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State health order requires masks in schools

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday, Aug. 12, a Public Health Emergency Order requiring universal masking in all indoor settings in Virginia’s K-12 schools. This order ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

FFA students recognized by School Board

Fifteen students were recognized for receiving the FFA Superior Chapter Award Gold Rating at the August meeting of the Cumberland School Board. Tavion Carter, Eric ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Mold remains an issue at elementary school

It’s a new school year, but the same old problems cropped up even before the first day for students began at Prince Edward Elementary School. ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Poor behavior at meetings threaten public participation

With local government meetings around the commonwealth becoming more and more heated, as was the case at the Tuesday, Aug. 3, Buckingham County School Board ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Chaotic Buckingham meeting ends in decision on masks

Shouting, booing and angry statements echoed throughout the room Tuesday night, Aug. 3, during the Buckingham County School Board meeting as members of the public ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Northam says students must mask up

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued a statement Thursday, Aug. 5, asking all Virginia school districts to require students to mask up indoors regardless of vaccination ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Former Longwood executive honored

Former Longwood public relations executive H. Donald Winkler has been honored by Marquis Who’s Who for his “lifetime achievements and unwavering excellence” in book authorship ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward School Board takes no action

The Prince Edward County School Board did not take a vote to affirm or reject the state’s guidelines on model policies on the treatment of ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Colleges prepare for students

As local school districts establish their masking and COVID policies for this coming school year, the area’s institutions of higher learning are also preparing for ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Welcome back

Prince Edward County Public Schools held its first day of school Monday, Aug. 2. Young Eagles arrived sporting a variety of colorful face masks as ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Northam announces $111 million in financial aid help

Governor Ralph Northam recently visited Virginia Tech where he announced Virginia plans to use $111 million in American Rescue Plan funding to increase access to ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Colleges prepare for a new year

As local school districts establish their masking and COVID policies for this coming school year, the area’s institutions of higher learning are also preparing for ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

CuCPS makes mask plans

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) has released more information regarding masking and other school policies as students prepare for their first day back following summer ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Library donation increases storage capabilities

Thanks to a recent gift from longtime supporter Dr. Ray Gaskins, Greenwood Library at Longwood University acquired flat file cabinets for archival storage. Among other ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Buckingham FFA members attend Leadership Camp

Members of the Buckingham Senior FFA Chapter participated in the FFA Leadership Camp held at Graves Mountain Lodge Tuesday, July 13. Courtney Agee, Emma Staton ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Newcomb receives degree from UW

Just over 7,600 students received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 8, including Megan Newcomb of Farmville. Newcomb received a Masters of Arts-Library ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Longwood grad chosen for fellowship

Education is an issue that is near and dear to Javion Peterson, who will begin his first full-time teaching job at Goochland High School this ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Schools decide upon transgender bathroom policy

Transgender students at Buckingham and Cumberland County Public Schools will be allowed to use the bathroom/facility which corresponds with their gender identity as school officials ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Schools discuss plans for new year

With new guidance recently released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) concerning masking up at school, local ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Northam announces funding for clean air in schools

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced plans to invest $500 million to improve ventilation and air quality in public schools, securing the completion of nearly all ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Thomas named to dean’s list

Brinley Thomas, of Farmville, has been named to the Emory & Henry College spring dean’s list. To be named to the dean’s list, students must ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

SVCC receives grant to help students achieve degrees

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) recently received the Gerald L. Baliles Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative (RVHI) Award from the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Students required to get immunizations

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane is reminding parents to make sure that their children’s immunizations are up to date — especially students and young ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

PECPS to have transgender students use private restrooms

Transgender students in Prince Edward County Public Schools will be required to use private restrooms until the school board approves a policy on the issue, ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Baird named Fuqua School AD

Christopher Baird has been selected as the new athletic director at Fuqua School. Baird will also serve as the head boys basketball coach and head ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

SVCC announces fall COVID plans

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) will continue with a full schedule of classes for the fall semester beginning August 23. Social distancing restrictions and mask ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Fuqua School earns full reaccreditation

Fuqua School has earned full reaccreditation from the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS). The VAIS accreditation program is one of a select few recognized ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

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