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EDITORIAL — Poisonous partisanship affecting local governments

The poisonous partisanship we see in Washington and on cable news each day is beginning to find its way into local governments across the country. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

SEC members’ questions need to be answered

After the last broken pole has been replaced and all the downed power lines put back into place, plenty of questions will remain about why ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Initiative to improve relations is a good start

A new initiative to improve county-town relations between Prince Edward County and the Town of Farmville began this month. Farmville Town Manager Dr. Scott Davis ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Dominion’s $3.5 million gift is benevolent

After canceling its Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project and the compressor station in Buckingham County that went with it, no one would have blamed Dominion ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — State government should stay out of local elections

The bill currently making its way through the Virginia General Assembly that would move all municipal elections to November is just another example of state ... Read more

3 months ago by Roger Watson.

EDITORIAL – Longwood can help speed vaccination process

Longwood University gave 650 people coronavirus vaccinations last week, providing the community with increased capacity to vaccinate more people faster, yet some county leaders remain ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Editorial – Caregivers need our continued support

With Centra Southside Community Hospital experiencing a surge of COVID-19 patients and no relief for at least the next month or so, it is especially ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Unto us a child is born

This is the Christmas story from the Bible — Luke chapter 2 verses 1 through 20 of the King James Version. And it came to ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

The college students showed us the way

The difficult work for Longwood University officials began over the summer. The school’s administration committed to remake the university and turn a student body that ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Editorial – Resilience of Farmville shines through

It has certainly been a challenging year to be a small business owner in Farmville. The effect of COVID-19 has reduced consumer traffic, brought crowd ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — New library is a point of pride in Buckingham

The new library and community center in Dillwyn stands as testament of what can happen when the community and government leaders work together. Members of ... Read more

6 months ago by Roger Watson.

Editorial – Larger spaces should be used for community meetings

The next time the Prince Edward County School Board considers a plan to return children to in-person instruction, it would be helpful if they would ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

Editorial – Woodland COVID notification done right

The community should thank the leadership at The Woodland senior living center for its prompt and forthright reporting of a recent positive COVID-19 case at ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Delegate Wright has some explaining to do

Speaker of the House of Delegates Eileen Filler-Corn justifiably eviscerated local Delegate Tommy Wright Tuesday, Sept. 22, after Wright allegedly did not report that he ... Read more

7 months ago by Roger Watson.

EDITORIAL — There is no excuse not to vote this year

It’s officially election season. Being able to cast a ballot for the November election in September seems a bit like Starbucks breaking out the pumpkin ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — More transparency needed

It is encouraging that after a week of classes, Longwood University is reporting only four positive cases of COVID-19. Looking around at other universities in ... Read more

8 months ago by Roger Watson.

What has to happen for schools to reopen?

The decision by area school systems to begin the school year with remote learning is a good one. Looking at the problems faced by schools ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Where is the help for working parents?

It’s frustrating that in a community as caring and full of churches and nonprofit efforts as Farmville, seemingly no organizations are working to solve the ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

Abandoning pipeline plans, for now, is a A business decision

The coalition against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline wasted no time claiming victory over the mighty energy corporations that proposed slicing through 600 miles of forests, ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Broadband has become a necessity

One effect of the pandemic has been to separate communities into the “haves” and the “have nots” in terms of broadband access. Families who used ... Read more

10 months ago by Roger Watson.

Editorial – Farmville needs a statue for Johns

After Gov. Ralph Northam announced in a Thursday, June 4, press conference that the Robert E. Lee Statue in Richmond would be removed, but the ... Read more

10 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — A new day has come in Farmville

It was encouraging to see area law enforcement officials standing on the Prince Edward County Courthouse steps Monday, June 1, declaring their shock and expressing ... Read more

11 months ago by Staff Report.

Editorial – We have to stop the spread of the virus now

Our community’s health is now up to us, and so far, we are not doing so well. As government restrictions fade away, the economy reopens ... Read more

11 months ago by Roger Watson.

$10K from town for businesses is good start, not nearly enough

The Town of Farmville is doing the right thing in providing $10,000 to the Farmville Industrial Development Authority (FIDA). The money will be used by ... Read more

11 months ago by Roger Watson.

The unemployed need help becoming small business owners

While reimagining Farmville during this time of stopping and resetting the economy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, economic development is an important part ... Read more

11 months ago by Staff Report.

It’s time to unlink health insurance and employment

As we look into Reimagining Health Care this week with more telemedicine opportunities and a much different environment than having a regular family doctor, it ... Read more

12 months ago by Staff Report.

EDITORIAL — Remember your neighbors when making purchases

In talking with residents about what they plan to do when the Stay-at-Home Order ends, one thing is clear. Most people are not going to ... Read more

12 months ago by Staff Report.

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