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Delta variant has arrived

The Piedmont Health District is experiencing a new surge in COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant arrives in the area. From Monday, July 19, to ... Read more

6 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

4-year-old killed in crash

A 4-year-old was killed and an adult injured Sunday morning, July 25, in a single-vehicle crash in Lunenburg County.  According to a release from Virginia ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Report.

Darlington Heights celebrates anniversary

The Darlington Heights community gathered to celebrate 50 years of the volunteer fire department protecting the community. The Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department started in ... Read more

1 day ago by Roger Watson.

Keysville man arrested on larceny, drug charges

A 33-year-old man wanted on charges of grand larceny and drug possession was apprehended Thursday, July 22, in Prince Edward County. According to a press ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Farmville 911 service restored

As of 2:05 p.m. Thursday, July 22, the Farmville Emergency Communications Center 911 service has been restored. The center is able to receive both landline ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Temporary emergency numbers available

The public should be aware that the commonwealth is experiencing a statewide 911 outage. Below is a list of temporary emergency numbers in order to ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

DAR to place wreaths on veterans’ graves

The Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has adopted a new project to add to the variety of ways it already ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

COVID cases on the rise again

There are still no confirmed cases of the Delta variant in the Piedmont Health District, but COVID-19 cases are on the rise locally and across ... Read more

7 days ago by Alexa Massey.

PECPS to have transgender students use private restrooms

Transgender students in Prince Edward County Public Schools will be required to use private restrooms until the school board approves a policy on the issue, ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Carrier named Centra CEO

Centra has named Amy F. Carrier to the role of president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective Tuesday, Sept. 7. “We conducted a comprehensive national ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

SVCC announces fall COVID plans

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) will continue with a full schedule of classes for the fall semester beginning August 23. Social distancing restrictions and mask ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Supervisors modify COVID scholarship incentive

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors agreed to a couple changes in the way the county’s student vaccination incentive program is carried out. After ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Supervisors open meetings to public

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors took a wait-and-see approach to lifting the COVID-19 emergency authorization during its Tuesday, July 15, meeting. Concerned about ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Prince Edward County Property Transfers – June 2021

Following are the property transfers recorded in the Prince Edward County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for the month of June. The listing includes the grantor, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

911 call now comes with life-saving help

Telecommunicators at the Farmville Emergency Communications Center are now able to provide 911 callers with pre-arrival instructions such as how to control bleeding, perform CPR ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward named Work Ready Community

Prince Edward County has been designated as a Certified Work Ready Community (WRC). The nationally recognized designation by Virginia and American College Testing (ACT) is ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Johnson changes careers to save lives

In addition to giving CPR and using a defibrillator to bring people back to life, the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Volunteer of the Year ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Telecommunicator loves helping people

Leslie Cheatham is a person who has spent most of her life helping others, whether as a telecommunicator for the Town of Farmville, an EMT ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

PECPS students participate in STEM program

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) recently offered a month-long 21st Century STEM Summer Program for fifth-grade students to high school seniors. The Flying Classroom, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Keeping our community healthy

Rhonda Pruitt is quick to say she doesn’t view herself as a superhero, but many would disagree. Although she is regularly tucked away from the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Park rangers find part of Twin Lakes’ lost history

Rangers at Twin Lakes State Park found hidden treasure while spring cleaning this year by uncovering an artifact that brought the park’s history to life. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

EMT looking to make a difference in lives

Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Staff Member of the Year loves to help people when they are having their worst days. Just don’t ask him ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Meherrin celebrates with fireworks

Heavy thunderstorms Thursday night and scattered rainfall throughout the evening did not stop the Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue fireworks celebration Friday, July 2. Residents ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

United Way fades into history

After distributing thousands of dollars to area nonprofits for more than 50 years, the Prince Edward County United Way is no more. The organization’s board ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Cannery keeps county cooking

Home canners from all across the area were up and at ‘em at 7 a.m. Saturday morning, June 26, to transform garden-grown veggies into delicious, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Waid fundraises for charity bike ride

A Meherrin resident is looking to participate in a 184.5-mile charity bike ride to raise money for a nonprofit dedicated to family, community and mental ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Volunteers lead vaccine efforts

There were both first-timers and seasoned vets at the Prince Edward/Farmville Youth Association (PEFYA) gym Wednesday afternoon ready to volunteer their time to help at ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

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