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A disposal site with flair

The Rice trash drop-off site has a pleasing, perky appearance. Germaine Mobley, the worksite attendant for more than 20 years, has beautified the site with ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Housing options are few for young professionals

My boyfriend and I have been looking for a new place to rent. I know, our timing is impeccable. Hunting for housing during the pandemic ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Editorial – We have to stop the spread of the virus now

Our community’s health is now up to us, and so far, we are not doing so well. As government restrictions fade away, the economy reopens ... Read more

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

SVCC is continuing its mission through the pandemic

A year ago when I accepted the offer to serve as Southside Virginia Community College’s (SVCC) sixth president, the world was a different place. People ... Read more

5 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Ring this bell, three times well

A donation from the Centra Southside Community Hospital Auxilary has brought joyful smiles and sounds of triumph to the ears of the patients and staff ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

We have much to mourn

This is a time for mourning. We began the week as we have traditionally done with Memorial Day, mourning for those that we have lost ... Read more

5 days ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

There is light at the end of the tunnel

Summer is almost here, and the weather is improving. Fortunately, so is the coronavirus situation around most of the commonwealth. As of this writing, the ... Read more

1 week ago by Matt Fariss.

Data center article was informative

Dear Editor: Titus Mohler did an excellent article on the data center possibilities. He got to the president of the data center organizations who gave ... Read more

1 week ago by Letters to the Editor.

Save the postal service

Dear Editor: Imagine what life would be like without the U.S. Postal Service.  Daily delivery would stop.  Letters, cards, bills, solicitations, packages – all sorts ... Read more

1 week ago by Letters to the Editor.

$10K from town for businesses is good start, not nearly enough

The Town of Farmville is doing the right thing in providing $10,000 to the Farmville Industrial Development Authority (FIDA). The money will be used by ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Trucking industry is in distress

Dear Editor: My name is Stephanie Orem. I am writing this letter on behalf of Lynda Stockton, a Navy veteran and current truck driver. I ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Stanley responds to citizen’s letter about tax rate

Dear Editor: Entering into the position of supervisor for Cumberland County, it became apparent that we had two major challenges: communication and transparency to our ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Reader responds with Roosevelt’s words

Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Peca’s letter, “Trump only cares about re-election” The initial thought, of the reader, was of the many ways and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Bob Toney was a treasure

Dear Editor: Thanks for the very good May 1 coverage by Alexa Massey of the passing of our friend and neighbor Robert (Bob) Toney, founder ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Farmville will thrive through this crisis

This hard spring of 2020 in Farmville and for America is one we will never forget. Our proud two-college town has never looked more beautiful ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

We must do better for Virginians who are hurting

Gov. Ralph Northam has signed Executive Order 61 in an effort to ease some of the restrictions he put in place due to the ongoing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.

Have governors exceeded their authority?

Dear Editor: The question is, are our individual civil liberties and rights being impinged by state governors, their staffs and bureaucrats with the issuance of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

The unemployed need help becoming small business owners

While reimagining Farmville during this time of stopping and resetting the economy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, economic development is an important part ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Vote out tax-and-spend supervisors

Dear Editor: I am very upset that three supervisors of Cumberland County voted for the massive real estate tax increase that was recently passed. I ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Trump only cares about re-election

Dear Editor: There are still people out there who think President Trump didn’t do anything wrong responding to the coronavirus epidemic. Here’s all you need ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

My visit to the medical clinic

My recent trip to Centra Medical Group to address some non- COVID-19 symptoms I’ve been experiencing lately ended up being a fascinating experience. First of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Godspeed Class of 2020

Dear Longwood and Hampden-Sydney Classes of 2020: Farmville has missed you. Your “adopted” hometown is not the same without you—it is eerily quiet without your ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Confederate monument should remain

Dear Editor: Removing the Confederate monument will not eradicate Longwood’s place in Civil War history. Confederate families found Farmville Female College a safe place to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Could Clinton be Biden’s Veep?

Dear Editor: Recently a thought came upon me like a nightmare. Since the 2016 election, the Democratic party has been in the mourning and revenge ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Dems are shredding the Constitution

Dear Editor: The Dems seem anxious to mandate, violate, assume powers (that they do not have) and shred the state and the U.S. Constitutions in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Pizza for police officers

Dayton Puckett delivered pizza from Merk’s Place to the Farmville Police Department Friday, May 1. Pictured are,  from left, Justin Bowles, Chief Andy Ellington, Puckett ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

We need to get off the couch

One of the best ways for us as Americans to combat the health care crisis in our nation is to exercise regularly. As the realities ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

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