Category: News



Coronavirus Update: PVNB Is Here For You

An update from our President, Chairman, & CEO, Leton Harding, acknowledging the seriousness of the situation, the strength of our region, and the ways PVNB is here to help. “Coronavirus, COVID-19, presents a unique challenge for our Country and Economy. As an institution founded in 1888, having sustained 29 economic recessions and depression, World Wars,… Read more »



Letters From Leton: When Things Click!

Have you ever tried to do something that was very hard for you but seemed easy for others? Maybe it was learning to play an instrument. Solve a math problem. Ride a bike. Work a farm tractor. I suspect that frustration welled up in you-internal doubt about your capabilities. Maybe even anger! Perhaps this was made… Read more »



Virginia Reads One Book at Elk Knob Elementary

Jonesville, VA — More than 35,000 public school students and their families from across Virginia will read the same book on the same schedule starting Friday, March 6th, 2020. It’s all part of Virginia Reads One Book — a statewide family literacy program designed to strengthen the educational connection between home and school from Richmond-based… Read more »





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Washington County Industrial Development Authority Appoints Jim Swartz to Board of Directors

Jonesville, VA – Powell Valley National Bank (PVNB, Bank) is pleased to announce that Jim Swartz, Vice President and Loan Review Officer, has been appointed to the Washington County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Board of Directors.   The Washington County IDA is the primary organization responsible for industrial development within Washington County and supports the… Read more »



Fake Check Scams on the Rise (Especially Among Young Adults) – Avoid Them With These Tips

The Federal Trade Commission recently released new data about fake check scams. Here’s what we learned: Fake Check Scam Facts Complaints about fake check scams increased 65% since 2015. In 2019, over 27,000 fake check scams were reported resulting in over $28 million in losses. Individual median losses were $1,988. People in their 20’s were… Read more »