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Longwood Dog Walk raises funds for SPCA

By Crystal Vandegrift, Staff Writer Longwood University held its annual 5K walk this past weekend to benefit the Southside SPCA. Each year dog lovers gather on campus with their pets…

St. Patty’s Day Shenanigans

Both kids and adults took part in Charley’s Waterfront Cafe’s sixth annual Greening of the River on St. Patrick’s Day last week in Farmville. As part of the event, organizers…

Farmville Officer Assaulted during Arrest

FARMVILLE – At approximately 1:41 a.m. on Sunday, February 21st, Farmville police responded to a report of people arguing in the Walmart parking lot at 1800 Peery Dr.  Officers arrived…

Farmville Town Council votes to sell motley lake

By Crystal Vandegrift, Staff Writer The Farmville Town Council voted last Wednesday to sell Motley Lake to Farmville Farms, LLC  for 1.25 million dollars. The town originally purchased the property…

Police search for burglary suspect

FARMVILLE – On February 14, 2016, Farmville Police responded to two reported commercial burglaries in the 1500 and 900 blocks of South Main Street. Upon investigation, it appeared a single…

Call for proposals for new grant to improve downtown Farmville – Community helps choose winner at inaugural soup event

FARMVILLE – Applications are now being accepted from individuals or organizations (profit or non-profit) for a crowdfunded $1,000 grant that will improve the downtown Farmville community. Proposed projects could include…

Prince Edward Board to seek additional grant for industrial park

By Crystal Vandegrift, Staff Writer FARMVILLE – The Prince Edward Board of Supervisors voted to Tuesday night to support a grant application to the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization…

Taste of Farmville a Huge Success

By Crystal Vandegrift, Staff Writer Last week’s Taste of Farmville event raised over $8,000. The 12th annual event sponsored by the Farmville Rotary Club is used to raise funds that…

Town Employees Now Have Right to Bear Arms

FARMVILLE – Beginning this month Town of Farmville employees now have the right to carry concealed weapons on town property and during working hours. With this change, any employee who…

Clerk Fights Off Gunman During Attempted Gas Station Robbery

By Crystal Vandegrift, Staff Writer On Sunday, January 17 around 6:16 p.m. the Farmville Police Department responded to an attempted armed robbery at the Pure Station in the 600 block…