Flooding Rain Possible Into The Weekend

And we’re keeping an eye on the weather forecast, as the National Weather Service calls for rain headed into the weekend. A flood watch has been posted for parts of the region for this afternoon into Saturday. Rain is expected to develop this afternoon and could lead to as much as two inches, cuasing flooding along streams, creeks, and some … Read More

Farmville Police Investigate Motel Shooting

We begin on the crime beat today, where authorities surrounded the Days Inn on South Main Street in Farmville on Wednesday after reports of gunshots. Farmville Police say one occupant reported that shots were fired through his motel room door. Several people were inside the room, but nobody was injured. One of those people said someone began banging on the … Read More

Ribbon cutting held for C&K Sheds

C&K Sheds and Carports, located at Sprouse’s Corner in Dillwyn, along with the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7. Along with Chamber leadership and members, Anna McClung, C&K owner and operator, were on hand for the event. “The chamber is proud to welcome this new business to Buckingham,” said Chamber President Eddie Slagle. … Read More

Area Schools And Events Still Affected By Storm Wednesday

TYhe blanket of snow – still causing some closings and delays. Charlotte County Schools remain closed today, as to Lunenburg, Amelia County, Nottoway County, and Buckingham County. Fuqua School is delayed by two hours. Goochland County is also on a delay today, along with Amelia Academy and Brunswick County and Brunswick Academy. Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging’s Friendship … Read More

Local Leaders to Assess Local Housing Needs

STEPS INCORPORATED HAS BEEN AWARDED A 20-THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT TO LOOK AT HOUSING IN FARMVILLE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS… STEPS INC PRESIDENT AND CEO SHARON HARRUP SAYS THE GRANT WILL FUND A HOUSING NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGIC PLAN FOR FARMVILLE AND PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY… (cut) HARRUP SAYS THEY’VE ALREADY CONTRACTED A CONSULTANT. THEY SHOULD BEGIN THEIR WORK AFTER THE … Read More

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Work Stopped Again

It’s another hiccup in the plans to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeine in Virginia. The US Court of Appeals 4th Circuit on Friday granted a stay of implementation of the US FIsh and WIldlife Service’s 2018 Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement. The Farmville Herald reports that all work is now stopping on the ACP, except for public or environmental … Read More

Area Schools And Events Remain Closed Or Delayed Wednesday

A number of schools remained closed or delayed Wednesday due to treacherous driving conditions left behind by the winter storm. Buckingham County, Cumberland County, Lunenburg, Amelia County, Goochland County, will all be closed. along with Amelia Academy, and Brunswick Academy. Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging’s friendships cafes in Prince Edward County and Nottoway County will be closed. There … Read More

SEC’S WINTER STORM RESTORATION EFFORTS CONTINUE

CREWE, Va – Significant progress has been made toward restoring all of the nearly 10,000 Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) members who were left without power due to heavy snow from Winter Storm Diego on Sunday, Dec. 9. Throughout today, 41 crews will be working across SEC’s service territory to repair damages. As of 9:00 a.m., approximately 1,300 SEC members remained … Read More

17 Guns Stolen From Local Country Store Burglary

In other news, local authorities are reporting that 17 guns were stolen from Millbrook Country Corner at 3633 South James Madison Highway in Buckingham County. Surveillance video from the business shows three people were involved. They broke through a front glass door just after 1:30 in the morning on Saturday. The Farmville Herald reports that two of the men stole … Read More

Power Outages Restored; Another Storm System On The Way

Dominion Energy continues to assess the damage done by the winter storm. Nearly all of the power outages that were reported through the storm are now back on. Thankfully, the melting should begin pretty quickly, as forecasters are calling for plenty of sunshine today, with the high reaching the low 40’s across Charlotte and Prince Edward Counties. Wednesday and Thursday … Read More