Five County Fair To Return For 2021

The Five County Fair is back for this year, with the festivities reporteldy iuncluding more rides, more games… and more food. Of course, the Five County Fair, much like everything else, was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. The five counties are Prince Edward, Buckingham, Cumberland, Charlotte and Appomattox. This year’s fair will run from September 28th through October … Read More

Residents Complain Of Noise From North Street Press Club

Some Farmville residents are fed up with noise. Three people spoke to the town council last week, asking for some help in dealing with noise late at night from the North Street Press Club. One resident, Jonathan Gray, lives on Randolph Street. He says the noise keeps his entire family up late at night, including his young children. Another resident … Read More

Farmville Rotary Club Selects New Officers

The Rotary Club of Farmville inducted new officers and recognized award recipients during its annual celebration held at The Woodland on June 24. Community and Family Engagement Specialist Jennifer Kinne has assumed the role of president, succeeding Longwood University’s Dean of Students, Jen Fraley.

UNITED WAY CEASES OPERATION, MAKES LAST DONATIONS

In its last act of generosity, the United Way of Prince Edward County made donations to three local organizations.The donations to FACES, the SPCA, and Meals on Wheels will be the last by the organization that voted in May to cease over 50 years of community service.The board allocated $1,000 to the SPCA and will divide what is left after … Read More

NEW LEADERSHIP AT FARMVILLE ROTARY

New leadership at Rotary The Rotary Club of Farmville inducted new officers and recognized award recipients during its annual celebration held at The Woodland on June 24. Community and Family Engagement Specialist Jennifer Kinne has assumed the role of president, succeeding Longwood University’s Dean of Students, Jen Fraley. About her role as Rotary president Kinne had this to say, “I … Read More

PECPS To Require TransGender Students To Use Private Bathroom

Prince Edward Public Schools will require transgender students to use a private restroom until the school board approveds a new policy. However, some are claiming the position by the school board is not in line with state guidelines. Superintendwent Dr. Barbara Johnson made the police announcement last week at the school board meeting. She further said the school board would … Read More

UPCOMING BIOGRAPHY DETAILS INSPIRING STORY OF LONGWOOD ALUM JEROME KERSEY

An All-American, 17-year NBA veteran, and the namesake of Longwood’s home basketball court in Willett Hall, Lancer alumnus Jerome Kersey’s inspiring story will soon be told in a new book that has been decades in the making. Started by former Longwood sports information director Hoke Currie, authored by prominent Portland sports writer Kerry Eggers, and overseen by Longwood alumnus Rohn … Read More

Vaccination scholarship program receives more local support

The Prince Edward County business community has continued to support the #VaccinatePrinceEdward COVID-19 Vaccination Scholarship Fund, which has now reached $20,000. In June, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors established the program to encourage student vaccinations, and provided $5,000 in funding. Local businesses immediately jumped on board and the support has continued through the summer. Thanks to the additional … Read More

PECPS Summer RESET a Success

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) offered a month-long Summer RESET program to support learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 349 students engaged in reading, writing, and enrichment activities during June. We were thrilled to partner with Longwood University’s College of Education and Human Services on three facets of our Summer RESET program. Longwood’s Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services … Read More

VSP INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH IN BUCKINGHAM COUNTY

At 2:46 p.m. on Sunday (July 11), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 20, one mile south of Route 783. A 2004 Nissan Xterra was traveling on Route 20 when it ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. A 16-year-old male passenger from Scottsville, Va., died at the scene. He was … Read More