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Hemon named 2020 Dos Passos Prize winner

Aleksandar Hemon, a fiction and nonfiction writer, is the 2020 winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature — a premier literary award given ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Buckingham public school students will continue virtual learning

The Buckingham County School Board voted 5-2 Wednesday afternoon in favor of continuing virtual learning for the remainder of the semester. Board members gathered at ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

YMCA answers the call of working parents

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented working parents with nothing short of a monumental challenge. When leaving the job or working from home are simply not ... Read more

5 days ago by Titus Mohler.

FFA club is blooming

The Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) and agriculture programs are experiencing a transformation that is instilling positive change and growth ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

PE School Board to vote on reopening schools

The Prince Edward County School Board voted unanimously Wednesday, Oct. 7, to table the decision of moving to in-person classes until November. Board members were ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

‘Postmodern Blues’: Alumni help publish Cabas novel

The countless Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) alumni who learned the art of rhetoric from Dr. Victor N. Cabas Jr. during his 35 years on the Hill ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

VFW Scholarship Programs seek applications

VFW Post 7059 in Farmville is soliciting applications for the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Youth Scholarship Programs. The essay programs are divided into ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Event leaves students with stars in their eyes

By Sam Hovan LongwoodLancers.com The clouds moving across the sky at times decreased visibility, but they did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the Longwood ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Baxter named to president’s list at JMU

Forest resident, Allison Baxter, has been named to the president’s list at James Madison University for the summer 2020 semester. Students who earn president’s list ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

JMU announces summer dean’s list

James Madison University announced that Jordan Persinger of Cumberland and Brendan Short of Forest made the dean’s list for the summer 2020 semester. Students who ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward schools stick with virtual learning

The Prince Edward County School Board voted unanimously Wednesday night, Oct. 7, to table the decision of moving to in-person classes until November. Board members ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Howerton named semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy

1 of only 9 semifinalists nationwide with perfect 4.0 GPA Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) senior offensive lineman Tyler Howerton, of Alexandria, has been named a semifinalist ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Local virus cases see an increase

The area is suddenly seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. According to Piedmont Health District Director Dr. H. Robert Nash, many local counties have seen ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Students of the month recognized

Dr. Chip Jones, superintendent of Cumberland County Public Schools, presents Yaretzi Cruz-Araujo with her plaque for being named Student of the Month for Cumberland Elementary ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

The new college experience: self-isolation and distraction

By Hunter Britt Capital News Service Social isolation due to the coronavirus has become a stressor for many college students across Virginia who report that ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Careers 4 Women in Technology Summit planned

A virtual summit for women interested in pursuing a career in the digital world will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Art-On-The-Go offered by LCVA

Page Turners Art- On-The-Go (AOTG) invites the community to explore and create works of art inspired by children’s literature at home or “on-the-go.” These bags ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Buckingham School Board torn on reopening schools

A motion to continue school virtually for the remainder of the semester failed 3-3 at Monday night’s Buckingham County Public Schools (BCPS) School Board meeting, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Longwood leaders pleased with students’ response

Longwood officials are pleased with the way the semester has gone so far as they work through a pandemic and are cautiously optimistic as they ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Children’s Book Festival announces virtual lineup

A lineup of 27 best-selling authors highlight the first virtual Virginia Children’s Book Festival. Attendees are encouraged to register for free, unlocking worlds of science ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Local college COVID cases down significantly

College and university COVID-19 cases are down significantly in the area, with Longwood University going five days without seeing a positive coronavirus test. The university ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Cumberland schools to begin in-person schedule Oct. 19

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) will be transitioning to a hybrid in-person schedule beginning Oct. 19. According to CuCPS Superintendent Dr. Chip Jones, a voice ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Burris named to president’s list

Shepard Burris, of Barboursville, has been named to the president’s list at James Madison University for the spring 2020 semester. Burris is the son of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

SVCC named ‘2020 Great College to Work For’

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Remote learning specialist hired in Prince Edward

Remote Learning Specialist Amy McClure was recently hired by Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) to facilitate efforts to support teachers and students as they ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Mayhew hired as supervisor of transportation at PECPS

William Mayhew has been hired as the Supervisor of Transportation for Prince Edward County Public Schools. “We are excited to have Mr. Mayhew on our ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Fuqua School has one positive COVID-19 case

Officials have confirmed the existence of a positive coronavirus case at Fuqua School in Farmville. In a Friday morning, Sept. 18, email response to The ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

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