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  • Wednesday April 23rd, 2014
    The Amelia County school division conducted an internal investigation into the reported misuse of a gas card and found that nothing wrong had taken place. The division found that the use of a gas card by school employees in lieu of reimbursement for mileage is not illegal under any federal or state laws. The board ... Read more of this story...
  • Tuesday April 22nd, 2014
    Last night, at the Moton Museum in Farmville, Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary, performed for a packed house. Playing music, telling stories, and sharing his experiences. We hope you were able to take the opportunity to see this music legend. var dd_offset_from_content = 40;var dd_top_offset_from_content = 0;var dd_override_start_anchor_id = "";var dd_override_top_offset = ""; Read more of this story...
  • Tuesday April 22nd, 2014
    The annual Heart of Virginia Festival will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Festival is a daylong event that begins in downtown Farmville, with a variety of arts and crafts, food and music; then the Festival moves to the Farmville Regional Airport for an evening of live music and fireworks display. For more ... Read more of this story...
  • Tuesday April 22nd, 2014
    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 ... Read more of this story...
  • Tuesday April 22nd, 2014
    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 ... Read more of this story...
  • Tuesday April 22nd, 2014
    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 ... Read more of this story...
  • Tuesday April 22nd, 2014
    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 ... Read more of this story...
  • Monday April 21st, 2014
    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. var dd_offset_from_content = 40;var dd_top_offset_from_content = 0;var ... Read more of this story...
  • Monday April 21st, 2014
    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. -0- mcb var ... Read more of this story...
  • Monday April 21st, 2014
    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 ... Read more of this story...
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