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Betty Ramsey

COLUMN — Blessings and opportunities abound

This holiday season for most, if not all of us, looks different this year. I am mindful that along with challenges come blessings and opportunities. ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:00 am


Publisher’s Notebook – Goodness and hope

In a year where it seems most everything we know has changed, it’s good to know there are some things we can still count on ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Friday, October 16, 2020 3:24 pm


A message to our readers

The Farmville Herald staff has been working hard in recent days to ensure we remain — both in print and online — a trusted source ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Friday, March 20, 2020 6:00 am

Farmville the Magazine

Publisher’s Notebook: Bring on spring!

It’s with heartfelt joy I write the publisher’s note for the March edition of Farmville the Magazine. It’s been an interesting winter, temperatures in the ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:00 am


Honoring MLK Day

Photos by Betty J. Ramsey In honor of Martin Luther King (MLK) Day the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) along with Longwood’s Office ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Friday, January 24, 2020 11:42 am


The spirit of Christmas

When I think of Christmas I think of many things — the birth of Christ, the gathering of family and friends; homes, trees, city sidewalks ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Friday, December 20, 2019 12:31 pm


Parade a super success

Clouds and drizzle were no match for the Spirit of Christmas in downtown Farmville Sunday as onlookers lined the streets dressed out in coats, boots ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:21 pm


PECM making spirits bright

Prince Edward Christmas Mother (PECM) Board members and volunteers braved the unusually cold weather Saturday morning, Nov. 16, to set up in front of Walmart ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Friday, November 22, 2019 8:47 am


PECM Stuff the truck

The Prince Edward Christmas Mother organization serves area children in need with clothing, toys, books and other gift items during the winter holiday season. In ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:59 pm



Sounds of clucking, chirping, tweeting and oinking filled the air at the Farmville Poultry & Small Animal Swap on Saturday. Held in the Farmville Tractor ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Friday, September 13, 2019 1:24 pm


Bluegrass festival held

The inaugural STEPS Inc. Bluegrass Festival kicked off Saturday afternoon at Southside Electric Company’s Hooper Park in Crewe to an enthusiastic crowd. (To see more ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Friday, September 6, 2019 4:37 pm


Making dreams come true

Aug. 17 saw the official dedication and opening of Lions Park on the west end of Farmville. The project was made possible through the hard ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Friday, August 30, 2019 3:16 pm


A day on the water

Sandy River Reservoir has been an area favorite for fishing since it opened in 1996. It’s easy to see why as this 740-acre lake, set ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:03 pm

Lifestyle Main

Bingo for the win

Sunday afternoons at Farmville Moose Lodge 968 are an exciting place to be. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. and a steady stream of Bingo ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:33 am


A loud and clear message

While the cliché “It takes a village to raise a child” may be over used its importance is not lost. This past weekend was Virginia’s ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:00 am


Internet safety

The internet has forever changed the way we live our lives. In the palm of my hand, using just a smartphone, I can send an ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:03 am

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Community support alive and well

What do firefighters, a pumper truck and catfish all have in common? On Saturday it was a southern fish fry fundraiser for the Darlington Heights ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:14 am

Betty Ramsey

An Independence Day to remember

At the mention of Fourth of July I begin to anticipate barbecue, fresh corn, the gathering of family and friends and of course fireworks. It ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:58 am

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Honoring those who served

In spite of a steady drizzle Saturday a large crowd assembled to honor and pay respect to those who have served our county at a ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:21 pm

prince edward county public schools

Eagles take flight on graduation day

The Prince Edward County High School (PECHS) 2019 Commencement exercises took place Saturday, May 18, at the Rev. L. Francis Griffin, Sr. Gymnasium at Prince ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:09 am

Betty Ramsey

Protecting our children

Colorful pinwheel gardens are springing up in our area, the state and even the across the nation, and you may be asking yourself what’s it ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:47 pm


Setting the record straight

The Farmville Herald incorrectly reported in Wednesday’s edition and online that pop star Justin Timberlake visited Farmville over the weekend and performed at a charity ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:00 pm

Lifestyle Main

Creating Christmas joy

A “Stuff the Truck” event, sponsored by Haley of Farmville, Inc., was held Sunday at Walmart on Peery Drive in Farmville, the latest in a ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:47 pm


Choosing to believe

Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the editor of New York’s The Sun asking for help in answering one of childhood’s most lingering questions. Francis Pharcellus ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 11:57 am


Christmas spirit in Farmville

Crowds gathered at the High Bridge Trail Plaza in downtown Farmville Friday night for the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree. Sponsored by the Town ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Monday, November 19, 2018 4:34 pm

Lifestyle Main

Eliminating hunger — one bowl at a time

On Sunday the Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education Departments at Longwood University and Robert Russa Moton Museum hosted an Empty Bowls event as part ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:51 am

Lifestyle Main

Honoring the forgotten

Known as the forgotten war, more Americans gave their lives during World War I than the Korean and Vietnam wars combined. Surprisingly there isn’t a ... Read more

by bettyramsey, Thursday, September 20, 2018 9:04 am

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