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COLUMN — Let Farmville be the light

Editor’s Note: The following are the closing comments made by Farmville Town Council member Brian Vincent from the Farmville Town Council meeting held Jan. 13. ... Read more

2 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Helping out Special Olympics

Haley Auto Mall recently donated $2,165 to Special Olympics Area 12. Pictured are, from left, Haley General Manager Christopher Call, who is presenting a check ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

LETTER — Deny commercial prospecting

To the Editor: Here we go again with one more thing that will affect the African American neighborhoods. First it was the pipelines, and now ... Read more

2 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — First responders should get vaccines first

To The Editor: The recent announcement that the active faculty and staff of Longwood University would begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations this week appears to have ... Read more

3 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER – A different view of the ‘Prodigal Son’ parable

To the Editor: “All that is mine is yours,” Luke 15:31. This is the end to the parable of the Prodigal Son. It is here ... Read more

4 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

State park helps Christmas Mother program

The Friends of Bear Creek Lake State Park along with park staff presented a donation of $6,821.18 and 747 toys to the Cumberland Christmas Mother ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

LETTER – How is Good supporting Trump helping us now?

Residents of the 5th Congressional District: In order for democracy to succeed, citizens must be informed and engaged. We have to vote and then educate ... Read more

4 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER – GOP is fading into insignificance

To the Editor: Unfortunately Del. C. Matthew Fariss sometimes follows the standard Republican line of conspiracy theories and accompanying lies. There is no plan by ... Read more

4 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Mentors provide a valuable service

January is National Mentoring Month, an observation led by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with support ... Read more

5 days ago by Quentin Johnson.

COLUMN — Mandatory minimum sentencing could be repealed

The 2021 General Assembly session began Jan. 13. The Senate will meet in person while the House remains virtual. I have added links below for ... Read more

1 week ago by Matt Fariss.

LETTER — There are ways to peacefully revolt

To the Editor: When we step into a voting booth, we make revolution — peaceful revolution.  We vote in a new party or elect to ... Read more

1 week ago by Peter Kapuscinski.

COLUMN — Our divisions have resulted in a constitutional crisis

The orderly transfer of presidential authority failed to materialize this year. The political divisions in this country have devolved into a constitutional crisis. The head ... Read more

1 week ago by Angus McClellan.

COLUMN – Return to political norms would be welcomed

One of the results of the Donald Trump administration has been to obliterate any norms and traditions of the presidency, culminating in the incitement of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

LETTER – Is it possible to be realistic and not political?

To the Editor: I would like to comment on state Republican Frank Ruff’s editorial on, “What will 2021 look like?” I think the theme is ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Editorial – Caregivers need our continued support

With Centra Southside Community Hospital experiencing a surge of COVID-19 patients and no relief for at least the next month or so, it is especially ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cleanup celebrated

Monday, Dec. 28, the Ujima: Community Cleanup was hosted in Parkview Gardens Apartment Complex. Organized by Farmville native Torian Jones, the event welcomed volunteers from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Letter — We have traded freedom of democracy for socialism

To the Editor: I think of the Bible’s parable of the Prodigal Son, who wasted his fortune in a far country. Finally, when he had ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Column — What will 2021 look like?

For months now, everywhere I have gone, people have been saying, “I can’t wait until 2020 is over.” With all that has occurred in the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Letter — Virtual meetings not cutting it in Buckingham

To the Editor: On Monday next, January 11, the Buckingham Board of Supervisors (BOS) will meet to conduct county business.   There are two public hearings scheduled ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter — Contact supervisors about gold mining issue

To the Editor: Thanks to Alexa Massey for her Christmas Day article on the “Commercial prospecting” issue to be addressed at the Monday, Jan. 11, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Short session to begin Jan. 13

As you may already be aware, when the General Assembly meets for its 2021 session, the House of Delegates will meet 100% virtually. The Senate ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

Story was inspiring

To the Editor: What an inspiring story: Peyton Turner and Claire Tucker, with the help of Cumberland County Librarian Lisa Davis, established a lasting collection ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Higher taxes for high income workers proposed

As 2020 draws to a close, I cannot help but reflect on the unusual nature of this year as we prepare for the 2021 session. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Letter — Chuck Smith earns support for AG

To the Editor: As we prepare for the 2021 election year, many of us, including myself, are still undecided on who we will support for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Column — Do COVID relief packages violate principles of taxation?

The purpose of this column is to provide the readers with some thoughts on three constitutional principles in the hope that they may consider them ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Angus McClellan.

Column — Reflections on a difficult 2020

Everyone comes out of 2020 with a story. Here at The Farmville Herald, it has been our privilege to help tell some of those stories ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Christmas toy drive

The Royal Jewelz Social Club of Farmville, in collaboration with the 434 Ryderz Car Club of Lynchburg, provided toys to every child who attended toy ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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