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Just over one million Virginians will help make up the 37.2 million Memorial day travelers

 
May22

Just over one million Virginians will help make up the 37.2 million travelers, nationwide, who will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend this year. That’s an increase of 4.2 percent over the number of Virginians who traveled in 2014 and the highest number of drivers for the holiday in 10 years. The Old Dominion’s lowest gas prices in five years for the holiday have prompted the higher travel numbers, and in Virginia drivers will pay the cheapest Memorial Day gas prices in five years, at $2.48 per gallon on average, the lowest since Memorial Day 2009 when prices were $2.33.
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Appomattox voters will select from 11 candidates in this fall’s election

 
May22

Appomattox voters will select from 11 candidates in this fall’s election. Three supervisors, three school board members and five constitutional officers will be on the November ballot. All hopefuls have until June 9 to file an application at the Appomattox County Registrar’s office, and submit the required 125 names of registered voters in their county district in order to appear on the ballot. Additionally, there are two seats on the Soil and Water Commission up for grabs.
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No Charges to be Filed in Death of Student

 
May22

The investigation has been closed into a school threat that led to cancelled classes and the discovery of the body of a 16 year old student from Appomattox County High School. The Sheriff’s office has determined that no charges will be filed in connection with the school threats made on May 1st and the death of the student. Sheriff Barry Letterman says foul play was not suspected in the student’s death and homicide was ruled out.

If you’re hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend, you’ll have lots of company

 
May21

If you’re hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend, you’ll have lots of company. With gasoline prices seemingly on the decline, AAA predicts this Memorial Day will see the most people driving in a decade.
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Memorial Day weekend at a flag raising ceremony

 
May21

You’re invited to honor our military this Memorial Day weekend at a flag raising ceremony. The memorial will be held this Saturday (5/23), at the historic Harris Memorial National Guard Armory, in Blackstone. The program begins at 3:00pm with a musical salute to our fallen soldiers.
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Foul play was not suspected in the death of a 16-year-old student

 
May21

Foul play was not suspected in the death of a 16-year-old student whose body was discovered during a school shutdown earlier this month. The Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release last week, stating that the department “has completed its investigation of a school threat that forced all Appomattox County Public Schools to close on May 1, leading to the discovery of the male student who was found dead. Authorities said no criminal charges would be filed in this investigation.
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FARMVILLE — Folks in Farmville are finally getting back to normal after a water main break

 
May20

FARMVILLE — Folks in Farmville are finally getting back to normal after a water system leak Sunday night into Monday morning. Residents and businesses either had no water at all or very low water pressure, when a water main broke, which affected half the town officials told The Herald.
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It’s a packed agenda for Amelia County Board of Supervisors

 
May20

It’s a packed agenda for Amelia County Board of Supervisors at Wednesday’s (5/20) public hearing. The Six-Year Road Construction Plan tops the list, with the supervisors also considering a Business Solutions Agreement, as part of the South Central Workforce Investment Board program, a Special Event Permit request from the Relay for Life committee, and the sheriff’s office wants to declare one vehicle surplus. The board will also hear reports from VDOT, county departments, the county administrator and comments from individual supervisors will also be on tap.
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Main Street Music Opens Season Tomorrow Night

 
May20

In downtown Farmville, season 3 of Main Street Music opens tomorrow night. It will be gospel night, featuring the combined youth choirs of First Baptist and Sharon Baptist churches. The groups will perform at Crute Stage at the corner of Main and Fourth. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and beach blankets.

Natural Resources Secretary to Visit Prince Edward County Today

 
May20

Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward will visit Twin Lakes State Park in Prince Edward County today, marking the end of a 16 month journey – she will have visited all 36 state parks in 16 months. No cabinet secretary in history has visited all state parks in such a short span of time.
Ward’s official journey through the parks began in March, 2014, at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, in Bedford County. Her visit to each park included a briefing from staff and a tour of park facilities. She also met and talked with hundreds of park supporters and visitors.

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