The Emporia City Council approved a $4,000 retention bonus for Emporia Police Department officers in October.
A Christmas event formed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have become an annual holiday tradition in Emporia. For the second year in a row, the Emporia Police Department will distribute food and gifts to disadvantaged children and families in the town of Emporia as part of the…
After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greensville County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee hosted its 17th annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday morning. Dozens of small vendors lined the gymnasium and exercise room of the Greensville-Emporia Family YMCA, selling everything from homemad…
Those not in the mood for turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing this Thanksgiving holiday had a chance to opt for seafood and baked beans instead. It was the third Friday of the month which meant the Meherrin Ruritan Club held its highly popular catfish fry at its headquarters on Skippers Ro…
Emporia’s downtown is getting ready to welcome yet another new eating establishment. “The Bank - Inspired by Lucy and Linda” plans to open its doors at 401 South Main Street before the end of 2021.
SKIPPERS — In late February of 2020, members of the Emporia-Greensville Chamber of Commerce met at Bon Secours SVMC for the monthly EGCC Luncheon to learn the importance of the local count by the U.S. Census Bureau. The March luncheon was canceled at the last minute as COVID-19 devastatingly…
The Riparian Woman’s Club recently presented baskets of Keurig Coffee Makers along with coffee, hot chocolate and apple cider packets to Greensville Elementary, Belfield Elementary, Edward Wyatt Middle and Greensville High School. The gifts were in appreciation for their dedication to education.
When the inauguration of the birth of Emporia Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 12200 culminated on Nov. 14, 2020, it marked the end of a five-month campaign by Tom Hines to bring a VFW back to the municipality. It also ended a 15-year absence of a VFW in Emporia.
The American Red Cross held its sixth and final blood drive of 2021 on Wednesday afternoon in the gymnasium of the Greensville-Emporia Family YMCA. If early sign-up numbers are any indication, the Red Cross should receive its highest turnout in months, if not all year, and it could not have …
A significant change will overhaul the traditional makeup of the annual Emporia Jaycees Christmas Parade. The 7 p.m. Friday kick-off for the parade is no more — at least for this year. The 2021 parade moves to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.
Since 2013, members of the Meherrin Ruritan Club in Emporia and other volunteers have gathered each November for the Rise Against Hunger meal-packing event. After a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual event resumed on Wednesday night, as dozens of volunteers met at the …
The Meherrin Ruritan Club hosts a drive-thru take-out fish fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. The distribution site is at the club’s parking lot at 2612 Skippers Road.
Dozens of Emporia and Greensville County’s finest — the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces for decades — gathered at Veterans Memorial Park in Emporia for the American Legion Post 151 Veterans’ Day program. As with nearly every annual tradition in the area, last ye…
Eugene Porter has worked with more than 500 people as a personal trainer since opening his S.T.R.O.N.G Temple Fitness at 407 Halifax St. in Emporia in 2016.
Starting Nov. 15, Main Street Baptist Church in Emporia will serve as a drop-off location for donations to Operation Christmas Child, with the help of the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville.
RICHMOND – Bon Secours, which is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH), has been named one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. This award recognizes companies that create and use best practices to hire, retain and promote working mothers in the United States.
Kathleen Crowder serves a dual role in the Greensville County Public Schools System. She is the assistant to Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Edwards and the GCPS Parent Liaison and Family Engagement Coordinator.
Bon Secours Southern Virginia Medical Center in Emporia recently held a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the unveiling of its new three-dimensional mammography unit.
The Independent-Messenger and Greensville-Emporia Dept. of Social Services is joining forces with each other, and the community to bring a little Christmas happiness to children in the Emporia-Greensville area who might wake up without a present to unwrap on Christmas Day.
The Meherrin Ruritan Club is hosting a drive-thru take-out fish fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Friday. The distribution site is at the club’s parking lot at 2612 Skippers Road.
JARRATT — It was far from a picture-perfect afternoon in Jarratt on Saturday, but that didn’t stop the community from gathering for the 6th Annual Jarratt Fall Festival. Despite heavy and persistent rain throughout the morning and afternoon, the schedule of events went on uninterrupted.
It has been over a month since Hurricane Ida devastated the state of Louisiana, but countless people across the state are still suffering from the ill effects of the storm.
Consumers and businesses all over the world have felt the impact of the global semiconductor shortage, from video games to smartphones to graphics cards. But no sector has taken a harder blow than the automobile industry.
Many people out and about in Emporia Friday morning noticed a group of ladies walking toward Veterans Memorial Park. They followed behind the “Walk a mile in my shoes” banner. Why?
What exactly is a Rosie’s Gaming Emporium? Colonial Downs Vice President of Government Affairs Lisa Speller visited the Emporia Rotary Club last week to talk about Rosie’s Gaming Emporium and what it would bring to the City of Emporia.
The Virginia Peanut Festival Pageant included 26 contestants from around the area and was hosted by Shannon Seward at Gold Leaf Commons in Virginia on Sept.19.
One of Emporia’s largest employers, Oran Safety Glass, held an employee recognition day Wednesday afternoon outside its facility on Industrial Parkway.
Greensville County Emergency Services Coordinator Reggie Owens is a little skittish this time of year. Here in Emporia-Greensville, we are in the six-week timeframe that hurricanes like to visit in this part of the country.
On Tuesday, GCPS students went to class for the first day of school, facing challenges their predecessors never faced. For the first time since March of 2019, all GCPS students headed to the classroom.
Here we are, 20 years later, and we are blessed to have our first responders still volunteering their time each day to help keep us safe. Even if it is a paid job, first responders go above and beyond to keep our community members safe from harm or taking care of our medical needs. When you …
As the dog days of August withered away and the calendar page flipped to September, the Virginia Peanut Festival quickly moved to center stage in Emporia-Greensville.
Greensville County Clerk of Court Linda Edwards received a letter from the Virginia Supreme Court praising Edwards and her staff for their efficiency. The letter covers the audit from Jan. 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021.
Five local 2021 high school graduates received scholarship money during last month’s Greensville-Southampton Hokie Club and Alumni Banquet at the Golden Leaf Commons. The group’s scholarship program is named in honor of the late Moses Clements, who died from Lou Gehrig’s disease complication…
When the water temperature hits 212 degrees, it reaches the boiling point. Boiling water produces steam that can power a locomotive. That was the theme that highlighted Wednesday’s GCPS Convocation welcoming the GCPS staff from the central office and the four schools of the division.
Pastors Javon and Linda Thomas wanted a ministry much different than the typical setting of a brick and mortar building filled with a congregation on Sunday mornings.
The Food Lion and Hibbett Sports in Emporia finally have a new neighbor. On Thursday, the shopping center on Route 58 welcomed Burkes Outlet, with Mayor Carolyn Carey there to cut the ribbon at their grand opening.