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Community contributes $11,525 to Christmas Happiness

Since 1976 The Independent-Messenger and Greensville Emporia Department of Social Services have asked the community for its help in making sure children that might not have a Christmas present under the tree would have a Christmas.

  • icon Posted: January 12

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Thursday 10/05/2017
B&G Club needs $150,000
Posted: October 05, 2017

During last Wednesday’s meeting at the Richardson Memorial Library, the Boys & Girls Club restart received the green light to begin operating as a unit under the umbrella of the Boys & Girls Club  of North Central North Carolina based in Oxford N.C. The one remaining step to trigger the return of the program is raising $150,000 by Jan. 1.

Friday 09/29/2017
Parade highlights celebration
Posted: September 29, 2017

It was a beautiful day for the 55th annual Virginia Peanut Festival although it was hot. People lined the streets to watch more than 100 floats, cars, bands, etc.

Monday 08/07/2017
GCHS Eagles looking to soar
Posted: August 07, 2017

With only six seniors on the opening day roster in 2016, head football coach Doc Walton knew his Greensville County Eagles would go through some growing pains.

Wednesday 07/12/2017
3 EGRA All-Star teams entertain World Series dreams
Posted: July 12, 2017

On Thursday at 4 p.m. the Emporia-Greensville 14-year-old Babe Ruth Baseball All-Stars will battle the District 7 champion Southwestern All-Stars in the state tournament at Meherrin River Park.

Wednesday 04/19/2017
Boys & Girls Club of Emporia-Greensville closes the doors
Updated: April 21, 2017 - 9:45 am

The Boys & Girls Club of Emporia-Greensville has meant a lot to a lot of children and their parents since its opening on Sept. 11 1999. Those days seem to be over, at least temporarily.

Tuesday 04/18/2017
EGCC event tickets on sale
Posted: April 18, 2017

Time is running out to purchase tickets for the Emporia-Greensville Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Professional Women’s Luncheon on Wednesday, April 26.

Friday 04/14/2017
Walk highlights child abuse prevention
Posted: April 14, 2017

Dressed in blue, marchers began the trek from the Greensville Emporia Department of Social Services to Veterans Park Wednesday morning to bring awareness to the problem of child abuse.

Thursday 03/16/2017
Beta Sigma Phi gives infusion of dollars to community groups
Posted: March 16, 2017

If you go to the Virginia Pork Festival in June, it is likely you will cross paths with Beta Sigma Phi.