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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

11 hours 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

1 week 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

4 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

6 months 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

6 months ago by Staff Report.

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

6 months ago by Roger Watson.

$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

6 months ago by Roger Watson.

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

6 months ago by Staff Report.

It’s time to unlink health insurance and employment

As we look into Reimagining Health Care this week with more telemedicine opportunities and a much different environment than having a regular family doctor, it ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Remember your neighbors when making purchases

In talking with residents about what they plan to do when the Stay-at-Home Order ends, one thing is clear. Most people are not going to ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Report.

Why not wait to pass budgets?

Buckingham County approved its budget April 20. Cumberland County is set to vote on its budget April 28 and Prince Edward County has a public ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Report.

Don’t shut the public out

Local governments have a lot to deal with these days. When they ran for office, no candidate thought they would be dealing with the twin ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Report.

Now is the time to look after our neighbors

If the novel coronavirus causes the same amount of disruption, disease and death in the United States that has been seen in nations hit earlier, ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

Broadband grant is giant step forward

Broadband internet is to the 21st Century what electrical service was to the 20th Century — a necessary service, vital to moving rural areas forward. ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

Search money for manager was worth it

While some town critics may bemoan the fact that Farmville’s Town Council spent $27,500 on a search firm only to find its next town manager ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Public input needed in final selection of new manager

Now that the search for a new town manager appears to be coming to a conclusion, the town council should allow the public to have ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

It’s time to raise the minimum wage

Two bills to raise Virginia’s minimum wage currently advancing through the General Assembly will clearly show if legislators stand with the state’s neediest workers or ... Read more

10 months ago by Staff Report.

Economic development is a team sport

The days of individual towns and counties having separate economic development departments who play nice in person while fighting over prospects behind each other’s backs ... Read more

10 months ago by Staff Report.

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