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Column – Get the shot or drink alone

In order to protect their employees and keep their doors open, businesses across the country are beginning to take actions that keep the unvaccinated on ... Read more

1 day ago by Roger Watson.

Letter – Infrastructure bill has more to do with social justice

To the Editor: With utmost respect, Editor (Roger) Watson may want to consider that Republicans and Democrats have been replaced by conservatives and liberals — ... Read more

2 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter – Kudos to Carwile

To the Editor: I am responding to (Eunice)  Carwile’s  letter of July 28 “Confederate Soldiers Did Not Have a Choice.” She hit the nail directly on ... Read more

2 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter — Superintendent should comply with guidelines

To the Editor: Anger. Frustration. Shock. Utter disbelief. These are the emotions I felt when I read Dr. Barbara Johnson’s rationale for Prince Edward County ... Read more

5 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter — VFW also remembers fallen veterans

To the Editor: On behalf of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7059, I am writing to bring attention to an article that appears in the ... Read more

5 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Opinion — Is Virginia really No. 1 for business?

It was great news that, according to CNBC, Virginia is the number one state in the nation to do business. An honor like this is ... Read more

5 days ago by Frank Ruff.

Opinion – Republicans need to stop rooting against the state

One would think that Virginia winning its second consecutive honor as the top state in the nation for business from CNBC would be something we ... Read more

6 days ago by Roger Watson.

Letter – Confederate soldiers did not have a choice

To the Editor: I am responding to your editorial rant of July 21 about the Confederate statue. I especially take issue with what you said ... Read more

1 week ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter – Cumberland needs administrator with different vision for county

To the Editor: Now that the current Cumberland County Administrator has given notice of his departure, I know that a replacement can be found that ... Read more

1 week ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter – Silent majority is sick of political hate

To the Editor: Why is it that Republicans invariably cast pessimistic views on Democrats’ plans, without completing the whole picture? I won’t question that the ... Read more

1 week ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter – Countering climate change has to start somewhere

To the Editor: Why is it that Republicans invariably cast pessimistic views on Democrats’ plans, without completing the whole picture? I won’t question that the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

We need bold action on infrastructure, climate change

By Karen McElfish Virginia Mercury This past year has challenged Virginia in unforeseeable ways. Our faith communities have been tested by not one, but four ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Letter — Do your part to protect our environment

To the Editor: Virginia is among the top three states in our country for accepting trash. The most recent report from the Virginia Department of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Letter — Buckingham is fortunate to have medic service

To the Editor: During these days of controversy and negativity, I just wanted to report that good things are still happening and people do care ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Response to, ‘Are we a Christian nation?’l

To the Editor: In response to, “Are we a Christian nation?” How many Christians support killing a child as it is being born? Gov. Ralph ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

New law causes energy bills to increase

Democrats have been doing their dead level best to make electricity more expensive for Virginians. In 2020, they passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

Jesus can save you

To the Editor: This letter is one that is not political, nor religious but an invitation for salvation, relationship and eternity. First let me make ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Pandemic divided us when we should have united

To the Editor: King Oedipus is the subject of what is possibly the most renowned tragedy in literary history. This most beloved king of Athens ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Opinion – Council should rethink plan for Confederate statue

In Charlottesville, statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were taken away on flatbed trucks this month. In Richmond, a dozen Confederate statues have ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Letter — Response to ‘What’s Wrong with Us?’

To the Editor: In the Wednesday, June 23, edition, The Herald’s editorial staff published an article titled “What’s Wrong with Us?” in which they assert ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Opinion — REV initiative offers training assistance

Employment data for Virginia presents a complicated picture. In 2019 before COVID-19 shutdowns impacted the economy, Virginia reported an unemployment rate of only 2.7%. During ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Quentin Johnson.

Yak Attack wins Looking Our Best Award

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the Looking Our Best Award to YakAttack Thursday, July 8. Pictured from left are Josh Race, Bob Fulghum, Wade ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Let us know your unique talent

As the world wakes up from its pandemic slumber, I find myself questioning why I didn’t learn a new talent or get a new hobby ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Opinion – Democratic policies have made Virginia less safe

Last week’s news was filled with violence and bloodshed all too close to home. Central Virginia saw a rash of murders unlike anything in recent ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

Editorial — Crossroads needs a strong board

During this time when the Crossroads Community Service Board is searching for an executive director, it would be a good time for the Crossroads board ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Are we really a racist nation?

The phrase “Can’t we all get along?” by the late Rodney King was uttered after he was brutally beaten by Los Angeles police officers three ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Letter – What language do you speak stranger?

To the Editor: “Twas brillag and the slivey toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe. all mimsey were the borrogroves and the moams wrath ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

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