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Small Town with a Big Heart (Victoria Beats the Grinch)

“The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It could be that his head wasn’t screwed on quite right.…

Christmas Comes to Farmville

To kick off the month of December and the Christmas season, the Farmville Jaycees Christmas Parade and celebration took place in Downtown Farmville Sunday, December 1. The parade started at…

Happy Hand-Made Holidays! Arts & Craft Extravaganza Benefits Meherrin Fire & Rescue Department

By Community members gathered at the Meherrin Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department to buy and sell a variety of arts and crafts at the Holiday Craft Extravaganza. The coordinators of…

School kids try “Firefighter” on for size

Last week, a group of lucky second graders from Prince Edward Elementary School visited the Hampden-Sydney Fire Department to learn valuable fire safety procedures. The field trip was set up…

Local Fire Departments Host Fair To Support Fire Safety

Across the nation, Fire Prevention Week has been celebrated. The theme this year, chosen by the National Fire Protection Association, is Prevent Kitchen Fires, which is the largest cause for…

Special needs child makes strides with Longwood Speech, Hearing and Learning Services

Special needs child makes strides with Longwood Speech, Hearing and Learning Services

On a Saturday in August 2010, Patty Lankford, who works in personal care for the elderly and is studying to be a psychiatric nurse, met Hunter Jones, a lifelong Buckingham…

Bridging the Gap: Transition to Life after High School

On Thursday, September 26, The Arc of Southern Virginia hosted an informative program titled “Life after High School: Transition to Adult Services for Special Education Students” at Randolph-Henry High School.…

Reviving Beauty: Sempowski’s Restore Maple Roads Plantation

Maple Roads Plantation in Charlotte County celebrated its bicentennial on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The owners opened their doors to friends and neighbors, giving historical tours of the main house…

Faith, Family and Fun Found at Sportsmens Expo

By Susan Jones The threat of rain and eventual gully washer didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of anyone attending Saturday’s Sportsmen’s Expo for Life in Red Oak, VA. Fifty-five…