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VP Debate

CNN live from Wheeler

Throughout the day Tuesday, CNN filmed live broadcast from Wheeler lawn on Longwood’s campus. Both students and community members watched the broadcast on a large screen ... Read more

4 years ago by Carson Reeher.

Media Center’s Spin Room already buzzing

More and more reporters, camera operators, producers, anchors and others connected with media outlets from across the country and the world began filling up Longwood University’s ... Read more

4 years ago by Martin L. Cahn.

South Main Street will close temporarily Tuesday night

South Main Street from Putney Street to Griffin Boulevard will be closed from 8-11 p.m. Tuesday during the U.S. Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University. “This area ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

‘Trump Duck’ makes the rounds at Longwood

D.J Ducker can be found wandering between network sites on campus Tuesday. The Donald-Duck-costume wearing individual is protesting Donald Trump and demanding the release of his tax returns. According ... Read more

4 years ago by Carson Reeher.

Community prays together before debate

A full house of community leaders and church members congregated Sunday evening to pray for the town of Farmville in light of Tuesday’s vice presidential ... Read more

4 years ago by Carson Reeher.

Farmville presents gifts to candidates

Al Buczek has brought a lot of “love” to Farmville with the hand-crafted LOVEworks sculpture that sits at the entrance to High Bridge Trail on ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

Network coverage underway

MSNBC is just one of several  networks broadcasting live from Longwood University throughout Debate Day on Tuesday. The cable network started fairly early, asking students ... Read more

4 years ago by Martin L. Cahn.

Reporters, more setting up in Media Center

Debate Day greeted Farmville and Longwood University with cool weather and sunny skies as reporters, editor, camera operators and more arrived to cover Tuesday’s Vice Presidential ... Read more

4 years ago by Martin L. Cahn.

Locals get political at Longwood

The live broadcasts and pre-debate festivities at Longwood University are not only drawing out-of-town politicos, but residents from the Heart of Virginia. Woody Belle Hanes, ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

Walking tour brings crowd

The Civil Rights Walking Tour is in full swing on Tuesday Oct. 4. The tour-organized by the Moton Museum, Farmville Downtown Partnership and Longwood University-celebrates Farmville’s rich Civil ... Read more

4 years ago by Carson Reeher.

Free speech begins at First Amendment Field

Millis Stokes, of Emporia, helped get speeches underway at First Amendment Field behind Moton Museum. He spoke for just over 10 minutes this morning, citing ... Read more

4 years ago by Titus Mohler.

Vaping advocates make case

HANNAH DAVIS | HERALD Around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, protesters stood beside Main Street just outside of Foggy Bottom Vapez to spread the word about vaping ... Read more

4 years ago by Hannah Davis.

Merchants offer ‘I survived’ debate shirts

“I survived” debate shirts are now being sold at Farmville Signs. The trend began at The Sleeping Bee last week. Many businesses in town have ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

Uptown receives hundreds of debate orders

Uptown Coffee Cafe’s business has been booming due to the Vice Presidential Debate today. The restaurant/coffee house has taken three big jobs this week that ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

What TV channel is the VP debate on tonight?

The one and only VP Debate Kaine vs. Pence 2016 is tonight, live from Longwood University. You can watch the Vice Presidential debate via live ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

What time does the vice presidential debate start tonight?

Donald Trump can swallow an entire news cycle with a single tweet. Hillary Clinton’s been on a first-name basis with the country for three decades. ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

PECHS Band plays for Fox

Prince Edward County High School marching band performed Tuesday morning for the live Fox and Friends broadcast. The band, along with the Longwood University Cheerleaders, ... Read more

4 years ago by Carson Reeher.

Media outlets ready for live broadcasts

The day of the sole U.S. Vice Presidential Debate has arrived, and with it comes excitement, the national spotlight and anticipation of spotting the candidates. ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

Gaskins enjoys VIP status

Dr. Ray Gaskins, avid Longwood University supporter, took a break on Monday from the VP Jubilee to wait patiently for the media picnic. Gaskins sported ... Read more

4 years ago by Hannah Davis.

The VP Debate: an experience for all ages

The 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate and its related festivities in town have proven to be a draw for the young, seasoned and everyone in ... Read more

4 years ago by Titus Mohler.

Co-ops Vote visits town

Issue-based politics arrived in Farmville in a very visible way. On Monday evening, a Co-ops Vote sign truck traveled through downtown Farmville, parking at High ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

‘En-light(e)ning Talks’ surround debate

Longwood University faculty spoke at its “En-Light(e)ning Talks’ program on Monday from 1-4: p.m. on Lancaster Lawn. The event was open to the public. The ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

CNN finishes up debate prep

The CNN stage worked all Monday to finish up debate preparations on their stage and be ready for their Tuesday live broadcast which will begin ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

Washington Post: Nation can learn much from Farmville

As the national media descend on Farmville for Tuesday night’s lone Vice Presidential Debate of the 2016 campaign, Prince Edward County’s history is ripe for ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

‘The Voice’ star entertains at pre-debate Jubilee

Javier Colon, who was the winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s “The Voice” in 2011, opened Jubilee festivities for Longwood University students Monday in ... Read more

4 years ago by Steve Stewart.

Eve of Vice Presidential Debate quiet so far

From a security and safety standpoint, all is quiet on the eve of the U.S. Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University. Security increased significantly on Saturday ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

CNN’s #MyVote camper coming

CNN is bringing a special camper to Longwood University for Debate Day on Tuesday. From 11 a.m.-9 p.m., the CNN #MyVote camper — part of ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Report.

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