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Hurricane impact on area events

Below are cancellations and rescheduling due to anticipated weather conditions from Hurricane Florence:

Longwood University will cancel all classes after 12:30 p.m. Thursday into the weekend. Convocation will begin early, at 1:30 p.m. in place of 4 p.m. Family weekend will be canceled. Employees will report to the university on an essential personnel basis.

The dedication of the obelisk monument at Longwood is expected to take place on schedule Friday at noon.

The Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational in Earlysville, which Longwood’s men’s and women’s cross country teams were set to participate in Friday, has been canceled.

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) plans to continue classes on its normal class schedule. However, Saturday’s home football game against the University of New England has been canceled and will not be made up. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29. The college reports that weekend will now serve as both Family Weekend and Hall of Fame Weekend. The Adidas Cross Country Challenge that H-SC was set to compete in Friday has been canceled. The Tigers’ Saturday soccer game at Marymount University has been postponed.

A meet-and-greet event by Buckingham Circuit Court Clerk candidate Justin D. Midkiff, scheduled for Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Buckingham Agricultural Resource Network (BARN) has been canceled and rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6.

Fuqua School announced that it will be open Thursday, but that all after-school activities, including Falconcare and after-school library, will be canceled. School will be closed Friday, and parent/teacher conference day will not be rescheduled. All other school events scheduled for that day are canceled.

FACES Food Pantry President Ellery Sedgwick confirmed that the pantry located on South Street has been evacuated in advance of Hurricane Florence. All food items have been stored in refrigerated trucks and transported away from the pantry. Deliveries and distribution on Friday and Saturday respectively have been canceled. Deliveries will resume the following Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22. The County Line FACES pantry, located in Charlotte Court House at 12122 County Line Road will also be closed.

Prince Edward County Public Schools announced it will continue an already-scheduled early dismissal day on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Parent-teacher conferences initially scheduled for Thursday evening have been canceled. Parents are encouraged to stay in contact with teachers via email and phone calls, and to use the Prince Edward County Parent Portal to monitor their child’s progress. There will be no school for students on Friday.

Buckingham County Public Schools is monitoring the storm. Superintendent Dr. Daisy Hicks said the school division will notify the public once a decision has been reached. Buckingham County Middle School is set to be used as a storm shelter.

Cumberland County Public Schools announced it is monitoring the storm and will notify the public of any changes in schedule to the schools. The middle/high school complex is being used as a storm shelter.

The Longwood University Chamber Music Series concert on Sunday, Sept. 16, has been rescheduled due to the weather. The new date & time are: Monday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 pm. The concert will be held in Molnar Recital Hall of the Wygal Music Building on the LU campus. Free and open to the public, it will feature Dr. Suman Sharma, a prominent sitarist, with a program of North Indian Classical music.

Stay with The Herald for updates as they appear.