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A message to our readers

The Farmville Herald staff has been working hard in recent days to ensure we remain — both in print and online — a trusted source ... Read more

2 months ago by bettyramsey.

Making dreams come true

Aug. 17 saw the official dedication and opening of Lions Park on the west end of Farmville. The project was made possible through the hard ... Read more

9 months ago by bettyramsey.

A loud and clear message

While the cliché “It takes a village to raise a child” may be over used its importance is not lost. This past weekend was Virginia’s ... Read more

10 months ago by bettyramsey.

Internet safety

The internet has forever changed the way we live our lives. In the palm of my hand, using just a smartphone, I can send an ... Read more

11 months ago by bettyramsey.

An Independence Day to remember

At the mention of Fourth of July I begin to anticipate barbecue, fresh corn, the gathering of family and friends and of course fireworks. It ... Read more

11 months ago by bettyramsey.

Protecting our children

Colorful pinwheel gardens are springing up in our area, the state and even the across the nation, and you may be asking yourself what’s it ... Read more

1 year ago by bettyramsey.

Choosing to believe

Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the editor of New York’s The Sun asking for help in answering one of childhood’s most lingering questions. Francis Pharcellus ... Read more

2 years ago by bettyramsey.

An ideal educational tool

Many of today’s classrooms are filled with all types of emerging technologies, which educators use to enhance their students’ educational experiences. However, area newspapers have ... Read more

2 years ago by bettyramsey.

Make it a Fourth of July to remember

At the mention of Fourth of July I begin to anticipate barbecue, fresh corn, the gathering of family and friends, and of course fireworks. It ... Read more

2 years ago by bettyramsey.

Let there be ducks

It was a first for downtown Farmville, thousands of bright yellow rubber ducks bobbing and “racing” down the Appomattox river at The United Way of ... Read more

2 years ago by bettyramsey.

A reminder that freedom isn’t free

Memorial Day, celebrated on the last Monday in May, is often referred to as the unofficial start of summer. However, it is so much more ... Read more

2 years ago by bettyramsey.

A job well done

Sunday the Prince Edward County High School (PECHS) drama team presented “B. Rose! The Musical” at the inaugural Barbara Rose Johns Day Celebration at the ... Read more

2 years ago by bettyramsey.

A visit with Uncle Sam

It’s quickly approaching April 15 and with it comes my annual visit with my least favorite uncle, Sam. I wish I could say this was ... Read more

2 years ago by bettyramsey.

Don’t become a statistic

February is National Heart Health Month, and according to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly ... Read more

2 years ago by bettyramsey.

Giving credit where credit is due

As is often the case on the opinion page, we like to take the opportunity in our columns to commend those in the community who ... Read more

2 years ago by bettyramsey.

Choosing to believe

Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the editor of New York’s The Sun asking for help in answering one of childhood’s most lingering questions. Francis Pharcellus ... Read more

2 years ago by bettyramsey.

Holiday good reads

The sweet sights and sounds of Christmas are a reminder and an opportunity for us to put political differences aside and come together in peace. ... Read more

3 years ago by bettyramsey.

Let the holiday festivities begin

Calling all chefs, cooks, and lovers of good food. Do you or a family member make cornbread that is ‘to die for,’ have a crab ... Read more

3 years ago by bettyramsey.

Shades of pink

October, in our area, is known for beautiful colors, warm shades of red, bright and vibrant yellows, brilliant oranges and also a soft, warm pink.  ... Read more

3 years ago by bettyramsey.

It’s time for the fair

It may still be hot outside and feel like summer, but, as of last Friday, it’s officially fall and the season for festivals and fairs.  ... Read more

3 years ago by bettyramsey.

She commends initiative

As evidenced in Friday’s edition of The Herald, (“Teachers donate to local causes),” each Friday at Prince Edward County High School teachers may donate $1 ... Read more

3 years ago by bettyramsey.

Tips on beating the heat

I t’s been hot — and I mean really hot outside. The temperature gauge in my car recently read 102 degrees Fahrenheit. I had to ... Read more

3 years ago by bettyramsey.

‘Unique opportunities’

Two firsts, of which I hope there are many more, for the High Bridge Trail took place recently. The longest pedestrian bridge in Virginia, High ... Read more

3 years ago by bettyramsey.

‘Putting his feet to the pedals’

Just hearing the word cancer in relation to a loved one strikes fear into our hearts, but especially so when it relates to a child. ... Read more

3 years ago by bettyramsey.

Giving thanks for mom

Mother’s Day is a holiday we celebrate and give thanks to the woman/women in our lives who have, in many circumstances, had more to do ... Read more

3 years ago by bettyramsey.

Making a difference

These days it seems everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer’s ugly hand. It strikes family members, our neighbors, friends and even ourselves. ... Read more

3 years ago by bettyramsey.

‘What can we do better?’

At The Herald, we are always looking for ways to improve and regularly ask ourselves and our readers, “What can we do better?” In that ... Read more

3 years ago by bettyramsey.

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