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Road construction plans detailed

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org. ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Report.

Piedmont Regional Jail on lockdown

The Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) is currently on lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. Wednesday, Jan. 20, PRJ Superintendent Jerry Townsend said ... Read more

13 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Centra primary care to offer vaccines

Officials had good news and bad news to relay during the latest Centra Health COVID-19 virtual press conference held Wednesday, Jan. 20. During the conference, ... Read more

13 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID surge continues

Local COVID-19 data was nothing short of jaw-dropping this week, with humongous jumps in virus numbers reported both locally and statewide, but Piedmont Health District ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

PCS receives grant, raises tabled

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, Jan. 12, to accept nearly $81,000 in pretrial grant funding for Piedmont Court Services (PCS), ... Read more

2 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Clinic to serve as model

The order of vaccine prioritization was questioned by Prince Edward’s county administrator after news that Longwood University faculty and staff would begin receiving their COVID-19 ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward to return students to class by Feb. 8

Despite large numbers of COVID-19 cases out of the locality and an apparent majority of parents and staff wishing to remain fully virtual, the Prince ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Surge in COVID cases stresses EMS

The impact of the surge in area COVID-19 cases has been revealed for a large variety of people and organizations, including Prince Edward County’s emergency ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

High Bridge to close for 3 months

The High Bridge at High Bridge Trail State Park in Farmville will be closed for three months beginning Jan. 18. In a release from the ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Road construction planned

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Health district begins vaccine campaign

Several doctors, nurses and other health care workers from the surrounding area made their way to the Prince Edward County Health Department building Wednesday, Jan. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

WayFast to expand services

WayFast Delivery, the Farmville-based food delivery service that has thrived amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is about to expand its operations to include Nottoway County. Founded ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Officials hopeful vaccination pace will pick up

Despite nationwide concern that Operation Warp Speed is not nearly fast enough, health officials are expressing optimism for a future increase in vaccination rates as ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Community spread causes rapid rise in local COVID cases

 With record COVID-19 case numbers coming out of the state and post-Christmas coronavirus spikes seen across the health district, a local health official is warning ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Check-in call brings world of help

By Sue A. Miles Special to the Farmville Herald Qualifying older adults in the area have a resource in an agency on aging whose mission ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Images of 2020

The Herald has compiled a gallery of some of the most notable images of 2020. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

$20 million more set aside for small businesses

Gov. Ralph Northam allocated an additional $20 million this week in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to the Rebuild VA economic ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Retirement of Van Eps changes priorities

Supervisors gave Prince Edward County Administrator Doug Stanley the greenlight Wednesday, Dec. 23, to advertise for a director of economic development and tourism after an ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Holiday COVID surge expected

Piedmont Health District Director Dr. H. Robert Nash is asking residents to stay home on New Year’s Eve as the area braces for what is ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Keysville resident killed in crash

A Keysville woman died in a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Patrick Henry Highway in Prince Edward County early Monday evening, Dec. 28. Virginia State ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Options for Christmas tree disposal

If the Christmas tree has turned as dry as Aunt Jolene’s Christmas fruitcake, it may be time to kick it to the curb. There are ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Prince Edward board OKs one-time bonuses to county employees

Prince Edward County’s Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday, Dec. 23, to give one-time bonuses to all county employees — $1,000 for full-time employees and officers ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Alternate ways to donate to Special Olympics Area 12

COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of Bob Barnhill’s annual Special Olympics Area 12 fundraiser, February’s Polar Plunge, but there are still ways people in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Christmas comes for area’s seniors

The coronavirus pandemic did not stop Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging Inc. (PSR) from filling and delivering 650 bags this year for part ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Moderna OK’d, cases grow locally

With the newly approved Moderna COVID-19 vaccine making its way to Virginia this week, local health officials are anxious about how the Christmas holiday could ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Kate Pickett leaves county job for state opportunity

In her time serving Prince Edward County, Kate Pickett has carried on a family legacy that stretches back 30 years. Her father, Jonathan Pickett, served ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

CARES funds aid operational expenses

Prince Edward County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, Dec. 8, to approve the sixth round of CARES Act allocations recommended by the county’s CARES ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

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