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Memorial Day service returning to Emporia

When Memorial Day came up on the calendar last spring, Emporia-Greensville did not have a service honoring those in the armed forces that g… Read more

Bryant completes Eagle Scout project

Nikolas Bryant recently completed his Eagle Scout Project. Read more

Hicks pleads guilty while laying in ambulance

RICHMOND — Federal law enforcement officials and emergency medical service officials completed a challenging task on May 13 when they remov… Read more


Park View knocks off Greensville in Tri-Rivers action

Park View’s Carson Wall led off Tuesday’s game in Emporia with a double to set the pace for the Lady Dragons at the plate in a 19-1 Tri-Riv… Read more

Clements signs to play basketball at Hollins University

Greensville County basketball standout Lenah Clements will continue her basketball career on the next level playing for Hollins University … Read more

BA completes historic season

The Brunswick Academy varsity Lady Vikings Basketball team had an exciting season. Read more


EGHS celebrating 15 year anniversary

It started as a dream for Emporia-Greensville Humane Society President Peggy Malone, but through persistent effort and refusal to throw in … Read more

Holy Week ignites community prayer

Thomas Family Boots On The Ground Outreach Ministry’s noon Wednesday Community Prayer crossed denominational and racial lines as citizens a… Read more

Lyne Carey hired as new I-M staff writer

The Independent-Messenger is pleased to announce the recent moving of Lyne Carey to the position of staff writer. For the past two months C… Read more


Lucille Garner Thomas

A private viewing will be held Friday, May 24, 2019, 12:30 PM for immediate family only at the funeral parlor, followed by a public viewing… Read more

Johnny Dean Oliver

Johnny Dean (J.D.) Oliver, 84, passed away May 18, 2019. He was born in Craven County, Havelock, North Carolina. J. D. was a devoted husban… Read more

Authorities attempting to remove 900 pound man from home to court

Talk about a challenge. Read more

Arts & Entertainment

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

Million Dollar Quartet coming to Emporia

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


Weather Today

A few clouds. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.


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A few clouds. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.

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Wind:WSW at 4 mph
Chance of Rain:20%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:05:57:28 AM
Sunset:08:16:47 PM

This Week's Forecast

A few clouds. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.Thu
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Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 60s.Fri
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A few clouds. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s.Sat
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A few clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the upper 60s.Sun
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Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the mid 60s.Mon
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Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.Tue
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A few clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the low 70s.Wed
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