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COLUMN — Democrats want to abolish mandatory minimum sentencing

Last Wednesday, House Democrats had their second hearing on criminal justice reform. The testimony by speakers invited by House Democrats should concern any Virginian who ... Read more

2 days ago by Tommy Wright.

LETTER — Removing statue will not solve the problem

To The Editor: I will not be attending any hearing about this statue. By removing this statue it will not solve the problem. Some wounds ... Read more

2 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Apartments were done well

To The Editor: After having experienced a setback in their initial plans to build multi-unit apartment buildings, the Martins went back to the drawing board ... Read more

2 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

COLUMN — I ordered groceries online, here’s how it went

Before the pandemic, grocery shopping was one of my favorite stress relievers. I could spend hours going down every aisle, planning out dinner or just ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Medicare-X would provide low-cost health insurance for all

On Jan. 15, 1940, the Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a quarter-page photo of a professionally dressed, bespectacled man signing some seemingly unceremonious clerical papers. Such a ... Read more

4 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Welcome back students by wearing a mask

For the first time since March, Farmville will return to its status as a two-college town with the reopening of Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College ... Read more

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

Column – Death rates from virus are very low

by wearing a mask W e have been inundated with data about the coronavirus since March. The news media has covered the issue relentlessly for ... Read more

6 days ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — Democrats’ policy is symbolism over substance

As you may have already heard, last Thursday, under cover of darkness, Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn had a number of Confederate busts along with the Robert ... Read more

1 week ago by Tommy Wright.

COLUMN — STEPS says ‘thank you’

Thank you, Prince Edward County’s Board of Supervisors! Thank you for caring. Thank you for listening. Thank you for your taking your time to weigh ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

COLUMN — Broadband solution is over our heads

This email is about your editorial dated July 2, entitled “Broadband has become a necessity.” I agree with you that the divide between “have” and ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

Citizen donates to police department

This summer Patti Carey has been supporting Farmville Police Department officers by providing them with snacks to see them through their shifts and refilling the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Angry, disgusted and disappointed

To The Editor: I’m angry, disgusted, and disappointed in our political leaders over the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Not because black lives do not matter ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Column – Trying to stay positive

All of us have been challenged by the events in the news this year. It was heartbreaking enough when our lives were flipped on end ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Democrats’ policy is symbolism over substance

As you may have already heard, last Thursday, under cover of darkness, Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn had a number of Confederate busts along with the Robert ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

Column – Remote learning is the right decision

Area school officials are making the right decision by moving to online classes for the fall. As sad as it is to think there will ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Letter – Where will this death spiral end?

To The Editor: Far leftist mayors from large cities are being spurned by their (at one time) loyal followers. The language is vitriol and vulgar, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter – Athletes should be fired for kneeling

To The Editor: I’m angry, disgusted, and disappointed in our political leaders over the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Not because black lives do not matter ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Monument decision should be decided by referendum

To The Editor: Recently there was a letter published in The (Farmville) Herald from an Allie Dudley about the removal of the Confederate Monument. She ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

LETTER — Winningest women’s coach at Longwood up for debate

To The Editor: This letter is for two purposes. One, I want to commend you for your recent articles concerning Kathy Riley’s retirement as softball ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Community Pride Award presented

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce recently presented Gary Cline Realty with the chamber’s Community Pride Award. Gary Cline Realty is located on U.S. Route 60 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COLUMN — There is no debate, seat belts save lives

I’m old, but sometimes the news still amazes me, especially these days. The latest news story to amaze me was a sad statistic from a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

LETTER — Virginia Community Rights Network launched

To The Editor: The fight against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) taught us that when people work together, they can win. A group of ACP ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COLUMN – Public hearing is the right option for statue resolution

The Farmville Town Council, much maligned for its handling of the removal of the Confederate statue, got it right earlier this month when it decided ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Child care funding requested

As Virginia continues to reopen we need to make sure our children are cared for safely. Earlier this week I sent a letter to Speaker ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Students should return to the classroom

Gov. Ralph Northam has finally called legislators back to Richmond for the special session to work on the budget. The General Assembly will convene August ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.

Law enforcement to be topic of discussion in special session

I appreciate all the calls and emails I have received over the past couple of months from my constituents regarding the current school reopening situation. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

Letter – Pipeline defeat is a win for all

To The Editor: The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is dead. Big business does not care about the environment or especially, the poor and minorities. There are ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

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