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Letter to the Editor — Your work is appreciated

Dear Editor, I am writing to say we appreciate Farmville residents sharing the true meaning of Christmas with ...

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Letter to the Editor — We all need to show up and speak out

Dear Editor, I have attended every Electoral Board meeting in Buckingham County since July of 2022, and public ...

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From the Editor’s Desk: You can’t have it both ways

Target isn’t going to just move to Farmville because we ask them to. The same goes for a ...

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Mike Wilson: Attack of the Identified Flying Objects

Thinking back across the decades as we go through another January, I am struck by the thought that ...

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Letter to the Editor: We want our leaders to start listening

Dear Editor, An unprecedented event occurred in Buckingham on Jan. 17. At a regularly scheduled meeting of the ...

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Frank Ruff: Big issues in 2023 General Assembly

The General Assembly kicked off the 2023 session last week. It is too early to have a good ...

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From the Editor’s Desk: Involvement means more than just reading what happened

After last Friday’s column, I received quite a few responses. For those wondering what I’m talking about, in ...

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Mike Wilson : I sympathized with Rodney Dangerfield

I was deeply saddened when my favorite comedian Rodney Dangerfield (you will remember him as bug-eyed, sweaty, and ...

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Carlton: Community needs larger role in gold mining discussion

There are seven Buckingham County residents serving on the county’s litter committee. That number will come up later, ...

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Mike Wilson: It was a case of death by salami

I fear that, when conversations turn toward my historic inclusion on the Hap’s Grill Wall of Fame, I ...

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Frank Ruff: How can our region lead in skills training?

Southern and Central Virginians should be proud of our role in leading work skills training. The Growth Virginia ...

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Letter to the Editor: We want our leaders to start listening

Everything is possible if you wish hard enough is supposedly what Peter Pan said. Well, the citizens of ...

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Your Turn — Uniformed Respect

Last week, I attended the funeral of Joe Carey. Joe served in uniform for a total of 40 ...

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Your Turn — Democrats don’t care to learn

Democrats wanted to end 2022 on a high note, attacking two of Governor Youngkin’s major policy initiatives — ...

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Mike Wilson: Vaya con Dios, Jorge

It’s been a year now since my dear friend Jorge (aka Dr. Jorge Antonio Silveira y Montes de ...

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Letter to the Editor — Public Works came to our rescue

Dear Editor, Once again the workers from the Farmville Public Works Department came to our rescue. While most ...

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Letter to the Editor — We need a broader committee

Dear Editor, I was a member of the State Committee to assess the impacts of gold mining in ...

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Your Turn — Adieu 2022, welcome 2023 with hope and optimism

If there’s one thing we have to do now is to say adieu 2022. With all the events ...

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From the Editor’s Desk: An early dose of the Christmas spirit

“What are you doing?” I was holding a notepad in one hand at the time, with my phone ...

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Mike Wilson: Hammy New Year!

“Desert Island Discs” is a very popular and long-running (since 1942) program on BBC Radio. Each week the ...

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Your turn — Let’s talk about that mask settlement

Earlier this month, the Commonwealth agreed to a limited settlement that will end a lawsuit brought by the ...

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Your turn — A billion dollars back to taxpayers

Governor Youngkin had the opportunity to adjust the budget that we are currently in and that will be ...

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Mike Wilson: An unexpected guest

Back when our girls were small, my teaching schedule at Hampden-Sydney College allowed us to make a grand ...

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Letter: Why won’t a new build work for Prince Edward Elementary?

Editor’s note: For more on the issues surrounding Prince Edward Elementary, which is referenced in this letter, click ...

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Letter — I appreciate election workers

Dear Editor, I want to say I appreciate all of the dedicated officers of election, the Buckingham Voter ...

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Your Turn — Unacceptable school situation

“A stunning lack of transparency.” “They failed at every juncture.” It’s hard to understate just how damning the ...

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Mike Wilson: That red clay Christmas

What I remember most about the Christmas of 1961 was seeing natural ice for the first time (at ...

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