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Letter – Confederate soldiers did not have a choice

To the Editor: I am responding to your editorial rant of July 21 about the Confederate statue. I especially take issue with what you said ... Read more

19 hours ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter – Cumberland needs administrator with different vision for county

To the Editor: Now that the current Cumberland County Administrator has given notice of his departure, I know that a replacement can be found that ... Read more

2 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter – Silent majority is sick of political hate

To the Editor: Why is it that Republicans invariably cast pessimistic views on Democrats’ plans, without completing the whole picture? I won’t question that the ... Read more

2 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter – Countering climate change has to start somewhere

To the Editor: Why is it that Republicans invariably cast pessimistic views on Democrats’ plans, without completing the whole picture? I won’t question that the ... Read more

5 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

We need bold action on infrastructure, climate change

By Karen McElfish Virginia Mercury This past year has challenged Virginia in unforeseeable ways. Our faith communities have been tested by not one, but four ... Read more

6 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Letter — Do your part to protect our environment

To the Editor: Virginia is among the top three states in our country for accepting trash. The most recent report from the Virginia Department of ... Read more

6 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter — Buckingham is fortunate to have medic service

To the Editor: During these days of controversy and negativity, I just wanted to report that good things are still happening and people do care ... Read more

6 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Response to, ‘Are we a Christian nation?’l

To the Editor: In response to, “Are we a Christian nation?” How many Christians support killing a child as it is being born? Gov. Ralph ... Read more

7 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

New law causes energy bills to increase

Democrats have been doing their dead level best to make electricity more expensive for Virginians. In 2020, they passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which ... Read more

7 days ago by Tommy Wright.

Jesus can save you

To the Editor: This letter is one that is not political, nor religious but an invitation for salvation, relationship and eternity. First let me make ... Read more

7 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Pandemic divided us when we should have united

To the Editor: King Oedipus is the subject of what is possibly the most renowned tragedy in literary history. This most beloved king of Athens ... Read more

7 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Opinion – Council should rethink plan for Confederate statue

In Charlottesville, statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were taken away on flatbed trucks this month. In Richmond, a dozen Confederate statues have ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Letter — Response to ‘What’s Wrong with Us?’

To the Editor: In the Wednesday, June 23, edition, The Herald’s editorial staff published an article titled “What’s Wrong with Us?” in which they assert ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Opinion — REV initiative offers training assistance

Employment data for Virginia presents a complicated picture. In 2019 before COVID-19 shutdowns impacted the economy, Virginia reported an unemployment rate of only 2.7%. During ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Quentin Johnson.

Yak Attack wins Looking Our Best Award

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the Looking Our Best Award to YakAttack Thursday, July 8. Pictured from left are Josh Race, Bob Fulghum, Wade ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Let us know your unique talent

As the world wakes up from its pandemic slumber, I find myself questioning why I didn’t learn a new talent or get a new hobby ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Opinion – Democratic policies have made Virginia less safe

Last week’s news was filled with violence and bloodshed all too close to home. Central Virginia saw a rash of murders unlike anything in recent ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

Editorial — Crossroads needs a strong board

During this time when the Crossroads Community Service Board is searching for an executive director, it would be a good time for the Crossroads board ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Are we really a racist nation?

The phrase “Can’t we all get along?” by the late Rodney King was uttered after he was brutally beaten by Los Angeles police officers three ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Letter – What language do you speak stranger?

To the Editor: “Twas brillag and the slivey toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe. all mimsey were the borrogroves and the moams wrath ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter – School Board needs to try something different

To the Editor: I totally agree with Roger Watson’s editorial about the school board holding all the cards in the school board and superintendent mess ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Opinion – Comparing grocery store to-go options

One year ago, I took it upon myself to write a review of our local Walmart’s online ordering and pickup to help others decide if ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Opinion – Court upholds prior ruling on gender equality

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case of Gloucester v. Grim, ending a long fight over whether a student born female ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

Opinion – Are we really a racist nation?

The phrase “Can’t we all get along” by the late Rodney King was uttered after he was brutally beaten by Los Angeles officers three decades ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Opinion – School Board is holding all the cards

In their game of political poker with the Board of Supervisors, the Prince Edward County School Board is holding four aces. Here’s how it should ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Opinion – New laws took effect July 1

Thursday, July 1, legislation passed during the 2021 General Assembly session became law, with some exceptions. This session, the Democratic majority passed a significant number ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.

Anderson’s letter was spot on

To the Editor: Dr. Anderson’s letter was right on. If students can read at the third-grade level in the third grade they should be able ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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