Tenth Annual Heartland Heroes Blood Drive Exceeds Goal

The 2020 Heartland Heroes Blood Drive was a huge success this past Friday.  Through the combined efforts of the Farmville Police Department and the Farmville Fire Department, they were able to recruit enough donors to provide 59 units of blood, exceeding the American Red Cross goal of 52 units.  A single donation can help save the life of up to … Read More

LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRAFFIC CRASHES CLAIM 17 LIVES IN VIRGINIA

With 17 traffic deaths reported for the Labor Day weekend, the preliminary 2020 statewide statistics match the 2019 statistics. This was a jump from 2018 numbers when there were 14 traffic fatalities and a considerable spike from 2017 when there were five traffic fatalities. The majority of the 2020 fatal crashes occurred after dark and at least five of those … Read More

School Meals at No Charge for All Children

Effective immediately, Prince Edward County Schools will be serving meals at no charge to children 18 and under. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers for local school divisions and other federal meal program sponsors to implement the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children in the community free of charge through December 31, 2020. The … Read More

15 People Injured In Amish Buggy Crash

15 people injured in the crash of an Amish buggy on Sunday. We’re learning of the crash in Buckingham County, and now the car’s driver is charged with reckless driving. The crash happened on Route 15 about one mile south of Route 617, according to a statement from VSP. The Amish horse-drawn buggy was pulling a wagon and was struck … Read More

Report: Immigration Detention Center Should Release Inmates

An outside expert who inspected an immigration detention center in Virginia that experienced a massive coronavirus outbreak is recommending that some high-risk inmates be released after finding flaws in the center’s screening procedures. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema ordered the inspection last month after several detainees filed a lawsuit with the help of legal activist groups. Brinkema faulted the detention … Read More

Closed for Labor Day

Please note that while WFLO will be broadcasting as normal on Labor Day Monday, the office will be closed to the public. Please hold any notice drop offs, prize pick ups,and office phone calls until Tuesday. Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday weekend!

Community Drive-Thru Food Giveaway

To be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 10:00 A.M. – 12 Noon At 124 N. South Street, Farmville, VA 23901 In the Municipal Parking Lot, located behind the Prince Edward Co. Courthouse Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following the CDC and VHD guidelines This will be a drive-thru distribution, food will be placed in the back seat or … Read More

Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Business After Hours

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business After-Hours in partnership with Letterpress Communications to showcase the new College Corners on High. These luxury off-campus apartments adjacent to Longwood University were on display and open for tours. Approximately 40 business leaders and community members were masked-up, socially distanced and eager to network. The College Corners on High properties consist … Read More

Validity of Certain Virginia DMV-issued Credentials Extended

Governor Ralph Northam’s Fifth Executive Directive 7, effective August 28, extends the validity of some credentials issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to accommodate Virginians with driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and identification cards expiring during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This extension gives Virginians more time to renew these important credentials. The Fifth Executive Directive 7 specifically … Read More