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A sting operation in Farmville - Farmville

The kickoff to the 21st season of the Stars Under the Stars program drew a crowd to Crute Stage in historic downtown Farmville June 8 for a showing of the classic film “The Sting.”To view more photos of the event, clickhere.In addition to spending a couple of hours with Paul Newman, Robert Redford a


The reels were screaming - Farmville

Bill Caldwell, of Dillwyn, and Lloyd Seeley, of Farmville, took a few days earlier this year to go down to Carolina Beach in North Carolina to live bait fish offshore, and temperature played a key role in their efforts.“We found that the cold weather that plagued us here this spring also had the sam


Perry resigns post as chief - Farmville

Tom Perry, chief of Cumberland County Fire & (Emergency Medical Services) EMS, announced his resignation from his post June 8.Tom PerryPerry, in a social media post on the Cumberland County Fire & EMS page, said the decision was a difficult one.Perry did not disclose in the release the reason for th


Stewart wins Republican Primary - Farmville

The Heart of Virginia took part in the Tuesday election, showing a majority vote for Freitas in Cumberland and Prince Edward counties, and Stewart a majority vote in Buckingham County.Corey StewartCorey Stewart won the majority vote for the U.S. Senate Republican Primary, which took place in Virgini


History, health at stake in Buckingham - Farmville

Retiree John Laury has been researching cemeteries near his home in Union Hill, where slaves and their descendants were buried many years ago. It’s been difficult — some of the deceased are likely his forebears, and most graves are unmarked, long forgotten.Cathryn McCueHis project has taken on a new


Pedestrian struck at Main - Farmville

“The vehicle was on Second Street headed east, and turned left onto North Main Street, striking the pedestrian in the crosswalk,” Hogan said.


King wins blue ribbon - Farmville

ByStaff ReportEmail the authorPublished 9:36 am Thursday, June 14, 2018Margy King won a first place blue ribbon at the juried art show in Buckingham for her acrylic painting entitled “Grandparents Reflections.” Congratulations to King on her first place win. (Send “Way to Go!” photos with a descript


Budgets, roundabout addressed - Farmville

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors addressed a variety of topics at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, including the proposed roundabout at the U.S. Route 15/State Route 692 (Kingsville) intersection and appropriations related to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and 2018 budgets.Wade BartlettR


Horseman camp underway - Farmville

Concord Baptist Church is hosting Vacation Bible School from June 24-28. Come nightly from 6-8:30 p.m. to enjoy the theme of “Time Lab: Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future.” Highlights of each night include crafts, Bible time, recreation and snack time. Bible school is geared for


Master plan progress continues - Farmville

An admissions building that began construction after Memorial Day, and a large-scale student center are among the projects Longwood University is currently pursuing, representatives noted.Offering an update on the university’s master plan, representatives said in a release on the university website


Houck, Hill spur Salem to 6-1 win over Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Tyler Hill had three hits and scored two runs, and Tanner Houck threw six scoreless innings as the Salem Red Sox beat the Lynchburg Hillcats 6-1 on Thursday.


Cell tower approved - Farmville

Members of the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors approved a cellular tower during its meeting Monday after a public hearing.Applicant Beacon Towers VA, LLC, applied for a special use permit to construct a 195-foot monopole telecommunications tower proposed to be located on approximately 94 acre


Permits, plan see approval - Farmville

The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors approved two conditional use permits in the county, and a six-year plan with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) — which generated concerns related to the proposed landfill in the county — during its regular board meeting Tuesday.VDOT’s six-year pl


Narcotics Task Force Operation Leads to Prison for Coles

LUNENBURG – Lennie Edward Coles, Jr., a 23-year-old Lunenburg resident of 586 Mecklenburg Street, Victoria, was sentenced to an active sentence of one year and five months in prison recently in Lunenburg Circuit Court upon pleading guilty to one felony of Distribution.He had an additional eight year


PSR will shred Medicare cards - Farmville

In an effort to promote and further its mission of advocating, advancing and achieving independence for the aging community, Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSR) is collecting and shredding seniors’ old Medicare cards as new cards arrive to Medicare clients in the area.PSR is collect


Firefly festival returns - Farmville

High Bridge Trail State Park will host the annual Firefly Festival Friday and Saturday, from 9-11 p.m. Attendees can watch thousands of fireflies as warm summer temperatures draw them into the canopy above the Appomattox River in this seasonal mating ritual. Few places in the world offer a better va


Support for Edmondston - Farmville

Editor:I write to offer my support for C.T. “Nicci” Edmondston, who is seeking the position of Clerk of the Circuit Court in Buckingham County, which will be decided upon by the voters of our county in November.I’ve known Nicci for nearly her entire life, and I have the utmost respect, not only for


Madison Heights woman escapes from house fire thanks to her son

MADISON HEIGHTS, Va.- With her son's help, a woman managed to safely escape after a fire started in their home early Monday morning.


Two more arrests made in graduation fight at HCHS

Two more people have been arrested in connection with a fight that occurred at Halifax County High School during graduation ceremonies on May 26, according to South Boston Police Detective Randy Redd.Arrested on Friday were 19-year-old Kavon Fitzgerald and 18-year-old Tyjae Hendren, both of South Bo


Richmond police find 2 killed on the Northside

RICHMOND, Va – Richmond Police are investigating a double fatal shooting Monday morning.Officers first responded to the scene in the 600 block of Lincoln ave in Washington Park around 11 p.m. Sunday.They found two victims dead from gunshot wounds.Officers were still on the scene investigating around