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Session Wrap Up Part 2: Taxes and Fees

Session Wrap Up Part 2: Taxes and Fees

New taxes were not seriously considered this session.  One that was pushed but was defeated would have taxed the “vapor” electronic cigarettes.  Some believed it unfair that these former smokers…

Whitt’s Allegiance

Whitt’s Allegiance

Our faithful part-time reporter Half Whitt has taken the week off. He isn’t sick or on vacation, he is pouting. Last week we assigned him to report on the reenactment…

Letters to the Editor

Reader Not Impressed with Article I have recently had the opportunity to read Noel Oliver’s March 12 report on the Courthouse controversy. I have rarely seen a more biased, slanted,…

Science vs Fact

Science vs Fact

Anytime I disagree with some currently accepted scientific “fact” I am called names, the least of which is ignorant. Now, I may be ignorant on many subjects but just because…

Campfire in Rice Flares Up the Next Day: Spring Burn Ban in Effect

When Bradley Martin of Rice, Virginia decided to cook some hot dogs and roast marshmallows over the small campfire he had built back in the woods on his property on…

Ambassadors needed for Last Stand this weekend

March 28 – 29 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Farmville area residents to be a part of living history. Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville is providing that…

Trashing Cancer

Trashing Cancer

Pictured above are (L to R) Shelia Jones and Charky Paulette. They along with other “TPAC” (Trucker’s Parade Against Cancer) members Ginny Elder, Tom Hale, and Jimmy Green picked up…

Battle of the Badges Continues: Farmville Police, Fire Depts. Plan Yearly Blood Drive

Once again, the Farmville Police Department and the Farmville Fire Department will team up with the American Red Cross for the fifth annual  “Heartland Heroes Blood Drive” to be held…

Subscription for Freshness: CSA Programs Deliver Local Produce to Your Door

Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and the days are getting longer! Spring is upon us and the beauty of nature is even more evident this time of year. For…

A Tradition Returns: Crazy Bonnet Contest Brings Back Style

With winter’s last blast out of the way, it’s time to think spring and get Crazy!! After being cooped up this frigid winter of 2015, the Heart of Virginia Farmer’s…