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COLUMN — Hang on, help is on the way

“Help is on the way,” Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill yelled to the small number of Tampa Bay fans gathered behind the Chiefs’ ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

COLUMN — First doses of vaccine have come to Virginia

Thanks to the hard work of doctors, scientists and Operation Warp Speed, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two coronavirus vaccines in record time with more on ... Read more

2 months ago by Denver Riggleman.

COLUMN – Where’s the science behind new restrictions?

My office has been helping Virginians in the 59th District with Virginia Employment Commission issues since the beginning of the pandemic. As of last week, ... Read more

2 months ago by Matt Fariss.

COLUMN — Riggleman leaves with dignity intact

U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman gave his farewell speech to Congress this past week, saying many of the things we as a nation need to hear ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Riggleman says farewell to Congress

These last two years serving as your representative in Congress have been an honor of a lifetime. As my time in Congress comes to an ... Read more

2 months ago by Denver Riggleman.

Thoughts on the placement of the Confederate statue

The Farmville Town Council has yet to make a final decision on where or whether the Confederate Heroes statue will stand. According to the town, ... Read more

2 months ago by Angus McClellan.

China should be held accountable

After a joyous Thanksgiving break, I was glad to return to the House of Representatives last week to conduct legislative business on behalf of the ... Read more

3 months ago by Denver Riggleman.

Should we really legalize marijuana?

Over the years that I have been in the General Assembly, there has always been an effort by some to change the laws on the ... Read more

3 months ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — Letting go may be healthier than holding on

Sometimes when I hop in bed to get some sleep, I go to pull the covers up only to find I’ve tucked them in so ... Read more

3 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Is climate change really an existential threat?

Remember John Stossel? For those who don’t remember him or never heard of him, Stossel made it big a generation or two ago when he ... Read more

3 months ago by Frank Ruff.

Thanks to those on the front lines of COVID-19

I hope you had a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving celebration with your loved ones last week. Although this holiday season looks different for many ... Read more

3 months ago by Denver Riggleman.

We need big ideas to expand broadband

In the past year we have seen lots of grant money flow into local governments earmarked for increasing broadband access. But how do local governments ... Read more

3 months ago by Roger Watson.

COLUMN — Opioid Grant Act passes House unanimously

I am proud to announce that earlier this week, my original bill, H.R. 2466, the State Opioid Grant Authorization Act of 2020, passed the House of Representatives with unanimous support. ... Read more

3 months ago by Denver Riggleman.

COLUMN — Blessings and opportunities abound

This holiday season for most, if not all of us, looks different this year. I am mindful that along with challenges come blessings and opportunities. ... Read more

3 months ago by bettyramsey.

Some taxes unfairly affect rural Virginia

We all want to be treated fairly. Sometimes we do not like government policies at the federal, state, or local levels, but if it affects ... Read more

3 months ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — My biggest Thanksgiving fails

One Thanksgiving Day when I was a tiny kid, I was sitting in the kitchen watching my mom and my nana put the final touches ... Read more

3 months ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — Working to keep promises to veterans

This week, we paused to pay special tribute to all the brave men and women who serve our country and risk their lives to keep ... Read more

3 months ago by Denver Riggleman.

Letter – Follow the real news

To The Editor: Regarding, “We can’t trust mail-in voting,” I wish to point out to Mr. Everhart that the president’s own Homeland Security (Department) made ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

November is a great time for a gratitude challenge

In 2015, National Day Calendar established November as National Gratitude Month in the United States and Canada. The designation had been advocated by Stacey Grewal, ... Read more

3 months ago by Quentin Johnson.

Letter – Coverage of gold issue is appreciated

To The Editor: Gratitude for Alexa (Massey) and The (Farmville) Herald for covering the open-pit gold mining threat here in Buckingham. As we the people ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

COLUMN — After 83 days, the special session is over

Monday, Nov. 9, after 83 days, the 2020 Special Session adjourned. We were initially called into the Special Session to develop a revised two-year budget ... Read more

4 months ago by Matt Fariss.

COLUMN — No broadband is no fun

It was encouraging to hear in the last week or so from county administrators in central Virginia that expanding broadband in their respective counties was ... Read more

4 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Can we thrive as a mediocracy?

Once upon a time, not that long ago, one received things from earning them. You merited a raise. You merited a promotion. That system was ... Read more

4 months ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — Stop catastrophizing

Are you a catastrophizer? I am, sometimes. Catastrophizing, while a pretty word, is an act in which a person believes the worst possible outcome imaginable ... Read more

4 months ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — Election Day should become election month

America will not walk away from this era of the pandemic without significant bruises and scars both physically and emotionally, but there are rare occasions ... Read more

4 months ago by Roger Watson.

Legislation sponsored to help seniors with timely medical care

I hope that you all had a productive and safe week. It is my pleasure to provide you with an update on my work in ... Read more

4 months ago by Denver Riggleman.

Some questions about who was vouching for Stanley answered

A week after Doug Stanley was hired to be Prince Edward County’s new county administrator, the question of how an executive who spent much of ... Read more

4 months ago by Roger Watson.

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