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Fuqua competes in Rocket League tourney

Fuqua School added Esports to its repertoire of sports offerings this past February. Since then, Fuqua student athletes have played an array of video games ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

FFA competes at forestry, tractor events

April was filled with FFA contests including contests for forestry and tractor operators. From virtual practices and some on the weekends, members were excited to ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

School board recognizes community partnerships

The Prince Edward County School Board has named the Longwood Center for Visual Arts (LCVA) and the Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF) to the 2021 ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

OPINION — The SVCC Class of 2021 is stupendous

Southside Virginia Community College will honor its 2021 graduates in a virtual celebration to be released May 15 at 9:30 a.m. Students, their families and ... Read more

2 months ago by Quentin Johnson.

Student creates Curie box

During Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajig summer camp at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center of Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC), Sophie Crowder had an idea ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Emily Gormus honored by Bridgewater College

Emily Gormus was recognized for excellence by Bridgewater College’s Department of Sociology. Gormus received the Zygmunt Bauman Scholar Award, which is given to a student ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Virtual Virginia offers enhanced online learning options

As this unconventional school year comes to a close, many public school districts in the commonwealth, including Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS), are announcing ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Danielsen receives Unsung Hero award

A local professor who has dedicated his career to advocating for child abuse victims was recently honored by the Virginia Office of the Attorney General ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Patterson inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Cameron Patterson of Farmville was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Youth entrepreneurship event planned

The SOVA Innovation Hub will have a Youth Entrepreneurship Kickoff Wednesday, May 5, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The free virtual event will use ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

No decisions made on vaccine requirements at local colleges

Three Virginia colleges have made a COVID-19 vaccine a requirement, and more may join them soon following Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s opinion last Monday ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Longwood honors three successful coaches

Longwood head coaches Todd Dyer, Jhonnatan Medina Alvarez and Rebecca Tillett have enjoyed sustained success leading their respective Lancer programs on the field and on ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Davis chosen as future medical leader delegate

Nia Davis, a ninth-grade student at Prince Edward County Public Schools, was chosen to be a delegate at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders held ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

70th anniversary of Johns’ walkout commemorated

Local listeners and others from across the commonwealth celebrated and commemorated history Friday, April 23, during Moton Live, a 10-hour virtual celebration to honor the ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

SEC brings bucket truck to school

Following Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) winter ice storm restoration, Toni Russell Baker’s class at Prince Edward County Elementary School (PECES) sent a drawing to the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staci Bridge.

PECPS to offer Virtual Virginia courses

Prince Edward County Public Schools will offer online learning opportunities from Virtual Virginia for the 2021-22 school year. Virtual Virginia is a program of the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

G3 program brings free community college opportunities

Governor Ralph Northam recently signed the “Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back” initiative, or “G3” program bill to provide $36 million annually, over the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Free school lunches extended through 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended universal free lunch for all students through the next school year. “This one action will not ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Colleges mull requiring COVID vaccinations

By Hunter Britt Capital News Service Virginia universities plan a return to campuses in the fall, but there are questions if the COVID-19 vaccine can ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Kinne chosen to attend Boys State

Mason Kinne, an 11th grader at Prince Edward High School, has been selected to attend this year’s American Legion Boys State Program.  The program will ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Longwood adds pre-med concentration

Longwood students planning to attend medical, dental or veterinary school or pursue other health-related careers that require an advanced degree will have the option to ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Longwood research project receives $100K grant

Dr. Eric Hodges has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for his research project focusing on the combat ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Schools plan graduation ceremonies

This spring looks like it will be packed with celebrations as local high schools begin solidifying their graduation plans. Last month, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Rifle team finishes as Virginia runner up

The Buckingham JROTC Rifle team recently competed in the 2021 4th Brigade JROTC Best of Best Championship Rifle match. The team shot a team best ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

20 PECMS students receive bikes

Hampden-Sydney’s Cycling Club and Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) honor fraternity joined forces to raise more than $6,000 to buy new bikes and helmets to reward ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

PECPS receives division leadership award

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) was recently awarded the Division Leadership Award by First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam at a virtual presentation of ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Dates set for return of the Heart of Virginia Festival

Officials have announced a new date for the 2021 Heart of Virginia Festival. According to festival Chairperson Susan Sullivan, the festivities will be held this ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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