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Roger Watson, Author at Farmville

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Editor’s Notebook: September inspires many songs

September is a month that has inspired artists to break out in song over and over again. From Frank Sinatra’s “The September of my Years” ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, September 24, 2021 5:06 pm

Local

Crossroads board embraces audit efforts

Emphasizing they were never against the idea of conducting a forensic audit, the Crossroads Board of Directors embraced Prince Edward County’s initiative to begin a ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, August 27, 2021 8:36 pm

Cumberland

Judge allows case against board to move forward

A lawsuit asking for a preliminary injunction against a zoning decision by the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors remains alive despite a motion by Cumberland ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 9:45 pm

ROGER'S RAMBLINGS

Column – Stanley has turned out to be a terrific hire

Typically, personnel evaluations are done on an annual basis, but after 10 months I have seen enough. Doug Stanley was a great hire as county ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 6:10 am

Farmville

Anti-ICE group wants meeting with town

After three months of utilizing the Farmville Town Council’s public comment period to submit testimony about the mistreatment of immigrant detainees, a coalition of activists ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 6:05 am

Prince Edward

Supervisors look back at tax rate decision

With the delta variant surging and the economic recovery in question, a couple members of the Prince Edward Board of Supervisors expressed a desire to ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 6:00 am

Columns

Opinion — Finding America on the Crescent

A  fellow community newspaper editor and Amtrak enthusiast once told me if you want to see what America really looks like, take a ride on ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, August 16, 2021 6:18 pm

Local

Prince Edward, Cumberland, Buckingham all lose population

While Virginia’s population increased overall by 7.9% between the Census of 2010 and the newly released number for 2020, Prince Edward, Buckingham and Cumberland counties ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, August 16, 2021 5:24 pm

Local

Farmville lets off some steam

After almost two years of silence at Farmville’s Riverside Park, the first Live@Riverside of 2021 cranked up Friday, Aug. 6. The event gave residents a ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 9:58 pm

Local

Prince Edward to lead forensic audit of Crossroads

Frustrated by a decision from the Board of Directors of the Crossroads Community Services Board to derail a forensic audit, Prince Edward County’s Board of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 3:46 pm

Editorials

Editorial – School Board can’t continue to shut out the public

Prince Edward County has some excellent public meeting facilities where citizen leaders can hear and address the concerns of the citizens. The Board of Supervisors ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 8:03 am

Education

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

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 7:55 am

Local

Farmville’s free clinic is a community success story

A church sermon, a need found in an unlikely contingent of patients and networking with people in the community who could help make a difference ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 6:40 am

Education

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

by Roger Watson, Thursday, August 5, 2021 12:47 pm

Farmville

Farmville man arrested on sex charges

A 22-year-old Farmville man was arrested in Nottoway County Friday, July 23, on sex charges by the Portsmouth Police Department’s Special Victims Unit. Tyler A. ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, August 2, 2021 10:01 pm

Columns

Column – Get the shot or drink alone

In order to protect their employees and keep their doors open, businesses across the country are beginning to take actions that keep the unvaccinated on ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, August 2, 2021 9:55 pm

Local

Ellett Embroidery moving downtown

Downtown Farmville will soon have another business to go into the vacant Red Front Trading Company space. Ellett’s Embroidery, currently located in 1437 South Main ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, August 2, 2021 9:45 pm

LIFE

Habitat celebrates 50th home

The person who makes some of the best cheeseburgers in Farmville is now the proud owner of a new home on Hylawn Avenue thanks to ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, July 30, 2021 6:00 am

Columns

Opinion – Republicans need to stop rooting against the state

One would think that Virginia winning its second consecutive honor as the top state in the nation for business from CNBC would be something we ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:42 pm

Local

North Street goes one way Friday

Traffic on a portion of North Street will be changed to one-way Friday, July 30. Beginning at the intersection of North and West Third Streets, ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:33 pm

Prince Edward

Fire department celebrates 50 years

The Darlington Heights community gathered to celebrate 50 years of the volunteer fire department protecting the community. The Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department started in ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Darlington Heights celebrates anniversary

The Darlington Heights community gathered to celebrate 50 years of the volunteer fire department protecting the community. The Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department started in ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, July 26, 2021 9:27 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Editor’s Notebook — Town returns to life after pandemic

We’re alive again! After a season of darkness and inactivity, our calendars are filling up, and designer masks are being lost never to be found ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Sunday, July 25, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Message to commission: Keep towns together

Longwood University in Farmville was the first stop of a listening tour for Virginia’s newly formed Redistricting Commission as the group began a series of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:05 am

Farmville

Town pressured to end ICE contract

For the past three months, speakers asking the Town of Farmville to end its contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:31 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

STEPS crew makes old things new again

All those Amazon boxes ordered during the pandemic and placed by the curb for recycling ended up in the hands of a six-man crew at ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:35 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Keeping Farmville clean and pristine

The first thing you notice about Damon Streat is his speed. The man whose job it is to keep the Town of Farmville litter-free moves ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:57 am

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