United Way funds raised, spent locally

The United Way of Prince Edward County is trying to remind everyone that its funds are raised and spent locally. Period. That’s it! “We don’t give our money to the national (organization),” said Bruce Davis, a board member. “The money we raise stays local.” That observation – or maybe declaration – is a refrain board members fear they are having … Read More

Literacy effort preparing to seek funds for director

STEPS will soon apply for a $15,000 grant to hire a part-time director to oversee the revival of Prince Edward County’s literacy efforts. Consequently, said Amy Beatson, a vice president with STEPS, her organization will oversee and administer the grant, while the recently-created Prince Edward County Literacy Council serves in an advisory position. “We will be operating under our mission, … Read More

Bluefield PD Officer Shot – Suspect Search Underway

*** LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ALERT*** THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAVE ISSUED A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ALERT ON BEHALF OF THE BLUEFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT ON 2/17/19 AT 0300 HOURS THE BLUEFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING FOR DONQUALE MAURICE GRAY, AGE: 25 YEARS OLD, HEIGHT 6’ 1”, WEIGHT 185 lbs., WITH BROWN EYES, BLACK HAIR, WEARING: UNKNOWN CLOTHING. SUSPECT IS BELEIEVED TO … Read More

Piedmont Area Veterans Council Speaks to Rotary

The Rotary Club of Farmville recently hosted The Piedmont Area Veterans Council to speak to their lunch crowd at Charley’s Waterfront Café. Sarah Dunn and Polly Marsden represented the council and shared with Rotary some of the great outreach projects they are working on. The Piedmont Area Veterans Council assist active duty service members, veterans and their dependents/caregivers who reside … Read More

Clark Announces 2nd Run For PEC Commonwealth’s Attorney

In local politics, Prince Edward Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Clark says she will run again for the post. On Friday, Clark made the announcement at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts Wine and Brew event. Clark said that she cares for and loves Prince Edward County… her home. On her social media page, Clark said her theme for this election … Read More

Concord Residents Hurl Insults At Planners Over Waste Transfer Station

To say that some Appomattox County residents are not happy would be an understatement. A proposal for a new solid waste transfer station at Concord is moving forward. Josh Mills was the only negative vote from the Appomattox County Planning Commission. The vote came after a revision of a traffic plan for Route 460. The traffic engineers said they implemented … Read More

PECHS Swim Team Competes at States

The girls 200 Medley Relay entered the meet ranked 17th in the state. After a hard fought race, the girls ended their competition in 17th. Renee Stimpert swam two individual events in addition to the relay. She entered the 50 free ranked 17th in the state. After the preliminary swim, she was up to 13th. Renee finished the 50 free … Read More

Handful of New VSP Troopers Hail From Heart of Virginia

A few Heart of Virginia residents are among the latest class of graduating troopers within the ranks of Virginia State Police. 80 new troopers are being presented their diplomas at a commencement ceremony today in Richmond. It’s the 129th basic session of the VSP. Meanwhile, Dylan Bodek is from SHipman, about an hour northwest of Farmville. He is a graduate … Read More

Longwood Administration Distributes Letter With Resources

After this week’s public meeting regarding campus safety at Longwood University, the vice president of student affairs at Longwood has sent out a letter to everyone providing resources and pleding to implement some of the ideas shared at the recent meeting. Dr. Tim Pierson was part of the panel that spoke regarding the Longwood Village incident in which someone reported … Read More