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A year in photos — 2015

The Farmville Herald’s talented reporters and editors snapped hundreds of photos in 2015, documenting baseball games, career highlights, house fires, ceremonies and people improving our community.

Though every photo snapped recorded time, people, places and history across the Heart of Virginia, some of our staff photos stood out as more impactful than others.

Walker’s Diner, located on North Main Street in downtown Farmville, was renovated in May by The Food Network’s American Diner Revival, after being selected as part of the new television series. The show’s Amanda Freitag and Ty Pennington travel the country empowering towns to lend a hand in saving their diners. Diner owner Arlene Mosher, pictured, along with her family, were present among a large crowd that surprised her with the renovations. Jordan Miles - Herald

Walker’s Diner, located on North Main Street in downtown Farmville, was renovated in May by The Food Network’s American Diner Revival, after being selected as part of the new television series. The show’s Amanda Freitag and Ty Pennington travel the country empowering towns to lend a hand in saving their diners. Diner owner Arlene Mosher, pictured, along with her family, were present among a large crowd that surprised her with the renovations.
Jordan Miles – Herald

Farmville Police Officer Christie Mouser, left, and Alpha Beta Psi’s Vice President and Chaplain Keya Jackson, took a stand against violent acts committed towards women in the community during the Save The Next Girl community partnership kick-off held in September. Italia Gregory - Herald

Farmville Police Officer Christie Mouser, left, and Alpha Beta Psi’s Vice President and Chaplain Keya Jackson, took a stand against violent acts committed towards women in the community during the Save The Next Girl community partnership kick-off held in September.
Italia Gregory – Herald

Angie Wright embraces Wayne “Skipper” Braxton in August after he received a plaque commending his heroism for saving her life in Buckingham County in January. Sheriff William G. “Billy” Kidd Jr., left, looks on.  Jordan Miles - Herald

Angie Wright embraces Wayne “Skipper” Braxton in August after he received a plaque commending his heroism for saving her life in Buckingham County in January. Sheriff William G. “Billy” Kidd Jr., left, looks on.
Jordan Miles – Herald

The Prince Edward County School Board ceremonially dedicated the Barbara Rose Johns Auditorium, the L. Francis Griffin Sr. Gymnasium and the Dr. James M. Anderson Jr. Board Room in September. Pictured are, from left, Joan Johns Cobbs, Naja Griffin-Johnson and Dr. Anderson. Jordan Miles - Herald

The Prince Edward County School Board ceremonially dedicated the Barbara Rose Johns Auditorium, the L. Francis Griffin Sr. Gymnasium and the Dr. James M. Anderson Jr. Board Room in September. Pictured are, from left, Joan Johns Cobbs, Naja Griffin-Johnson and Dr. Anderson.
Jordan Miles – Herald

PEFYA’s Austyn Jamerson waits to bat during a game in July.

PEFYA’s Austyn Jamerson waits to bat during a game in July.

From left, Matthias Duncan, Jahmicka King, Jasmine Garner, Moenesha Pair, Catherine Fleischman and Tracy Eubanks knit scarves for soldiers during Cumberland’s Betty Scales Day of Service, held in December. Italia Gregory - Herald

From left, Matthias Duncan, Jahmicka King, Jasmine Garner, Moenesha Pair, Catherine Fleischman and Tracy Eubanks knit scarves for soldiers during Cumberland’s Betty Scales Day of Service, held in December.
Italia Gregory – Herald

Moton Museum Founding Director Lacy Ward Jr., left, greets Dr. Clarence P. Penn, banquet honoree during the annual museum banquet in October.  Marge Swayne | herald

Moton Museum Founding Director Lacy Ward Jr., left, greets Dr. Clarence P. Penn, banquet honoree during the annual museum banquet in October.
Marge Swayne | herald

World War II veteran Hugh Earl Allen holds the  Gideon Testament he carried in his pocket during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day.  Marge Swayne | Herald

World War II veteran Hugh Earl Allen holds the Gideon Testament he carried in his pocket during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day.
Marge Swayne | Herald

Cumberland High School’s E.J. Rose as he pitches against the Bluestone High School Barons in April. Hannah Davis - Herald

Cumberland High School’s E.J. Rose as he pitches against the Bluestone High School Barons in April.
Hannah Davis – Herald