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Five County Fair


Five County Fair returns for a new season. Here’s what’s coming

It gets in your blood, Auburn Estes says. There’s just something about the Five County Fair, about the activities and everything tied to it that ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, September 26, 2023 11:03 am

Heart of Virginia

Heart of Virginia Festival set to return

The Heart of Virginia Festival is back with more to see and do this year. The Heart of Virginia Festival is returning on Saturday, Sept. ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, September 8, 2023 3:50 pm

Five County Fair


Kids take the wheel at a new contest for Five County Fair

Each fall, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties come together in Farmville for the Five County Fair. One popular element of the event ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Saturday, September 2, 2023 1:00 am

WIC program


WIC program returns to region

After a three-year pause, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program returns to this region, with some changes. WIC is a federal supplemental nutrition program ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, August 18, 2023 8:00 am

Jim Pugh

Charlotte County schools

Paying Tribute: Jim Pugh recognized for dedication and inspiration

There’s a lot of hard work involved, but Jim Pugh sees plenty of benefits as well. The Charlotte County teacher was recently honored for his ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, August 4, 2023 7:00 am

Blue moon


Blue moon coming? First of 2 August supermoons arrives tonight

Wanting to see a supermoon this year? How about a blue moon? August provides a chance to catch this yearly occurrence in the night sky.  ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, August 1, 2023 9:15 am


Health district reports rise in rabies

The Piedmont Health District has reported a slight rise in rabies cases across the district. Here is how residents can keep themselves and their animals ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, July 7, 2023 8:45 am

wildfire haze


Wildfire haze remains around Keysville, but storms could help

Even though the sun was out Thursday, if you looked outside in Keysville, things seemed a bit more hazy. And that’s not going to improve ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, June 30, 2023 6:33 am


How will the debt package affect SNAP?

Food pantries like FACES saw a large uptick when emergency allotments for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) stopped in March. According to FACES President Joanna ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, June 15, 2023 8:30 am


VDH offers new programs to help residents

The Piedmont Health District of the Virginia Health Department has two new programs to help community members struggling with COVID-19 or food insecurities. The Piedmont ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, May 26, 2023 11:29 am

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