At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Farmville Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 300 Block of North Virginia Street. Once on scene, Officers determined that multiple shots had been fired striking a vehicle and a residence. No injuries were reported, and this incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call … Read More

VDOF Seeks Acorns/Nuts from Virginia Landowners

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) is again seeking 12 species of acorns and nuts that can be planted at its Augusta Forestry Center [Crimora, Virginia] to grow into tree seedlings that will become the forests of tomorrow.  Each year, VDOF asks the public from across the state to collect and donate nuts of select species to be planted at … Read More


Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) is pleased to welcome Amy McClure as the Remote Learning Specialist. We are excited to have Ms.  McClure join our team.  She will facilitate, directly, our efforts to support teachers and students navigate their way through the remote learning process” said Dr. Barbara A. Johnson, Division Superintendent. McClure earned her bachelor and masters degrees … Read More

Charlotte County School Board Member Resigns

Also in Charlotte County, the Gazette is reporting that Public School Board Member Angela Cook has resigned her seat on the board. Board CHair Gloria Talbott told the rest of the board members at their last meeting on September 8th that Cook would no longer serve. She was elected to the seat representing the COurt House District just this past … Read More

Theieves Steal Alcohol; Booze From Charlotte County Convenience Store

Charlotte County authorities are searching for the culprits responsible for breaking into a convenience store in Madisonville and getting away with a load of cigarettes and booze. The sheriff’s office says deputies respodned to the Corner Grocery Store on Thomas Jefferson Highway last Monday. The owner had arrived to open up the store and found the mess. It appeared the … Read More

Prince Edward’s Kids

George Bagby talks like a man with a lot of kids. He doesn’t know names, doesn’t know faces. But he knows he wants to be there for them. Bagby is a long-time educator and retired Hampden-Sydney College professor who saw a need that wasn’t being filled and decided to do something about it. And so, he began organizing and recruiting … Read More

Longwood Center For The Visual Arts To Host Children’s Book Fair Entrants

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is hosting a fall exhibition that will feature four entrants into the Virginia Children’s Book Festival. An opening celebration will take place this Friday and Saturday from 11am to 5pm each day. On Sunday, it will run from 1-to-5pm. The evnt will be socially distanced and masks will be required. However, visitors are … Read More

National Dialogue Series Aimed At Improving Civic Relationships

In 2018, Citizen University, a national platform for fostering responsible and empowered citizenship, launched a nationwide program called Civic Saturdays, bringing together people across a specific region to nurture a spirit of shared purpose around our nation’s creeds of liberty, equality, and self-government. Prince Edward County’s first Civic Saturday will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020, from 10:00 to … Read More


On September 9, 2020, Farmville Police arrested one person after a brief pursuit on West Third Street in the Town of Farmville. The suspect vehicle was stolen out of North Carolina and had earlier fled from police in Blackstone, VA.  The pursuit ended with the suspect abandoning the vehicle off of Industrial Park Road, in Prince Edward County, and fleeing … Read More

Farmville Area Chamber Announces September Looking our Best Recipient

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce awarded the new Virginia Children’s Book Festival brick and mortar location on High Street with the September Looking Our Best Award.They have done a phenomenal job making this part of High Street shine! This new space is bright, whimsical and extremely inviting. Children and families are going to really enjoy this space and the programming … Read More