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Peter Cotton Tail is hitting the trail to Crewe

 
Mar25

Peter Cotton Tail is hitting the trail to Crewe. The Police Department third annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 4th from noon to 2pm at the Crewe Ball Park. They will have over 3,000 eggs for kiddos to find! In addition activities like face painting, bubbles, a cake walk, and basket raffles will take place. And, food will be available too.
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“Fuel of the future” is how Prince Edward County Supervisor Bob Timmons referred to natural gas

 
Mar25

“Fuel of the future” is how Prince Edward County Supervisor Bob Timmons referred to natural gas. Timmons is one of only a handful in the community who favors the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and said during a recent meeting held in Prince Edward County that construction of the pipeline would be a boost to the economy. The proposed route of the pipeline has been a point of contention in areas that would be impacted, with a majority of residents citing concerns about what fracking would do to the environment.
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Groundbreaking of Appomattox Inn and Suites Is Today

 
Mar24

 

APPOMATTOX, Va. — Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, today celebrated the groundbreaking of the 56-room Appomattox Inn and Suites: Professionally Managed by Marshall Hotels, a boutique hotel to be located in historic Appomattox, Virginia. Owned by a group of Appomattox investors, COJANA LLC, the hotel is expected to open in the fall of 2015.

“This hotel marks the first new-build hotel property in the past two decades for the Appomattox area,” said Mike Marshall, president of Marshall Hotels and Resorts. “The Appomattox Inn and Suites: Professionally Managed by Marshall Hotels will provide area travelers with an authentic local experience that combines the latest in technology and services with the southern hospitality for which Virginia is so well known.”

Located at 150 Loop Road on the north side of the Old Court Road and backing up to the 460 bypass, the independent boutique Appomattox Inn and Suites will have a lounge, conference center that will accommodate approximately 150 people, outdoor pool and fitness room. These hotel amenities are targeted to support central Virginia conferences and local social events.

Area attractions include the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Confederate Museum, Clover Hill Village, Appomattox Historical District, Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, James River State Park, Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center and Holiday Lake State Park.

“The timing of this new hotel is particularly good as tourism related to culture and history is on the rise nationwide,” Marshall added. “The town of Appomattox, with its singular place in American history and its outstanding living history attractions, is sure to reap the benefits of that trend.”

The Civil War will be center stage in Farmville this weekend

 
Mar24

The Civil War will be center stage in Farmville this weekend. A re-enactment of the “Last Stand” will commemorate that day in 1865 when the confederate conflict converged on the town of Farmville. Living historians will portray General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant, Saturday and Sunday. The event is sponsored by various Farmville organizations.
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An Appomattox County Supervisor seat will soon be up for grabs

 
Mar24

An Appomattox County Supervisor seat will soon be up for grabs. The post, currently held by 81 year old Willie Craft will be left vacant with the announcement of his departure. Craft says his wife’s failing health is the reason he won’t seek re-election. He has served on the board for the last 12 years.
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47 year old Lunenburg County man, charged with growing pot at home, has learned his fate

 
Mar24

A 47-year-old Lunenburg County man, charged with growing marijuana at his home, has learned his fate. Joseph Garth Jones was sentenced recently in Lunenburg Circuit Court to 21 months in prison on a felony conviction of Manufacturing Marijuana. The local narcotics task force said after following up on a tip they found 48 pot plants in the woods behind the home on Trinity Road. Jones was sentenced to 20 years total, with all suspended except 21 months, along with several conditions upon his release, including his promise to stay out of Lunenburg and Charlotte Counties for ten years.

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Raffle Benefits Summer Reading Program

 
Mar24

A reminder from our friends at the Jamerson Library that it is not to late to take a chance on their huge gardening flowerpot raffle. This flowerpot is filled with lots of goodies that relate to bees, butterflies, birds and blooms, including a jar of local honey, seeds, watering can, bag of birdseed, photo box, handcrafted jewelry, and all sorts of other items to welcome spring. Chances for this flowerpot are $1.00 each or 6 chances for $5.00. You can come see this flowerpot and purchase tickets at the J. Robert Jamerson Memorial library, located on Main Street, in Appomattox.All proceeds will benefit the library, the summer reading program, and other events that are sponsored by ACLA.

Craft Won’t Seek Re-Election

 
Mar24

A long time Appomattox County Supervisor has announced that he will not be running for re-election. Willie Craft is 81 years old and has served on the board for the last 12 years. He says he’s not running again because of his wife’s health.

Civil War Re-Enactment This Weekend in Farmville

 
Mar24

The role that Farmville played in the last days of the Civil War will be brought to life this weekend with the “Last Stand.” It’s a reenactment returning to Farmville for the first time in 150 years. . It commemorates the day in 1865 when at least 100,000 people on both sides of the conflict converged on the town. It will be held Saturday and Sunday, and will be hosted by a variety of organizations in the Farmville area.
Throughout the weekend, living historians will re-enact the Farmville movements of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General Ulysses S. Grant.

Gas Prices Are Dropping

 
Mar24

Gas prices are dropping some in VA, Jack Murphy talked with Gas Buddy.

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