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LAWRENCEVILLE – There is a group of dedicated volunteers who are committed to bringing a YMCA to Brunswick County. They believe there is a need for such a facility and are working to make the dream a reality. The volunteers see the project not as a sprint but a marathon.

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Emporia has no shortage of options when it comes to senior adult home care and similar services, but 27-year healthcare business veteran John Thurman is bringing another option to the mix — an adult day care service for senior and disabled citizens of Virginia to community.

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During last Wednesday’s Hemp Forum at the Greensville Ruritan Club, local farmer Wayne Grizzard said he had been surprised when first hearing from some of his colleagues and friends that farm in North Carolina had begun growing hemp.

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According to a National Weather Service report on Sunday, at least 11 tornadoes reportedly touched down in Virginia Friday including two in Emporia-Greensville. No injuries in the City or County have been reported. Shortly before 7 p.m. a tornado with winds whipping at 65-75 miles per hour a…

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A Fraud Division has been a part of the Greensville Emporia Department of Social Services for the past two years. Retired law enforcement officers Frank Mainwaring and Josphine Fannin have worked about 40 fraud cases in the past year. This resulted in approximately $60,000 worth of taxpayers…

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SOUTH HILL — An ongoing shadowing program that provides staff at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital opportunities to work alongside other departments has already brought about time saving procedural changes in health care.

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On May 31, 1967 Thelma Atkins-Riley became the first African American to graduate from Greensville County High School. She was recently recognized by Emporia Mayor Mary Person for her long list of accomplishments, including her extensive community service to improve the quality of life in Em…

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Robinson, Farmer, Cox, Associates representative Adam Duncan gave the Greensville County Board of Supervisors positive news on the audit performed by the independent certified public accountant company during Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) is pleased to announce that Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Manish Patel is will be seeing patients at his recently opened Six Doctors Dr. office in Emporia. Call (757) 562-7301 to make an appointment.

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When City Council narrowly passed a motion by Woody Harris, 4-3, to not approve all of the minutes from its previous meeting, it signaled the effort of some to have Marva Dunn removed from the school board may not have yet run its course. After the return from closed session, Carol Mercer sw…

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Last year a traditional Wakefield rite of spring underwent a rejuvenation when the Ruritan Club’s Shad Planking became The BASH. (Barbecue and Shad Homecoming.) The result was a banquet for the senses with the sounds of great music and laughter, the smells of smoke from fires cooing shad, an…

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Whether one is earning a healthy income or limited income, one of the most difficult things to do is save money for a rainy day. That was the message Emporia multiple business owner Boyce Adams delivered during last week’s Young Adult Summit sponsored by Dr. Carolyn Carey at Greater Shiloh B…

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Cancer of the colon is the third most common cancer in the United States – and, caught early, it’s also one of the most curable. About 90 percent of individuals whose cancer is found before it has spread survive five years after diagnosis. But, if not caught at this point, the five-year surv…

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When you walk around thinking that a smile makes a day, good things tend to follow.

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Bridgette Clary’s job is cool because it allowed her to follow her heart into farming, something she was raised on and dearly loves. She started her new job on March 6 and is the Virginia Territory Sales Representative for Zeigler’s Distributor, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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Last year a traditional Wakefield rite of spring underwent a rejuvenation when the Ruritan Club’s Shad Planking became The BASH. (Barbecue and Shad Homecoming.) The result was a banquet for the senses with the sounds of great music and laughter, the smells of smoke from fires cooing shad, an…

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Dale Temple and Judy Powell scanned new books donated to Greensville Elementary School by the Emporia-Greensville Literacy Council. The donated books are being used to continue the “Birthday Book Bin so that every student may select a “forever book” on their birthday to take home and keep.

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Southside Virginia Community College Workforce Development and Student Development Services are joining forces to host a regional job fair for employers and job seekers from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Southside Virginia Education Center at 1300 Greensville County Circle.

