The pool at the Community Youth Center (CYC) in Emporia will be open three days a week until the end of August, offering families a great way to beat the heat.
RICHMOND – Aug. 11 is the recognized day in Virginia to remind everyone of the importance of always contacting Virginia 811 (VA811) before you dig. Help keep Virginia’s underground utility infrastructure damage-free and our communities, business districts and environment safe by taking this …
RICHMOND – The Center for Voter Information recently mailed absentee ballot applications to Virginia residents. The Virginia Department of Elections has no affiliation with this group nor coordinates with any third party groups on campaign efforts.
LAWRENCEVILLE – Desmond Marqui Cleaton, 40, from Lawrenceville is charged with open container/drinking while operating a motor vehicle, eluding police – felony, driving after forfeiture of license, and reckless driving - speeding on Aug. 2.
SUFFOLK—In the town dubbed “The Peanut Capital of the World,” farmer James Harrell has created a uniquely Virginia product by making roasted coffee out of peanuts.
Petersburg – Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier has canceled the Buzz'n & Weav'n event that was to be held on Aug. 15. Due to circumstances beyond the park's control being the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the participating organizatio…
Ashley Copeland returns as guest speaker for the Young Adult Financial Summit Series at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the 615 Clay St. Carolyn S. Carey Educational Building.
PETERSBURG – Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier will celebrate National Honey Bee Day on Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Buzz’n & Weav’n event pays homage to beekeepers whose labors insure that we have bees to pollinate crops while also exploring the…
Crews from electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware worked diligently to restore power to tens of thousands of co-op members in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday the launch of COVIDWISE, a new app that alerts users to possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that the Virginia Supreme Court had granted his request for a statewide eviction moratorium through Sept. 7.
RICHMOND — Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that the COVID-19 data numbers that will be posted on Friday, Aug. 7 will contain a significant increase due to a data backlog from earlier in the week.
During the recent Greensville Emporia Census Complete Count Committee meeting, Committee head John Holtkamp revealed Emporia and Greensville County are lagging in Census response rate.
Monthly Neighbor Watch meetings brought community interaction with Emporia-Greensville law enforcement agencies until recently. The pandemic temporarily put the gatherings on hold.
There is no shortage of U.S. service veterans in Emporia-Greensville. What the community currently lacks is a Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Army veteran Tom Hines set up a booth under a tent in front of Food Lion to stir enthusiasm for a local VFW to …
VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital is in the process of implementing a new visitor badge program to improve patient, guest and team member safety. The new visitor badge program is set to begin on Monday, August 10th. Initially the program will operate in the Main Hospital during regular…
At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, an explosion at West Atlantic Street's Pino's Pizza left three people injured, one reportedly suffering from second-degree burns. The three injured were transported to VCU Medical Center.
RICHMOND—Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program is encouraging K-12 educators and organizations to apply for $30,000 in grants to help integrate agriculture into classroom curriculums in the 2020-2021 school year.
SOUTH HILL — VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill would like to welcome Dr. Darrell Brown to our family of health care providers. Dr. Brown specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
RICHMOND — The Virginia War Memorial in Richmond is seeking entries for the Virginia War Memorial 2020 Veterans Day Student Essay Contest. The contest is open to all Virginia middle and high school age public, private and homeschooled students.
The City of Emporia is teaming with the Crater Health District 6 -7:30 p.m. at 105 Oak St. in Emporia.for COVID-19 testing.The testing will be done by appointment. Call 804-863-1652 and choose option 1.
The Greensville County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution (#21-18) Monday night allowing for the removal of a Confederate statue from Courthouse Square. The vote was 3-1.
LAWRENCEVILLE —Brunswick Academy will welcome all new and returning students to campus on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Faculty and staff will participate in three workdays beginning on Thursday, Aug. 13.
EMPOWER Broadband, Inc. is pleased to announce the advancement of Michele Taylor to the position of vice president of business development.
The Greensville County Sheriff's Office sent first responders to Moores Ferry Road this morning after receiving reports of a collapsed portion of the road's 1400 block. This is a developing story.
LAWRENCEVILLE – Antonio Lamont Stewart, 35, of Dolphin is charged with abduction and kidnapping, assault and battery of a family member, possess, transport firearms by a convicted felon and brandishing a firearm.
The Board of Directors of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives has a new leadership team.
RICHMOND – Virginia lawmakers this year took bold action to reform the health care system by passing a new law that protects patients and families from receiving unexpected medical bills after they have already paid their fair share of health insurance costs.
STAUNTON – The Department of Virginia of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), the largest combat veterans service organization in Virginia, has gone on record to oppose any legislation restricting 2nd Amendment rights says the organization’s State Commander, Eric Mallett.
John C. Lee Jr., president and CEO of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative in Chase City, . and EMPOWER Broadband, Inc., in Bracey, has been chosen by his peers to represent Virginia on the board of directors of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
KENBRIDGE - Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced unaudited results for the three- and six-month periods ending June 30, 2020.
COURTLAND—The Virginia Department of Forestry’s seedling nurseries in Augusta and Southampton counties produce millions of tiny trees for landowners, foresters and conservationists.
BRUNSWICK – The Virginia Department of Transportation will close Robinson Ferry Road (Route 644) in Brunswick County for bridge debris removal beginning Monday, July 20. The project will take about four weeks to complete.
Greensville County residents can express their beliefs at 6 p.m. Monday at the Golden Leaf Commons regarding the confederate statue on Courthouse Square.
Clint Slate, of Slate Enterprises, received the Emporia City Council’s go-ahead to establish a car wash following the rezoning of two parcels of property.
Attorney E. Warren Matthews, who has served for 33 years as general counsel for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.
Emporia’s Peggy Fajna recently enjoyed a well-deserved vacation at the beach. She had a surprise in store for her when returning home.
RICHMOND—Gov. Ralph Northam announced that the Commonwealth will distribute $644.6 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding to local governments in its second and final round of allocations. These payments represent the remaining 50 percent of local allocations and do not include $200.2 mi…
MIDLOTHIAN—Hot days, fresh peaches, juicy watermelon and sweet corn are all part of the summer farmers market season.
During the July 7 Emporia City Council meeting, Emporia Deputy Director of Public Services Alton Mason suggested installing a pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of U.S. 58 and Purdy Road. Last week, Mason again brought the matter before the City’s governing body. The Council unanimousl…
LAWRENCEVILLE – Gwen Clary Painter, 57, will spend the next nine years in prison for embezzling funds from three victims, including an Emporia businessman.
The City of Emporia and Virginia state law requires real property owners to cover utility bills unpaid by tenants. On Tuesday, two City Council members, and a proprietor took issue with the code.
RICHMOND – The public will have an opportunity to offer comments regarding the Virginia State Police when a national accreditation team assesses the Department in August. The Virginia State Police is in the process of reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Age…
When the Virginia Department of Transportation hosted public information hearings two years ago, a proposed Diverging Diamond Interchange project received interest from citizens.