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Ownership of court records addressed

Editor’s note: Following the state’s supreme court ruling that circuit court clerks are the custodians of the records sought by the Daily Press, in this ... Read more

3 years ago by Emily Hollingsworth.

Schools see problems in funding

Editor’s note: This story examines how expectations are set for local and state funding of public schools. But is it a good system? School administrators ... Read more

3 years ago by Morgan White.

Values, rates vary across area

Editor’s Note: Taxes allow local governments across the country to raise the funds needed to provide services to their citizens. But how much is enough? ... Read more

3 years ago by Jordan Miles.

The bumpy road to accreditation

Editor’s note: This week, we examine school accreditation rankings in Buckingham, particularly looking at the county’s elementary school, which has struggled in English for four ... Read more

3 years ago by Brian Klingenfus.

How governments respond to FOIA

Second in a two-part series Editor’s note: This series informs about the ability citizens have to observe how they are governed through and in using ... Read more

3 years ago by Titus Mohler.

How open is government?

First in a two-part series Editor’s note: This series informs about the ability citizens have to observe how they are governed through and in using ... Read more

3 years ago by Titus Mohler.

First school board election is this year

Editor’s Note: This week, we examine the transition from an appointed school board to an elected one in Prince Edward. We dive into the new ... Read more

3 years ago by Carson Reeher.

Demand drives access to gas

Editor’s Note: Today, we take a deep dive into how Atlantic Coast Pipeline affects, if at all, likelihood of natural gas service for localities in ... Read more

3 years ago by Jordan Miles.

In-depth look: Salem’s home run

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series examining the feasibility of Farmville’s hosting a minor league baseball team at a downtown baseball ... Read more

3 years ago by Titus Mohler.

Major ‘minor’ possibilities

Editor’s note: What is the feasibility of a minor league baseball team coming to Farmville, and what impact could it have on the town? Sports fans ... Read more

3 years ago by Titus Mohler.

Debate impact more long term

Editor’s Note: The long-term impacts of October’s Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University in Farmville will likely be felt for years, if not decades to ... Read more

3 years ago by Martin L. Cahn.

LU sports does lot with a little

Editor’s note: As a relatively small university, Longwood does not necessarily spend as much money on its athletics program as other NCAA Division I schools. ... Read more

4 years ago by Titus Mohler.

Appointed versus elected

Editor’s note: As Prince Edward County voters head to the polls Nov. 8 to decide whether or not to elect their school board members, we ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

Heartland still mostly empty

Editor’s Note: For 16 years, the Virginia’s Heartland Regional Industrial Park has sat in Keysville in northern Charlotte County waiting for major industry to take ... Read more

4 years ago by Martin L. Cahn.

Private and independent schools maintain student numbers

Editor’s note: In the wake of one private school’s closure earlier this year, questions have arisen regarding what it takes to keep such institutions open. ... Read more

4 years ago by Carson Reeher.

A lack of representation

Editor’s Note: For some time, Farmville and Prince Edward County have been without a resident state legislator. Some people believe this puts the county and ... Read more

4 years ago by Hannah Davis.

Land taxes, values vary widely

Editor’s Note: Taxes allow local governments across the country to raise the funds needed to provide services to their citizens. But how much is enough? ... Read more

4 years ago by Jordan Miles.

In depth: Longwood University and football

Editor’s Note: Longwood University supporters have wondered about the impact a football program might have on the university and community. Today, we look at the ... Read more

4 years ago by Titus Mohler.

Airports keep regional economy flying

Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, the Friends of the Farmville Airport objected to a proposed increase on the tax rate imposed on airplanes kept at ... Read more

4 years ago by Jamie Ruff.

‘Get us where we need to be,’ PECPS superintendent could face challenges with accreditation

Editor’s Note: Each Friday the Herald news staff will take an in-depth look at a topic of major importance to the community. Today, staff writer Carson Reeher ... Read more

4 years ago by Carson Reeher.

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