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Parents discuss child vaccine

With local children ages 5-11 now eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, local families are discussing whether or not their young ones will roll up ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

November Looking Our Best winner announced

The winner of the November Looking Our Best Award is J.R. Tharpe Trucking. J.R. Tharpe Trucking is a family business that opened 50 years ago ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Communications system needs updating

A mutual aid agreement between fire and EMS personnel in Cumberland, Goochland and Fluvanna counties has raised questions about the Cumberland’s pressing need for an ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Pickup overturns onto state trooper vehicle in 4-car Cumberland crash

Virginia State Police (VSP) is investigating a four-vehicle crash which occurred at the intersection of Route 60 and Route 45 in Cumberland.  According to VSP ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

PSR hosts ‘The 2021 Subaru Share the Love Event’

By Victoria Thompson Special to The Farmville Herald With the Christmas season bringing the shine of holiday decorations, the spirit of this time of year ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

VDOT is ready to go for winter weather

As the seasons turn and the Commonwealth gets colder, VDOT is prepared to keep Virginia roadways clear and safe during coming snows and winter weather. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

New members initiated

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, welcomed 350 new initiates from 17 universities during October 2021. Students initiated into the society must be ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Road work planned

Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is planned; however, work may be delayed/canceled due to weather or other issues. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Wilkerson’s green thumb

If you’ve ever enjoyed the beauty of the plaza in downtown Farmville or felt your heart give a little extra beat of pride when passing ... Read more

1 week ago by Shannon Watkins.

CVEC, Firefly attend Chamber meeting

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, hosted representatives from Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) and FireFly Broadband. The meeting also served as ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Morris bagged a bear

Morgan Morris, 12, of Buckingham, killed this bear Saturday, Nov. 6, on family land in Buckingham County. Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Unemployment rate falls again

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in October, which is 2.5 percentage points below the rate from one year ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

All adults now eligible for boosters

As the state and some local counties begin seeing a rise in coronavirus cases, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized booster shots ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Envigo cited for animal welfare violations

The Envigo research facility in Cumberland County, the largest dog-breeding facility in the state of Virginia, has once again caught the attention of state legislators ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Pamplin woman dead after crash

A young Pamplin woman has died after a single-vehicle crash in Appomattox. According to Virginia State Police Public Relations Coordinator Shelby Crouch, at 8:01 p.m. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

The top 10 Thanksgiving foods, ranked

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. While nothing makes me happier than getting to spend time with family and express gratitude for all of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Dance classes offered for grownups

Many of the area’s adults have children or grandchildren who take dance classes at the renowned Five Pointes Dance Center on South Main Street in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Students attend National FFA Convention

Cumberland High School (CHS) FFA students Celeste Mitchell, vice president; Johnna Stevens , secretary; and Sarah Elizabeth Jackson, president, recently attended the 94th National FFA ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Winter Wonderland Art-on-the-Go

The winter season is the perfect time to curl up with a fun and cheery art project. This December, the Longwood Center for the Visual ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Drama team takes third place

Prince Edward County High School’s Drama Team came in third place during a tough regional competition. The team had an amazing performance. The drama team ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Thanksgiving holiday garbage routes set

There will be no change in the residential or business routes for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday garbage schedule. However, for Friday, Nov. 26, there will ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Tillett participates in SCOPE

Cumberland Elementary School Assistant Principal Wendy Tillett was recognized by the School Board for being selected to participate in the SCOPE 17 program of the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Stevens named communications manager of VDOT

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced Tuesday, Nov. 16, longtime local television journalist and public relations executive Len Stevens has been named communications manager ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Confederate statue relocation moves forward

By Rachel Austin The Farmville Herald After removing the High Street Confederate statue in June 2020, the plans are moving forward for its relocation in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Centra vaccine requirement costs 36 employees

The deadline for Centra Health employees to receive full vaccination against the COVID-19 virus has passed, resulting in a total of 36 employees departing from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Town, county crime rates drop

A recent ConsumerAffairs report has ranked Virginia as the ninth safest place to live. Each state was ranked based on violent crime, property crime, number ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Stafford elected

Jay A. Stafford now serves the Virginia Association of Community Banks as chair-elect. Stafford is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Benchmark Community Bank ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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