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Habitat breaks ground on new home
On Saturday, Dec. 8, members of the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity’s Buckingham Build gathered in Dillwyn to break ground on their latest new home construction. This build is in partnership with Doreen Jones and her mother. As you sit in Doreen’s living room with her and her mom, you quickly fe
Virginia sheriff says gas stations selling CBD were unknowingly hawking ‘pure marijuana’
Powhatan County Sheriff Brad Nunnally says his investigators got curious after seeing CBD — or cannabidiol — products for sale in county convenience stores. So they bought some and got them tested by the state lab. The results?
Answering the rescue squad’s call
Representatives of the Farmville Town Council, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors, Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College gathered Wednesday for a special meeting at the Town Hall to learn about the needs of the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. (PEVRS), which are substan
Cumberland, Dillwyn Christmas parades canceled
Both the Cumberland and Dillwyn Christmas parades, originally set for Sunday afternoon, have been canceled due to Sunday’s weather forecast featuring rain. Dillwyn Mayor Linda Venable Paige confirmed the news for Dillwyn’s event Saturday morning, emphasizing that it was not a postponement but, indee
‘Christmas Comet’ may be visible on Sunday night in Virginia
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - If clouds clear out in time, people in Virginia may have a chance to see the ‘Christmas comet’ on Sunday night into the early morning hours of Monday.
PECHS and VDOT paint snow plows
High School’s work to fill a need for students has resulted in students and teachers recently establishing the Prince Edward Chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS). The organization has already made a community impact, being among high schools in Virginia that have partnered with the Virgi
Video shows masked thieves swiping 17 guns from Farmville store
FARMVILLE, Va. (WRIC) -- Federal investigators are searching for three people who broke into a gun shop and stole 17 guns. Surveillance video shows two suspects, one of them wearing a monkey mask, breaking into the Millbrook Country Store on James Madison Highway around 1:35 a.m. on Saturday. They'r
Stewart: The people have spoken: Medicaid “work requirements” won’t work for Virginia
Stewart is National Training & Consumer Education Manager for Young Invincibles, a group founded to provide a voice for young adults in the health care debate. Earlier this year, millions of Virginians celebrated as the state legislature and Gov. Ralph Northam worked together to expand Medicaid. Thi
Flood watch takes effect 6 p.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wakefield, which includes Prince Edward and Cumberland, issued a flood watch beginning 6 p.m. Friday and ending 6 p.m. Saturday. The NWS in Blacksburg, which includes Buckingham County, is calling for between 1-5 inches of rain.
Budget amended for STEPS roof
Prince Edward supervisors unanimously approved an amendment Tuesday to the county’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget in the amount of $954,628 for the replacement and repair of the roof of the STEPS Centre building.
Ordinance fee, apartments on agenda
The Farmville Town Council is set to hold public hearings on an ordinance that would allow an electronic summons fee for those in criminal and traffic cases where the defendant is convicted of a violation and a 52-unit apartment project on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
1st Christmas Market set for Pamplin City
On the horizon for this Saturday is the Pamplin Depot Christmas Market — the first of its kind for Pamplin. The Christmas market is a day packed with activities and shopping the whole family can enjoy. It will take place on the premises of the Pamplin Depot.
Officials investigate e-mail bomb threats sent to Vinton, Appomattox, Pittsylvania Co.
ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- The FBI is investigating a wave of bomb threats received across the country Thursday, including several in Roanoke, Vinton, Appomattox, Pittsylvania County and Lynchburg.
Lady Dukes to host annual Christmas tournament
Cumberland County High School’s varsity girls basketball team will host its annual Christmas tournament this weekend. The two-day event will feature four varsity girls teams: Prince Edward County High School, Randolph-Henry High School, Altavista High School and the Lady Dukes. On Friday, the Lady E
Lady Eagles aim for elite ‘D’
Prince Edward County High School’s 2018-19 varsity girls basketball team returns many of the standouts that made its historic 2017-18 run possible, and the Lady Eagles’ goal is to eliminate their weaknesses on defense to foster another unprecedented run.
People in Buckingham County Raise Concerns over Biscuit Run Park
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - People in Albemarle County got one last chance to weigh in on the future of Biscuit Run Park on Wednesday night. The 1,100-acre park will offer a number of amenities, like bike trails, and its concept has been years in the making.
Concord Baptist attends Ball Brothers concert
On Dec. 2, approximately 30 members of Concord Baptist Church in Sheppards traveled to Appomattox High School to attend a Ball Brothers concert as part of their Christmas tour. The Ball Brothers are a popular gospel singing quartet providing inspiration and hope as they spread the good news of the G
Finding the help one needs
Buckingham County TRIAD, an organization for seniors to prevent them from being victims of crime, is run by seniors themselves. The organization held a community event Oct. 11 to discuss resources for those who are over the age of 60 and may need support.
29-year-old woman faces felony charges after high-speed chase injures Virginia State Trooper
CARROLL COUNTY, Va. - UPDATE. A 29-year-old woman from North Carolina faces felony charges in connection to a high-speed chase that sent a Trooper to the hospital, according to Virginia State Police.
Together in times of crisis
The severe weather in the region this year has been alarming. The extent of the destruction we’ve seen in the community as the result of flooding, storms and snow has both forced us to ask what could be done to prevent further damage and to understand that only so much is in our control.