January marks the 10th year of business for Twice Told Tales & Treasures, Emporia’s only true consignment store. The charm of the small store located at 327 Halifax Street is amplified by its equally charming owner, Leandra Latham, who has been around since the beginning.
A business serving a community’s needs for 50 years is a long time. That’s a distinction City Auto Supply, Inc. can proudly tout as the calendar page flips to 2021.
Pastor Harry Zeiders and the church members opened up their hearts and made a divine shift to host a multi-ethnic dinner church that consists of persons of White, Black, Latino, and an Arab ancestry.
The City of Emporia announced that a Starbucks is coming to town. Currently under construction, the wildly popular coffee chain will be located at 105 E. Cloverleaf Dr., in front of the Food Lion.
On Monday, Dec. 21, Muddy Water Riding Club (MWRC) played the role of Santa Claus. Club members helped support the Emporia Sheriff’s Office Christmas Canned Food Drive and chose to donate extra gift bags to residents of Greensville Health and Rehabilitation Center.
The Christmas season in Emporia brings law enforcement and children together to shop for presents for the youth. Approximately a month before Christmas, the shop with a cop event was canceled due to COVID-19.
In a yearly tradition of holiday spirit and generosity, the Emporia-Greensville community came together on Dec. 9 and 10 to host the annual Christmas Happiness Toy Drive at the Golden Leaf Commons. Staff members from the Dept. of Social Services were joined by other County staff, as well as …
After a soft opening in July, the Sweet Emporia Bakery officially cut the ribbon at their grand opening on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Owner Sharon Garza was on hand selling sweet treats and meeting with members of the community.
From the members of the Board of Directors , volunteers and pastors of the Thomas Family Boots On The Ground Outreach Ministry; We thank God for all that has been accomplished.
Since our last update on Wednesday, Nov. 1, the community has contributed $1,200 to the Christmas Happiness Fund, bringing the total to $1,675.
On Feb. 20, Jackson Field Behavioral Health Services was featured during the monthly Emporia-Greensville Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Before the March event happened, COVID-19 swept through Virginia, beginning a lockdown of businesses, schools, and community gatherings.
Five members of Girl Scout Troop 5012 recently completed the requirements for their Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette can earn. The project team consisted of Dakota Dickens, Ryan Dickens, Natalie Hall, Sara King and Addison Swenson.
The aroma filled the air as juicy boneless pork chops made their way from the grill to the plate Friday during the Emporia Jaycees pork chop fundraiser. It marked only one of several of the organization’s events to raise money to re-distribute into the Emporia-Greensville community.
For the past 10 years, the Meherrin Ruritan Club and volunteers packaged thousand of meals in November to feed those in need. Due to the pandemic, this year’s Rise Against Hunger event is canceled.
Tommy “Hawk” Long former player for the Harlem Globe Trotters, comes to Emporia on Saturday. He will be speaking to the youth at Greater Shiloh Baptist Church 615 Clay St. at 11 a.m.
COVID-19 testing is coming from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at 105 Oak St. in Emporia. The free testing is available to any individual age 5 and above.
Last week Greensville County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kim Evans received supplies from the County to assist in keeping the schools functioning during the pandemic.
Thirty-eight employers converged on Veterans Memorial Park Tuesday. Sherry Pearson of the Job Assistance Center said the timing was right to host the event.
Although it may have appeared to be a “shell” of its usual self, the 58th Virginia Peanut Festival brought joy to the Emporia-Greensville community on Saturday. While crowds were small, spirits were high in anticipation for the days’ events.
The Riparian Woman’s Club was proud to award two scholarships to two well deserving seniors. The club was pleased to have so many well qualified applicants.
A group of Greensville County principals spoke with the School Board detailing the challenging nature of the first week of the 2020 school year. The meeting was held virtually on Zoom.
With the eastern portion of Emporia lagging behind in the 2020 Census response rate, the Greensville Emporia Complete Count Committee moved into action. Committee members converged on the Brook Ridge Apartment complex Thursday, and Falling Run Apartment Complex on Friday.
The Riparian Woman’s Club has updated its memorial at Bloom’s Corner honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The site has been landscaped, the mural has been repainted and a wreath has been donated by Monte’s Flowers & Gifts.
For the past six months, the cancellation of community events and celebrations became the new normal. Would Emporia-Greensville’s signature event become another casualty?
The City of Emporia is doing better than most of its neighbors on the 2020 Census response rate. Still, residents east of Route 301 lag behind their fellow Emporians in filling out the document.
The Eta Lambda chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority hit the links Friday, Aug. 15 to host its 14th annual golf tournament. Money raised during the tournament is donated to local organizations and civic groups in the Emporia-Greensville community.
The Emporia-Greensville Chamber of Commerce is planning a “scaled down” version of this year’s Virginia Peanut Festival, according to executive director Nancy Rose.
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.
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.
Monthly Neighbor Watch meetings brought community interaction with Emporia-Greensville law enforcement agencies until recently. The pandemic temporarily put the gatherings on hold.
Emporia’s Peggy Fajna recently enjoyed a well-deserved vacation at the beach. She had a surprise in store for her when returning home.
Fans of MarQuis Harris came out in force late Saturday afternoon to hear the local celebrity’s powerful booming voice. The BET Television show “Sunday Best” finalist didn’t disappoint. Led by an Emporia Police Department escort, Harris rode in the back of a decorated trailer. He belted out h…
The impact of COVID-19 continues disrupting the standard protocols for Virginia high school athletics.
The thin blue line is the last bastion of defense for citizens. On Thursday, Dr. Carolyn Carey showed her support for the local thin blue line by providing lunch for the Emporia Police Department.
The long-anticipated Thurman Adult Day Care Center hosted a ribbon-cutting Feb. 17 to share the celebration of its grand opening. Then — the pandemic swept through Emporia-Greensville, forcing Thurman Adult Day Care to keep the doors closed.
COVID-19 has silenced staple community events for three months and counting. As municipalities throughout Virginia begin to awaken from a three-month hibernation, what will it mean for Emporia-Greensville’s annual celebrations and gatherings?
Since closing to the public in March due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Richardson Memorial Library has been working toward bringing services and reading back to the community.
Price’s Refrigeration & Heating Service Inc. knows the importance of protecting clients and employees from COVID-19, so the company takes necessary steps to do just that.
The preparation behind the scenes of Friday’s COVID-19 testing event in Washington Park went unnoticed by the public, but the work produced the results Crater Health District officials hoped to see.