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Fowl weather

The ducks at Wilck’s Lake were some of the only Farmville residents happy to see more rain Monday, Aug. 3. The area is expected to ... Read more

3 hours ago by Staff Report.

How grants benefited area businesses

Eighteen area businesses were recently the beneficiaries of a total of $20,000 in grant money from the Town of Farmville and Prince Edward County. In ... Read more

3 hours ago by Titus Mohler.

High Bridge expands to Pamplin

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) purchased 30 acres in Pamplin from Norfolk Southern Railroad to be added to High Bridge Trail State ... Read more

3 hours ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

County landfill not closed today

Prince Edward County officials reversed an earlier decision to close the landfill today (Tuesday) after the impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias were less than anticipated. ... Read more

23 hours ago by Staff Report.

Shooting victim tells harrowing tale of Auto Connection robbery

Auto Connection Owner Zaki Stwodah’s business has been robbed before during its approximately 20 years on West Third Street in Farmville, but never by an ... Read more

24 hours ago by Titus Mohler.

The economics of solar farms

Solar facilities have come to the Heart of Virginia, and more are on the horizon. But why here? Why are farms converting from crops to ... Read more

1 day ago by Titus Mohler.

County landfill closed Tuesday due to storm

Prince Edward County officials announced Monday afternoon that the county landfill will be closed Tuesday due to the expected amount of rain and wind from ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Grant money helps 18 small businesses with payroll, rent

Eighteen area businesses were recently the beneficiaries of a total of $20,000 in grant money from the Town of Farmville and Prince Edward County. In ... Read more

4 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Davis to retire from Piedmont Regional Jail

Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) Superintendent Jim Davis has retired several times, but he believes the latest retirement, set to go into effect Aug. 1, will ... Read more

5 days ago by Titus Mohler.

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.

High Bridge Trail expands to Pamplin

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation purchased 30 acres in Pamplin from Norfolk Southern Railroad to be added to High Bridge Trail State Park. ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Information sought on string of thefts in Prince Edward

The Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information with regard to thefts within the county that occurred on nine different days extending back to ... 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.

Brush fire in Meherrin

Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter Chase Urbine applies water to ground ravaged by a brush fire Monday afternoon, July 27, in Meherrin. First responders from ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward schools go online-only for first 9 weeks

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) will conduct its first nine weeks of classes remotely. The decision was announced by PECPS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Activists protest virus response at ICE detention center

Dozens of activists gathered outside the Immigration Centers of America (ICA) Farmville detention facility Saturday afternoon, July 25, to protest U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Woman arrested in Saturday shooting

A Meherrin woman was arrested this weekend after a Saturday night shooting on Schultz Mill Road. According to a press release from Prince Edward County ... 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.

Prince Edward and Farmville IDAs give grants to 18 businesses

The Town of Farmville Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and the Prince Edward County IDA awarded grants to 18 small businesses in the area that were ... 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.

PECPS superintendent schedules address for Tuesday

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson will hold a Tuesday, July 28, address for school system families at 1 p.m. on ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

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.

Campground approved by 6-2 vote

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors voted 6-2, with provisions, Tuesday, July 14, to approve a request made by Michael and Elizabeth Dowler for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

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.

Preparing for green energy sites

Prince Edward County is now better prepared for the possibility of more solar projects coming to the area. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously, with ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

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