SoBo Startup Program brings new life to South Boston

South Boston has a new look these days thanks to a small business startup program held last year. As a result of the SoBo Startup Program, there are five new businesses and one expansion in the downtown district. “It’s changed the face of our downtown,” Destination South Boston Executive Director Tamyra Vest says. “You’ll see young moms pushing strollers through … Read More

CVEC to Use Drones for Transmission Line Inspections

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) will be employing cutting-edge drone technology from June 11-16, 2018 to complete this year’s annual inspection of its transmission infrastructure. Though CVEC conducts some of its inspections from the ground, using linemen on foot or in trucks, many areas of CVEC’s 36,000 miles of line cut through areas where the terrain makes it difficult and … Read More

Public Hearing On Farmville Water & Sewer Rates

The Farmville Town Council has scheduled a public hearing on the rates you pay for water and sewer services. Town Manager Gerald Spates confirms the hearing will be June 13th at the Farmville Town Council Chambers. Right now, the town charges $10.75 for the first 15-hundred gallons of water used per month. The proposal calls for that rate to be … Read More

California Man Jailed For High Speed Chase

A Charlotte County man remains jailed after a high speed pursuit that damaged two deputy patrol cars. A news release from the sheriff’s office says that a deputy was running radar near Highway 710 and 360 when he clocked a driver going 84 miles per hour in the 60 mile per hour speed zone. The deputy attempted to catch up … Read More

Farmville Community Herb Garden Offers Fresh Herbs to Residents

FARMVILLE’S COMMUNITY HERB GARDEN IS READY FOR THE SUMMER. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE STORY… DAN MOSSLER MANAGES THE GARDEN, BUT IT’S AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS FRESH HERBS… (cut) YOU’LL FIND THE FARMVILE COMMUNITY HERB GARDEN NEXT TO THE MARKETPLACE ON NORTH STREET.

Prince Edward Co. Public Schools Celebrates with Retirees

Prince Edward County Public Schools hosted a retirement dinner to give long-time colleagues a good send-off as they enter well-earned retirement. This was an enjoyable yet wistful event. Pictured L-R: Lucy Edmonds, Wanda Dews, Beatrice Jackson, Barbara Arieti, Valerie Carter, Cheryl Tharp, Jane Ghee (Not Pictured) Steven Bisaillon, Sandra Boswell, Donna Shumaker, and Sherrie Snead.

Tom Garrett Announces He Won’t Run For Re-Election

5th Congressional District Representative Tom Garrett announced Tuesday that he will back out of running for the post again. Instead, Garrett says he will focus his life on getting treatment for alcoholism. In the surprise video announcement, Garrett stood next to the Virginia Civil Rights Monument in Richmond saying he is proud to have represented the most historically significant district … Read More

Sharp Decrease In Holiday Weekend Traffic Fatalities Recorded

Virginia experienced its fewest number of traffic deaths during the 2018 Memorial Day weekend – the lowest within at least the past five years, according to a statement from the state patrol. Preliminary reports indicate six traffic deaths occurred on Virginia highways during this year’s statistical counting period, which began at 12:01 a.m. Friday and concluded at midnight Monday. Colonel … Read More