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  1. Board approves tax increase, supervisors level fund schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    In approving a 2-cent increase in the county's real estate tax rate Thursday as part of a $52 million budget, Prince Edward County supervisors unanimously voted to level fund the county schools. The approved budget gives the division $8,317,182 in local funds, over $300,000 more than recommended by County Administrator Wade Bartlett but less than the $752,402 in additional local funds requested by the school board.

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  2. Michael Anthony WalkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Michael Anthony Walker, 20, of Cumberland, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends. He was born December 14, 1995 in West Jordan, Utah to Melissa French.

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  3. Tax increase approvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    County supervisors in Buckingham have adopted a 5-cent increase in the county's real estate tax rate for fiscal year 2016-17. The 10 percent increase, opposed by District Four Supervisor Morgan Dunnavant and District Three Supervisor Don Matthews, brings the county's tax rate to 55 cents per $100 of assessed value from the current 50 cents.

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  4. HOVMG plant sale - a growing successRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Plants purchased at the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners annual plant sale come with expert advice. With that in mind it's a good idea to come early to the Farmville Train Station during the Heart of Virginia Festival on Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. "Last year there was a line of people waiting to get in at 8 a.m.," HOVMG Plant Sale Committee Chairperson Carrie Hall said.

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  5. Elections are TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Dan Dwyer currently serves as an at-large representative, Donald Hunter represents Ward D and J.J. "Jamie" Davis represents Ward E. "It is a great honor to serve on Farmville Town Council. The last 17 months have been very busy but also very exciting," Dwyer said in a statement.

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  6. A most deserving honorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    The honor was bestowed on Dews because of his 28-plus years of volunteer work with PEFYA. He is also the current president of PEFYA.

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  7. New Two charged in alleged rapesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Two men have been charged in connection with the alleged rapes of two 13-year-olds in Prince Edward County. According to Maj.

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  8. Social media workshop setRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Social media allows us to connect with old friends, network, share information and create awareness for good causes. On the other hand, events such as the murder of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell by a person she met online points out the risks associated with social media use.

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  9. New Sale of Travis Building is plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    The Farmville Town Council will hold a public hearing on May 11 at 7 p.m. to receive public comment regarding the sale of the Travis Building, located at 109 N. Main St. "I think the people that are buying it will fix it up and use it," said Farmville Town Manager Gerald Spates. "It'll be a nice addition to town."

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  10. Coach Ray Rostan is lifted into the air after H-SC defeated Lynchburg College 13-9 on April 16.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    The 2016 season has been a special, sentimental time for the lacrosse team at Hampden-Sydney College because head coach Ray Rostan will be retiring after the season comes to a close. Rostan has been the head coach at H-SC for 32 years and only the third in the team's history.

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  11. New Police appreciation week is May 15-21Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    The Farmville Police Department Citizens Advisory Board is seeking donations to give back to the Farmville Police Department for Police Appreciation Week on May 15-21. "Based on community feedback, we would like to acknowledge the Farmville Police Department by celebrating their hard work and efforts during this nationally recognized week," an event release stated.

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  12. Longwood University receives $40 million bond packageRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Longwood University has been appropriated over $40 million in capital funding based on the final budget approved by the Virginia General Assembly and signed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. According to a press release from the university this is the largest amount received from the commonwealth to date in a single year for the school.

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  13. Fuqua, Rockingham lead civil rights tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    High school students from Rockingham County presented a student-led journey into civil rights history in collaboration with the Moton Museum and Fuqua School throughout Farmville on April 21. Justin Reid, director of education and public programs at the Moton, said, "The Moton Museum strives to empower young people and the Rockingham students are a great example of that. These students exceeded what's required by standardized tests.

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  14. Golfers react to - final' course decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Some golfers are alarmed over the Longwood University Board of Visitors deeming the public closure of its golf course as "final." "This is a decision that will be regretted by everyone who appreciates the few physical and social activities that senior citizens have left to keep up their health and happiness," said Dr. Nancy Andrews, a Farmville golfer.

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  15. Arrest made in Buffalo Street assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    A 20-year-old Waynesboro man is charged in connection to an alleged robbery and assault reported in the early morning hours of April 17. David G. Oliver is charged with assault and petit larceny, according to a media release from the Farmville Police Department. "Detectives, in consultation with the commonwealth's attorney's office, determined that the known circumstances of the alleged robbery was actually more indicative of a petit larceny offense," the release stated.

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  16. New Drug takeback is SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Police in Farmville and at Longwood University will join law enforcement agencies across the nation Saturday in the 11th annual National Drug Takeback Initiative. Officers will accept unwanted or expired medications at Midtown Square between Barnes and Noble and Chick-Fil-A from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.

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  17. New Debate could bring 5,000 peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    We're about six months away from hosting the 2016 vice presidential debate, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and the unprecedented opportunity to welcome the world to Farmville. We know the community has questions about what to expect, and are grateful The Herald has set aside two You Asked columns to let Longwood address some of those questions - starting with this edition.

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  18. New Community honors Johns, GriffinRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Community members united on Sunday at the First Baptist Church to celebrate the 65-year anniversary of the historic Moton student strike. Local church leaders led a ceremony honoring the memory of Farmville civil rights heroes Barbara Johns and Rev.

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  19. Lifestyle Furniture comes to FarmvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    There's a new lifestyle in town, Lifestyle Furniture & Mattress Gallery, and the owners of the new business in town are pleased to share it with the community. Earlier this month Lifestyle Furniture & Mattress Gallery, co-owned by Wayne Smith, Robert Smith and Ernie Thompson, opened in the former Town & Country Furniture location.

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  20. Bike lanes will help our communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | Farmville Herald

    Included in this document is a plan that will lead Longwood to develop a pedestrian campus with designated bike lanes on the horizon - both across campus and the town. Town Manager Gerald Spates agrees with Longwood on the idea of creating designated bike lanes along Main Street and streets where bike traffic could see significant increases.

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