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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.

Area COVID-19 cases still on the rise

Prince Edward County is still seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, with Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College experiencing 60 new coronavirus cases in the last ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Longwood Commencement 2020 canceled

Longwood University’s Commencement 2020 that was postponed from May to Oct. 9 and 10 has now been canceled. “The Class of 2020, whose May Commencement ... Read more

1 month ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

College cases double in a week

Total college COVID-19 cases more than doubled in the area over the last week, with Longwood University experiencing it’s highest single-day increase in positive cases ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

A student’s weekend in quarantine

When Longwood student Emily Griffin was talking to a doctor via a telehealth call Friday afternoon, Sept. 11, she didn’t anticipate 20 minutes later she’d ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Campus alerted to report of sexual assault

Longwood University sent out an alert Monday morning concerning a sexual assault at an off campus housing complex over the weekend. The alert said Longwood ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

College cases up 21 in 5 days

Farmville’s two colleges have reported a cumulative total of 21 new coronavirus cases in the last five days. As of press time Monday, Sept. 14, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

LCVA to host fall exhibition

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) will host a fall exhibition featuring four of Virginia Children’s Book Festival’s fan favorites — Anthology: Elly ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Longwood expands COVID-19 dashboard

Longwood University expanded its COVID-19 dashboard over the weekend, making the move to include data points such as faculty/staff cases and self-reported positives from students, ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckle up and drive safely this Labor Day

With most Virginians refraining from traditional vacations this year, Virginia State Police is urging those who are using the Labor Day weekend as a last ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Longwood Title VI office to address racial discrimination

Longwood will become one of the first universities in the commonwealth with an office dedicated to addressing reported episodes of racial discrimination or harassment, President ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Students taking ordinance seriously

In light of an emergency town ordinance enacted by Farmville Town Council Wednesday, Aug. 19, to limit gatherings to 50 people just days before Longwood ... Read more

2 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

University data questioned as Longwood cases reach 3

Three Longwood University students have tested positive for COVID-19, joining 10 reported cases from Hampden- Sydney College. Sunday, Aug. 30, Longwood’s online COVID-19 dashboard was ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Mooney returns as Longwood University police chief

The Longwood University Police Department (LUPD) is under new leadership, but with a familiar face to Farmville residents, following the retirement of Chief Bob Beach ... Read more

2 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Hampden-Sydney College has five COVID-19 cases

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) currently has five active COVID-19 cases in its student population. According to the college’s COVID-19 case dashboard, as of Wednesday, Aug. 26, ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Seeing through a different lens

The 27 citizens who came before the Farmville Town Council during a Wednesday, Aug. 19, public hearing offered thoughts on the town’s Confederate Heroes statue ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Lancers return socially distanced

Over five days last week, Longwood University welcomed just more than 5,000 undergraduate students to campus, but things will look different for the Lancers this ... Read more

2 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Council limits gatherings to 50; masks required in public spaces

Farmville’s Town Council unanimously enacted an emergency ordinance Wednesday, Aug. 19, to limit gatherings to 50 people. The only debate was if 50 people was ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Division I coaching veteran to lead Longwood softball

After a national search, Longwood University Athletics Director Michelle Meadows has named Dr. Megan Brown the new head coach of Longwood softball, selecting the coaching ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Lancer fall sports pushed to spring

The Big South Conference announced Wednesday, Aug. 12, that due to concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, all fall sports season competitions will be ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Longwood students return to campus with new rules

Longwood University students will soon return to the Farmville campus to begin classes in what already promises to be a unique experience for everyone involved. ... Read more

3 months ago by Roger Watson.

Big South to begin fall sports Sept. 3

While Hampden-Sydney College will not be playing fall sports this year, Longwood University will begin its fall season in September. “With a priority for the ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Steamy weekend ahead

Workers toil outdoors in the sun Monday, July 13, in front of Moss Hall on the campus of Longwood University. Temperatures are expected to reach ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

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