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Lutz receives chemistry teacher award

Prince Edward County High School (PECHS) chemistry teacher Dr. Gary Lutz was recently honored with the Franklin D. Kizer Distinguished High School Chemistry Teacher Award. ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

School accreditation requirements waived

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane today exercised emergency authority granted to him by the 2020 General Assembly to waive annual school accreditation for the ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Scholarship winners announced

The Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, Inc., recently awarded Cumberland High School students and former high school students scholarships in the amount of $26,660. Due ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Scholarship awarded

Madison Paige Barnard, daughter of Gregory and Sharon Barnard of Amelia, was the winner of the Sons of Confederate Veterans High Bridge Camp scholarship essay ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

I’m Determined’ summits moved forward

Students and parents had to adjust to a virtual setting, but two annual statewide “I’m Determined” summits for students with disabilities and their parents went ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

CuCPS ranked #1 in workforce readiness

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) recently received first place at the 2020 Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards ceremony. At a ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

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

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

Thomas named Emory & Henry Scholar-Athlete

Emory & Henry College is announced that 44 E&H student-athletes from the Intermont Equestrian, cheer and dance teams earned the designation of Emory & Henry ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Hampden-Sydney receives second-largest gift ever

Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) announced Tuesday, Aug. 4, that it had received a $6 million gift from Rob and Cindy Citrone to support Compass, the college’s ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Muhammad awarded Elias Jones scholarship

Alia Muhammad was named the winner of the annual Elias Jones Scholarship for 2020. Muhammad is a student athlete who served as captain of the ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Newman earns scholarship from VCC

Jordan Newman, a senior at Cumberland High School, has earned a $1,500 educational scholarship from the Virginia Cooperative Council (VCC). After the state response to ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Grant brings locally-grown food to cafeterias

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane recently announced the Virginia Department of Education will use a nearly $100,000 Farm to School Grant from the U.S. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward schools go online-only for first 9 weeks

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) will conduct its first nine weeks of classes remotely. The decision was announced by PECPS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Buckingham schools move online for first nine weeks

Buckingham County Public Schools (BCPS) officials have announced the first nine weeks of classes will be conducted virtually. BCPS is the second school system in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Bands adjust to new reality

The cancellation of the high school football season and the unlikelihood that marching competitions will be held this fall have area high school bands marching ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

PECPS superintendent schedules address for Tuesday

Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson will hold a Tuesday, July 28, address for school system families at 1 p.m. on ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Southside Opportunity Fund awards scholarships

Eighteen high school graduates from across Southside Electric Cooperative’s service area earned college scholarships awarded by the Southside Opportunity Fund. “These students have worked hard ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cumberland County schools to open online only for first 9 weeks

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) will begin the school year with distance-only learning for the first nine weeks. In a letter distributed to families Wednesday, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Wall named to dean’s list

William Bidgood Wall III of Farmville has been named to the dean’s list at the University of the South for the Spring 2020 term. To ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Elliott and Walton awarded Moton scholarship

Jewel Elliott of Richmond, granddaughter of James Stokes and Barbara Banks, and SaRoya Tynes Walton of Farmville, granddaughter of Royal and Brenda Eanes, will both ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Crawley was Mr. Hampden-Sydney

The family of Ralph Crawley is grieving his unexpected passing this summer due to COVID-19. For Crawley, who was 68 at the time of his ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Full Circle Schools to reopen Aug. 17

Full Circle Schools has announced its plan to reopen Aug. 17. In a press release distributed Wednesday, July 8, officials announced the school board had ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Griffin retires

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) saw an end to an era Wednesday, July 1, when Dr. Amy Griffin officially retired from her 17-year-long position as ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Legendary professor passes on

The Longwood University and Prince Edward County communities were saddened last week at the news of longtime professor Dr. Edna Allen Bledsoe Dean’s passing Wednesday, ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Prince Edward unveils school reopening plan

Prince Edward County students can expect to attend school on alternating weeks when the new school year begins Aug. 11. In a Thursday, July 2, ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Power line students climb to success

Ask a handful of high school seniors what they are planning to do after graduation, and at least one will likely tell you they are ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Johansen named to dean’s list

Chris Johansen, of Cumberland, was named to the dean’s list by Dr. Troy Shoemaker, president of Pensacola Christian College, for academic achievement during the 2020 ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

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