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A bomb threat shook up students and staff at Central Middle School last week

 
Oct31

A bomb threat shook up students and staff at Central Middle School last week. The Charlotte county Sheriff’s office says the threat was discovered last Thursday (October 23rd), with the warning, “no one should be in the Middle School at 11:30 on Friday,” the day the Taste of Charlotte festivities were to be held, scribbled on a toilet paper dispenser in one of the bathrooms. Police say they found nothing and the event went on as planned.
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A retired Prince Edward County Sherriff’s officer is recovering, after being injured in a one car crash in Farmville

 
Oct31

A retired Prince Edward County Sherriff’s officer is recovering, after being injured in a one car crash in Farmville last week. Police say, last Thursday (October 23rd), Billy Roach of Farmville apparently lost control of his vehicle while pulling into the Parkview Garden Apartments in Farmville, before travelling down the embankment at the entrance to the apartments. Mr. Roach served with the Prince Edward County police department for more than forty years. He was not serioiusly injured in the accident and is expected to be ok.
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VSP Investigates Fatal Amherst County Crash

 
Oct30

Virginia State Police Trooper V.O. Evans responded to a two-vehicle crash in Amherst County Thursday (Oct. 30). The crash occurred at 6:15 a.m. on Route 130, less than a mile west of Amelon Road.

 

A 2007 Mazda 6 was eastbound on Route 130 when it swerved for a deer in the roadway. The car struck the deer and then ran off the left side of the road and continued through the median into the westbound lanes. A westbound 2005 Ford Explorer was unable to avoid the oncoming car and struck the Mazda.

 

The driver of the Mazda, Brogan T. Franklin, 23, of Madison Heights, Va., died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

 

The driver of the Ford Explorer, Amber N. Pueh, 25, of Amherst, Va., suffered minor injuries. She was wearing a seat belt.

Story by Corrine N. Geller

Public relations Director

Virginia State Police

An increase in industry and commerce and a plan for bringing new businesses to the area

 
Oct30

An increase in industry and commerce and a plan for bringing new businesses to the area. That’s what all three candidates vying for the Prince Edward County Supervisor seat for the Prospect District said they can agree on, during a debate earlier this month at the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department. Reverend Calvin Gray has served as interim representative since the post was left vacant after the untimely death of Howard “Pete” Campbell in July, and he is among the three in the race for the post. The other two candidates are, Jeanette Tarlton, and Cornell Walker. A special election is being held in Prince Edward County, November 4, for the position of County Supervisor for the Prospect District.
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You can “Be a Santa to a Senior” this holiday season

 
Oct29

You can “Be a Santa to a Senior” this holiday season. The program is designed to help those in need during the holidays. Pick up a referral form at both Appomattox libraries, or pick a name of a senior from the “angel tree” at Jamerson Library. The library will also accept general gifts for seniors whose names haven’t been selected off the tree. And a collection box will be set up for St. Anne’s and their sister church, at the annual “Community Christmas Tree”, which we will start the beginning of November. They are asking for gently used and new items for children, pre-school through high school age, who may not otherwise have a Christmas.
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Gay couples are saying “I do” in southside Virginia

 
Oct29

Gay couples are saying “I do” in southside Virginia. The Farmville Herald reports, as of Monday, two same-sex marriages have been performed in Prince Edward and one in Buckingham. Same sex couples are rushing to tie the knot, following a United States Supreme Court decision earlier this month recognizing gay marriage as legal.
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Scary Jobs

 
Oct29

Just in time for Halloween, a snapshot on the jobs American find to be downright scary. CareerBuilder compiled a survey of the top ten positions that instill the most fear among workers. Jack Murphy has that scray story.

Gas Prices-How Low Will They Go?

 
Oct29

Gas prices continue to tumble in Virginia and across the country. Motorists in the Commonwealth are paying $2.81 per gallon on average today, as compared to this year’s peak in April at $3.52 per gallon. This savings alone represents over $10 ($10.65) per fill up. When compared to the highest gas prices in the Commonwealth experienced in 2008 ($4.01 per gallon), motorists are saving on average nearly $1600 per year in fuel costs. “Motorists in Virginia have been given an early holiday bonus this year with gas prices at the lowest level since 2010,” said Martha Mitchell Meade, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Manager of Public and Government Affairs. “Gas prices are expected to continue to drop throughout the end of October and quite possibly through the end of the year barring any unforeseen circumstances that could impact supplies.”

They’re going back in time at a local ice cream shop

 
Oct28

They’re going back in time at a local ice cream shop. “Let’s Twist Again” offers customers a throwback experience to the 50s and 60s era, at the retro style ice cream shop and diner on Main Street in the small community of Drakes Branch. The Charlotte County ice cream shop officially opened its doors for business earlier this month (October 11th). The family friendly eatery’s menu is filled with ol’ time family favorites. The classic ice cream parlor even has an arcade for children.
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Best and worst most taxed states

 
Oct28

New study out on the The least and the most taxed states., Jack Murphy tells us where we fall on the list.

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