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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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

Have governors exceeded their authority?

Dear Editor: The question is, are our individual civil liberties and rights being impinged by state governors, their staffs and bureaucrats with the issuance of ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

Vote out tax-and-spend supervisors

Dear Editor: I am very upset that three supervisors of Cumberland County voted for the massive real estate tax increase that was recently passed. I ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

Trump only cares about re-election

Dear Editor: There are still people out there who think President Trump didn’t do anything wrong responding to the coronavirus epidemic. Here’s all you need ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

Godspeed Class of 2020

Dear Longwood and Hampden-Sydney Classes of 2020: Farmville has missed you. Your “adopted” hometown is not the same without you—it is eerily quiet without your ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

Confederate monument should remain

Dear Editor: Removing the Confederate monument will not eradicate Longwood’s place in Civil War history. Confederate families found Farmville Female College a safe place to ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

Could Clinton be Biden’s Veep?

Dear Editor: Recently a thought came upon me like a nightmare. Since the 2016 election, the Democratic party has been in the mourning and revenge ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

Dems are shredding the Constitution

Dear Editor: The Dems seem anxious to mandate, violate, assume powers (that they do not have) and shred the state and the U.S. Constitutions in ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

Warming a virus only helps it

Dear Editor: Upon first reading Joe Grace’s letter in the April 29th edition of your newspaper, I assumed he was attempting some sort of parody ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

$500 for not wearing a mask?

Dear Editor: Starting Friday, the city of Birmingham, Alabama will be fining people $500 for walking into a store without a mask. Sounds like a ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — County deserves a new vision

Dear Editor: Response to the April 17, 2020 article, “Bartlett out as administrator.” I found it incredulous and out of line for my Lockett District ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

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