10th Annual Heartland Heroes Blood Drive April 3rd

Once again, the Farmville Police Department and the Farmville Fire Department will team up with the American Red Cross for the Tenth Annual “Heartland Heroes Blood Drive” to be held on Friday, April 3, 2020. Just like previous years, each donor will be asked to donate blood in honor of one of the departments. The department generating the most donations … Read More

UPDATED: Longwood Author Series 3/24

This event has been postponed as of 3/12 by Longwood. The Longwood Authors Reading Series is bringing in a nationally-acclaimed poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer, and artist. Sandra Cisneros will speak as part of the Longwood University Tuesday event on March 24th at 8pm in the Blackwell Ballroom of the Maugans Alumni Center. Cisneros work explores themes of … Read More

Farmville Town Manager Welcome Event

The community is cordially invited to meet Farmville’s new Town Manager, C. Scott Davis, LP.D., during two upcoming public receptions. The first reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 2, on the 2nd Floor of Town Hall, 116 N. Main St. The second reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 2, … Read More

Farmville Commemoration To Honor Vietnam-Era Veterans

On Sunday, March 29th in Farmville; local veterans organizations including the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the American Legion and the Piedmont Area Veterans Council are presenting a program to honor all Veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. The Commemoration will be held at the Farmville Sports Arena on Zion Hill Road (behind the … Read More

Future Friday: Moton Museum Staff Speaks To Middle Schoolers

Leah Brown, Assistant Director of Education, from the Moton Museum recently visited Prince Edward County Middle School (PECMS) as part of the school’s Future Fridays initiative. During Future Fridays, community leaders talk to PECMS students about their careers. These talks promote school-community engagement and the value of education, inform students about requirements for entering professions, and provide students with networking … Read More

30 Middle Schoolers Visit James Madison University

Students at Prince Edward County Middle School (PECMS) enjoyed a visit to James Madison University (JMU). Dr. Chapman “Hood” Frazier, Prince Edward’s JMU Professor-in-Residence, as well as middle school faculty and staff accompanied the students on the trip. JMU’s generosity afforded students the opportunity to tour campus and have lunch. The tour included such locations as Memorial Hall, where students … Read More

Charlotte County APVA Seeks Scholarship Applicants

The Charlotte County Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities is seeking applicants for one-time, renewable scholarships. The scholarships are for $500 to either a high school senior or any student enrolled full time in college. To be considered for this 2020 scholarship, the applicant must meet the following criteria: – High school senior planning to attend college in the … Read More

Prince Edward County Voter Turnout

Former Vice President Joe Biden decisively won Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, reaffirming the state’s preference for moderate candidates over more progressive ones. However, turnout at the local polls around Prince Edward COunty was said to be slow on Tuesday. About halfway through the day, there had been 835 balloits cast, according to Prince Edward County Voter Registrar Lyunette Wright. … Read More

New Gordmans Store Set For Grand Opening

The grand opening of the new Gordman’s store at the former Peeble’s building in Appomattox is scheduled for March 17th at 9am. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be followed by a 1-thousand dollar donation from Gordman’s being presented to Appomattox County High School. The Appomattox store is lcoated at 7785 Richmond Highway.

Tai Chi Class Offered At First Baptist Church

When Lonnie Calhoun teaches a Tai Chi class, he likes to play some music to set the mood. For athletes, it’s something soothing to help them cool down. This afternoon, it was gospel. Then again, this afternoon the class is in the dining hall of downtown Farmville’s historic First Baptist Church. After long being in discussions with Calhoun about the … Read More