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Riggleman thanked for Alzheimer’s legislation

Dear Editor: The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of all Americans right now, especially those with underlying chronic conditions. This includes people living with ... Read more

1 day ago by Letters to the Editor.

Governor should stop pipeline compressor station

Dear Editor: Gov. Northam made a special address to Virginians on June 2. He took some action to ease some of the restraints that were ... Read more

1 day ago by Letters to the Editor.

COLUMN — Urge county to recycle with STEPS

In the face of COVID-19 uncertainty, STEPS temporarily shut down recycling operations in March. It was a tough decision but one we had to make ... Read more

1 day ago by Guest Columnist.

Prisoners deserve better

Dear Editor: The Herald consistently refers to those who have died of the coronavirus in our local prisons merely as “offenders” or “inmates,” without any further detail. ... Read more

1 day ago by Letters to the Editor.

EDITORIAL — A new day has come in Farmville

It was encouraging to see area law enforcement officials standing on the Prince Edward County Courthouse steps Monday, June 1, declaring their shock and expressing ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Letter – Farmville must remove its Confederate soldier monument

Dear Editor: We unequivocally need to remove the Confederate soldier monument in Farmville. The statue was erected in 1900, while Jim Crow was in full ... Read more

2 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Coronavirus is taking a heavy toll

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on our nation and on the 5th District. Christine and I are heartbroken by the incredible loss ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Eggleston proposes cuts to staff, council pay

As the months go by and the country remains under the grip of a global pandemic, it becomes clear that things have changed. The coronavirus ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl U. Eggleston.

Senator questions Northam’s decisions

We all grew up being told more, bigger, and better is good. Such phrases as “keeping up with the Joneses” was the mantra of the ... Read more

3 days ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

A disposal site with flair

The Rice trash drop-off site has a pleasing, perky appearance. Germaine Mobley, the worksite attendant for more than 20 years, has beautified the site with ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Housing options are few for young professionals

My boyfriend and I have been looking for a new place to rent. I know, our timing is impeccable. Hunting for housing during the pandemic ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Editorial – We have to stop the spread of the virus now

Our community’s health is now up to us, and so far, we are not doing so well. As government restrictions fade away, the economy reopens ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

SVCC is continuing its mission through the pandemic

A year ago when I accepted the offer to serve as Southside Virginia Community College’s (SVCC) sixth president, the world was a different place. People ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

We have much to mourn

This is a time for mourning. We began the week as we have traditionally done with Memorial Day, mourning for those that we have lost ... Read more

1 week ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

Ring this bell, three times well

A donation from the Centra Southside Community Hospital Auxilary has brought joyful smiles and sounds of triumph to the ears of the patients and staff ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

There is light at the end of the tunnel

Summer is almost here, and the weather is improving. Fortunately, so is the coronavirus situation around most of the commonwealth. As of this writing, the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.

Data center article was informative

Dear Editor: Titus Mohler did an excellent article on the data center possibilities. He got to the president of the data center organizations who gave ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Save the postal service

Dear Editor: Imagine what life would be like without the U.S. Postal Service.  Daily delivery would stop.  Letters, cards, bills, solicitations, packages – all sorts ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

$10K from town for businesses is good start, not nearly enough

The Town of Farmville is doing the right thing in providing $10,000 to the Farmville Industrial Development Authority (FIDA). The money will be used by ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Trucking industry is in distress

Dear Editor: My name is Stephanie Orem. I am writing this letter on behalf of Lynda Stockton, a Navy veteran and current truck driver. I ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Stanley responds to citizen’s letter about tax rate

Dear Editor: Entering into the position of supervisor for Cumberland County, it became apparent that we had two major challenges: communication and transparency to our ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Reader responds with Roosevelt’s words

Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Peca’s letter, “Trump only cares about re-election” The initial thought, of the reader, was of the many ways and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Bob Toney was a treasure

Dear Editor: Thanks for the very good May 1 coverage by Alexa Massey of the passing of our friend and neighbor Robert (Bob) Toney, founder ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Farmville will thrive through this crisis

This hard spring of 2020 in Farmville and for America is one we will never forget. Our proud two-college town has never looked more beautiful ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

We must do better for Virginians who are hurting

Gov. Ralph Northam has signed Executive Order 61 in an effort to ease some of the restrictions he put in place due to the ongoing ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.

Have governors exceeded their authority?

Dear Editor: The question is, are our individual civil liberties and rights being impinged by state governors, their staffs and bureaucrats with the issuance of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

The unemployed need help becoming small business owners

While reimagining Farmville during this time of stopping and resetting the economy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, economic development is an important part ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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