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Editorials

Legacy of courage

Barbara Johns Day, celebrated April 23, became a holiday in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2018. Johns and dozens of students at Robert Russa Moton ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Fruitful social work

Following events held in coordination with April being declared “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in Prince Edward County, we would like to highlight and commend the ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Applauding life-sustaining work

We would like to take a moment to commend the work of the fire departments and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies in Prince Edward County. ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Commending innovation

Counties in the region often face similar challenges. This can include everything from school funding, to reductions in volunteers in fire departments and rescue squads, ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Our commitment to you

In Friday’s edition of The Herald, we published the article “Setting the record straight” to address a situation no newspaper wants to find itself in ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Realized hopes

In the March 30, 2018 edition of The Herald, we published an editorial expressing our hopes for the future of the Longwood University men’s basketball ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

County budgets need your input

During a busy season for many that includes filing taxes, spring cleaning one’s homes, preparing for the end of the school year/student graduations, and countless ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Bravo to Buckingham

We would like to offer a hearty congratulations to the Buckingham County High School varsity girls basketball team on a season of fulfilled goals and ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Keeping communication open

The follow-up to a Sunday, Jan. 27 incident at Longwood Village, an off-campus student housing community located off South Main Street, which involved a suspect ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Insight into journalism

We would like to take a moment to highlight the Rhetoric Film Series taking place at Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC). The beginning of the film series ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Remembering Dowell

The death of Virginia State Police (VSP) Trooper Lucas B. Dowell has brought an outpouring of response not only from those who knew and loved ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Expanding a strength

If there is something that Farmville’s institutions of higher learning are known for is its leadership training. This training is accomplished in a variety of ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Secure in excellence

It is a blessing to know that you’re in good hands. We all learn, at one point or another, that the world is, indeed, a ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

A mountaintop perspective

Sydney Trent, longtime Washington Post editor and journalist, gave a moving tribute to Barbara Rose Johns and Dr. Martin Luther King during an address Tuesday ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Defining greatness

This past Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which properly observed brings with it a host of good things our culture desperately needs. One ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Kudos to library project

The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors and members of the audience got to see a remarkable development on the proposed library and community center location ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

A note of encouragement

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors is entering a time of key transition in the next several weeks. Buffalo District Supervisor C.R. “Bob” Timmons ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

The benefits of community newspapers

The Information Age has changed the way many of you get your news, but community newspapers continue to serve as valuable resources for readers interested ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Cause for celebration

The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce, while honoring area businesses and individuals making strides in our community, had reason to commemorate its own milestone. The ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

What to make of this transition

We stand at the beginning of a new year, and being at this point recalls a line written by the late author J.R.R. Tolkien in ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Write it out

If you live in the counties of Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward, you may be familiar with the requests to participate in the Town of Farmville’s ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Retrospective of 2018

The year 2018 has contained a lot of memories for the Heart of Virginia. Before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, we have ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Climate change

Regardless of where you stand on the topic of climate change, there’s no denying that potential variations in climate — even by just a few ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Together in times of crisis

The severe weather in the region this year has been alarming. The extent of the destruction we’ve seen in the community as the result of ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Commendable government

Whether the government in question is local, state or federal, we have certain words that come to mind describing what we want that government to ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Parade a community effort

The organizations and individuals that lined up for Sunday’s Farmville Jaycees Christmas Parade spanned nearly three digits, 89 in total. Though the number of participants ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Salute to small businesses

Small businesses are an important lifeblood to any economy. They may be the seed that later becomes an enormous business, but even if that never happens, ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

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