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When Elvis impersonator Matox Allen and his English Bulldog Rose went back on stage to collect their trophy for “Best in Show” in May, the 10th annual Southside Doggie Fashion Show and Luncheon was in the books and the audience went home smiling about the event they had seen and the knowledg…

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The Greensville County School Board recently met in a combined session with the Greensville County Board of Supervisors and the Emporia City Council. All three elected governing bodies were there to hear the budget request for the Greensville County Public School System.

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SOUTH HILL — Thanks to the hard work of its volunteers, the Ladies of the Lake Cancer Support Team made a generous donation of $6,000 this year to support the VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care Fund.

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The deemphasizing of high school vocational courses and pushing students to pursue a college degree is not peculiar to Greensville County alone. It has been a national trend and many are having second thoughts on the one size fits all approach to education.

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For the past three years Dr. Richard Alexander has been Rehabilitation Director at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center. Rehabilitation services are an SVRMC strength not seen in many small communities.

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The American Cancer Society, as part of the eradication effort, recently changed the recommended age when one should first have a colonoscopy from age 50 to 45. Emporia native and Gastroenterologist Theopolis Gilliam, Jr., M.D., last week explained the importance of the ongoing drive.

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In November of 2015, Marva Dunn successfully negotiated an agreement with the Emporia, City Council to delay the decision previously made for demolition of the Greensville County Training School (GCTS).

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DISPUTANTA — Just a little more than two years ago ago, Dave Reavis began following his dream: building a Grain to Glass Distillery just outside of Disputanta. Little did he expect that he’d get a big boost – and national attention – a little more than a year later when his budding operation…

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Dylan Edwards completed his Eagle Scout Project on March 16. For his project, he placed a flagpole at the Greensville County Animal Shelter.

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Local law enforcement responded to a report of a suspicious package in the parking lot of Greensville County High School Friday and the school was put on lockdown as Virginia State Police ran a sweep of the perimeter. A short time later school officials were given the OK to resume business a…

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The educational spotlight for the month was on GCHS and its Principal Lameka Harrison during the recent meeting of the Greensville County School Board.

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Whether it was for lunch or dinner, members of the Emporia-Greensville community were out in full force Tuesday grabbing plates of pasta to support the Emporia Rotary Club’s College Scholarship Program. Why did people come in such great numbers to purchase spaghetti plates?

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SOUTH HILL — You made have heard of the theory of six degrees of separation. It postulates that any two people are no more than six acquaintances away from each other.  As in a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend and so on can connect any two people in the world.

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SOUTH HILL — As you know, your team members are the single most important and valuable resource in your organization. A healthier team member is often a more productive team member. VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital Health and Wellness Services provides team member health services requi…

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LAWRENCEVILLE – Keith Andrew Roberts, 55, from Warfield is charged with the manufacture, sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance on March 9.

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Makayla Bryant, an FFA member of E.W. Wyatt FFA chapter as a junior advisor, travelled to Southern Virginia Community College in Keysville, to compete and won the Southside Area Senior Prepared Public Speaking Leadership Development Events (LDE). Bryant, a tenth grade student at Greensville …

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It all began the night Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” booked a recording session for Carl Perkins on Dec. 4, 1956.

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Greensville County Public Schools recently hosted a community input session. The purpose of the meeting was to have all stakeholders collaborate to improve student achievement in GCPS.

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Southside Physicians Network (SPN) is proud to announce that Dr. Neha Lalani, fellowship trained endocrinology and board certified in internal medicine is now accepting new patients in Emporia.

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Since people are not born with navigation systems installed, the road to success is not always straight, fast, and without bumps along the way. Dixie Walker, who has a cool job as the new Tourism Coordinator for Brunswick County, took such a journey in her educational pursuit.

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After a collaborative partnership the Greensville County school board voted to protect the more than 2,500 students in its division from the harmful influence of tobacco by adopting a 100 percent comprehensive tobacco-free and e-cigarette-free policy through the work of two Y-Street students…

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Greensville County High School seniors, juniors and sophomores were recently treated to a career and CTEF Fair.

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RICHMOND – The State Board for Community Colleges has certified three finalists for the position of president at Southside Virginia Community College. The finalists were among 81 applicants from across the nation.

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Dictionary results for Miracle, (noun)- a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency. a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome conse…