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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.

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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.

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The Treasurer’s Association of Virginia recently awarded its accreditation to the City of Emporia Treasurer’s Office.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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After many years of planning, the Emporia Community Youth Center’s main building receives roof repairs. 

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A Greensville County Public Schools survey will give parents the opportunity to voice their opinions on how to reopen the school in Phase Two. 

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Wind blew through Muddy Water Riding Club member’s hair during their 10th Muddy Water Annual Poker Run on Saturday. 

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?

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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.

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The Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville spreads positivity to Greensville Elementary students with packages of food and Positive Action Program lessons Tuesday and Wednesday.  

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Commonwealth Exterminators’ pest control services are essential to homes and living units as well as for public health during COVID-19. 

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Alexis Jones Photography goes the extra mile to capture life’s moments with added safety measures during COVID-19. 

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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.

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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.

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Jarratt Hardware made the health of the community its top priority while continuing to give community members somewhere local to get supplies.   

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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.

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COVID-19 can come from anywhere, so Plan 5 Paint and Decorating Center President  Danny Allen does everything possible to keep his store clean.