The Brunswick Chamber of Commerce is seeking participants for the 2020 Christmas Parade to be held on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Lawrenceville. This year the theme will be honoring the 300th anniversary of Brunswick County: “Brunswick 2020 – 300 Years of Evolution”.
RICHMOND — A growing number of Virginia colleges are announcing that spring break will be canceled or modified in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Michael Hundley of Black & Veatch gave an update to the Emporia City Council on the project to solve the City water supply’s discoloration. The solution is controlling the amount of manganese in the municipality’s water source in the reservoir.
With the Nov. 3 general election just around the corner, the Greensville County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution banning campaign signs from being displayed at the Greensville County Office Complex (GCOC). The vote was 4-0.
Greensville County is hosting the second public Comprehensive Plan workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Golden Leaf Commons.
The community knows when veterans are honored through a ceremony in Emporia-Greensville, American Legion Post 151 plays a large role. For nearly two months, the Post has been without a site to gather.
RICHMOND — Voters are more divided now than they were in the 2016 election, according to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center. Many young Virginians believe the passion could translate to the polls on Election Day.
RICHMOND—Life handed out lemons in 2020, but the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is turning it into virtual lemonade.
Virginia State University (VSU) announces the appointment of Dr. Janine Parker Woods as its new associate administrator for Virginia Cooperative Extension programming. 2020.
A decision regarding the proposed Fountain Creek Solar Project has been delayed by several new bills that went into effect on July 1, according to Linwood Pope, the planning director for Greensville County.
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced $22 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding will be used to create a statewide program to distribute COVID-19 vaccines when such vaccines are approved for public use. Virginia’s draft vaccination pl…
Peter Jung, a senior at Brunswick Academy, is from South Korea and currently resides with Rev. James Kim’s family in Alberta.
The Greensville Emporia Complete Count Census Committee formed nearly a year ago with a mission of making sure every Emporia-Greensville resident gets counted. Committee Chair John Holtkamp believes the group’s work is making a difference.
The Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville is on a mission to boost its membership and assist the Samaritan Kitchen through its No Joiner’s Fee Food Drive throughout October. Here is how it works. Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Samaritan Kitchen to the YMCA, and the joiner-fee gets…
A new 6,000 sq ft facility on North Main Street will be the home of Kevin Swenson, DDS, PC, an Emporia-based dentist practice. Swenson has been in operation in Emporia since July 1996. The new facility, located at 529 N. Main St., will also be home to Luv4pawz, an animal rescue business run …
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam today announced $65.8 million in new funding to increase access to child care and support child care providers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This new investment is supported by $58.3 million in Coronavirus Relief Fund dollar…
RICHMOND—Despite a positive report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Virginia winter wheat farmers have been perplexed by an erratic growing season and less-than-anticipated yields.
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Elections announces several upcoming deadlines for voters wishing to vote absentee in the November 3, 2020 General Election.
RICHMOND -- Virginia Commonwealth University announced Thursday that the spring semester will start one week later and spring break will be canceled to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19.
PETERSBURG – Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is observing Halloween with haunting stories from the past during "Voices from the Shadows." The Park is offering this annual evening event on two nights, Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 at both 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.…
Effective immediately, Greensville County Public Schools will operate under a 10-point grading scale for students grade 1-12. The School Board voted unanimously to adopt the change during their meeting Monday, Oct. 13.
In 1976 Independent-Messenger Editor Keith Mitchell and Judy English, director of the Greensville Department of Social Services, came up with a brainstorm. Their goal was to make sure children would have a present waiting under the tree for them on Christmas day. Mitchell and English raised …
A flower is only as vibrant as the soil it’s grown in, and a rose of the fairest kind has emerged from our own back yard and now blooms bright in Annapolis, Maryland. Delegate Diana M. Fennell, a born and bred native of Emporia has taken her humble beginnings all the way from small-town Virg…
Hampton-based company GEM Building Corporation has purchased the 239,373 square foot industrial property at 184 and 180 Pleasant Shade Drive in Emporia.
RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly wrapped up the agenda this month for the special session that began Aug. 18. Legislators introduced over 50 police and criminal justice reform bills during the session.
In front of a small crowd gathered at the Greater Shiloh Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 10, former Harlem Globetrotter Tommy “Hawk” Long gave an impassioned speech – a call for leadership, togetherness and thankfulness.
The Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville announces the sponsorship of At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each site.
Emporia City Manager William Johnson is asking residents to follow the Virginia Department of Health guidelines during Halloween.
RICHMOND — Del. Elizabeth Guzmán, D-Woodbridge, said she is no stranger to the struggles of low-paying jobs. Guzmán said she immigrated to the United States from Peru as a single mother and worked multiple minimum wage jobs just to be able to pay rent and care for her daughter.
WASHINGON—Farmers suffering losses due to hurricanes or wildfires have until Oct. 30 to apply for assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus.
PETERSBURG — Amidst pending investigations of recent crimes in eastern Virginia, the U.S. Postal Service and FBI are offering rewards of several thousand dollars for those who can come forward with information or evidence in regards to them.
RICHMOND – The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) was recently honored with two awards for its innovation and excellence in marketing and logistics initiatives over the past year by StateWays Magazine, a national industry publication for alcohol control states. It is an unpr…
DINWIDDIE — A Dinwiddie couple has been charged with neglect, abuse and cruelty after an 8-month-old girl was found unresponsive on Sept. 19 by authorities who took her to the Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg where she died.
After fielding public input and much consideration, the Greensville County School Board decided Monday evening to extend the virtual learning schedule for students and faculty to the end of the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. The semester ends on Jan. 21.
A family-friendly opportunity to safely enjoy an escape to another place and time is coming Oct. 24-25 when Chippokes Plantation Park hosts an unusual Revolutionary War Reenactment specifically adapted to fit in with safety as well as the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement today on the passing of former Virginia Delegate Bernard S. Cohen.
RICHMOND – All 132 public school districts in Virginia will be receiving further Coronavirus Aid, Recover, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday. More than $220 million in funds will be divided among the districts using an allocation formula of $175…
The Crater Health District has announced its COVID-19 Marketing Taskforce, which will work to “improve strategic messaging for COVID-19 prevention and safety protocols.”
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.
City of Emporia Planning and Zoning Project Manager Deborah Davis-Perry presented three proposals regarding the hours of skill-game operations in the City. When the Council members did not address the issue, the hours approved on May 26 remained in effect.
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced Wednesday the formation of Virginia’s first offshore and onshore wind workforce training collaborative, the Mid-Atlantic Wind Training Alliance. The program will offer industry required certifications that are critical to the operations and long-term…
RICHMOND—Winter squash season is in full swing. These seasonal gourds reach their peak in the fall, and several varieties of winter squash are available at local farm stands and farmers markets through December.
RICHMOND – Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. in the Eastern District of Virginia has approved Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s agreement that extends the deadline for voter registration by two days, through 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 15, because of a registration system outage that lasted several hours, p…
A bench was dedicated recently in Greensville Memorial Cemetery to honor the life of Brian Keith McDilda, who died on May 25, 2018. The bench was donated by Brian’s parents Ronnie and Aileen McDilda, and their daughters Melissa McDilda Bolton and Angela McDilda Boyce.
RICHMOND - Attorney General Mark R. Herring has asked the Court to extend the deadline for voter registration by two days, through October 15, because of a registration system outage that lasted several hours, preventing Virginians from registering to vote on the final day before the deadlin…
BLACKSBURG—Experts take a proactive approach to protecting the public from potential food system crises before they unfold, and farmers, processors and retailers in the nation’s food system need similar protections from a variety of cyberthreats.