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First day marks new beginnings

Students and parents in Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties commemorated the beginning of the 2018-19 school year Wednesday morning moments before the first official day of school got underway. At left, the Wright family begins their first day of school in Buckingham. Pictured are, from left, Matthew Wright, Madison Wright, Macy Wright and Sandra Wright. At center, Andrew Crenshaw, who begins his first day in third grade Wednesday at Cumberland County Elementary School, is joined by, from left, Ariel Crenshaw, Norma Crenshaw and Cheyenne Crenshaw. At right, the Blakely family escorts Noah Blakely to his first day of school at Prince Edward Elementary School. Pictured are Noah Blakely, Mother Lyndsie, Father Josh and baby Jeremiah Blakely. To view more photos from the first day of school in the Heart of Virginia, click here.