ICE Reverses Plans To Transfer More Detainees To Farmville

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is now withdrawing its move to use an immigrant detention facility in Caroline County to quarantine detainees before transferring them to the Farmville facility. The Farmville center saw a massive coronavirus outbreak earlier this summer, and the withdrawn motion comes after two dozen people at the Caroline County center have now also tested positive for … Read More

PUBLIC NOTICE OF Cumberland County RECESSED MEETING

A recessed meeting of the Economic Development Authority of the County of Cumberland, Virginia has been called for Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 6:30p.m. in the Cafeteria of the Cumberland Community Center located at 11 Forest View Road, Cumberland, Virginia 23040.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss new potential development options and tour the Community Center property.  No … Read More

Hampden Sydney Fire Truck Totaled In Crash

The Thursday crash involving a Hampden Sydney fire truck has forced the fire department to take the truck out of service. The crash happened on Thursday during a heavy rainstorm. Five firefighters were onboard the fire truck when the driver lost control in the 2000 block of Redd Shop Road. None of them wer einjured, but the fire truck was … Read More

Buckingham Residents Upset Over Potential Clinic Closing

Some residents of Buckingham County are making their displeasure known regarding the potential move of their medical clinic. Sentara has announced that it plans to close the Buckingham Family Medicine clinic. However, the company has delayed the closing until this end of the year. But some residents, many of whom are elderly and frail took to the streets this past … Read More

THE WOODLAND RESIDENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

The Woodland, Inc today confirmed that a resident of its Brookview assisted living facility tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is currently off campus. The retirement community continues to follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) guidelines as it has since the pandemic began.  “We are in the process of testing all residents and staff … Read More

Longwood University Cancels 2020 Graduation Ceremony

Longwood University said Friday that it’s 2020 commencement celebration will be canceled entirely due to the pandemic. Longwood University had postponed it’s graduation ceremonies until October 9th and 10th earlier this year, but now says the coronavirus pandemic situation has not changed for the better enough to allow holding the ceremonies. Assistant Vice President for Communications, Matt McWilliams, said Friday … Read More

COUNTY ALLOCATES ADDITIONAL CARES ACT FUNDING FOR NONPROFITS AND SMALL BUSINESSES

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors has re-opened the County’s “Economic Sustainability Grant” with an additional $200,000 of CARES Act funding for both small businesses and $100,000 for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations that have suffered financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to help cover COVID-related expenses or losses since March 1, 2020.  … Read More

Hurricane Sally Remnants Prompt Flash Flood Watch

A flash flood watch is out for a portion of our region due to rains from the remnants of Hurricane Sally. The National Weather Service says the watch area does not actually include Prince Edward County, but areas just south. It does include Lunenburg and Charlotte Counties. Rainfall amounts of between three and five inches can be expected beginning later … Read More

Washington Post: ICE Flew Detainees To Farmville In Order To Transport Agents To DC Protests

The coronavirus outbreak at Farmville’s ICE detentiona facility has now been linked to ICE flights transporting agents to control protests in Washington DC. The Washington Post reports that the Trump admnistration flew the immigrant detainees to Farmville in order to facilitate the rapid deployment of Homeland Security tactical teams to the nation’s capital, even circumventing restrictions on the use of … Read More