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Excessive Heat Warning from 11AM EDT FRI until 11PM EDT SUN

This bulletin remains in effect until 11:00 pm Sunday for Greensville County, VA


Escapee captured following 12 hour search

Twenty-nine year old Nestor D. Cardona-Moreno, of Woodside, N.Y. was taken into custody at 10:29 p.m. Tuesday following a nearly 13-hour ma… Read more

Volunteers the engine of local service

Amazing volunteers do exist in Emporia-Greensville and their impact is extraordinary. Read more

Undergarment Drive in full swing

Most of us take for granted buying new underwear or laundering our underwear so we have a clean pair every day. For many, this is not a rea… Read more


Emporia Angels win District 3 Dixie Tournament

Kelsey Siegrist and Addison Everett drove in 3 runs each to propel the Emporia-Greensville Dixie Youth Softball Angels All-Stars past Princ… Read more

Emporia Darlings roll to crown

The Emporia Dixie Youth Softball Darlings created havoc with aggressive running on the base paths during Monday’s District 3 championship g… Read more

Jefferson repeats as state champion in 400, long jump

Greensville County High School’s Jazlyn Jefferson repeated as 2A state champion Saturday in the long jump and 400 meter dash at East Rockin… Read more


City’s newest store open for business

The 128 N. Main St. Family Fare convenience store and gas station had not been open for even a week when Barry Mayfield stopped by to fill … Read more

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority an iconic force in Emporia-Greensville

Many in Emporia-Greensville and the surrounding area know the second Friday in August brings the always popular Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Gol… Read more

Local law enforcement already preparing for National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that promotes police community partnerships and provides a great opportunity to… Read more


Maria Delia Cayson

Early afternoon at her home on June 18, 2019, Maria Delia Cayson transitioned peacefully to her eternal destination in heaven.   Read more

Nancy Wills Wells

Nancy Wills Wells, age 76, died peacefully at her home in Gloucester Sunday, June 9, 2019. Read more

George Robert Jean, Jr.

George Robert Jean, Jr. 78, of Brookneal passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at Lynchburg General Hospital.  He was the husband of Bernice Ma… Read more

Arts & Entertainment

Doo Wop legends bring exciting curtain call to MRAC 2019 season

Danny & the Juniors was the first of six acts to hit the stage at the Emporia-Greensville Performing Arts Center Saturday for the Doo W… Read more

Meherrin River Arts Council 2019 Concert Series features old school entertainment May 11

The Meherrin River Arts Council is presenting the final performance of its 2019 Concert Series on May 11 with Doo Wop Live. Read more

Million Dollar Quartet rocks MRAC

As show time neared for Saturday night’s third show of the Meherrin River Arts Council’s 2019 season, the crowd was noticeably excited even… Read more

Upcoming Events


Bingo hosted at Roanoke-Wildwood Vol. Fire Dept., Aux. Bldg, Vandeveer Hall, 790 Lizard Creek Rd. (… Read more

Yard Sale

Saturday, August 3 Yard sale and Raffle hosted at Roanoke-Wildwood Vol. Fire Dept., 790 Lizard Cree… Read more

Yard Sale

Saturday, November 2 Holiday Yard sale hosted at Roanoke-Wildwood Vol. Fire Dept., 790 Lizard Creek… Read more


Weather Today

Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.


94° 75°

Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SW at 4 mph
Chance of Rain:20%
UV Index:10 Very High
Sunrise:06:05:45 AM
Sunset:08:26:30 PM

This Week's Forecast

Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.Fri
20%94° 75°
Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper 90s and lows in the mid 70s.Sat
10%98° 76°
A few clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.Sun
20%96° 75°
A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s.Mon
50%92° 69°
A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low 60s.Tue
50%75° 63°
Showers ending by midday. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.Wed
30%81° 63°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s.Thu
20%85° 64°