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WASHINGTON–The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting the 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey to provide new data on how locally grown food in the U.S. is marketed and sold.

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Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) and its subsidiary, EMPOWER Broadband, along with four other electric cooperatives in Virginia and Maryland, are excited to announce the creation of an innovative association of broadband cooperatives to help bring world-class internet service to unders…

PETERSBURG. — Petersburg Police are asking for the public’s help in searching for 24-year-old J’vohn E. Sousa who is wanted on charges of strangulation and domestic aggravated malicious wounding. The 10 block of Fillmore Street is both Sousa’s last known location and also where officers said…

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LAWRENCEVILLE – The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors recently presented Bridgette Clary from Brodnax, Virginia with a certificate in recognition of her award winning dog, Angus. He won Best of Breed at the 2020 National Dog Show held in Oaks, Pennsylvania hosted by The Kennel Club of Ph…

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January marks the 10th year of business for Twice Told Tales & Treasures, Emporia’s only true consignment store. The charm of the small store located at 327 Halifax Street is amplified by its equally charming owner, Leandra Latham, who has been around since the beginning.

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The Greensville-Emporia Department of Social Services temporarily closed to the public, beginning on Jan. 11. The closure was made “in an effort to maintain the health and well-being of staff and citizens.”

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PETERSBURG — G. Zachary Terwilliger, the youngest U.S. Attorney in the country who serves the Eastern District of Virginia, announced Jan. 5 he is resigning after nearly three years to join the private sector with a post at the Vinson and Elkins law firm.

Virginia currently has the fifth slowest recovery of unemployment claims, according to a recent report from financial site WalletHub. Since the COVID-19 pandemic left millions jobless in March of 2020, only Louisiana, New Hampshire, Florida and Georgia have slower recovery rates.

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Last month the Meherrin Ruritan Club distributed $10,000 to groups and organizations in the Emporia-Greensville community.

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PETERSBURG — Several prominent and primarily Democratic politicians have lambasted and called for the resignation of State Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) for attending the Save America Rally in Washington, D.C., arguably playing a role inciting the crowd that subsequently stormed the Cap…

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Samuela Mounga, 19, of Emporia, is incarcerated at Southside Regional Jail, facing robbery and auto theft charges following a Wednesday bizarre set of incidents.

RICHMOND — Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will again release emergency allotments of benefits to eligible households this month. Benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards on Saturday, Jan. 16.

RICHMOND – In preparation for possible demonstrations around Richmond over the next week, and in light of the civil unrest in the nation’s capital on Jan. 6, the Department of General Services is implementing precautionary measures to protect the employees, visitors, buildings and grounds at…

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SOUTH HILL – Mildred Waye, a care partner in Acute Care, is no stranger to being recognized for her good service.

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Legislation passed during the 2020 Virginia General Assembly amended the Code of Virginia to allow localities to provide tax exemptions to equipment and machinery used for forest harvesting. The bill, HB1021, allowed forestry equipment to be included in the same exemptions already provided t…

RICHMOND—The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties report, and Virginia’s results are mixed.

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YORK COUNTY —On Jan. 12. at approximately 8:31 a.m., the state police were called to investigate a two vehicle accident involving a VDOT sign repair truck and a Chevrolet Blazer. 

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting the 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey to provide new data on how locally grown food in the U.S. is marketed and sold.

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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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Dominion Energy Virginia is pledging $500,000 to help provide energy bill relief for small businesses, nonprofits and houses of worship in Virginia. Businesses that qualify may be eligible for one-time assistance with their Dominion Energy electric bill up to $1,000.

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A Twitter message by Emporia native Chris Malone following the Georgia Senate election last week led to his firing as an offensive line coach at the University of Tennessee . The tweet is receiving national attention. Malone’s mother, Peggy Malone, said the tweet contents are not reflective …

RICHMOND – Around 6 p.m. Saturday evening, a Sussex I State Prison inmate seriously injured a sergeant at the Waverly, Virginia facility. The male sergeant, who has more than 20 years of service with the Department of Corrections, sustained six non-life threatening stab wounds to the hand, a…

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SOUTH HILL – To better serve the community, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital’s cashier is moving from the Leggett Center on East Ferrell St. to the first floor of the main hospital’s patient registration area by the gift shop effective Monday, Jan. 11.

Donations from the Emporia-Greensville community allowed the Independent-Messenger and Greensville Emporia Department of Social Services to distribute Christmas gifts for approximately 200 children in the Emporia-Greensville community.

Richmond – Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will again release emergency allotments of benefits to eligible households this month. Benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards on Saturday, Jan. 16.

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The essential Home Care and Public Service workers of SEIU Virginia 512 testified before members of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees at four virtual budget hearings across Virginia Wednesday. Union members called on the General Assembly to address structural inequities …

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WASHINGTON—As COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed to essential healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents, agriculture groups are requesting that frontline food and farm workers be prioritized next.

RICHMOND – Eligible Virginians may now apply for a driver privilege card at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Applications will be accepted by appointment only; appointments can be made at dmvNOW.com/appt.  This change in Virginia law, authorized by the Virginia General Assemb…

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Stephanie Logan Hall from Rawlings, Virginia completed a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, a footpath running 2,193 miles from Maine to Georgia. On Aug. 6, she hopped on a flight, N95 mask and negative COVID test in hand, from her current home in the Outer Banks, North Carolina to Baxter S…

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SHREVEPORT, LA:  Second Chances Comprehensive Services, a Hopewell, Virginia headquartered mental health and substance use treatment service provider with five locations in Virginia, has become part of Seaside Healthcare, a behavioral healthcare service corporation headquartered in Shrevepor…

Richmond, VA - Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson released the following statement in response to the events on Capitol Hill today:

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) released the following statement Wednesday regarding his letter urging Vice President Pence and members of the Presidential Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment: 

According to the Crater Health District, which includes both Surry and Sussex Counties, they will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations for the first time as early as January 5, beginning with first responders and with other groups to follow in tiers. Even as this news arrives, the surge of case…

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South Hill – Mildred Waye, a care partner in Acute Care, is no stranger to being recognized for her good service. She has earned several awards over the past 40 years and most recently earned the December Team Member of the Month award for STAR Service at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospit…

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Unkle Odie’s convenience store is offering a free meal to uniformed police officers every Friday. Owner Andy Patel said he was inspired by the work of local law enforcement officers in the community.

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RICHMOND – If your organization’s passion is making a difference in your community and you want to save lives, consider applying for a highway safety grant from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Grants allow law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations, state and local g…

New legislation went into effect in Virginia on Friday, Jan. 1 capping insulin copays at $50 per month. State Del. Lee Carter, D-50th, introduced HB 66 to the General Assembly during the 2020 session. Gov. Ralph Northam signed the bill into law in April.

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VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital welcomed its first baby of the New Year on Jan. 1, at 8:48 p.m. Darrell Brown, Jr., MD, delivered the baby girl, who came in at 18.5 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Parents Shelby Scott and James Bullock of Chase City named their bundle of j…

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RICHMOND – Attorney General Mark R. Herring is issuing a consumer alert urging Virginians to be wary of scammers taking advantage of the coming $600 federal relief payments to get personal or bank information to steal your money. Scammers often use the issuance of payments from the governmen…

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The Emporia Police Department announced missing Emporia teen Aaliyah Renee Smith was located and is safe.

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On Dec. 4, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced the priorities for distributing an estimated 370,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccination from manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna by the end of 2020. The initial allotment of 72,000 doses went to 18 health care facilities around the sta…