Local Virginia News


  • Friday April 18th, 2014
    Central Virginia Electric Cooperative is implementing two new programs to bolster its efforts for great reliability and keeping wholesale energy costs as low as possible. The Co-op is adding a computerized vegetation management system to enhance an already aggressive right-of-way management program in which they clear trees below power lines. CVEC has also created a ... Read more of this story...
  • Friday April 18th, 2014
    Volunteers are planning to celebrate Earth Day, April 26, by planting hundreds of trees at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield. Park staff are meeting a week from tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the large field directly across from the Visitors Center. According to maps from the 1865 era, that portion of the battlefield ... Read more of this story...
  • Thursday April 17th, 2014
    This is the last week people can enter the Easter Basket Raffle through the Appomattox County Library System’s branches. Three Easter baskets are being raffled off with different themes. Each contains a stuffed animal and some include candy, fun things or princess-related items. Chances are $1 each or six chances for $5. All proceeds benefit ... Read more of this story...
  • Thursday April 17th, 2014
    Business owners say they want the visitor center to stay where it is on Main Street. Several Main Street business’ expressed concerns during Monday’s council meeting about increasing the meals tax and relocating the visitor center within the town of Appomattox. Council has proposed renovating the train depot to restore it to its 1923 appearance, ... Read more of this story...
  • Thursday April 17th, 2014
    Area farmers are getting some help. Sign-ups for farming-related disaster assistance programs began Tuesday, and offers assistance to eligible producers who lost grazing due to drought or fire or had livestock deaths. The 2014 Farm Bill re-established the livestock disaster assistance programs after they expired in 2011. Producers covered by the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, ... Read more of this story...
  • Wednesday April 16th, 2014
    VDOT crews have closed a bridge in Appomattox county this week for repairs. The work affects the Route 611 bridge over Stonewall Creek. The Road will be closed to through traffic through April 25 so workers can replace the bridge deck. VDOT has set up alternate routes in the area. In Buckingham County, VDOT has ... Read more of this story...
  • Wednesday April 16th, 2014
    The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to increase the county’s real estate tax rate by 6 cents to a new total of 74 cents. The board also approved a budget that included some reductions in spending in some areas while increasing spending in others. The board approved an additional $100,000 in additional spending ... Read more of this story...
  • Wednesday April 16th, 2014
    They’re gearing up for the Appomattox County Cook-Off this week. The popular food fair boasts a variety of creative dishes that will be prepared by about 50 cooks, and raises money to help those with cancer. The event will be held, Thursday (April 17) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Spout Spring Ruritan Club. ... Read more of this story...
  • Wednesday April 16th, 2014
    Submissions are being accepted from the public for Appomattox County High School’s new logo. The school is phasing out their current “A Block” logo, after the University of Arizona claimed that the Raiders “A” is too similar to that of the Arizona Wildcats, and filed a cease and desist order. According to Assistant Principal and ... Read more of this story...
  • Wednesday April 16th, 2014
    April 20-26, 2014 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.  Traffic may be restricted.  Items in italics contain new/updated information.  For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org. Amherst County: Don Austin, Residency Administrator Route 29 North and South over Buffalo River (739 – 151) –All traffic using southbound lanes; speed limit reduced to ... Read more of this story...
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