Welcoming Martin

Published 4:02 pm Friday, July 22, 2016

Newly hired Herald Managing Editor Martin Cahn is eager to serve the good people who live, work and play in this community — especially those who read and subscribe to The Herald’s digital and print products.

More important, he’s eager to learn and become part of this wonderful place we call home.

I welcome Martin to the Heart of Virginia, and I hope you will too as you meet and get to know him through these pages and in the community.

I’m blessed to work at The Herald. As I said in the article announcing Martin’s hire last week, the best decision I’ve made in my professional life is to come and work for this newspaper. I have no regrets about it — or my decision to step down as managing editor — and I hope to serve the good salt-of-the-earth people here for many, many years to come.

My success as managing editor, just as it was when I was the Buckingham reporter and will be as I transition to senior staff writer here, has been due to the support of our readers and this community.

I hope you will do the same and allow for the same success for Martin, who will work with the news staff to keep you informed on the latest news that’s important to you and your family and friends.

Martin is a veteran editor and writer who comes to us from Camden, S.C.

“I am eagerly looking forward to leading the news staff at The Farmville Herald to reach even greater heights in its 125-year-long mission of telling the stories of the communities in Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham counties,” Martin said in the article announcing his hire. “I’m also looking forward to learning more about and becoming a part of those communities. Most of all, I can’t wait to begin meeting the people who bring those communities to life. After all, it’s really their stories I’ll be helping to tell.”

Martin’s acknowledgement of the people bringing the communities to life is an important value that we mutually share. The people, after all, who live here, work here, read this publication and subscribe are the reason The Herald is here.

And that’s why Martin is here.

I hope you’ll join me in welcoming Martin to The Herald, but more so, to our community.


JORDAN MILES is a senior staff writer for The Farmville Herald. His email address is jordan.miles@farmvilleherald.com.