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LETTER — First responders should get vaccines first

To The Editor: The recent announcement that the active faculty and staff of Longwood University would begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations this week appears to have ... Read more

LETTER – A different view of the ‘Prodigal Son’ parable

To the Editor: “All that is mine is yours,” Luke 15:31. This is the end to the parable of the Prodigal Son. It is here ... Read more

State park helps Christmas Mother program

The Friends of Bear Creek Lake State Park along with park staff presented a donation of $6,821.18 and 747 toys to the Cumberland Christmas Mother ... Read more

LETTER – How is Good supporting Trump helping us now?

Residents of the 5th Congressional District: In order for democracy to succeed, citizens must be informed and engaged. We have to vote and then educate ... Read more

LETTER – GOP is fading into insignificance

To the Editor: Unfortunately Del. C. Matthew Fariss sometimes follows the standard Republican line of conspiracy theories and accompanying lies. There is no plan by ... Read more

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

COLUMN — Mandatory minimum sentencing could be repealed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

LETTER — There are ways to peacefully revolt

To the Editor: When we step into a voting booth, we make revolution — peaceful revolution.  We vote in a new party or elect to ... Read more

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

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

LETTER – Is it possible to be realistic and not political?

To the Editor: I would like to comment on state Republican Frank Ruff’s editorial on, “What will 2021 look like?” I think the theme is ... Read more

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

Cleanup celebrated

Monday, Dec. 28, the Ujima: Community Cleanup was hosted in Parkview Gardens Apartment Complex. Organized by Farmville native Torian Jones, the event welcomed volunteers from ... Read more

Letter — We have traded freedom of democracy for socialism

To the Editor: I think of the Bible’s parable of the Prodigal Son, who wasted his fortune in a far country. Finally, when he had ... Read more

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

Letter — Virtual meetings not cutting it in Buckingham

To the Editor: On Monday next, January 11, the Buckingham Board of Supervisors (BOS) will meet to conduct county business.   There are two public hearings scheduled ... Read more

Letter — Contact supervisors about gold mining issue

To the Editor: Thanks to Alexa Massey for her Christmas Day article on the “Commercial prospecting” issue to be addressed at the Monday, Jan. 11, ... Read more

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

Story was inspiring

To the Editor: What an inspiring story: Peyton Turner and Claire Tucker, with the help of Cumberland County Librarian Lisa Davis, established a lasting collection ... Read more

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

Letter — Chuck Smith earns support for AG

To the Editor: As we prepare for the 2021 election year, many of us, including myself, are still undecided on who we will support for ... Read more

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

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

Christmas toy drive

The Royal Jewelz Social Club of Farmville, in collaboration with the 434 Ryderz Car Club of Lynchburg, provided toys to every child who attended toy ... Read more

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

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

LETTER — Support sought for school legislation

To the Editor: Thank you for printing the article “New Virginia laws seek to close ‘school-to-prison pipeline,’” published Wednesday, Dec. 16. I am writing to ... Read more

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