Some Prince Edward County Students Head Back To Classes Part-Time

Prince Edward County school students are headed back the classroom, but not quite full time yet. The school board voted unanimously on Wednesday to allow students to return to the classroom, with certain grade levels. The option 7 model has Pre-K through 5th grade split into two groups that will attend on alternating days, two days per week. 7th graders … Read More

Man Arrested For Spraying Substance On Longwood University Students

On the crime beat now, a man is charged with misdemeanor assault after police say he sprayed an unknown substance on students who were campaigning for President Donald Trump. The incident on October 27th. Longwood University Vice President of Communications Matt McWilliams said Cedric Hensley was not a student at the university and was banned from the campus. The unknown … Read More

Buckingham Leaders Explore Possible Gold Mining Ban

Members of the public being allowed to weigh in the possible prohibition of gold mining in Buckingham County. The planning commission asking for some direction from the board of supervisors on how to move forward with permitting or prohibiting gold drilling. The county discovered that a Canadian company had been doing exploratory core sampling in the county for years. Gold … Read More

Town of Farmville GARBAGE ROUTE UNCHANGED FOR VETERAN’S DAY

With Veteran’s Day being Wednesday, November 11th, there will be NO change in residential or business garbage or cardboard collection for the entire week.  All residential and business routes will be on their normal schedule. Loose-leaf vacuum service began on October 30th.  Loose-leaf pickup starts in Area 1 on Monday, November 9th, please have your leaves ready by this date.  … Read More

Charlottesville/Albemarle County Named “Top Adventure Town”

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) is thrilled to announce that the Charlottesville & Albemarle County destination was recently named the 2020 Top Adventure Town for a mid-sized town in the 11th annual contest held by popular regional outdoors publication Blue Ridge Outdoors. The announcement was made on Friday afternoon by Blue Ridge Outdoors. The Top Adventure Town … Read More

Vintage Antique Shack Ribbon Cutting

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce was pleased to host a ribbon cutting at Vintage Antique Shack on Main Street in Farmville. We are thrilled to have Holly Johnson and multiple local artists call Farmville their home. 

Tourism Revenue Impacts Prince Edward County

Tourism revenue for Prince Edward County, Virginia reached $27,703,082, a 7.1% percent increase from 2018. Local tourism-supported jobs totaled 261 while local tourism-related taxes were $516,109. According to the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC), tourism in Virginia generated $27 billion in visitor spending in 2019. The tourism industry also supported 237,000 jobs for Virginia communities and provided $1.8 billion in state … Read More

Charlotte County Offers Small Business Grants

The Charlotte County Board of Supervisors has approved allocating 150-thousand dollars for small businesses suffering during the pandemic. A new grant program will be funded through the CARES Act money that Charlotte County received from the federal government/. The Business Recovery Grant Program will offer grants to businesses whose operations were either closed or restricted during the economic shutdown. Funding … Read More

PEC Supervisors Call For Special Meeting

A special meeting has been called for the Prince Edward County Supervisors. The purpose for the meeting, according to the public notice, will be for the board to be briefed on the application process for the renewal of the water withdrawal permit for Sandy River Reservoir and to convene in a closed session for discussion and consideration of prospective candidates … Read More

Shots Fired in Prospect Investigated

According to Sheriff L. A. Epps, the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020. Several shots were fired into an occupied dwelling in the 2100 block of Oliver Road in Prospect, VA.  There were no injuries reported. If anyone has any information pertaining to this incident, please contact Investigator Sarah Meeks … Read More