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VIRGINIA BEACH - If you are among the millions of travelers, AAA predicts will hit the road this summer, you better have the 2021 AAA Road Trip Starter Pack. Trust us … your summer road trip will thank you for having these essentials when you hit the road:

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RICHMOND, Va. – Former NASCAR driver and Emporia native Hermie Sadler announced Monday he is suing the Commonwealth of Virginia and Governor Ralph Northam’s administration over a law [SB 971] passed by the General Assembly in 2020 that will ban skill games from small businesses effective Jul…

The family of Melanie Jarratt Topping pictured from left are Ty Topping, Morrow Berberich, Austin Link, Cristina Link, Anita Jarratt, C.D. Jarratt, Mic Topping, Chris Link, Blake Jarratt, Cindy Wrenn, Jessica Jarratt.

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During Monday’s meeting, the Greensville County School Board took time to honor teachers and staff who are retiring from service this year, or who have retired over the last school year.

The Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville will be serving meals at no charge to children 18 and under. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers for local school divisions and other federal meal program sponsors to implement the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals …

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration <http://www.sba.gov/> recently announced that non-profit organizations and private sector firms are now eligible to compete for funding of up to $500,000 to deliver federal procurement training to veteran and service-disabled veteran …

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July 19 was a blazing hot Saturday, and Sussex County Sheriff Ernest Giles was quietly “doing some cleaning” at home. Meanwhile, family members scurried around the Jessica A. Moore Campus in Waverly hanging signs and putting out cupcakes, balloons, and party favors as dozens of friends were …

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After more than seven months of negotiations, leaders of Bon Secours Southern Virginia Medical Center and Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. have come to an agreement. As of July 1, Anthem Insurance is in-network at Bon Secours SVMC.

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PRINCE GEORGE, Va -- A Hopewell Circuit Judge ruled that a Prince George mother was legally insane during an incident in January when she attempted to drown her 7-month-old son in the Appomattox River.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in the coastal city of Galveston, Texas, to deliver General Order No. 3, officially ending slavery in the state.

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Family and friends of the E.W. Wyatt Middle School Class of 2025 packed the school’s gym Tuesday morning for the 8th grade bridging ceremony. The festivities marked the end of what has been a challenging year for teachers and students alike.

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The Greensville County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last Monday to reopen the Golden Leaf Commons building effective on Aug. 1. The decision comes just one month after the Board decided to keep the Commons closed to the public for the months of June and July.

BROOKNEAL—After a long dry spell in April and May, farmers are welcoming recent rains—but some are still contending with the effects of dry weather on their crops.

WASHINGTON D.C — Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued a statement following House passage of S. 475, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, to designate June 19th as a federal holiday.

Washington, D.C. – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced two grants from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Virginia Department of Health totaling $823,410. A grant for $223,410 aims to improve access to rural health offices in Virginia, and the other is a $600,000…

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Fifteen months ago the pandemic forced Bon Secours Southern Virginia Medical Center to close its door to the front lobby.  Business as usual no longer existed.  

Hampton Roads - The Virginia State Police has recently been alerted to an alarming increase in phone scams targeting offenders on the Sex Offender registry. The consistent theme among these scams has been phone fraudsters threatening people into paying large amounts of money in the form of g…

SOUTH HILL – On Friday, June 4, kids age 12 and older took advantage of VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital’s (VCU Health CMH) last first-dose COVID vaccine clinic. Pfizer is the only vaccine that is approved for ages 12 - 17 at this time. They’ll be able to come back for the second shot,…

PRINCE GEORGE, Va -- Prince George Police are looking for two suspects who entered a business in the 10100-blk of James River Drive on May 30 and pried open coin trays to vandalize numerous machines taking over $500 in cash before leaving the scene in a light colored SUV, unknown tag, in an …

VIRGINIA BEACH – Pump prices in Virginia continue to be steady as crude oil prices climb. Today’s price for unleaded gas is $2.88, the same cost as last week and a month ago. At $70/bbl, crude oil has increased to its highest price since October 2018 and is now $23/bbl more expensive than it…

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PRINCE GEORGE, Va. — A military transport bus which carried 25 National Guard personnel crashed on state Route 10 just before 10 a.m. on June 7 in the 19000 block of James River Drive in the Spring Grove area injuring 14 people and leading four to be taken to local hospitals.

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Workers gazing out of their office windows in the North Main St. area of Emporia sometimes catch a glance of youth running through the neighborhood. Who are these kids, and what are they doing? The teens are members of the East End Boxing Team South.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced that non-profit organizations and private sector firms are now eligible to compete for funding of up to $500,000 to deliver federal procurement training to veteran and service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs. The applicati…

The Greensville County Board of Supervisors approved the $25.1 million budget for FY 21-22 during its recent meeting.

VIRGINIA BEACH—Gov. Ralph Northam announced a new $3 million investment to pilot the Return to Earn Grant Program, which will match payments from eligible small businesses to provide new hires with up to $1,000 to support their transition back into the workforce. While many companies are off…

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Thelma Yeatts of White Plains celebrated her 105th birthday on May 29, 2021. Yeatts, who was born in 1916, said she had a nice birthday, having a meal and sharing Hershey cake with family members at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Charles Wright. Hershey cake is her favor…

RICHMOND — CDC has awarded the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health $30,694,661 to address COVID-19-related health disparities.