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The truth is here

Since the beginning of time, Satan has tempted us to doubt the existence of truth. In Genesis 3:1 he tempts Eve with the words “Did ... Read more

3 days ago by Matthew Sorenson.

Trunk or treat time

Mt. Zion located 6277 Cartersville Road, New Canton will be hosting its annual trunk or treat on Oct. 30 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Tar ... Read more

3 days ago by Annie May Miles.

It is good

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face ... Read more

3 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Leadership and the cockroach letter

On a dinner flight, the man opened his meal. Right on top of the salad he saw an enormous cockroach. When he got home, he ... Read more

3 days ago by Larry Davies.

Trends in daylily hybridization

Gardeners are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, and I suspect that daylily growers are the nicest of the nice. This summer I ... Read more

7 days ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Column – What’s going down

The song on the radio was an old sixties hit, “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield. Stephen Stills wrote it as part of a ... Read more

7 days ago by Larry Davies.

LU Jazz Ensemble at Jarman Auditorium

On Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. the Long-wood University Jazz Ensemble will present a free concert at Jarman Auditorium on the LU campus. Admission ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Take time to smell the flowers

I don’t know about you, but I live in a hurry, and when I try to do things, I also go all in. This is ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

The way, the truth and the life

Recently, hiking the Lakeside Trail at Holliday Lake State Park, I missed a turn and got off-track. Despite having hiked this beautiful loop many times, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Brent Roberts.

Vacation Bible School Day in Dillwyn

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee, a nonprofit organization, will be hosting its regular monthly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. at the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

What’s going down

The song on the radio was an old sixties hit, “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield. Stephen Stills wrote it as part of a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Agricultural teamwork

Last spring, my husband and I decided to transform part of our side yard into a meadow-like collection of wildflowers. We had a vision of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Karen Bellenir.

Remembering Anne Mason Field and yellowroot

For many years, I hiked local trails with my friend Ann Mason Field. We followed the cycle of the seasons by celebrating the first skunk ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Conflicted about conflict?

“But (Jesus) turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Susie Thomas.

Neighborhood update

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee, a nonprofit organization, will be hosting its regular monthly meeting Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

One tornado, two churches – Part 2

Early one Saturday morning, Cordelia Alexander awoke to the sounds of a concrete truck and men talking. The sounds coming from just outside her bedroom ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Gathering, preserving and feasting

With the official arrival of fall, many of us are beginning to take part in the yearly tradition of decorating to celebrate the transition of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Hannah Evans.

‘Could’ve, would’ve, should’ve’

I have often heard the phrase (or some variation of the phrase), “If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we’d all have a merry ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Barry Vassar.

Hidden treasures in thinning a forest

BY JO WEAVER One of the advantages to mechanically suppressing the competition in our longleaf restoration project is that I have seen many inches of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

How to select ground covers

BY MARK CARROLL Ground covers are low-growing plants that spread quickly to form a dense cover. You may wonder, “why would I want that?” There ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Thriving in the midst of tribulation

The toll of human suffering right now is overwhelming. Wildfires continue to burn, taking with them whole communities. Hurricane Ida just swept through, taking lives ... Read more

1 month ago by Matthew Sorenson.

Enjoy gospel music at its best

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee, a nonprofit organization, will be hosting its regular monthly meeting Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

One tornado, two churches

I read an ad that said, “95% of our daily decisions could be made by most anyone. It is the other 5%, the crucial 5% ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

Mysteries abound

By Wilford Kale Special to The Farmville Herald After reading some advance notices about S.A. Cosby’s newest book, “Razorblade Tears” (Flatiron Books, 336 pgs., $26.99) ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

9/11 remembered by veterans

The Farmville VFW Post 7059 held a silent remembrance at the Prince Edward County Courthouse for those killed on 9/11. Saturday, Sept. 11 marked the ... Read more

1 month ago by Shannon Watkins.

Groundnut: The plant with a crumpled red velvety blossom

I confess that I’m often overcome by the sheer number of yellow flowers that appear in late summer. There are more than 50 species of ... Read more

1 month ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Charity: Key to healthy community life

Living the hustle and bustle of our daily life, we seldom stop to consider the source of the many blessings that we take for granted. ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

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