Looking Back: Times Virginian News Archives

Times Virginian News Archives


‘Father Darkleaf’ by Calvin Robinson column

“I paused in a local store at the section where records are sold. Several customers were seeking records by the late Elvis Presley. Sold out, but promises that a new supply would be available.” (Note: Elvis Presley died Aug. 15, 1977)


Another rabid skunk found in county

Rabies tests came back positive on a skunk that was killed at a home beyond Natour’s Grocery in Appomattox after biting two dogs at the home. The dogs had to be put down because they were not vaccinated against rabies. It was the second local skunk in four months to have had rabies. 

Bill Woody returns to town

Bill Woody, long associated with drug stores both in Farmville and Appomattox, returned to Appomattox as an employee of Appomattox Rexall Drug Store. 

Responder unit formed in Red House

The Red House community formed a first-responder unit to render emergency basic life support until help from the rescue squad arrives from Appomattox or Keysville. 


Local couple works in Russian orphanage

Carl Miller and his wife, Diane, were among 16 people from various Presbyterian churches who traveled to help with work at an orphanage at Sergiev Posad, Russia. The non-profit group, which included minors, took 1,100 pairs of shoes and other necessities for the children.   

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