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September 1, 2015: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, along with his wife, Dorothy and their two youngest children, made several stops during their visit to Prince Edward County on August 29th. The McAuliffe's spent the morning riding bicycles on High Bridge Trail State Park; stopped for pictures at the LOVE in Farmville; had lunch at the Farmville Train Station, and sponsored by the Friends of High Bridge Trail State Park and then spent the afternoon at Twin Lakes State Park. Their stops are part of the Governor's commitment to spending time at all 36 of Virginia's state parks and promoting Virginia tourism.
The Executive Mansion, home of Virginia’s first family, has announced the 2015 Mansion Holiday Tree theme is “Celebrating Virginia’s Localities”. An invitation has been extended to every county, city and town in the Commonwealth to provide a handcrafted ornament for this tree.
All eligible artisans, 18 years of age and older, and a resident of Prince Edward County or a full-time “resident student” of Longwood University or Hampden-Sydney College, may submit a handcrafted ornament to the County for consideration. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of local judges. The winning selection will be sent to the Governor’s Mansion, where it will represent Prince Edward County on the 2015 Executive Mansion Christmas Tree. Click the link above for rules and the submission form.
December 12, 2014: Members of the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors, representatives of VDOT and county residents were on hand Friday, December 12, 2014 for a ribbon cutting ceremony dedicating the new bridge on Rt. 633 (Virso Road/Mt. Pleasant Road), located in the Leigh District of Prince Edward County. The new bridge was designed to serve the residents of this area for decades to come.
September 10, 2013: On the eve of September 11th, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors paid its respects to our community first responders and remembered those who have given their lives in the line of duty to the citizens of Prince Edward County. The Board added a remembrance plaque to the County’s In the Line of Duty Memorial in honor of Prince Edward County Sheriff Thomas Harris Dickinson who was killed while on duty on September 30, 1915. The current and three former sheriffs of Prince Edward County joined the Board of Supervisors for this commemoration. Pictured from left to right: Supervisor Bobby Jones; Supervisor Howard Campbell; Retired Sheriff Travis Harris; Retired Sheriff Gene Southall; Supervisor Pattie Cooper-Jones; Sheriff Wesley Reed; Vice-Chairman and former Sheriff Howard Simpson, Chairman William Fore, Jr.; Supervisor Charles McKay; Supervisor Don Gantt; and Supervisor Jim Wilck.
October 1, 2012: High Bridge Trail State Park received special honors when they were presented with the 2012 Scenic Tourism award by Scenic Virginia in Richmond.
From left to right (front row): Prince Edward County Administrator, W.W. Bartlett; DCR Planning and Recreation Resources Director, Danette Poole; DCR Design and Construction Director, Kelly McClary; DCR Director, David Johnson; Norfolk-Southern Vice–President of Government Relations, Bruce Wingo; Prince Edward County Tourism Director, Magi Van Eps; Secretary of Natural Resources, Doug Domenech; Left to right (back row): DCR State Parks Director, Joe Elton; Friends of High Bridge Trail Board Member, Roger Hamel; Friends of High Bridge Trail Board Member, Jo Smith; Prince Edward County Assistant County Administrator, Sarah Puckett; High Bridge Trail State Park Manager, Eric Hougland.
September 13, 2012: Virginia Association For State Parks spend a few days in the region reviewing how their donations have impacted local state parks. While in Farmville, the VAFP singled out individuals who have made significant impact on the High Bridge Trail State Park:
From Left to Right: Gerry Spates, Farmville Town Manager; Woodfin Ligon, Friends of High Bridge Board member; Joseph Morrissette, Burkeville Town Manager; Eric Hougland, High Bridge Trail State Park Manager; Magi Van Eps, Tourism Coordinator for Prince Edward County; ____; Jo Smith, Friends of High Bridge Trail State Park Board; Roger Hamel, Friends of High Bridge Trail State Park Board; _____; Joe Elton, Virginia State Parks; Bob Mitchell, Pamplin Town Manager. Several other members of the community were not present, but were awarded Certificates of Appreciation as well.
September 10, 2012: Tourism Revenue Grew in Prince Edward County in 2011 - While all localities in Virginia saw increased tourism revenue, Prince Edward County saw a seven percent increase locally.
May 29, 2012 - Prince Edward County dedicates Operation Iraqi Freedom plaque on the Post World War II Memorial: The Board of Supervisors unveiled the plaque saluting Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale's sacrifice during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The event was attended by over 100 people honoring all veterans who have served, who continue to serve, and especially those who sacrificed all in service to our country. Sergeant Major Robert Breedon, who was a 1st Sergeant on the day Cpl. Yale died, was on hand to talk about that day and to honor all his brothers and sisters in arms.
May 23, 2012 –– The Prince Edward County Cannery opened June 4th for the Summer Home Canning Season! Please read the attached Press Release.
Last Updated: September 4, 2015