Saturday, July 11. Business ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Veterans organization seeks help

Despite having financial setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Piedmont Area Veterans Council (PAVC) has continued to assist active duty service members, veterans and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

COVID cases at Farmville ICE center nearly double

Reported coronavirus cases jumped significantly in Prince Edward County this week after Virginia entered Phase 3 of its reopening process, with Farmville’s Immigration Centers of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Griffin retires

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) saw an end to an era Wednesday, July 1, when Dr. Amy Griffin officially retired from her 17-year-long position as ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline project canceled

After nearly six years of court hearings, fierce opposition from communities and billions of dollars spent, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy have officially thrown in ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Cool spring leads to delay in sweet corn harvest

Virginia’s sweet corn harvest typically signifies summer, but some farmers said the season has been slow to start after an unseasonably cool spring. Most years, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Reopening schools will increase child care needs

As the majority of local schools release their reopening plans for the first academic year back after the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, some parents ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

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