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Tribute to the Veterans planned

Next weekend, folks in Farmville and the surrounding area will have a chance to join thousands across the ...


Devotional — God’s help is always near

“Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man” — Psalms 60:11 Assisting someone in ...

Farmville Christmas parade

Church & Community

Herald Community Calendar for the week of Dec. 9

The Herald community calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that ...


Theatre Review: Players tell a great story with latest panto

By Jes Simmons Youngsters and those who are young-at-heart in Farmville and surrounds are in for a December ...


Book Club learns about Tice’s experiences

The Third Thursday Book Club held their November meeting at the home of Martha Taylor. The speaker for ...


Movie Review: Does The Wonder live up to its name?

Based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, THE WONDER is an eerie and enthralling thriller that explores the ...

Church & Community

Chorale to present ‘Carols and Cantatas’

“Carols and Cantatas for Christmas”, to be presented by the Commonwealth Chorale on Dec. 11, 4 p.m., at ...


Trent’s Mill News — Who did you hire to string Christmas lights?

Everyone loves driving around to see Christmas lights or turning on your own at home with a pre-lit ...

Waterworks Players

Christmas Production

Waterworks Players keep the Christmas pantomine tradition alive

FARMVILLE – This weekend, the Waterworks Players will perform “The Little Mermaid” for local residents. But even though ...

Battle of the Bulbs


Battle of the Bulbs returns this season to Farmville

FARMVILLE – As Christmas approaches, more homes and businesses are decorating for the holidays. This year, folks have ...


The Word — The sign of the Lord

On a July day, several years ago, I was backpacking through the European countryside. The beauty of the ...


Devotional — Amen. Come, Lord Jesus

Here we are at the beginning of another season of Advent. In case this is news to you, ...


Farmers hear outlook for upcoming farm bill

In the face of ongoing economic volatility, U.S. farmers continue to produce: For each input that goes into ...


SVCC students learn about leadership

Seven SVCC students recently attended the Virginia Community College System Student Leadership Conference in Roanoke. Over the course ...


Mother Nature’s Garden — Japanese Knotweed: A seriously tough plant

Since the late 15th century, we humans have moved around 13,000 species of plants from their native habitats ...


Happy to be Here — Listen and let the songs play

As the song says, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Nature sets the stage with starlight ...


Sowing Seeds — Now what? A story of God and money

Christians are not immune to financial problems. One article claimed the percentage of Christians declaring bankruptcy is roughly ...

Christmas parades


Trent’s Mills News: Cue the Christmas parades all over the area

One of the best parts of this time of year are the Christmas parades. Families line the streets ...


Mail theft can lead to fraud

Scams aren’t always a high-tech project. In fact, some of the most common are about as old fashioned ...


Student loan repayments extended again

For 45 million Americans who carry a total of $1.6 trillion in outstanding student loans, the federal government ...

Farmville giveaway


Farmville giveaway provides early Christmas present for residents

FARMVILLE – A Christmas giveaway earlier this week blessed many families who are struggling in hopes of providing ...


Union Branch celebrates pastoral anniversary

Union Branch Baptist Church of Arvonia recently celebrated the fifth pastoral anniversary of Elder Faith Jones, M. Ed. ...

Buckingham FFA


Buckingham FFA members prepare for the future

DILLWYN – The Buckingham Future Farmers of America chapter has been busy over the last two months. On ...


Toy drive contributions dropped off

LeAnna Grant with the Farmville Jaycees delivered the gifts from the toy drive held on Sunday, Nov. 27 ...


Two local doctors receive ‘Top Doc’ awards

Centra Southside Community Hospital’s Dr. Bikram Bal and Dr. Sunil Rajan received Top Doc 2023 awards. To be ...


How do you feel about COVID-19?

Do you feel the pandemic is over? How are you handling masks and booster shots this winter? The ...

Herald Community calendar

Church & Community

Herald Community Calendar for the week of Dec. 2

The Herald community calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that ...

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