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Column – Stanley has turned out to be a terrific hire

Typically, personnel evaluations are done on an annual basis, but after 10 months I have seen enough. Doug ...

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Opinion — Finding America on the Crescent

A  fellow community newspaper editor and Amtrak enthusiast once told me if you want to see what America ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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Opinion – School Board is holding all the cards

In their game of political poker with the Board of Supervisors, the Prince Edward County School Board is ...

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Opinion – Less democracy is never a good choice

Apparently frustrated with the fruits of the democratic process, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors recently had ...

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OPINION – There are no black and white answers

Delegate Tommy Wright would like us to believe criminal justice is all black or white. If you commit ...

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OPINION – Get vaccinated and bungee jump off High Bridge?

Typically, it does not pay to procrastinate, but when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccination, it seems ...

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OPINION – 868 days and counting in economic slump

It’s been quite some time since Prince Edward County has had an economic development project deemed worthy of ...

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OPINION — Can SEC power be depended on after a major weather event?

The problem with Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) recent presentation to the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors was ...

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OPINION – Don’t get upset, start fixing the problem

Prince Edward County Supervisor Bobby Jones said it upsets him that professionals who work in Farmville live outside ...

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OPINION — Virginia has transformed quickly to a progressive state

Even the most ardent opponents of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration must have some amount of respect for ...

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COLUMN — Ruling seems to give town control of statue

A recent Virginia Supreme Court ruling could free up the Town of Farmville to finally determine the fate ...

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COLUMN — Detective Entrekin goes above and beyond for veteran

Standing in the Amelia Veteran’s Cemetery Thursday, Farmville Police Detective Sammy Entrekin seemed a bit surprised he was ...

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COLUMN — Good should work for results, stop playing political games

Fifth District Congressman Bob Good was one of only 12 members of the House (all Republicans) who voted ...

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Column – Pandemic has improved access to public meetings

It’s hard to believe anything positive can come out of a pandemic that has left more than 500,000 ...

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COLUMN – Starlink could help solve county’s broadband problems

The problem of Prince Edward County’s lack of access to high-speed internet may have a solution on display ...

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COLUMN – How did Dillwyn get here?

The Town of Dillwyn is a small town with a big problem. The town, with a population of ...

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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 ...

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Column — Reflections on a difficult 2020

Everyone comes out of 2020 with a story. Here at The Farmville Herald, it has been our privilege ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

OPINION

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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COLUMN — Here are some ways the county can help local businesses

With at least $1.2 million left to allocate in CARES Act money, there are a couple things Prince ...

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