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Your Turn — The christening of ‘The Lucky 7’

When the Briery Creek Wildlife Management Area, featuring hundreds of acres of flooded timber for bass fishing and ...

Columns

Your Turn — Let’s give thanks for our ambassador teachers

Topping my “thankful” list in our community this holiday season are Kerensa Smith, Raymond Tubojan and all of ...

OPINION

Your turn — The election is over. Now what?

The 2022 election is over and as the dust is settling, Republicans have taken a majority in the ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter — We need to pay attention

Dear Editor, I know we’re all sick of hearing about the 2022 elections, but I got two emails ...

Columns

Your Turn — Keep those heads up, my fellow Republicans

There’s no question, the midterm elections did not go the way we thought they would. Many close races ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Listen to the traffic experts

Dear Editor, When we had the Grand Opening for “the road to nowhere”, which was supposed to solve ...

Columns

Your turn — What’s the plan?

Last year, the Virginia Community College System approved a strategic plan for the 23 community colleges in the ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter — We need to be protected from metallic mining

Dear Editor, According to a recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Buckingham County ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the Editor — Teachers can’t teach empty seats

Dear Editor, We often read about Governor Glenn Youngkin’s displeasure regarding student test results. Yet there is rarely ...

Ambassador Teacher Program

Editorial

From the Editor’s Desk — There are some stories I don’t want to write

There are some stories I hate writing. I’m not talking about covering court cases or sitting down to ...

Betty Ramsey

Publisher’s Notebook — Bucking the trend

Our communities are what we make of them — they are a direct reflection of where we put ...

OPINION

Your turn — Virginia report card not up to state standards

The National Assessment of Educational Progress for 2022 is in, and for the Commonwealth, it is an unmitigated ...

OPINION

Your turn — A time to honor our veterans

This Friday is the day that has been set aside to honor our veterans. It is a noble ...

Editorial

From the Editor’s Desk — The ‘local stuff’ matters

The old man showed off his finger to everybody at the market. It had indelible ink on it, ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter — Hunter-McKinney represents the best of our town

Dear Editor, I am writing in support of Shaunna Hunter-McKinney who is a Write-In candidate for Farmville Town ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter — This is who Hunter-McKinney is

Dear Editor, The following quote, often attributed to Martin Luther King Jr., summarizes why you should write in ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter — ‘The smart play is to support Hardy’

Dear Editor, I’ve had the privilege of knowing John Hardy for 25+ years and the honor of working ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter — Write-In Shaunna Hunter-McKinney for Ward A

Dear Editor, Shaunna Hunter-McKinney is running for Farmville Town Council for Ward A as a write-in candidate. Here ...

Columns

Your Turn — Paying tribute to Gunther, Havlat and the 11th hour

The 11th hour has become synonymous with Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, in recognition of the document ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the Editor — Buckingham needs a dual defense against gold mining

Dear Editor, I would like the Buckingham Board of Supervisors (BOS) to consider the financial consequences of a ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the Editor – Why I endorse Cannon Watson

Dear Editor, My wife and I moved to Farmville five years ago and one of the first people ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the Editor – Stop playing the blame game

Dear Editor, The debate between Republican Good and his challenger Throneburg was enlightening and also typical. The Democrat ...

Ambassador Teacher Program

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the Editor — We need another woman on Farmville Town Council

Currently the Farmville Town Council is comprised of 6 men and 1 woman. Official figures state women make ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the Editor – Prince Edward is at a crossroads

Dear Editor, I have known Cannon Watson and his family all my life. He is an outstanding example ...

OPINION

Your turn — Let’s talk about the CDC and COVID-19 vaccines

Late last week an advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention voted unanimously to ...

OPINION

Your Turn — It’s time we put COVID-19 in our rear view mirror

Earlier this week, an advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted 15-0 to add ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the Editor — This is why I support Carl Eggleston

Dear Editor, I would like to speak about the character of Carl U. Eggleston, who is running for ...

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