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.
The Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville spreads positivity to Greensville Elementary students with packages of food and Positive Action Program lessons Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Crater Health District, Army National Guard, and local leaders of the City of Emporia and Greensville County brought today's testing for COVID-19 to Washington Park.
Commonwealth Exterminators’ pest control services are essential to homes and living units as well as for public health during COVID-19.
Four educators in the Greensville County School Division were selected as the top teachers in their respective schools. They are vying for GCPS Teacher of the Year representing the entire school division.
Four educators in the Greensville County School Division were selected as the top teachers in their respective schools. They are vying for GCPS Teacher of the Year.
Since early March, Greensville County High School's spring athletes were itching to get on the field, track, and tennis courts for the 2020 campaign. It will not happen.
Gov. Ralph Northam’s Executive Order No. 53 prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19 has changed business practices everywhere — including funeral services.