E.W. Wyatt Middle School and Greensville County High School will have later start times beginning in the 2024-25 school year.
Citizens regularly attending Emporia City Council meetings are familiar with city school board member Jacqueline Belk. Her mission of educating children reaches south of the Virginia border to North Carolina.
RICHMOND, VA - Governor Glenn Youngkin today issued Executive Directive Four, Deploying Targeted Resources in Response to the Emergency Management Assistance Compact Request from the State of Texas to Address the Ongoing Southern U.S. Border Crisis. Due to continued instability along the U.S…
The Muddy Water Riding Club was at it again on Saturday, May 20, sponsoring an event to raise money for Gracelyn Powell, 6, who is battling cancer.
A 17-year old Greensville County High School student has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with last week’s fatal shooting of Sean Shewey, and inuring a female along South Braxton Ave. in Jarratt.
If you have never attended the Emporia-Greensville Humane Society, Inc. (EGHS) Doggie Fashion Show, you don’t know what you have missed.
The Emporia City Council and city staff are one step closer to completing the municipality’s fiscal year 2023-24 budget. Director of Finance Alecia Hargrove delivered the overall budget picture during a recent public hearing at city hall.
LITTLETON, NC — Julie Hawley was out of the gate quickly during the 2nd annual Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce 6.5K Bridge & Back for Q.W.A.C. on May 6. The head of Emporia dental practice, Julie B. Hawley DDS, was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 29:23.
RICHMOND, Va. – People who own electric vehicles often try to help other drivers understand the investment, and benefits.
The 25th annual Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services golf tournament was a big success raising $36,559 to benefit the children who are struggling with severe mental illness.
On May 8, 2023 at approximately 10 a.m. the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an armed robbery at Mayfield Mini Mart II located in the 2000 block of Lawrenceville Plank Road. All available deputies and investigators immediately responded to the scene including officers f…
The discussions regarding a change in zoning for mobile food units in the City of Emporia have been ongoing for over a year. The Emporia City Council voted to approve the amendments.
Average gasoline prices in Virginia have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last
May 18, 2019, marked the last time dogs decked out in costume and pawed their way across the stage at the Golden Leaf Commons. The Emporia-Greensville Humane Society was celebrating its 15th anniversary, highlighted by the 10th annual Southside Virginia Doggie Fashion Show and Luncheon.
Dominion Energy to enhance reliability by adding backup fuel storage at Greensville County Power Station
Three recent, real-world examples – the extreme cold snap over Christmas Eve 2022, the Texas deep freeze in 2021 and the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack in 2021 – highlight the need for backup fuel sources at Dominion Energy’s critical power stations. To avoid fuel shortages during extreme wea…
The Meherrin River Arts Council is concluding their 2023 season on April 29th with American Pop, featuring The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, and The Box Tops. The Grass Roots is an American rock band that charted frequently between 1966 and 1975. It was originally the creation of Lou Adler a…
As anyone who lives, works, or who has even driven through Emporia or Greensville County would tell you, roadside trash and litter has been a constant nuisance, wrecking property values and decreasing the visual appeal of the area.
Sitting along the edge of Lucy Corr’s bustling dining room where dozens of residents were sitting, it was nearly impossible to tell that an entire wing of the nursing home was shut down because of low staffing levels.
WASHINGTON — Consumers may find price tags ticking up at the grocery store in coming months, as a 2023 inflation report predicts food prices could rise as much as 10% this year.
The Town of Jarratt may be stuck in a catch-22 over where future town hall meetings will be held, and a particularly crowded town council meeting this Monday night may have further complicated matters.
One of Emporia’s finest is hanging up his uniform.
It’s that time of year again — budget season, when localities across the commonwealth of Virginia scramble to put together a workable budget for the next fiscal year. The City of Emporia is no exception, and at this Tuesday’s city council meeting, City Manager William Johnson and Finance Dir…
RICHMOND, Va. ‒ An interstate divided the Jackson Ward neighborhood in Richmond decades ago, and now leaders hope a bridge will help reunite it.
RICHMOND, Va. ‒ Gov. Glenn Youngkin recently recommended the General Assembly accept an amended version of a bill that ends the practice of paying subminimum wage to certain Virginia workers with disabilities.
Negative media about the law enforcement profession is at the top of a list of most commonly endorsed law enforcement stressors, according to the recently released National Wellness Survey for Public Safety Personnel. Concerns about COVID exposure and a general misunderstanding by the public…
A small part of the map of Emporia officially changed on Thursday morning, as the city paid tribute to one of its most beloved citizens.
