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Guest columnist says talk of statue removal is painful

I have been reading with interest the opinions of those concerned about the Confederate monument and thought I would write to offer some historical context ... Read more

3 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Virus is immune to diversions

I’m having a difficult time dealing with this coronavirus thing. What’s bugging me is this crisis is almost inescapable. In times when the news cycle ... Read more

5 days ago by Roger Watson.

A message to our readers

The Farmville Herald staff has been working hard in recent days to ensure we remain — both in print and online — a trusted source ... Read more

1 week ago by bettyramsey.

Take precautions against coronavirus

This past week has been one for the history books. I was in Richmond Thursday to finish the 2020 General Assembly session and vote on ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

Details of Virginia’s budget deal

Thursday, March 12, we returned to Richmond to finish the biennium budget. As in every budget, there are good and not so good things. It ... Read more

1 week ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

What you should be watching

I know the current climate of the world feels very frightening. Ongoing concerns about the coronavirus have cancelled many events and gatherings in our area, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Making it real

Nearly a month ago I drove out to Cumberland to cover the unveiling of Tarika Brown’s newly-built home. It seemed the entire county was present ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Our youth need work ethic

I recently read a blog article in which the author wrote about young adults and how they are having a hard time holding jobs due ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Budget, redistricting still unsettled

We are only a few days away from the end of the 2020 Session of the General Assembly. Most of those who have contacted me ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

The VHSL should make another change

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) undoubtedly has a difficult job on its hands managing different aspects of the athletics of 317 schools in the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Red Flag law passed by General Assembly

The 2020 Session has completed its seventh week in Richmond, and I’d like to take a moment to update you on the latest from the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.

There is no gun problem in Virginia

The first swipe to ban guns/magazines in the Virginia legislature failed. Still, the core philosophy by which Democrats desire to govern demands unflinching dependency on ... Read more

1 month ago by Karl Schmidt.

New state budget being hammered out

With just over two weeks left in the 2020 legislative session, I’d like to take a moment to update you on the latest news from ... Read more

1 month ago by Matt Fariss.

Tales from the tableside

Before I became a reporter, I spent most of my waking hours working as a server at local restaurants. I often woke up early to ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

How MLMs prey upon women

Ladies, tell me if this scenario is familiar to you. You’re minding your business and browsing on your phone when a message pops up from ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Salute to champions anew

It is a special time for Buckingham County High School athletics, and this fact was underscored several times more last week. The Buckingham varsity boys ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

Voting rules under debate

There is a growing debate in Richmond this year about elections. The debate is mostly driven by the new majority, which believes Republicans have done ... Read more

1 month ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

Potential new state laws coming soon

The Virginia General Assembly reached the halfway point of the 2020 Session on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Known as Crossover, this is the point at which ... Read more

1 month ago by Matt Fariss.

What it takes to be a leader

Most companies have a leader, but not all companies have great leaders. It takes a lot to be a great leader. A great leader is ... Read more

1 month ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Assault weapons ban brings lots of calls

We’ve completed the fifth week of the 2020 Session and are headed into crossover on Tuesday, where we have to complete all the work on ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Minimum wage increase would cause issues for businesses

Remember that quote from President Barrack Obama that claimed, “If you’ve got a business you didn’t build that?” It appears Governor Northam and the Democrats ... Read more

2 months ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

Honoring those who serve

Meherrin Volunteer Fire & Rescue is described on its website as a 24/7 full service public safety agency. The department provides fire suppression, rescue/extrication services, ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Remembering William Wall

Recently I, along with many in the area, were saddened by the passing of lifetime resident William Wall. William was of long-serving member of the ... Read more

2 months ago by Carl U. Eggleston.

I will continue to protect our Second Amendment rights

We’ve completed the fourth week of the 2020 Session, and I’d like to take a moment to share with you the latest news from Richmond. ... Read more

2 months ago by Matt Fariss.

Perfect attendance awards are not so perfect

It’s understandable that schools would desire to award students with perfect attendance when applicable. Many schools struggle with student attendance, and a reward for never ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Small businesses are under attack

A West Virginia legislator decided to have some fun and get some publicity by offering the Winchester area the opportunity to become a part of ... Read more

2 months ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

The Dukes rise to the top

When I entered the gym at Nottoway High School on Jan. 23, I didn’t know I’d be covering the 2020 James River District team champion. ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

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