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Town Motel closed - Farmville

The Town Motel, located at 1708 W. Third St., has recently closed.A public notice from the Town of Farmville Wednesday confirmed the closure.“The Town Motel had multiple property maintenance and building code violations that posed health and safety risks to the residents,” the notice cited.The notic

FARMVILLEHERALD.COM - 2018-10-19 09:23:46

DEQ approves ACP plans - Farmville

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s (ACP) erosion and sediment control plans and storm water management plan Friday, according to a news release from the DEQ and ACP.“These detailed protection plans specify engineering designs that will prote

FARMVILLEHERALD.COM - 2018-10-20 13:58:03

$1.6 BILLION: Mega Millions jackpot grows; Two $1 million tickets sold in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The numbers for last night's Mega Millions drawing were 15, 23, 53, 65 and 70 with a mega ball of 7. There was no winner so the jackpot has grown to a historic $1.6 billion. According to Virginia Lottery officials, more than 336,000 tickets purchased in the Commonwealth won pr

NBC12 - 2018-10-20 16:27:16

In Prince Edward County, a striking house that sinks into the shadows

Open this photo in galleryPops of burnt orange, lime green and deep violet punctuate the otherwise black-clad home.Tom Ridout/Industryous PhotographyYou’ve no doubt heard of the “iron triangle” of project management? Each point is labelled “good,” “fast” and “cheap,” but you only get to pick two: Fa

GLOBE AND MAIL - 2018-10-19 20:00:00

Appomattox County deputies search for wanted man

APPOMATTOX CO., Va. (WDBJ7) -- Deputies in Appomattox County are searching for a wanted man. According to the Appomattox County Sheriff's Office, deputies are looking for Donald Antwon Allen, 37, who is wanted for multiple larcenies and a probation violation. If you see Allen or know of his whereabo

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-10-20 04:37:00

"Hold on to that guard rail, no matter what": A father's last words during the flood

Ronnie Allen, Jr. is shown with his son, Justin. Allen and his mother, Ruby, died when their car was swept away by flood waters in Charlotte County. LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- "I was very, very sad, very upset about it," said Safwan Williams, a longtime friend of Ronnie Allen Jr. Williams and others w

WSET - 2018-10-20 00:37:22

Michael leaves mark - Farmville

Tropical Storm Michael’s effects in the Heart of Virginia can be felt nearly a week after the storm’s high winds, torrential rainfall and flooding from the Appomattox River caught thousands by surprise and created widespread outages and road closures for thousands more.WFLO Radio Station cited that


A heroic water rescue - Farmville

Tropical Storm Michael resulted in devastation and even death in some parts of the U.S., including Virginia, but the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office and Meherrin Volunteer Fire & Rescue kept the death toll from rising by one more with a heroic water rescue in the eastern part of the county Thu


Cumberland board to hold called meeting - Farmville

Cumberland County cited in an announcement that the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors will meet in Circuit Court Room Tuesday at 7 p.m.“The purpose of the meeting is to enter into closed session pursuant to VA Code Section 2.2-3711(A-7) consultation with legal counsel; subject: Host Community A

FARMVILLEHERALD.COM - 2018-10-19 14:11:53

Bringing books to life - Farmville

The Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF), in its fifth year, is bringing the books of more than 20 authors and illustrators to life for thousands of students around the state. Longwood University, the Robert Russa Moton Museum and the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) have hosted the th

FARMVILLEHERALD.COM - 2018-10-19 09:20:24

VGA benefit to area disputed - Farmville

At the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors’ regular October meeting, Board Vice Chairman and Farmville 701 District Supervisor Jim Wilck challenged the notion that the county has received anything from its membership with the Virginia Growth Alliance (VGA).Jim WilckWilck’s charge came after VG

FARMVILLEHERALD.COM - 2018-10-19 09:13:45

CRC to meet on watershed - Farmville

The Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC) is set to hold its final meeting Monday, 3 p.m., at the South Street Conference Center at 122 South St. in Farmville to discuss next steps to assist the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in the development of Phase III of its Watershed Implementation P

FARMVILLEHERALD.COM - 2018-10-19 08:48:09

City of Lynchburg to refill College Lake

LYNCHBURG, Va.- The City of Lynchburg is temporarily refilling College Lake. The lake will be refilled to full pond until a new bridge is built for Lakeside Drive, and the current dam is removed.

WSLS - 2018-10-19 14:44:40

The City of Lynchburg to temporarily refill College Lake until dam removal

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- The City of Lynchburg released a statement on Friday to temporarily refill College Lake. The decision to refill the dam was made in coordination with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Dam Safety Office and the University of Lynchburg. Refilling the lak

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-10-19 16:54:00

Haunting on the lake - Farmville

Meet at the Spot Concession Stand, Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information contact the park office at (434) 392-3435.


CUCPS School Board meets the staff - Farmville

Each month members of the Cumberland County Public School Board (CUCPS) recognize staff members. For the Oct. 8 meeting, the following staff were presented to the School Board: Dominique Greene, Cumberland Elementary School Behavioral Specialist, left; Erin Slayton, Cumberland Middle School history


Financial assistance offered for septic repairs - Farmville

Funding is available through the Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District to help homeowners pay for 50 percent of the costs of septic system pump outs and repairs. The program also educates residents about proper septic system care and about the environmental and health impacts of faili


Know your weapons - Farmville

Editor:In response to the Oct. 10 letter by Michele Varga, “He doesn’t get it.” I get it just fine. There is a factual error in this letter. I said nothing about the U.S. using AK-47’s against “our enemies.” The AK-47 was used against us. Although the, “Assault (style) weapon” got sensational attent


UPDATE: Jury recommends Victor Rodas to spend 55 years behind bars

The jury has recommended Victor Rodas to be sentenced to a total of 55 years behind bars. Rodas would spend 35 years behind bars for first degree murder, 10 years for gang participation and 10 years for abduction in the death of a Lynchburg teen. UPDATE: Victor Rodas has been found guilty of first d

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-10-19 03:15:00

BCHS student’s play onstage - Farmville

A play written by a Buckingham County High School (BCHS) student is set to come to life on the stage Friday.Tajhmir Gough, now a junior, penned the play during his freshman year and will play a lead role.The one-act play is scheduled to begin 7 p.m. at the BCHS auditorium.Tajhmir Gough“Love is Broke