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Longwood's Living History
Dr. James Jordan was recently presented with Longwood’s highest faculty honor, the Distinguished Professorship Award. He is holding a 1980 photo of the first Archeology Field School, later named in his honor. (Photo by Marge Swayne.)

Dr. James Jordan was recently presented with Longwood’s highest faculty honor, the Distinguished Professorship Award. He is holding a 1980 photo of the first Archeology Field School, later named in his honor. (Photo by Marge Swayne.)

For 36 years Dr. James Jordan, professor of anthropology, has done his best to lead Longwood University into the past. Developing an anthropology program in 1978 when he came to Longwood, Dr. Jordan organized an Archeology Field School in 1980 and developed an archeology major for the school in 1984. In July 1 of this year, Longwood University looked to its own past in presenting Dr. Jordan with the Board of Visitors Distinguished Professorship, an honor bestowed only nine times in the university’s 175-year history.

For once, the Longwood professor known for his enthusiastic and informative lectures was speechless.

“For 36 years I have made my living talking,” Dr. Jordan stated. “When President Reveley showed me the letter about the award — at that moment I couldn’t think of a thing to say.”

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Free Clinic Looking For New Home

FARMVILLE — The Heart of Virginia Free Clinic is looking for a new home.

The Third and Main Street building it has occupied since the Free Clinic first opened its doors is for sale.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pipeline Surveys Raise Landowner Concerns

Can a company enter your land without your permission? If it’s a natural gas company, sometimes, yes.

Cumberland couple Otto Carroll and Peggy Bouchard own 60 acres of land off Raines Tavern Road in southern Cumberland County. They received a letter requesting permission to enter their land to survey for the Dominion Southeast Reliability Project. The pipeline is currently in its initial planning stages and is slated to run from Ohio to North Carolina. Preliminary maps show it crossing Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Five On The Ballot

FARMVILLE — Voters have been dealt a full hand for the August 19 special election to fill the At-Large vacancy on town council.

Five candidates have qualified. They are, in alphabetical order: Daniel Dwyer, Carl U. Eggleston, Robert Glenn, Jack Houghton and Rhodes Martin.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Short Election Cycle
PRINCE EDWARD — Potential candidates interested in the Prospect District seat on Prince Edward County’s Board of Supervisors will have a small window to get their political ducks in order.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

State Police Probe Sought In Shooting Death Of Dog
PRINCE EDWARD — Prince Edward County Sheriff Wesley Reed and Commonwealth’s Attorney James R. Ennis have contacted the Virginia State Police to see if they will investigate the circumstances surrounding a county deputy’s shooting a dog at a residence.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CRC Names Hickman

FARMVILLE — Mary S. Hickman has been named Executive Director of the Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC).

The council, during its June 12 meeting, voted unanimously to change Hickman’s title from Acting President and CEO, a position she’s held since 2009 when former President and CEO Danny Fore departed.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Empowered To Conserve

CUMBERLAND — There’s no question about it. These girls have been working hard. There is dirt on their shirts, pants, shoes, in their hair and under their nails. And they are smiling. 

It is the last week of their three-week stint as Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) crewmembers at Bear Creek Lake State Park.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mural, Mural On The Wall, Who's The Fairest Triptych Of Them All?
Longwood University graduate Monty Montgomery paints a triptych, or three-panel mural, on the side of the former tobacco warehouse adjacent to the farmers market and Farmville Presbyterian Church, which owns the building. The San Diego-based Montgomery’s work was seen in Bedford by Sally Thompson and Pam Butler, who met the artist, and a local resident made a generous donation to fund the stained-glass-effect mural, which was approved by the church’s Session. Triptychs come from early Christian art and began being used in the Middle Ages for altar paintings and they influenced the structure of stained glass windows. (Photo by Ken Woodley)
Thursday, July 17, 2014

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