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Letters to the Editor

Latest Letters to the Editor

LETTER — Council handled statue removal well

To The Editor: The Farmville Town Council is to be commended for its action in removing the statue of the Confederate soldier, both for its ... Read more

5 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Dr. Webb’s name will be on the ballot

To The Editor: Bob Good, a candidate for the 5th Congressional District, didn’t turn in his paperwork on time — a one-page form requiring basic ... Read more

5 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Proposal concerning removal of southern icon

To The Editor: With the recent fall of the Confederate soldier memorial statue in the Town of Farmville, it brings to mind this being one ... Read more

5 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

What we need is more empathy

To The Editor: There is a lot of fear, hate, aggression and hostility in the world today. Unfortunately, I feel that social media has only ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Kind gesture appreciated

To The Editor: I recently had some same day surgery at Centra Hospital, a routine screening performed by Dr. Bal of Centra Medical Group Southside ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Protestors should not be appeased

To The Editor: I have observed from the news reports of violence resulting from the recent protests that the looting, burning, and destruction of statues ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Don’t let your guard down, wear a mask

To The Editor: For those of you in Prince Edward County who think that we are out of the woods for contracting the coronavirus, you ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

We should move forward and build a better future

To The Editor: Everywhere I go these days I see signs and T-shirts that say “Black Lives Matter,” and they certainly do. I agree 100% ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

LETTER — Kudos to Buckingham High School

To The Editor: Like many seniors, my granddaughter graduated this past week from Buckingham High School, and while not quite the traditional commencement, it was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Masks help defeat the virus

To The Editor: After reading the Senator Frank Ruff Jr. article in The Farmville Herald dated June 3, 2020, I feel compelled to comment on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Police department has a plan for protests

To The Editor: The mission of the Farmville Police Department is to provide a safe and secure community through excellence in public service. It is ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Defunding police is step toward anarchy

To The Editor: Five in our family have or are serving as police or deputies. Law enforcement officers have been badly understaffed and underpaid for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter – Town lost great advocate for persons with hearing loss

To The Editor: Farmville lost a great citizen and advocate when Tom McBride passed away recently. We at the Longwood Speech, Hearing and Learning Services ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter – Respect all the monuments

To The Editor: The issue of statues has gotten out of hand. The Confederate Soldier’s statue was not a particular Confederate soldier, it is a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Consider Baldwin in June primary

Dear Editor: I am a lifelong resident of Virginia, having lived 18 years in Nottoway County, where much of my family still resides, and the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Public hearing planned for gun manufacturing?

Dear Editor: Granted, new businesses are welcome in Prince Edward County. However, in a country that already has more guns than people, what is the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Let’s open our souls to transform our nation

Dear Editor: About three weeks ago, a friend and I were biking on the High Bridge Trail. We stopped to drink from our water bottles ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

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

4 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

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 month 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 month ago by Letters to the Editor.

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 month ago by Letters to the Editor.

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 months 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 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

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