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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

4 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Editorial – What’s wrong with us?

Dear Prince Edward County citizens: What is the hold up? As Virginia celebrates reaching the 70% mark for vaccinated adults, we continue to lag behind ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Editorial – Our schools have to do better

Prince Edward Supervisor Jim Wilck is absolutely right. The Prince Edward School system has to perform better academically. This is a critical issue for the ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

SVCC’s solar training program is right move at right time

The new short-term training program at Southside Virginia Community College to train workers to install solar panels is just the type of flexibility and ingenuity ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — We need a strong, effective Crossroads organization

The board of directors for Crossroads Community Services Board did the right thing in voting to make a change for a new executive director. Since ... Read more

3 months 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

4 months ago by Staff Report.

SEC members’ questions need to be answered

After the last broken pole has been replaced and all the downed power lines put back into place, plenty of questions will remain about why ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Initiative to improve relations is a good start

A new initiative to improve county-town relations between Prince Edward County and the Town of Farmville began this month. Farmville Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis ... Read more

6 months ago by Roger Watson.

Dominion’s $3.5 million gift is benevolent

After canceling its Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project and the compressor station in Buckingham County that went with it, no one would have blamed Dominion ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — State government should stay out of local elections

The bill currently making its way through the Virginia General Assembly that would move all municipal elections to November is just another example of state ... Read more

6 months ago by Roger Watson.

EDITORIAL – Longwood can help speed vaccination process

Longwood University gave 650 people coronavirus vaccinations last week, providing the community with increased capacity to vaccinate more people faster, yet some county leaders remain ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

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

7 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Unto us a child is born

This is the Christmas story from the Bible — Luke chapter 2 verses 1 through 20 of the King James Version. And it came to ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Report.

The college students showed us the way

The difficult work for Longwood University officials began over the summer. The school’s administration committed to remake the university and turn a student body that ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

Editorial – Resilience of Farmville shines through

It has certainly been a challenging year to be a small business owner in Farmville. The effect of COVID-19 has reduced consumer traffic, brought crowd ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — New library is a point of pride in Buckingham

The new library and community center in Dillwyn stands as testament of what can happen when the community and government leaders work together. Members of ... Read more

9 months ago by Roger Watson.

Editorial – Larger spaces should be used for community meetings

The next time the Prince Edward County School Board considers a plan to return children to in-person instruction, it would be helpful if they would ... Read more

10 months ago by Staff Report.

Editorial – Woodland COVID notification done right

The community should thank the leadership at The Woodland senior living center for its prompt and forthright reporting of a recent positive COVID-19 case at ... Read more

10 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Delegate Wright has some explaining to do

Speaker of the House of Delegates Eileen Filler-Corn justifiably eviscerated local Delegate Tommy Wright Tuesday, Sept. 22, after Wright allegedly did not report that he ... Read more

10 months ago by Roger Watson.

EDITORIAL — There is no excuse not to vote this year

It’s officially election season. Being able to cast a ballot for the November election in September seems a bit like Starbucks breaking out the pumpkin ... Read more

11 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — More transparency needed

It is encouraging that after a week of classes, Longwood University is reporting only four positive cases of COVID-19. Looking around at other universities in ... Read more

11 months ago by Roger Watson.

What has to happen for schools to reopen?

The decision by area school systems to begin the school year with remote learning is a good one. Looking at the problems faced by schools ... Read more

11 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Where is the help for working parents?

It’s frustrating that in a community as caring and full of churches and nonprofit efforts as Farmville, seemingly no organizations are working to solve the ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

Abandoning pipeline plans, for now, is a A business decision

The coalition against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline wasted no time claiming victory over the mighty energy corporations that proposed slicing through 600 miles of forests, ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Broadband has become a necessity

One effect of the pandemic has been to separate communities into the “haves” and the “have nots” in terms of broadband access. Families who used ... Read more

1 year ago by Roger Watson.

Editorial – Farmville needs a statue for Johns

After Gov. Ralph Northam announced in a Thursday, June 4, press conference that the Robert E. Lee Statue in Richmond would be removed, but the ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

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

1 year ago by Staff Report.

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