On a chilly, overcast Friday morning at South Carolina’s Beckham Field, senior ace Sydney Backstrom spun a four-hit gem to lead Longwood past Seton Hall 3-2 in the opening game of the Gamecock Invitational.  Longwood’s All-Big South starter was nearly untouchable through her first six innings, carrying a two-hit shutout into the top of the seventh before the Pirates (0-1) finally got on the … Read More

Piedmont Senior Resources Steps Up During Devastating Weather

Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Agency stepped up to help people who were affected by the ice storm last week. During the height of the mess, PSR responded, delivering more than a thousand meals, including 350 donated hot meals from Farmville-based Fishin Pig, that were packed up and delivered to older adults in need and often without electricity. This … Read More

Prince Edward Power Outages Down to 500~

The number of homes and business still without power in Prince Edward COunty has now dipped to about 500, as the slow work of restoring the power continues from the winter storm last week that crippled so many. Southside Electric Cooperative said it had more than 900 workers in the field helping to get everyone back up and running. Lunenburg … Read More

Farmville Chamber Ribbon Cutting

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Starbucks to Farmville and to The Chamber Family. While this wasn’t a typical ribbon cutting, it was still very special and super important. We look forward to a time when we can host large crowds again!

Nottoway County Man Sentenced For Death Of Blackstone Man

One of two men charged in connection with the killing of a Blackstome man was swentence dto life in prison last week. Kyle Bryant Wilmoth and Jerome James Lawrence were arrested for the death of Leslie Davis Crews. WImoth had pleaded guilty to robbery and other crimes in connection to the death. He was sentenced by 11th Judicial Circuit Chief … Read More


Less than a dozen roads remain closed in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) due to recent storms. No primary routes are closed. “We are continuing to work with our utility partners to ensure roads are reopened as soon as possible,” says Assistant District Administrator for Maintenance Gerry Harter, P.E. “The highest numbers of closures are … Read More


Storm Recovery Assistance Continues for Prince Edward County Residents Updated Information for Monday, February 22 & Tuesday, February 23 Prince Edward County, VA – Response and recovery operations continue in Prince Edward County following the recent ice storms and prolonged power outages.  The County and Town, in partnership with local volunteer fire departments, non-profit agencies and the faith community are … Read More


Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) leadership has voted to expand the ODAC men’s and women’s basketball tournament formats slated to begin in March. The alteration to the formats is driven by a desire to provide additional competitive opportunities for the league’s programs. The basketball tournament formats will now feature all active teams at the end of the regular season. The … Read More

Dominion Food Distribution

Dominion Energy has donated 50 meals available to each of the following fire departments from 12 noon until….today only Rice Volunteer Fire  Department Meherrin Volunteer Fire  Department Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department Prospect Fire Department This food is for those folks who have no power, or have lost their food to the outages.

Assistance for Prince Edward County & Farmville Residents

In response to the recent ice storms and prolonged power outages Prince Edward County and the Town of Farmville, in partnership with local volunteer fire departments, non-profit agencies and the faith community are coordinating assistance to residents, as follows: COUNTY-TOWN WARMING CENTER Prince Edward-Farmville Youth Association Gymnasium 2750 Layne Street, Farmville, VA Friday – Sunday:  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. … Read More