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Steve Stewart, Author at Farmville

Columns

Make a dollar go a long way

In a few days, having given and received generously with friends and loved ones, let us all consider giving something back to our community. The ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 12:54 pm

Columns

Many reasons to be thankful

On Thursday, Americans will pause to count their blessings. My list could go on and on. • I’m thankful to live in a country where, ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 1:40 pm

Columns

Unburned by the national spotlight

National media attention, which can harm as much as it can help, treated Farmville kindly during the recent Vice Presidential Debate. For national reporters, the ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 2:15 pm

Education

Longwood president welcomes debate audience

Before the major networks went live with their broadcasts of the Vice Presidential Debate on Tuesday night, Longwood University President Taylor Reveley IV welcomed attendees ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9:24 pm

Local

Voice of America deems Farmville as Trump country

Add Voice of America to the national media outlets taking a deeper look at Farmville as the Vice Presidential Debate nears. Reporter Kathryn Gypson found ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:18 pm

Local

Debate prep culminates for town of Farmville

With the Vice Presidential Debate just hours away, Ilsa Loeser, whose firm Letterpress Communications handles marketing and public relations for the town of Farmville, reflected ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:09 pm

Longwood University

‘The Voice’ star entertains at pre-debate Jubilee

Javier Colon, who was the winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s “The Voice” in 2011, opened Jubilee festivities for Longwood University students Monday in ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Monday, October 3, 2016 4:01 pm

Local

Libertarians still pushing for seat on debate stage

Supporters of Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson gathered Sunday outside the office of Longwood University President Taylor Reveley IV to lobby for the inclusion ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Sunday, October 2, 2016 2:51 pm

Columns

For Longwood, more than a debate

If you want a seat in Willett Hall for next month’s vice presidential debate, call Hillary Clinton. Or Donald Trump. Don’t call Taylor Reveley IV. ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Thursday, September 8, 2016 1:21 pm

Columns

Magazine response wows us

One of our goals with the launch of Farmville the Magazine was to bring a smile to the faces of its readers. With your overwhelming ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, August 16, 2016 4:53 pm

Columns

Magazine on the way

Our newest publication will hit the streets next week, and we think you’re going to like it. Farmville the Magazine is a publication for and ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:44 pm

Columns

Rise above the drama and serve the citizens

Farmville arguably is a better place because of the investments of real estate developer Russell Harper. He reminded us so at a town council meeting ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Friday, June 17, 2016 11:26 am

Columns

Thumbs up; thumbs down

Revisiting a couple of recent column topics … Thumbs up to the Longwood University softball team for arguably the most accomplished season, in any sport, ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:05 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Longwood rallies to win Big South softball tournament

Longwood University completed a sizzling two-day run through the losers’ bracket of the Big South Conference softball tournament, beating Campbell 10-0 in Saturday afternoon’s championship ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Saturday, May 14, 2016 12:27 pm

Columns

Banks should apologize

Lloyd Banks, the thin-skinned bully who leads Cumberland County’s Board of Supervisors, needs a refresher course on his role in government. “This is my meeting,” ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:13 pm

Columns

A home team to root for

Exhibit A for Longwood University’s ability to compete in college athletics’ highest division is the Lancer softball team, which continues to set a standard for ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 11:49 am

Columns

History attracts tourists

A proposed civil rights walking trail, done correctly, can be an important piece of downtown Farmville’s revitalization. Organizers convened citizens and community leaders recently at Moton ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:23 pm

Columns

Wanted: resident lawmaker

If voters give state Sen. Tom Garrett, R-Buckingham, a promotion to Congress this fall, Farmville and Prince Edward County should be ready to claim the ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, February 23, 2016 4:39 pm

Columns

School board mustn’t settle

Regardless of which search partner the Prince Edward School Board uses to find the county schools’ next superintendent, here’s hoping the board thinks big. Few ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:30 pm

Columns

Showcase edition coming soon

Community newspaper publishing requires us to thoroughly chronicle the Heart of Virginia region, warts and all. On any given day, chances are good in a ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, January 12, 2016 11:43 am

Columns

Longwood’s grand slam

A not-so-farfetched assessment of technological advances foretells a bleak future for bricks-and-mortar college campuses. In an age when one can earn a degree on a ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, December 8, 2015 3:11 pm

Local

Communications cache training is Friday and Saturday

FARMVILLE — The Virginia Communications Cache will conduct its quarterly training in Farmville and Prince Edward on Friday and Saturday. According to Prince Edward Assistant County ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Thursday, December 3, 2015 9:29 pm

Columns

Unmistakable progress

In early June, as Kristen Green celebrated the release of a memoir that trashed her hometown, the people of Farmville and Prince Edward County quietly, ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Thursday, November 19, 2015 3:25 pm

Columns

A victim of the times

The Free News, a weekly newspaper for area residents who don’t subscribe to The Farmville Herald, went away last week — a relic of a ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 10:51 am

Columns

Back in the spotlight

Six decades ago, Farmville and Prince Edward County made national news for the wrong reason, shutting down the public schools to avoid court-ordered integration. The ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:00 am

Columns

Joined at the hip

Farmville Mayor David Whitus’ convocation address at Longwood University last week was another symbol of improved relations between two institutions whose fates are forever intertwined. ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10:41 am

Columns

Help shape our content

Two weeks in, we hope you’re enjoying the resized and redesigned Farmville Herald. We appreciate the many readers who’ve called or written to tell us ... Read more

by Steve Stewart, Thursday, August 13, 2015 5:26 pm

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