Farmville ICE Detainee Dies Of Coronavirus Complications

We’re learning that one of the detainees at the Farmville ICE detention center has died of complications related to COVID-19. Immigrations and Public Affairs Spokesperson Kate Pote said Friday that the detainee was 72 years old and from Canada. He reporteldy died on Wednesday at an area hospital. This is the first COVID-19-related death at the Farmville facility, but it … Read More

Henrico County High School Drops Confederate Nickname

An area high school will no longer use a Confederate-related nickname, officials announced. Douglas S. Freeman High School in Henrico County will drop the name “Rebels” based on the results of a community poll and a recommendation from a school committee that supported the change, news outlets reported Thursday. Nearly two-thirds of the poll’s 1,500 respondents voted to change it, … Read More


With the 2020 season on the horizon, Longwood men’s head soccer coach Jon Atkinson unveiled a group of 16 newcomers set to join the Lancer roster at the start of the fall semester. The group bolsters Longwood’s lineup at every level with a versatile group that includes eight forwards, five midfielders, three defenders and a goalkeeper. The 16-player cohort is also in-state … Read More

Keysville Hardware To Close For Good

Over in Keysville, now, where the Keysville Hardware and Farm Supply store is closing up shop for good. Butch Shook, who owns the business, confirmed that the store will close at the end of this month agfter nearly 30 years in business. Shook says he is retiring. He and his brother Larry bought the store in 1999. The NAPA Auto … Read More

School Board Member’s Social Media Post Sparks Protest

We mentioned yesterday that a Charlotte County School Board member has come under fire for a social media post who shared a story on her personal FGacebook page about the George Floyd Hologram Memorial Project, which is scheduled to make a stop in Richmond soon. But Teresa Dunaway sparked controversy when she expressed contempt for the project. Her post prompted … Read More

Charlotte County To Discuss Potential Removal Of Confederate Monument

The Cnfederate statue discussion is now moving to Charlotte COunty. The supervisors met recently to discuss the matter after hearing from a number of local citizens. The statuye currently sits on a pedestal in the courthouse square. Vice Chairman Gary Walker moved to table any more discussion or actuion on the matter until the county could hold a formal public … Read More


Hampden-Sydney College announced today that it has received a $6 million gift from Rob ’87 and Cindy Citrone to support Compass, the College’s experiential learning program. The gift is the second largest in the College’s 245-year history. “Compass is Hampden-Sydney’s most important curricular innovation since the Rhetoric Program was formalized in 1978, and the Citrones’ generous support will provide crucial … Read More

Farmville Downtown Partnership To Be Managed By Farmville Area Chamber Of Commerce

The Farmville Downtown Partnership will now be managed by the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber agreeing to manage the partnership for the next year. A statement from the partnership says the agreemen ensures that the responsibilities of the program manager position are carried out by chamber staff. Those responsibilities include social media, administrative tasks, and grant management. FDP … Read More

PECPS’s Lutz Receives Prestigious Award

Congratulations to Dr. Gary Lutz! Dr. Lutz was awarded the “Franklin D. Kizer Distinguished High School Chemistry Teacher” Award. Dr. Lutz will receive a plaque from the Virginia Section and a check for $300. Also, our high school will receive $300 for use in purchasing materials to enhance science instruction. In addition, Dr. Lutz will be highlighted in the September … Read More

Charlotte Co. Railcar Repair Facility Purchased

The old Blue Ridge Railcar Repair facility in Charlotte County Industrial Park has been bought by The Buckingham Branch Railroad. The facility first opened in 2007 as the Alderman Railcar Service, but after it was sold in 2013 to Blue Ridge Railcar Repair, it closed in 2016. Buckingham Branch Railraod bills itself as a family-owned, short line railroad that operates … Read More