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Area residents bid adieu to a longtime local eatery, earlier this month

 
Apr22

Area residents bid adieu to a longtime local eatery, earlier this month. The Prospect Diner in Appomattox served it’s last meal to patrons, on April 7, and closed the doors for good. They are known for their delicious home cooking and family like atmosphere. Restaurant goers, many of whom were regulars, said they always received a big hello from the whole gang.
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We are our brother’s keeper

 
Apr22

We are our brother’s keeper. That’s what supporters of Medicaid expansion said Monday night at a town hall meeting in Albemarle County, including members of Virginia Organizing, who sent a message to lawmakers saying they care about their brothers and sisters in need. Virginia’s Senate says it’s time to accept the program, while Republicans just want proof that it can be financially stable. State legislators will return to the capitol Wednesday, but the controversial debate over Medicaid expansion could delay a deal on the state’s two-year budget.
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Hiker’s body found along Appalachian Trail

 
Apr22

Bedford county officials say they do not suspect foul play in the death of a hiker whose body was found yesterday in a shelter along the Appalachian Trail. Several emergency service agencies responded to the report of the hiker’s body, including first responders who boated across the James River to get to the scene as quickly as possible. Another hiker called 911 after finding the body near Snowden. The person who discovered the body was not a hiking partner with the victim. The man’s body was sent to the medical examiner for an autopsy.

Wildfire danger high in Virginia

 
Apr22

Officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry are warning people in our area to be careful with fire. Easter weekend was very busy for fire officials in the western portion of the commonwealth. A news release says there were at least six significant wildfires reported since Saturday in the counties of Buchanan, Scott, Dickenson and Russell. The fires burned more than 1,000 acres and threatened more than 60 structures. For folks who live closer to Farmville, the 4 p.m. Burn Law remains in effect through the end of this month. No open burning within 300 feet of woodland or dry grass may be conducted until after 4 p.m. each day from February 15th through April 30th each year.

Peter Yarrow Performing Tonight

 
Apr21

I was fortunate enough to get to meet Petter yarrow of Peter Paul & Mary today, during a seminar at the Moton Museum in Farmville, where he will be performing a concert tonight at 7pm. Don’t mss this opportunity to see a living musical legend and civil rights activist.

Appomattox “Cheerz” is celebrating its 16th season

 
Apr21

Appomattox “Cheerz” is celebrating its 16th season of community fellowship in Abbitt Park. The Appomattox Chamber of Commerce sponosors the monthly event, held the third Friday of every month thru October, with live music acts featured every month. Proceeds from the “Cheerz” family friendly event go to support a local non-profit in the Appomattox area.
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Easter Sunday was opening day for the Hatton Ferry

 
Apr21

Easter Sunday was opening day for the Hatton Ferry. The 200 year old ferry is now open for the season, and the Albemarle County Historical Society says it’s a great way to get out and see the James River as well as cross over to Buckingham County. The ferry goes from Albemarle to Buckingham county and back. The ferry runs from 9AM to 5PM on Saturday and from Noon to 5PM on Sundays.
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A two car crash, Easter weekend, just east of Farmville, on I-295, claimed the life of two people

 
Apr21

A two car crash, Easter weekend, just east of Farmville, on I-295, claimed the life of two people. Virginia State Police say the accident shutdown the highway just north of I-95 in Prince George County, Saturday, after a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle crashed, sending the driver of the car to the hospital, and killing the two passengers in the car. Identity of the deceased had not been released. State police are in the preliminary stages of the on-going crash investigation.
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Southside honors linemen

 
Apr20

Southside Electric Cooperative recognized some its employees for the difficult work they do on Friday, National Lineman Appreciation Day. The co-op released a statement saying that linemen should be recognized for the services they perform around the clock in dangerous conditions to keep the power on and the public safe.

Seventh suspect arrested in Quick case

 
Apr20

Nelson County officials said last week that they had arrested another suspect in connection with the death of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Quick.

Police arrested Kweli Uhuru, 23, Front Royal, and charged him with gang participation. Uhuru is also known as Travis Leon Bell. He is the seventh suspect arrested in the case. Quick was last seen alive January 31. His body was found February 6.

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