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Prince Edward

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

3 months 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

3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Crossroads board agrees to audit

The Crossroads Community Services Board of Directors narrowly agreed to conduct a forensic audit of the organization’s finances Tuesday, June 22, but who will pay ... Read more

3 months ago by Roger Watson.

With low vaccination rates, Prince Edward is vulnerable

Health officials are concerned Prince Edward County and other localities lagging behind in vaccine rates may be headed for trouble as the B.1.617.2 (Delta) COVID-19 ... Read more

3 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Myrtle the Turtle has a new home at Twin Lakes

Myrtle was a turtle without a home. The invasive species of red-eared slider currently has a very fine turtle home and has been promoted to ... Read more

3 months ago by Roger Watson.

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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago by Staff Report.

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