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OPINION – Windsor police incident should be investigated

On Wednesday, during the reconvened session, Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed changes to a marijuana legalization bill were accepted by the General Assembly. This allows limited ... Read more

1 day ago by Matt Fariss.

OPINION — Virginia has transformed quickly to a progressive state

Even the most ardent opponents of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration must have some amount of respect for the magnitude of change that has been ... Read more

1 day ago by Roger Watson.

OPINION — Marijuana legalization is very bad policy

The 2021 General Assembly reconvened session that occurred last week was almost exactly what I expected it to be – a confirmation of the 2021 ... Read more

2 days ago by Tommy Wright.

OPINION — Marijuana legislation makes little sense

The reconvened session was held last week with few surprises. Most Republican proposed legislation had already been killed.  For this reason, we mostly considered technical ... Read more

2 days ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — SVCC students impact many aspects of daily life

Have you recently had a medical appointment? Conducted business online? Needed your electricity restored after storm damage? If so, you may have benefited from the ... Read more

6 days ago by Quentin Johnson.

COLUMN — A thank you letter

When I moved to Farmville in April 2016, it was an unsettling time in my life. Yes, I had the blessing of a full-time job ... Read more

1 week ago by Titus Mohler.

COLUMN — Ruling seems to give town control of statue

A recent Virginia Supreme Court ruling could free up the Town of Farmville to finally determine the fate of the town’s Confederate statue. The ruling ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

LETTER – Chairman’s slight was a personal vendetta

To the Editor: Not partisan politics but personal vendettas. Partisan politics are usually rooted in some fundamental principle. Vendettas seek vengeance, not resolution.  Buckingham County ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER – Gold mining is toxic

To the Editor – Recent concerns about potential gold mining in Buckingham County should have many people worried. There is a great cause for alarm ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER – You cannot support environmental justice and this landfill

To the Editor: Jerry Cifor, the president of Green Ridge Recycling and Disposal Facility, is a salesman trying to sell the idea that his 1,200-acre ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — We need supervisors who respect the citizens

To the Editor: Thank you, Roger Watson, for your editorial on Buckingham’s future regarding ‘Poisonous partisanship affecting local governments.’ The situation at the Buckingham School ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Land Use Program keeps us backward and poor

To the Editor: Property taxes are the main source of tax revenue for most jurisdictions. Cumberland County consists of approximately 192,000 acres. In Cumberland, more ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

COLUMN — We are what environmental justice looks like

The 500-member-strong Agee-Miller-Mayo-Dungy Family Association are descended members of the historically Black Pine Grove community. We are the owners and custodians of the historic Pine ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

COLUMN — Detective Entrekin goes above and beyond for veteran

Standing in the Amelia Veteran’s Cemetery Thursday, Farmville Police Detective Sammy Entrekin seemed a bit surprised he was getting so much attention for just doing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

LETTER — What will be next for Cumberland?

To the Editor: People claim that Powhatan doesn’t want any development, but when you cross the border into Cumberland County it is a totally different ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Murders in cities far outnumber mass shootings

To the Editor: I read with great interest the latest letters concerning gun reform in the U.S. In 2020, 774 murders occurred in Chicago, 447 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

The cause of environmental justice has been hijacked

By Jerry Cifor President of Green Ridge Recycling and Disposal For decades, low-income communities and communities of color have been targeted locations for so-called “undesirable” ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

LETTER — How many more have to die?

To the Editor: These people who were murdered in Colorado died in defense of gun rights. We all know that gun rights are far more ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Gold mining presents a real danger

To the Editor: Thank you for Titus Mohler’s February 24 article, “Gold mining bill passes Senate.” As the threat of modern, large-scale commercial gold mining ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Greater care needed with Habitat story

To the Editor: I read with concern your story about the unfinished Habitat house. To me it sounded more like an individual grievance than an ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

COLUMN — Fiber remains the best option for broadband

I  can remember how everyone’s hopes were raised in Charlotte County when Microsoft teamed with MBC and promised to bring free wireless to all school ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

LETTER — No one is a stronger supporter of the police than Bob Good

To the Editor: I thought that I’d respond to the request for “clarity” expressed in the last edition of The Herald regarding Bob Good’s first ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Guns should be regulated like cars

To the Editor: The Second Amendment to the Constitution does not actually begin with “shall not be infringed.” It reads instead, “A well-regulated militia….” Gun ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

COLUMN — Many more homes to come from Habitat for Humanity

On December 20, 1990, a dedicated group of local volunteers celebrated the official creation of the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity. Now in our 30th ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

COLUMN — Good should work for results, stop playing political games

Fifth District Congressman Bob Good was one of only 12 members of the House (all Republicans) who voted against a resolution Wednesday, March 17, to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Poisonous partisanship affecting local governments

The poisonous partisanship we see in Washington and on cable news each day is beginning to find its way into local governments across the country. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COLUMN — New rules put law enforcement officers in danger

The 2021 General Assembly session concluded its work on March 1, and as promised last week, I wanted to continue to tell you about some ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

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