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A month-long investigation resulted in the arrest of Antonio Alphonso Elder and Dana Lamont Smith.

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RICHMOND – Beginning Oct. 5, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customers may choose to schedule an appointment for service or opt for walk-in service on alternating days at all 75 customer service centers (CSCs). Appointments for service will be offered only on Mondays, Wednesdays …

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The youth programs provided by Washington Park Associates, LLC have taken off in the nearly eight months following the reopening of the area’s community center. On Thursday the group received a needed injection when Virginia Del. Roslyn Tyler-D, 75th, presented them with a $100,000 check fro…

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PRINCE GEORGE, Va -- A revitalization plan for Exit 45 off Interstate-95 is underway after the Prince George County Government entered into an agreement with Sanford Holshouser Economic Development Consulting, LLC for the project.

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The pandemic forced quick changes to how the Emporia City leaders and staff went about their daily business. Hurricanes, power outages, or downed communications systems can equally wreak similar havoc.

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SOUTH HILL – Uh-oh. Your mother or father tested positive for COVID-19. Should you get tested?

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The Virginia Office of the State Inspector General is pleased to announce Dr. Jennifer Knips as its new medical officer. In this new role, Knips will identify areas of risk and review medical care related to critical incidents and patient safety at facilities operated, licensed or funded by …

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SOUTH HILL– Effective immediately, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) is making changes to non-urgent, elective appointments to safely continue caring for patients during an increase in COVID-19 cases in our region. Urgent and emergency surgeries will continue on an as-n…

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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.

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SUSSEX CO. — On Thursday at approximately 4:56 p.m., while on routine patrol, a Virginia State Trooper observed a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox traveling on Interstate 95, southbound, displaying improper registration.

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Pari-mutuel betting is on the Nov. 2 ballot in Emporia, as voters decide if Rosie’s Gaming Emporium sets roots in the City. On Tuesday, local businessman Hermie Sadler told members of the Emporia City Council he isn’t pleased with the handling of the effort to bring Rosie’s to the municipality.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced the launch of his annual Veteran of the Year program to honor the service of veterans living in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District.

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It is with deep regrets that the 25th Anniversary Celebration for the former Emporia -Greensville Habitat for Humanity, now Emporia - Greensville Fuller Center for Housing, scheduled for Sept. 16 must be postponed. 

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced up to $1 billion is being made available to farmers who previously were ineligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 payments.

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At 8:45 a.m., on Sept. 11, 2001, Tom Roby, Chief Battalion Commander of the New York Fire Department’s 16th Battalion, was halfway through a 24-hour tour at the firehouse at 143rd Street in Harlem. He was in the kitchen fixing himself a cup of hot tea. On the TV a local news station was broa…

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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 …

LAWRENCEVILLE – The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors approved a lease agreement with Scotts Miracle Grow Company (Hyponex Corporation) for property located in the Brunswick County Industrial Park. The supervisors held a public hearing on the proposed lease on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021 an…

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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.

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Pride of Emporia Chapter 137 gave out free hot dogs, snacks, drinks, backpacks, and school supplies on August 21. 2021. The students were allowed to pick out the backpacks and supplies of their choice.

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On Saturday, Sept. 18, the Town of Waverly, and Save-A-Seed will host the third annual 5 K race, according to Sussex County Chamber President Jesse Hellyer who included the announcement in his Chamber comments at the August Sussex County Board of Supervisors Meeting.

Join the Greensville/Emporia Master Gardeners to learn the basics of container gardening. You’ll learn how to select appropriate containers and soil mixes, how to best water and fertilize your plants. Information on seasonal ornamental plant selection, caring for containerized plants, growin…

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Historically, vehicle values tend to depreciate from month to month. As such, the predicted value of any vehicle would be lower than the value of that same vehicle the previous January. In early 2020, vehicle values were trending as the industry normally expected. Then, in March COVID-19 alt…

RICHMOND–In response to an increasing number of individuals seeking testing, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is expanding testing events across the Commonwealth. The action comes as cases of COVID-19 are rising, due to the Delta variant, a more contagious variant than the others curr…

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Travis Nathaniel Dupree appeared before Emporia General District Court Judge Lyndia Ramsey Wednesday morning to determine the defense attorney for his trial. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 21 to determine the attorney status for his defense.

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CHESTER, Va -- If you didn’t believe in miracles before, you will now! The story of The Illuminated Stage Theatre is truly miraculous, or at least proof that vision, perseverance and a little good luck go a long way to make a dream a reality.

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Waverly officials report that due to the recent clean up by over 50 volunteers of SCYMAC Field, their renovation project awarded by Lowe’s Home Improvement is now under way. The Waverly project was one of only 100 selected from across the United States by Lowe’s for their Hometown 100 Projec…

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During the 2021 Labor Day weekend, the Virginia State Police had all available uniformed personnel on patrol conducting traffic safety and enforcement patrols as part of Operation CARE- the Crash Awareness Reduction Effort. CARE is a nationwide, state-sponsored traffic safety program that ai…

SOUTH HILL –– Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp is coming up Sept. 17-19, at the Airfield Conference Center in Wakefield, Virginia.

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LAWRENCEVILLE — Dr. Robert Winn, Director of the VCU Massey Cancer Center and Dr. Katherine Tossas, Project COALECSE Principle Investigator, VCU Massey Cancer Center, met with the Brunswick Health Ambassadors and other community leaders at the CRRC in Lawrenceville last month.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – The day after Labor Day marks the first day of school for many students in Virginia. That Tuesday morning there will be school buses, teen drivers and young walkers all heading for school in addition to the normal traffic and congestion. With schools returning to in-pers…

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Travis Nathaniel Dupree, 33, of Emporia, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with Saturday’s fatal shooting on the 700 block of Meade Street in the City.

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced up to $1 billion is being made available to farmers who previously were ineligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 payments.