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Prince Edward

Chairs of supervisors, School Board to meet

Less than 24 hours after a county supervisor said he didn’t feel the Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) superintendent was capable of making the ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

County’s vaccine scholarship fund grows to $12K

Local businesses and community organizations have increased the number of available $1,000 scholarships for vaccinated students to 12. The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Board begins process to improve courthouse lawn

The front lawn of the Prince Edward County Courthouse may soon receive a new look after the Board of Supervisors agreed to fund a plan ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

Eagle project pays tribute to vets, first responders

A local Boy Scout’s Eagle project was dedicated and celebrated Monday, June 14 as veterans and local dignitaries came together to pay tribute to fallen ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

Pyle named June member of the month

Trey Pyle has been named the June member of the month for the Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Pyle joined the department in 2002 as ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Candidates file for local elections

With the deadline to file now passed, several local seats will appear on the ballot in the upcoming November election. According to Lynette Wright, General ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward supervisors consider reversing School Board decision

Less than five years after a referendum changed the Prince Edward County School Board from members appointed by the Board of Supervisors to an elected ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

Crash claims well-known county resident

A single-vehicle crash on Green Bay Road claimed the life of a well-known Prince Edward County man who was once honored for his heroism in ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Supervisor questions school system’s performance

County Supervisor Jim Wilck is disturbed by the performance of Prince Edward County Schools. The Farmville representative on the Board of Supervisors presented a page ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

IDA agrees to loan for Paris Ceramics America

Prince Edward County’s Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has agreed to provide a loan of more than $286,000 to Paris Ceramics America that will allow the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

VSP investigates Friday fatality

Virginia State Police (VSP) officers are investigating a Friday evening crash in Prince Edward County resulting in the death of the male driver of the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Scholarship fund created for vaccinated students

Prince Edward County students who receive the COVID-19 vaccine will now be eligible for a drawing to receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Prince Edward County ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Mobile vaccination clinics reach out to rural areas

Two white popup tents placed side by side across from the Prospect Post Office sheltering four women in nursing scrubs signaled something was different about ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Road to be paved soon

Residents tired of slowing down and then bumping along the milled pavement at the Abilene/Worsham Road intersection have only a few more days to wait ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Shooting victim dies from injuries

A shooting incident which occurred Thursday, May 20, in Prince Edward County is now being investigated as a homicide after one victim died as a ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Two early morning shootings believed to be connected

Two early morning shootings in Prince Edward County Thursday, May 20, has the Sheriff’s Office asking the public for help. According to a press release, ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Localities get millions in COVID relief

Local governments recently discovered how much of the $350 billion promised to states, counties and cities from the American Rescue Plan they can expect to ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Mobile vaccination clinics come to Meherrin

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District, will begin mobile vaccination clinics next week. These mobile clinics will offer free COVID-19 vaccines in a ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

County cleanup effort nets 1,820 lbs. of trash

The Prince Edward Board of Supervisors’ $10,000 investment toward a cleaner county is already paying dividends with more than 1,800 lbs. of garbage already collected. ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

United Way to shut down by June 30

The board of the directors of the United Way of Prince Edward County has unanimously decided to end operations after more than 50 years of ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward has lowest vaccination rate in region

Despite being the site of many mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics and efforts to lead a public vaccine campaign, Prince Edward County has remained the lowest-vaccinated ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Pipeline attack causes gas shortage, state of emergency

Some area gas stations are running out of fuel after a ransomware attack to the Colonial Pipeline system led to gas shortages across the commonwealth ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

PECPS sends request for new elementary school

Prince Edward County School Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson has sent a request to the county administration to fund a new elementary school. The discussion came ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Supervisor chairman pleased with leadership change

The news that Dr. Susan Baker is no longer the Executive Director at Crossroads Community Services Board was welcomed by Prince Edward County Board Of ... Read more

3 months ago by Roger Watson.

Park master plan, new manager announced

A virtual meeting was held Wednesday, April 28, to discuss the Twin Lakes State Park Master Plan. The meeting coincided with the recent announcement of ... Read more

3 months ago by Alexa Massey.

School board recognizes community partnerships

The Prince Edward County School Board has named the Longwood Center for Visual Arts (LCVA) and the Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF) to the 2021 ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Shooting suspect remains on the loose

Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington confirmed Wednesday the department has not located a man charged in a shooting incident Saturday, May 1, in the 500 ... Read more

3 months ago by Roger Watson.

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