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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.