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The perseverance of strength

If I could ask Wilma Rudolph and Althea Gibson about their rise to excellence in their respective sports it would deal with their perseverance of ... Read more

6 days ago by Judy Moore.

OPINION — Virginia transforms quickly to a progressive state

Even the most ardent opponents of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration must have some amount of respect for the magnitude of change that has been ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

COLUMN — A thank you letter

When I moved to Farmville in April 2016, it was an unsettling time in my life. Yes, I had the blessing of a full-time job ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

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 against a resolution Wednesday, March 17, to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

COLUMN — Making your own luck

Wednesday, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day. This time of year always makes me think of a strange hobby of mine and the lesson it ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — Don’t sit by the phone waiting for a vaccine appointment

If you are an older adult in the Piedmont Health District, you may be a little confused about how the registration process for getting a ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — Starlink could bring broadband access to Charlotte

The problem of Charlotte County’s lack of access to high-speed internet may be being solved just west of here in Wise County. Titus Mohler’s story ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

COLUMN — Why are you not good enough for the good stuff?

A few years ago, my grandparents moved to Farmville. While packing up their belongings at their old house, my grandma gifted me her beautiful and ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — Why do people always hate life-saving inventions?

It is a longstanding American tradition to object to inventions that by and large save lives.  In the early 1980s Michigan Rep. David Hollister introduced ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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

3 months ago by Roger Watson.

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