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COLUMN — Democrat priorities have changed over the years

When I was growing up, I knew my father was a Democrat. In the ’50s and ’60s, if one wanted a voice in Virginia’s government, ... Read more

4 months ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — Vaccines should not be about who you know

The 2021 General Assembly session has reached its halfway point, known as crossover. This is the point where the House and Senate complete work on ... Read more

4 months ago by Tommy Wright.

COLUMN — Why do people always hate life-saving inventions?

It is a longstanding American tradition to object to inventions that by and large save lives. In the early 1980s Michigan Rep. David Hollister introduced ... Read more

4 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Virginia’s vaccine allocation increased by 23%

On Feb. 5 the General Assembly reached crossover, the traditional midpoint of the legislative session. At crossover, the House and Senate must complete work on ... Read more

4 months ago by Matt Fariss.

COLUMN — Virginia was not prepared for vaccinations

Our second full week of the 2021 General Assembly session has come to an end, and I wanted to take a moment to update you ... Read more

5 months ago by Matt Fariss.

COLUMN — Local coaches split on Super Bowl outcome

Super Bowl LV is set for Sunday, Feb. 7, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, and it will pit the defending champion Kansas City ... Read more

5 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Our children need to go back to school

Our second full week of the 2021 General Assembly session has come to an end, and I wanted to take a moment to update you ... Read more

5 months ago by Tommy Wright.

COLUMN – How did Dillwyn get here?

The Town of Dillwyn is a small town with a big problem. The town, with a population of 556, recently completed a $1.5 million streetscape ... Read more

5 months ago by Roger Watson.

Dr. Nash answers vaccination questions

By H. Robert Nash  Piedmont Health District Director The safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are a great achievement and cause for hope. But doses are ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Virginia’s vaccine plan needs remedies

The first full week of the General Assembly has come to an end, and I wanted to take just a moment to update you on ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

COLUMN — Let Farmville be the light

Editor’s Note: The following are the closing comments made by Farmville Town Council member Brian Vincent from the Farmville Town Council meeting held Jan. 13. ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Mentors provide a valuable service

January is National Mentoring Month, an observation led by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with support ... Read more

5 months ago by Quentin Johnson.

COLUMN — Mandatory minimum sentencing could be repealed

The 2021 General Assembly session began Jan. 13. The Senate will meet in person while the House remains virtual. I have added links below for ... Read more

5 months ago by Matt Fariss.

COLUMN — Our divisions have resulted in a constitutional crisis

The orderly transfer of presidential authority failed to materialize this year. The political divisions in this country have devolved into a constitutional crisis. The head ... Read more

5 months ago by Angus McClellan.

COLUMN – Return to political norms would be welcomed

One of the results of the Donald Trump administration has been to obliterate any norms and traditions of the presidency, culminating in the incitement of ... Read more

5 months ago by Roger Watson.

Column — What will 2021 look like?

For months now, everywhere I have gone, people have been saying, “I can’t wait until 2020 is over.” With all that has occurred in the ... Read more

6 months ago by Frank Ruff.

Short session to begin Jan. 13

As you may already be aware, when the General Assembly meets for its 2021 session, the House of Delegates will meet 100% virtually. The Senate ... Read more

6 months ago by Tommy Wright.

Higher taxes for high income workers proposed

As 2020 draws to a close, I cannot help but reflect on the unusual nature of this year as we prepare for the 2021 session. ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Column — Do COVID relief packages violate principles of taxation?

The purpose of this column is to provide the readers with some thoughts on three constitutional principles in the hope that they may consider them ... Read more

6 months ago by Angus McClellan.

Column — Reflections on a difficult 2020

Everyone comes out of 2020 with a story. Here at The Farmville Herald, it has been our privilege to help tell some of those stories ... Read more

6 months ago by Roger Watson.

Column – Wishes for a great holiday season

Christine and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. This is a time to celebrate with family and be close ... Read more

6 months ago by Denver Riggleman.

A new way to formulate the state budget

Every year, the most important thing that the governor of Virginia does is produce a budget or a revised budget. Yet, way too frequently, a ... Read more

6 months ago by Frank Ruff.

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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 months ago by Denver Riggleman.

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