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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

20 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward County arrest report

April 8 • Michael Eanes, 32, of Richmond, charged with revocation of suspended sentence and probation, three counts. • Derek Hughes, 34, of Waldorf, Maryland, charged with ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

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.

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.

Dollar General now open in Green Bay

The new Dollar General store at 8255 Patrick Henry Highway in Green Bay is now open. Dollar General stores provide area residents with a convenient ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Imagine Farmville — Future of housing

By Emily Hollingsworth Special to The Farmville Herald This edition of Imagine Farmville looks deeper into the housing challenges that surround the region, including in ... Read more

4 days ago by Emily Hollingsworth.

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.

A fierce competitor

If the COVID-19 pandemic had never happened and Prince Edward County High School’s varsity baseball team had played a season this spring, senior Wade Jenkins ... Read more

5 days ago by Titus Mohler.

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.

Shooting occurs May 24 in Prince Edward

Two bullets were found in a Prince Edward County home after a shooting incident was reported to the sheriff’s office Sunday night, May 24. Sheriff ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Pamplin looks to get LOVE sign

The Town of Pamplin is hoping to have a LOVE sign placed within the town limits soon, and is currently working with the Virginia Tourism ... Read more

6 days ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

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.

PECHS celebrates its seniors

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the end of high school for Prince Edward County High School’s (PECHS) class of 2020. Nevertheless, administrators and teachers ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

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.

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.

One person injured in crash in Meherrin

A single-vehicle crash occurred Wednesday morning, May 20, in Meherrin, drawing multiple agencies in response. “A Nissan ran off the road and crashed near the ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

PECHS celebrates its seniors

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the end of high school for Prince Edward County High School’s (PECHS) class of 2020. Nevertheless, administrators and teachers ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

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.

Cannery opening with safety precautions

The Prince Edward County Cannery is scheduled to open Monday, June 1 at 7 a.m. To ensure the public’s safety and that of the county’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Pamplin Park reopens to visitors

Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier has reopened for visitation. The park’s new operating hours are Tuesday through Sunday ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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