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Fire, EMS workers eligible for Worker’s Comp

Volunteer fire and EMS workers in Cumberland County are now eligible for workers’ compensation coverage. During a Tuesday, June 8, Cumberland Board of Supervisors meeting, ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Farmville receives Main Street accreditation

Farmville Downtown Partnership (FDP) has been designated as an accredited Main Street program. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

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 week ago by Roger Watson.

VCU relaxes visitation policy

As COVID-19 rates continue to decline in the region, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital is making additional changes concerning inpatient visitation policy. Effective 8 a.m., ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Northam launches Return to Earn program

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday, June 11, a new $3 million investment to pilot the Return to Earn Grant Program, which will match payments ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

North Street issue sent back to committee

Farmville’s Town Council decided to look at other options for North Street after hearing from a resident and business owner about the proposal to change ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Stars under the Stars returns this summer

Grab your popcorn and unfold your lawn chair because Stars Under the Stars is back for its 2021 season. Since its inception in 1998, the ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

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 week ago by Staff Report.

Litter is a big problem for farmers

Littering isn’t just an eyesore that’s harmful to the environment. It also can be detrimental to farming operations. Accomack County farmer Sands Gayle said he’s ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

It’s agriculture week

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation declaring June 13–19 as Virginia Agriculture Week to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of the commonwealth’s agricultural community. The ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Cumberland roundabout hearing set

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a Virtual Design Public Hearing Tuesday, June 22 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to discuss the ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Warner honored for career in forestry

A committee of foresters selected Stan Warner, retired Virginia Department of Forestry state silviculturist and 60-year Society of American Foresters member, as the 2020 Presidential ... Read more

1 week 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 week ago by Alexa Massey.

2,000 now signed up for VA Ready

The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready), a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership dedicated to reskilling Virginians and helping them secure in-demand positions, has now enrolled 2,000 scholars ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

VCU Health opens long COVID clinic

A new VCU Health clinic is one of the first in Virginia dedicated to providing comprehensive care to individuals with chronic symptoms from COVID-19. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Road construction planned

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

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Status of county administrator search unknown

Buckingham County Administrator Rebecca Carter is set to retire at the end of the month, but county officials have declined to comment on how the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Supervisors ask for audit of Crossroads

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors is encouraging counties utilizing Crossroad Community Services to ask for a forensic audit of the organization and said ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Longwood to require COVID shots for students

Longwood University will require COVID-19 vaccinations for on-campus students this fall. The decision was announced to students in a Wednesday, June 9, email from Longwood ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Fireworks show to return July 2

After a year of no fireworks due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue will hold its Fourth of July celebration Friday, July ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Citizen petition calls for change

More than 100 people have signed a petition asking Cumberland County to reverse its decision to remove Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad (PEVRS) as the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Students honor Eucharist with mural

Students at the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Buckingham created a beautiful work of temporary art spanning more than 70 feet in length as part ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Reward offered for stolen truck

A member of the public has come forward to offer a reward for the recovery of a truck stolen by Buckingham County fugitive Kendall Jamerson. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

McAuliffe easily wins nomination for governor

Local election results differed slightly with the Tuesday, June 8,  state-wide Democratic primary election results that chose the Democrat nominees for governor, lieutenant governor and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Administrative changes announced

At the June 7, 2021, meeting of the Cumberland School Board, members of the School Board approved administrative changes for the 2021-2022 school year. Michael ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Boil advisory rescinded; water is safe to drink

The boil advisory for the Town of Farmville water system has been rescinded. Town officials put out a press release Wednesday morning saying all mandatory ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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