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Debate brings millions in marketing value

Along with reporters, cameras and excitement, the sole U.S. Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University brought with it more than $81 million in media value ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

Millions spent on debate: State helped town with expenses associated with event

Q: How much money did Longwood and the town of Farmville spend on the debate? How much of it was tax dollars? Though the town ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

An increased digital presence: Vice Presidential Debate sparks thousands of web searches

The sole U.S. Vice Presidential Debate not only brought thousands of people to the streets of Farmville and its businesses’ doors, but also volumes of ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

Farmville serves those who served at the debate

While all eyes were focused on the vice presidential debate stage at Longwood University, a small army of public safety and law enforcement personnel were ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

Media Center was debate central

Debate Day greeted Farmville with cooler weather and sunny skies as reporters, correspondents, camera operators, technicians and others arrived to cover Tuesday’s Vice Presidential Debate. ... Read more

4 years ago by Martin L. Cahn.

Watch parties draw partisan reaction

With just about every point Democratic vice presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine made during Tuesday’s debate, a verbal fact check came from Appomattox County ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

An engaged community

Chris Magid sat at Charleys Waterfront Café on Tuesday evening, watching the U.S. Vice Presidential Debate on television as he worked on his laptop sitting ... Read more

4 years ago by Titus Mohler.

Debate didn’t help sales on Main, Third — Uptown Coffee Café experienced most foot traffic

Tuesday’s Vice Presidential Debate drew in thousands of news reporters, but even with the extra foot traffic, several Main Street and Third Street businesses did ... Read more

4 years ago by Hannah Davis.

Longwood students get golden tickets: Raffle gives Lancers a front row to history at their school

There’s no debate — Longwood University students had a terrific experience becoming part of history this week. Among the nearly 5,100 students who attend the ... Read more

4 years ago by Carson Reeher.

Healthcare workers watch debate: Group also takes ‘emotional’ tour of Moton Museum

Some visitors in town for Tuesday’s Vice Presidential Debate became better acquainted with Farmville and its character thanks to the efforts of someone with an ... Read more

4 years ago by Titus Mohler.

VP debate brings days of fun

Longwood University hosted more than just a debate. It provided days of opportunities for academic enrichment and fun. Students, faculty, staff and local residents joined ... Read more

4 years ago by Carson Reeher.

Marching Eagles perform for a national audience

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4 years ago by Staff Report.

‘Nothing of significance’

No arrests or serious incidents occurred during activities associated with the sole U.S. Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University in Farmville. With helicopters circling overhead, ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

‘A great cooperative effort’

Though it wasn’t on the meeting’s agenda, praise and celebration of success for the Vice Presidential Debate held Tuesday night was in order during Farmville ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

Information Center: Behind the scenes

While students were celebrating, media groups were producing content and members of the community were watching Tuesday’s festivities unfold, a small group of dedicated employees were ... Read more

4 years ago by Carson Reeher.

Kaine rallies at STEPS Centre

Vice presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine rallied with Prince Edward County Democrats after his 90-minute debate with Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in Willett ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

B-day with a side of debate

For so many in Farmville, Tuesday was defined by the lone U.S. Vice Presidential Debate of 2016 taking place in town, but for a group ... Read more

4 years ago by Titus Mohler.

Spin Alley in full swing after debate

Hundreds of correspondents, camera operators and producers jammed into Spin Alley in Longwood University’s Media Center following the Vice Presidential Debate in Farmville on Tuesday ... Read more

4 years ago by Martin L. Cahn.

Hour into debate, Media Center quiet

The Vice Presidential Debate Media Center at Longwood University in Farmville is very quiet as thousands of correspondents intently watch the two candidates speak over ... Read more

4 years ago by Martin L. Cahn.

Debate-watching at Charleys Waterfront Cafe

Charleys Waterfront Cafe has proven to be a popular place to watch the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate on television as it is broadcast from ... Read more

4 years ago by Titus Mohler.

Longwood president welcomes debate audience

Before the major networks went live with their broadcasts of the Vice Presidential Debate on Tuesday night, Longwood University President Taylor Reveley IV welcomed attendees ... Read more

4 years ago by Steve Stewart.

Debate reaches global audience

Among the approximately 2,000 credentialed media in Farmville for the Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University are correspondents and technicians bringing the event to viewers ... Read more

4 years ago by Martin L. Cahn.

Vice Presidential Debate Kaine vs. Pence live updates 2016

Gov. Mike Pence and Sen. Tim Kaine are entering the debate set at Longwood University and the Vice Presidential Debate 2016 is about to begin. ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

Garrett speaks at First Amendment Field

Several elected officials spoke to a group of young people at First Amendment Field behind Moton Museum around 7 p.m. on Tuesday in advance of ... Read more

4 years ago by Titus Mohler.

Jesse Jackson visits debate Spin Room

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, one-time Democratic presidential candidate and longtime civil rights activist, visited the Spin Room earlier Tuesday evening at Longwood University’s Media Center ... Read more

4 years ago by Martin L. Cahn.

Voice of America deems Farmville as Trump country

Add Voice of America to the national media outlets taking a deeper look at Farmville as the Vice Presidential Debate nears. Reporter Kathryn Gypson found ... Read more

4 years ago by Steve Stewart.

Debate prep culminates for town of Farmville

With the Vice Presidential Debate just hours away, Ilsa Loeser, whose firm Letterpress Communications handles marketing and public relations for the town of Farmville, reflected ... Read more

4 years ago by Steve Stewart.

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