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COLUMN – County’s choice of Stanley is puzzling

Why? That’s the biggest question after the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors hired Douglas Stanley to be the county’s new administrator last week. Why ... Read more

Letter – We can again become a leader of hope

To The Editor: On my way home last week, I slowed down a bit to glance at a yard sign that had been on display ... Read more

Letter – Avenues are like mini Portland?

To The Editor: Usually, when my friends and family visit Farmville, we tour through the “Avenues” and admire the old homes. This trip, after seeing ... Read more

Letter – Webb will be our voice in Washington

To The Editor: Fellow constituents of the 5th, I will be brief, as hundreds of thousands have already cast their ballots in the district. VA05 ... Read more

Letter – Early voters missed corruption story

To The Editor: Early voting isn’t something new this year, and 54 million have already cast their ballot. It is an unusually large number of ... Read more

Stanley will be great for Prince Edward

To The Editor: I understand you have hired Doug Stanley as Prince Edward County, county administrator. This is great news for Stanley, Prince Edward County ... Read more

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

Food distribution

The Farmville Police Department recently helped New Life Church of Farmville distribute Farmers to Families food boxes to local residents. From left to right are ... Read more

COLUMN — Special session laws will bring changes to law enforcement

Last Friday’s budget action should be the final votes this chamber must cast on the budget until the reconvened session. Yet Democrats have still found ... Read more

LETTER — Good would threaten Social Security

To The Editor: A recent letter published in The Herald accused Congressional candidate Dr. Cameron Webb of using dangers to Social Security as a “scare ... Read more

A lawn of love

Farmville resident Woodfin Ligon made his own Virginia “LOVE” sign using his lawnmower. Ligon said he wanted to make the sign in honor of the ... Read more

LETTER – Social Security should not be used as campaign scare tactic

To The Editor: I’m looking at campaign literature from Dr. Cameron Webb, Democrat candidate for the U.S. House. For a young man, he has accomplished ... Read more

Column – Gratitude for Bartlett’s helpful approach

I think it was my second day on the job here with The Farmville Herald that I covered my first government meeting ever. It was ... Read more

LETTER – Parents have to take responsibility

To The Editor: The letter to the editor entitled “Time to put our kids’ education first” caught my eye. I read it once and then ... Read more

Column – ‘I will always strive to put people over party’

I am honored to be serving as your representative in Congress, and I am proud to share some of the progress we have made this ... Read more

LETTER — Webb is best candidate for the 5th District

To The Editor: Dr. Cameron Webb is a person who puts his faith and values ahead of expediency. He is a man of principle and ... Read more

LETTER — Court shenanigans are as old as the Republic

To The Editor: Under Democratic logic regarding confirmation of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court, Virginia’s John Marshall would not have been Chief Justice of ... Read more

COLUMN — Transparency is needed from the parole board

As Sen. Mark Obenshain said last week during the Senate session, something is foul at the Virginia Parole Board, even beyond the situation surrounding Vincent ... Read more

LETTER — This election is good vs. evil

To The Editor: As Election Day quickly approaches we all need to be reminded of all that is at stake. This election is more than ... Read more

Mask up for Halloween

Halloween will be different for all of us this year. Though many people are likely planning a nice night in, eating candy and watching scary ... Read more

Fair Care Act would protect those with preexisting conditions

Recently, I co-sponsored I cosponsored H.R. 8527, the Fair Care Act of 2020, which will lower the cost of health care while increasing consumer choice ... Read more

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

Success at SVCC is transferable

Every October, the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students celebrates National Transfer Student Week. This year Southside Virginia Community College will participate with ... Read more

COLUMN — Democrats reject moderate police reforms

The 2020 Special Session to date has largely focused on police and criminal justice reform even though the General Assembly’s primary charge was to address ... Read more

COLUMN — Prayers to all those affected by COVID-19

Our prayers go out to our president, governor, their wives, and to all who have been infected with COVID-19. We wish them fast recoveries. Likewise, ... Read more

LETTER — Talk to kids about marijuana use

To The Editor: October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. By communicating with kids about how cannabis affects the developing brain, parents and educators can ... Read more

House votes to condemn QAnon

I was glad to be back in Washington this week voting on the issues that matter most to the 5th District. First, I want to ... Read more

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