Stump Leaves Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce

Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joy Stump has announced her resignation. Her last day will be March 5th. She has accepted a new position as the Community Relations Coordinator at Southside Electric Cooperative. A replacement has yet to be named. Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chairperson Christopher Brochon has said the board has met and … Read More

Firearms Training Site Proposed For Buckingham

A new firearms training site is being proposed in Buckingham County. The board of supervisors recently listened to a presentation from the sheriff’s office. Deputy Forest Lawhorne is proposing the firearms training facility at the old landfill site on Andersonville Road. The range would be about 50 yards long and 50 yards wide. There would be dirt berms approximately 12 … Read More

Robert Day Speaks to Farmville Chamber Members

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce held their February membership lunch on Monday, February 10th. Robert Day, CEO of Patrick Henry Family Services was the featured speaker. Day is a published author, sought after speaker, and survivor of poverty, neglect, and abuse. His story is compelling and his passion for keeping children safe and families strong is remarkable.  The chamber … Read More

Farmville Chamber’s February Looking Our Best

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Red Door 104 is the recipient of the February 2020 Looking Our Best award. The long awaited exterior red doors that came all the way from Spain are absolute show-stoppers. We are obsessed with the sweet addition of resident pup Lago, painted on the outside of the building along with … Read More

Longwood Softball Coach Takes Leave Of Absence

The softball coach at Longwood University has reportedly taken a leave of absense. Head Coach Kathy Riley will be out the rest of the 2020 season, according to a statement from Longwood University’s athletic’s department. Assistant coaches Kayla Miller, Emily Murphy and Carly Adams will take over the responsibilities. The statement says only that Riley has stepped away to address … Read More

Senior Night Held for Winter Sports at PECHS

Prince Edward County High School celebrated seniors this week. On Monday we watched our final Lady Eagles home basketball game and acknowledged 5 graduating players. On Tuesday we played our final home game for men’s basketball. We not only celebrated the seniors on this team, but we also recognized our senior cheerleaders and senior indoor track athletes. Seniors were: Men’s … Read More

Buckingham Chamber Holds February Meeting

During the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce’s February 18 meeting, business owners Margaret Stout and Radha Midkiff updated Chamber members about their successes, struggles, business facts, growth and new approaches during the chamber’s first installment of “How’s Business?” for 2020. Midkiff, along with her husband, Dick, own Corner Coffee Junction in Dillwyn and Stout owns Dillwyn Dairy Freeze. “This seasoned business … Read More

Hampden-Sydney Promotes Literacy with 4th Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash

Hampden-Sydney will welcome more than 1,000 local second graders to campus for the 4th annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash on February 26. Students and teachers will enjoy Seuss-themed games, bounce houses, obstacle courses, and book giveaways. Founded by Mrs. Lesley Stimpert, wife of College President Larry Stimpert, the Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash upholds and expands upon Hampden-Sydney’s commitment to promoting … Read More

Non Profit Group Reduces Service Territory

A local non profit agency that provides free and confidential help to those affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse is dramatically reducing its services. The SOUthside Center for Violence Prevention had previously worked throughout Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan, and Prince Edward Counties. However, the service says, moving forward, it will only be … Read More

Arrest Made In Double Murder

The latest on a double murder out of Halifax County that reportedly took place on February 8th. Now, a man from Alexandria has been arrested, according to Virginia State Police. Mohammed Aly was taken into custody on February 13th after several days on the run. VSP says troopers responded to the report of a crash on Route 58. That’s where … Read More