United Way Reaches First Star In Fundraising Goal

Though fundraising efforts for the fiscal year have barely started, the United Way of Prince Edward County has already raised $13,000 toward its $65,000 goal. A statement from the charity says that the feat was largely because of a $9,000 grant through the Payne Foundation, a long-time and generous supporter of the local United Way and its efforts. Consequently, as … Read More

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY TO CELEBRATE BUFFALO CREEK BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN TRAIL PROJECT

The Town of Farmville is pleased to announce that it will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Buffalo Creek Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge and Trail onsite at 11:00 am on Friday, October 18, 2019. Citizens’ are encouraged to attend. Mr. Bert Dodson, Jr., Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) Member, Lynchburg District, is scheduled to be on hand to offer … Read More

LONGWOOD THEATRE STUDENT DIRECTED SHOWS NEXT MONTH

For the second show of the 2019-2020 season, Longwood University Theatre Department is bringing you “The One-Act Experience”! An evening of two one act plays, each directed by a different theatre major student.                 Up first, Harold Pinter’s “The Dumb Waiter” directed by junior Matthew Howard. Pinter’s play, called “Small but perfectly formed” is about two hit-men, Ben and Gus, … Read More

PEC Courthouse Open Hours Adjusted

The Prince Edward County board of supervisors are adjusting the hours of operation for the county courthouse. At this past Tuesday’s supervisors meeting, the vote passed to make the hours 8am to 4:30 p.m. The board made the decision in support of the sheriff’s efforts to more efficiently manage personnel who are responsible for security of the courthouse. ndividual offices … Read More

October Business of the Month by the Buckingham Chamber

Central Virginia Community Health Services (CVCHS) has been named the October Business of the Month by the Buckingham County Chamber of Commerce.  “The Health Center and CVCHS employs many of our county residents and takes care of our family and neighbors,” said Chamber Vice President Thomas Jordan Miles III. “The Chamber is proud to recognize the system, the centers, its … Read More

Students Win FFA Jackets

The ACHS FFA chapter has continued its biennial initiative, “Blue Jackets, Gold Standards.” All students in the Foundations of Agriculture courses at Appomattox County High School were eligible to participate. Participants took a test on FFA history, leadership principles, and parliamentary procedures. Students with the best scores were invited to write an essay on the value of the FFA Jacket. … Read More

PEC Enacts Burn Ban

Prince Edward COunty has now instituted a burn ban due to dangerous fire conditions. The ban includes all open-air fires and outdoor burning. A statement from County Administrator Wade Bartlett says the ban is a result of the current abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions, with litte to no predicted rainfall. One brush fire this week already required a response … Read More

VDOF asks For Donations Of Nuts

The Virginia Department of Forestry is seeking your nuts. That’s right… they’re looking for submissions of 12 different species of acorns and nuts that will be planted at the Augusta Forestry Center in Crimora. The goal is to have the seedlings grow into the forests of tomorrow in Virginia. According to a statement from Assistant FOrestry Manager Joshua McLaughlin, some … Read More

Prince Edward County Led Virginia in Tourism Revenue Growth in 2018

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY LED VIRGINIA IN TOURISM REVENUE GROWTH LAST YEAR. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS… THE COUNTY’S TOURISM REVENUE GREW BY MORE THAN 12-PERCENT LAST YEAR — OVER 2017 — TO NEARLY 26-MILLION DOLLARS…WHILE LOCAL TOURISM JOBS TOTALED 5-POINT 4-MILLION DOLLARS AND LOCAL TOURISM-RELATED TAXES WERE MORE THAN 1-POINT 1-MILLION DOLLARS FOR 2018. ACCORDING TO THE US TRAVEL ASSOCIATION, … Read More