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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

21 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Fire victim identified as 99-year-old Cumberland man

The victim of a May 22 fatal house fire in Cumberland County has been identified as 99-year-old Cumberland resident Johnson H. Wiley.  Virginia State Police ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

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

3 days ago by Roger Watson.

Cumberland County arrest report

April 7 • Travis Diaz Johnson, 37, of Richmond, charged with obstruct/resist: without threats/force; trespass: after being forbidden to do so; shoplift/alter price/conceal/transfer goods less than ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

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

4 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

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

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

4 days ago by Staff Report.

State parks adjust during pandemic

Memorial Day weekend served as a kickoff for the area’s state parks, and while all locations are operating under certain restrictions due to the ongoing ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Pine Grove listed in top 7 endangered sites

Preservation Virginia, a privately-funded, statewide historic preservation leader founded more than 100 years ago, recently named the Pine Grove School in Cumberland County one of ... Read more

6 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

6 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

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Food banks have strong supply

Providers of food to those in need around the area have been able to increase their food output during the COVID-19 pandemic and anticipate being ... Read more

6 days ago by Titus Mohler.

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

7 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Fatal fire on Cooks Road

A Cumberland County man died Friday, May 22, after a fire broke out in his home. Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department (RDVFD) responded just before ... Read more

7 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

7 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

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Truck overturns on Columbia Road

The Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department  (CVFD) responded Monday, May 18, at approximately 12:24 p.m. to Columbia Road, in the area of Morningside Road, for a ... Read more

2 weeks 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.

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.

White hired as planning and zoning admin

Former Farmville Downtown Partnership Program Manager Chelsey White has taken a new position as planning director and zoning administrator of Cumberland County. At an electronic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Dillwyn’s coronavirus case number jumps to 330

Positive cases of COVID-19 in Buckingham County took another jump Friday, moving to a total of  366, but this time it appears the outbreaks at ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

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