VSP Asks For Tips In Cold Case Killing

ARVONIA, Va. – Saturday marks 24 years since the slaying of a well-known Arvonia, Va. store owner, Mrs. Joan Herndon. It was the morning of Oct. 19, 1995 that Mrs. Herndon, 70, was shot and killed during an armed robbery at Arvonia Produce Market, a small roadside convenience store at the corner of North James Madison Highway (Rt. 15) and … Read More


The General Reassessment of all real property in Prince Edward County, to include the Town of Farmville, is now underway.  Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group is under contract with the County to carry out this project, which will take about twelve months.  Reassessments are required by state law to bring all real property assessments to 100% market value and to assure the … Read More

Triple Fatal Fire in Buckingham County Deemed Not Suspicious

New details in the deadly fire that took place in mid-September in Buckingham County. A statement Wednesday from VSP Spokesperson Corinne Geller says that the investigation into the September 16th fire that killed three people remains ongoing, but that it’s been determined the fire is not suspicious in nature. The exact cause and origin of the fire have yet to … Read More

Child Seat Safety Check

On October 26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Farmville Police Department will be conducting a Child Seat Safety Check at the Lions Club Park on West Third Street. Child Seat Technicians will be on site to check seats and answer any questions. This event is free to the public, and anyone that transports children under age 8 … Read More

Scabies Outbreak Update in Public Schools

Schools in Buckinghamm Cumberland, and Prince Edward Counties are dealing with an outbreak of scabies. The Farmville Herald reports one confirmed case in Prince Edward County and two cases in Buckingham, while 16 cases have been confirmed in Cumberland County. All three districts have sent letters home to parents explaining the situation. Scdabies is a contagious skin infection caused by … Read More

Town of Farmville Fall Cleanup

The Town of Farmville will have its Fall Cleanup on Monday, October 21, 2019.  Town residents will need to have all items at the curbside by 7:30 am on October 21st.  This cleanup provides pickup of items not normally picked up, such as; furniture, appliances, carpet, bedding, and building materials.  Any loose items must be boxed or bagged to be … Read More

PSR Makes Presentation

Justine Young, CEO of Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) Area Agency on Aging, and Thomas Jordan Miles III, Director of Nutrition and Transportation for PSR, recently presented at regional and national conferences pertaining to care and advocacy for older adults and senior nutrition. Miles presented in Dallas, Texas during the Meals on Wheels of America Conference. He discussed advocating for seniors … Read More

PECPS Receives $25,000 Gemini Grant

To commence its partnership with PECPS, Gemini, Inc. donated $25,000 to benefit the school division’s Robotics Program and Robotics Team, with a commitment to continue the partnership with an annual $10,000 donation in future years.   Founded in 1963, Gemini is a family-owned company who manufactures signage letters, logos, and plaques. The company has 20 plants throughout the United States, … Read More

Farmville Area Chamber Of Commerce Debuts New Logo

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce has a new logo with a mission statement that explains a new direction: “Forward together.” “We’re not just about Main Street,” Chamber Executive Director Joy Stump explains. “The Chamber also works with some businesses in Prince Edward and Cumberland counties as well as surrounding counties.” Stump decided to discuss a logo change with graphic … Read More