Longwood women’s basketball stars Kyla McMakin and Tra’Dayja Smith do a lot together. Sunday night after taking down Big South preseason favorite Campbell, they did something together they’ve never done before: appear on ESPN SportsCenter in less than a week. After Smith earned a SportsCenter Top 10 countdown appearance this past Wednesday, McMakin matched her Lancer teammate with a Top … Read More


Prince Edward County Public Schools Remote Learning Specialist, Amy McClure, will be offering live virtual workshops for parents and guardians beginning next week. details are below as well as attached a pdf & jpg for use. Workshop #1  Topic: Canvas When: January 12th at 7PM Zoom registration link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-zuh83C7SZC74ZSlDIY-mw Workshop #2  Topic: Google Classroom When: January 14th at 7PM Zoom registration … Read More

Buckingham County Chamber Of Commerce January Awards

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Business of the Month Award to The Dillwyn Dairy Freeze! “They offer excellent food, service and never forget the folks at home,” said Chamber Vice President Thomas Jordan Miles III. The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce presented Central Virginia Christian School with the Community Pride Award for January. “This community is … Read More

Two Farmville Restaurants Close Temporarily Due To COVID-19 Exposures

Two local restaurants in Farmville have closed due to COVID-19 issues. North STreet Press Club and The Fishin’ Pig are both currently closed. The FIshin’ Pig noted on its Facebook page that it would be closed until further notice “due to COVID-19.” A similar post was made on the Press Club’s Facebook page the next day, but gave a date … Read More


In a year full of challenges, Longwood student-athletes ended 2020 in celebratory fashion. Behind a record 10 teams that achieved cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.0, Longwood’s 14 varsity programs achieved a department-wide GPA of 3.13 for the fall 2020 semester. That mark was one one-hundredth of a point shy of matching the department record of 3.14, set … Read More

Appomattox Schools Return To Virtual Through Friday

Appomattox County Schools are suspending in person learning due to coronavirus problems in the community. The move runs through the end of this week, according to an announcement on the school district’s website. The district says students should complete assignments in their emergency learning folders and resume regular Google classroom assignments and virtual meetings for the rest of this week. … Read More

Spike In COronavirus Cases Likely Tied To Holiday Gatherings

The Piedmont Health DIstrict is warning of another rise in coronavirus cases locally. The spike is likely due to holiday gatherings. The district says in a statement that it saw large increases in cases between December 28th and January 4th in virtually every county that the Piedmont Health District serves. Prince Edward County saw 80 new cases of COVID-19. There … Read More

Charlotte County Native Picked For UNC-Wilmington Diversity Program

A Charlotte County native has been named as a fellow at the University of Nortth Carolina Wi,mington’s new Diversity and Inclusion Fellows Program. Venita Jenkins, of Charlotte Court House, said she hopes being included will allow her to contribute in a small way to strengthen the campus community. In a statement, Jenkins said that she is excited about the opportunity … Read More

Recent Release Regarding PECPS Food Service

No Kid Hungry announced it has provided $2.4 million in grants to Virginia school systems and organizations providing free meals to kids during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants were provided to 68 school districts and organizations since March. The assistance comes as the pandemic creates unprecedented levels of food insecurity in Virginia and the U.S. No Kid Hungry Virginia estimates … Read More

Someone In Farmville Is $1M Richer

Someone around Farmville is a million dollars richer to start the new year. We’ve learned that someone who purchased a Virginia New Year’s Millionaire Raffle ticket has matched all of the numbers. Four 1-million dollar tickets were announced. The winning ticket number at the Farmville Sheetz at 2016 South Main Street is 151989. The other three winners were purchased in … Read More