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  1. Backpacks of Love gets high honorsRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    Cumberland County Public Schools was recently recognized by Gov. Terry McAuliffe for its drive to make sure each student succeeds by ensuring that no student goes hungry. Cumberland County Elementary School coordinators in Cumberland County were winners of the 2017 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award, McAuliffe announced April 20. Backpacks of Love - the organization that works with the schools - gives kids in elementary and middle schools backpacks filled with food to take home with them over the weekends.

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  2. Booker seeks to aid victims, witnessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    Tiffany S. Booker, the new victim-witness assistance program director for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, is prioritizing the rights of victims affected by crime through providing resources and organizing community events. Booker has joined forces with James River Therapeutic Services, Piedmont Crisis Center, Madeline's House, Bear Creek Academy and Piedmont Senior Resources and other groups to make resources for victims readily available.

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  3. Center acquires Fall Line FarmsRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    The Center for Rural Culture , a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving rural culture in Central Virginia, has acquired Fall Line Farms. The CRC and Fall Line Farms operate online farmers' markets for the region, with the common mission of connecting farmers with customers in search of fresh, local food year-round.

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  4. You're banning what America's made of' - 70 people attend second rallyRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    Longwood University students and some faculty members joined members of the Farmville community Friday and Saturday in two separate rallies showing their disdain for President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning those traveling to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim nations. While the Friday rally centered on solidarity, support and reassurance, according to event organizers, Saturday's more directly addressed Trump's order.

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  5. Students named to Deana s ListRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    The following students were recently named to the Dean's List at the College of William & Mary for the fall semester: John Wood, of Cumberland; Sydney Brenn French, Lucia Ann Butler and Benjamin Alexander Derr Peterson Wade, all of Farmville.

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  6. Our Opinion: Service in memory of Johns' legacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    We thank state Sen. Mark Peake for sponsoring such legislation that, if approved by both chambers at the Capitol, will forever etch Johns' name into the minds of millions of Virginians, from the mountains of Alleghany County to the shores of Virginia Beach. Should legislators adopt the Senate Joint Resolution - as they're expected to - this community and those across the commonwealth should go above and beyond simply settling with having a day named in Johns' memory.

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  7. Stats show tourism growth in areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    Unemployment rates in The Herald's three-county coverage area were lowest in Cumberland County, between 4.5 and 4.8 percent between July and October, followed by Buckingham County, which hovered between 4.8 and 5.1 percent unemployment during the same timeframe. According to the Virginia Employment Commission, unemployment rates were higher in Prince Edward County - as high as 6.1 percent in July and dipping only as low as 5.3 percent in September.

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  8. Construction bids will come this monthRead the original story

    Jan 31, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    HENRICO COUNTY A computer-generated graphic depicts the view of the future Cobbs Creek Reservoir in northwestern Cumberland County looking west across the proposed dam. The spillway is in the foreground, then the main dam.

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  9. Fundraising nets $77KRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    As of Dec. 31, the Farmville-based Farmville Area Community Emergency Services food pantry's annual fundraising drive has raised about $77,000. According to FACES Treasurer Bob Chonko, between grants and donations, the organization has already exceeded its overall goal of $70-$80,000.

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  10. Church and Community EVENTSRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday's calendar.

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  11. Food distribution is WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    This food pantry is designed for Cumberland residents, which includes Cartersville. The next food distribution will be held Wednesday from 3-4:30 pm.

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  12. Add your commentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    Newly elected state Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg, has introduced a Senate Joint Resolution before his colleagues in the Virginia General Assembly that would designate April 28 of each year Barbara Johns Day in Virginia. Peake, who represents Farmville, Prince Edward, Buckingham and Cumberland as part of the 22nd Senate District, filed the resolution Tuesday.

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  13. New First school board election is this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    Editor's Note: This week, we examine the transition from an appointed school board to an elected one in Prince Edward. We dive into the new terms, when the first elections will be held and how state code regulates the change.

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  14. Friends group will meet Feb. 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    The Friends of Bear Creek Lake State Park will meet on Feb 12. at 2 p.m. at Bear Creek Hall. "The park is so grateful for the help and support that the friends group provides, and encourages all who regularly visit the park to attend," park officials said in a release.

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  15. Board hears schools reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    Cumberland County Public Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Amy Griffin reported on the division's reconstitution efforts for its elementary and middle schools to the county's board of supervisors Tuesday. Griffin said achieving reconstituted status is good because many other schools in the state were denied the chance.

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  16. New Deadline extended for in-person absentee voting in special electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    In-person absentee voters in the special election for Virginia's Senate District 22 will have more time to cast their vote thanks to the snow. With Gov. Terry McAuliffe declaring a state of emergency Friday due to fast-approaching inclement weather, the Commissioner of the Department of Elections extended the Saturday in-person absentee voting deadline for the three legislative special elections occurring Tuesday in multiple localities across the commonwealth.

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  17. New charges in Route 60 theftsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    Cumberland County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Howard Al-Tariq Berry and Shai-Yaun Austin, both 18 and both of Cumberland, on Dec. 12 following break-ins and other incidents at businesses along Route 60 in Cumberland. The men are accused of stealing a car from Cumberland NAPA Farm & Auto Parts; stealing lighters, cigarettes, lottery tickets and cash from the Cumberland Exxon; and stealing items and vandalizing Carden's Farm & Home Supply.

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  18. A Cumberland gift after ChristmasRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2017 | Farmville Herald

    Clint Thackston, of Farmville, holds the deer he killed while hunting the evening of Dec. 26 in Cumberland County.

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  19. New Initiative could develop workforceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Cumberland County recently announced its participation in the ACT Work Ready Communities initiative, a workforce system designed to assist states and regions in developing their workforce to provide skilled workers for employers. In a press release, county officials said Cumberland was accepted in January into the ACT Work Ready Communities Academy, which provides an executive leadership and training program for officials.

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  20. Rambling through the areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    That's certainly the case here in the Heart of Virginia. I've been in Farmville for almost five months now and am still visiting places for the first time.

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