Hoax Email Causes Scare At Hampden-Sydney

New details on the scare at Hampdon-Sydney College over the weekend. Tense moments after an active shooter alert went out to the entire campus just after noon. The alert said that there was a threat, but no current shooter. It advised residents and everyone on campus to remain in shelter. An all-clear message was sent out about 30 minutes later. … Read More

SolUnesco Moving Forward With Randolph Solar Project

SolUnesco has confirmed that it is moving forward with its solar farm project at Randolph. The CHarlotte Gazette reports that the county administration knows of the plans, but that the county has not yet received an application for the project. That’s according to Assistant County Administrator Monica Elder. The Charlotte County Supervisors have previously voted to approve a zoning amendment … Read More


The Cumberland County Planning Commission will meet on Monday, January 25, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in the Circuit Courtroom of Cumberland County in Cumberland, Virginia, to conduct a public hearing pursuant to Virginia Code Section 15.2-2204, which such hearings may be continued or adjourned, as required under applicable law, and to consider … Read More


The Farmville Police Department is investigating a burglary and theft that occurred at the AT&T Cellular Store located at 1808 Peery Drive, on January 18, 2021.  At approximately 12:04 A.M. three subjects forced entry into the business taking merchandise from the business. Responding officers observed the subjects fleeing from the scene and engaged in a brief pursuit, that ended at … Read More

Art Submissions Sought In Pamplin

The town of Pamplin is helkping to launch an art contest, along with the Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters, or PALS. The contest winner will get to design, create and install the new LOVEWorks sculpture at the Pamplin Depot. The submission must meet the guidelines set forth by the Virginia Tourism Council. The invitation is open to individual artists or groups … Read More

Charlotte County Man Reported Missing

Authorities in Charlotte County are looking for an elderly man who has been reported missing. Richard L. Bankston is 74 years old, a white male. He was reported missing Monday just before 6pm and is currently the subject of a Virginia State Polcie senior alert. Bankston has blue eyes and gray hair. He was last seen Monday just after noon … Read More

Driver Crahses Through Chik-fil-A Storefront

Also, a big commotion in Farmville, after an SUV driver lost control and slammed right through the front of the Chik-fil-A restaurant. The front facade was shattered at the store, which is right next to the Longwood Landings Apartments. The driver of the SUV, along with someone standing near the site when the crash occurred, were both taken to a … Read More


At 3:21 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 17), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 1600 block of Blinky Road (Route 672). A 2006 Saturn SL ran off the left side of the road, overturned and struck a tree. The driver, Christopher Carrington, 41, of New Canton, Va., died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. … Read More


RICHMOND – The 44 men and women of the Virginia State Police 132nd Basic Session graduated in a virtual ceremony on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Due to COVID-19 protocols, a virtual ceremony was the safest means of allowing the graduates and their families to celebrate the culmination of 27 weeks of the trooper-trainees’ hard work, sacrifice and dedication. Also in … Read More

Tenaska Accepting Scholarship Applications: Deadline for Buckingham County High School Submissions is Feb. 12

Tenaska Virginia Partners, L.P., owner of Tenaska Virginia Generating Station near Scottsville, is sponsoring a $1,500 academic scholarship for a college-bound Buckingham County High School senior again this year. Tenaska, one of the leading independent power producers in the United States, manages scholarship programs in communities where its generating facilities are located. To date, approximately $800,000 in scholarships have been … Read More