On April 5, 2023, Chief Ricky Pinksaw announced the promotion of Lieutenant Troy Hawkins to the rank of Major and will serve as the Emporia Police Department’s Deputy Chief of Police. Hawkins is a 20-year veteran of law enforcement serving for the City of Emporia, Greensville and Sussex Cou…
The hour-long bus trip didn’t seem to wear down any of the athletes of Mecklenburg County High School, who put on a show at Wednesday's track meet, held at Greensville County High School’s state-of-the-art track and field facility.
ABINGDON, Va. – A federal jury convicted a Houston, Texas man last week for trafficking large quantities of high-purity methamphetamine from Mexico into Southwest Virginia.
Over a dozen marchers braved the hot and humid weather this Thursday and gathered at Veterans Memorial Park in Emporia to draw attention to child abuse and family violence as part of the seventh Child Abuse Prevention Walk, held by Emporia’s Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit.
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative contractors, Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC crew #029011, were in the right place at the right time to rescue a Clover man who had fallen into a burning ditch. This past February, Willie Privette, of Mount Laurel Road, was attempting to contain a small brushfire w…
As American sports fans look ahead to The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., Emporia’s own TopHand Foundation is looking ahead to its own annual golf tournament on Friday, Aug. 25 at the Emporia Country Club.
RICHMOND, Va. — The governor recently signed a bill that will require public higher education institutions to develop and implement a human trafficking awareness and prevention training program for first-year students to take during orientation.
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia localities will soon have a streamlined ability to offer incentives that aid the development of urban green spaces, like city parks or sport fields.
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia National Guard Association announced today that Virginia Senator T. Montgomery "Monty" Mason (D-VA-01) has been selected to receive the *Brig. Gen. Edward Hudgins Award* for legislative excellence.
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to be on the street or on the beat with the force, then the Citizens Police Academy is offering that opportunity for all Emporia and Greensville County residents starting May 4.
Just outside the Emporia/Greensville YMCA on Weaver Avenue in Emporia is a large patch of grass which will, in less than two years time, become Virginia’s newest aquatic center.
The Greensville County School Board has a vacancy to fill as one of its four members, Belfield District representative and practicing attorney Rhonda Jones-Gilliam, has resigned after accepting another job.
RICHMOND – Virginia will be among 15 states, from Maine to Florida, to participate once again in the “Drive to Save Lives” traffic safety initiative along the entire Interstate 95 corridor. Beginning this weekend, April 1-3, 2023, Virginia State Police will be dedicating additional patrol re…
RICHMOND, VA – Attorney General Jason Miyares today announced the successful prosecution of Virginia dog trainer Shawn Deehan for animal cruelty charges. Deehan, of Orange County, plead guilty to two felony animal cruelty charges and five misdemeanor charges of failure of a boarding establis…
WASHINGTON — April means asparagus—one of the spring’s most venerable vegetables—has arrived.
After an overwhelming show of support from hundreds of parents, Greensville County Public Schools has approved the opening of a branch of LifeWise Academy as early as fall 2023. The measure was approved unanimously at Tuesday’s monthly school board meeting.
For the second time in 2023, Greensville County High School’s beloved G-Force Marching Band made the three-hour bus ride to Washington to play before crowds at a major league sporting event in the nation’s capital.
Huguenot High School’s library functions as a type of escape from the pressures of student life, a place where kids can come and “chill out,” as librarian Kevin Murray puts it. He doesn’t give out grades or assign homework, so it makes sense why so many students like spending their time ther…
Decades-long tensions between the City of Emporia and Greensville County came to a head as both sides came to blows over how to fund the Greensville County Public School district during a joint budget meeting at Golden Leaf Commons on Tuesday night.
Last month, Tony Danza delighted the crowd at the Greensville Elementary School auditorium with old-school song and dance. This past Saturday, Emporia got a much more contemporary act in the form of country music star Sara Evans, who stopped by for the third concert of the Meherrin River Art…
Richmond City Public Schools is aiming to create a division to support English learners by the start of the next school year.
PHOENIX — The U. S. Postal Service unveiled its latest Forever stamps celebrating the Art of the Skateboard during a first-day-of-issue event held today at the Desert West Skate Park.
ETTRICK, Va. - On March 22, amid National Agriculture week, Virginia State University College of Agriculture hosted agriculture-awareness events on campus celebrating food, fiber, and well-being while dispelling misconceptions about the industry and expounding on the need for minority studen…
This week, winter officially turned to spring, and the same is true of the sports calendar for Virginia high schools. The commonwealth’s basketball teams have hung up their cleats and jerseys for the year and sports such as soccer, softball, and baseball have kicked off their seasons.
Members of the Richmond Public School Board discussed installing metal detectors in middle schools during a school board meeting on March 20 where Superintendent Jason Kamras introduced a proposal to increase safety measures.
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