Piedmont Senior Resources Needs Your Help

Piedmont Senior Resources is now in its sixth year celebrating the Suburu Share the Love event, partnering with Meals on Wheels and Letterpress Communications. This year, they’re hoping to pack 700 Christmas bags for their Santa for Seniors project. They’re asking for donations of cash and are holding a raffle fundraiser that will give away several gift cards to Katie … Read More

Two Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Another COVID-19 vaccination clinic is planned for December 15th at the Drakes Branch Municipal Center, located at 4800 Main Street. The hours will be from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Vaccines, as usual, will be free. The event is open to the public and the vaccinations are being provided by Charlotte Drug. A second COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held the … Read More

Supervisors Approve Renovations To Prince Edward County Elementary School

The Prince Edward County Board of SUpervisors have unanimously approved spending for renovations to Prince Edward County Elementary School. The school was built in 1969, and the admonistration says numerous parts of the building are in desperate need of renovations or upgrades. Dr. Barbabara Johnson, the superintendent, described mold problems and water leaks. Out of four options presented, the board … Read More


Over the 2021 Thanksgiving statistical counting period, preliminary data shows that there were four fatal traffic crashes in Virginia. This is the lowest number of traffic fatalities during Thanksgiving in more than a decade. “Although even one life lost is a tragedy, this Thanksgiving has given us something to truly be thankful for,” said Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State … Read More

Prince Edward County Declares Burn Ban

The County of Prince Edward has declared a Local Emergency and instituted a county-wide ban on all open-air fires and outdoor burning, effective 4:00 p.m., December 2, 2021, in response to conditions that are creating fire danger. The ban is the result of the current abnormally dry conditions in Prince Edward County, with little to no predicted rainfall until the … Read More

SEC, CoBank support National D-Day Memorial

Southside Electric Cooperative and banking partner CoBank donated a combined $15,000 to the National D-Day Memorial Foundation a week before Thanksgiving, supporting the Bedford County organization’s expansion plans. Standing near the Overlord monument on a picturesque Nov. 17 morning, SEC President and CEO Jeff Edwards and Vice President of Member and Public Relations Ron White presented matching $7,500 checks to … Read More

The Woodland Announces Contract of Sale

The Board of Directors of The Woodland, Inc recently announced that it is considering selling its facilities to Ramot III Holdings, LLC in partnership with Hill Valley Healthcare. Affiliating with Hill Valley would allow The Woodland community to enjoy the benefits of being part of a larger organization with leverage in purchasing power to keep costs down, access to new … Read More

Prince Edward County Public Schools Give Back to the Community

Prince Edward County Public Schools recognize the importance of community engagement. In the spirit of gratitude, the Eagles have adopted ways to serve their community. Cultivating a campus of compassion and gratitude helps create a thankful and positive attitude. The hospitality committee at the middle school adopted six families in the Prince Edward community. Each family was given a complete … Read More

Former Farmville Mayor Sydnor C. Newsman Jr. Has Died

Former Farmville Mayor Sydnor C. Newman, Jr. passed away on Wednesday. Mayor Newman served as a member of the Farmville Town Council from 1976 to 1998, and as Mayor from 1998 to 2014. Mayor Newman was a lifelong resident of Farmville and was a member of the graduating class of 1948 from Farmville High School. While in High School he … Read More