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Christmas may have long passed, but the spirit of Christmas was in the air at Cavalry Baptist Church this Saturday, as the volunteers of Operation Christmas Child celebrated a job well done with a commemorative dinner.

Fourth generation Wakefield farmer Paul Rogers III assumed the position of Chairman of the National Peanut Board on January 1. But although he may have ascended to the heights in that capacity, he remains too connected to his roots and passionate about the work he does to be intimidated by t…

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The recent run of daily one- to four-cent price increases slowed heading into the weekend, with prices now dipping slightly to start the week. However, increased demand and higher global oil prices pushed the national average for a gallon of gas up eight cents since las…

HEMPSTEAD, NY — Alice Wong of Emporia achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2022 semester, earning a spot on the Provost's List at Hofstra University. Wong’s major is Information Systems.

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) recently welcomed Dr. Charletta Barringer-Brown as the new Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences and Business.

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Greensville/ Emporia 4-H camp is the perfect way for your child to have a new, exciting experience this summer while making friends that will last a lifetime. The 2023 Greensville/Emporia 4-H Jr. Summer Camp will be held July 17-21, 2023 at Airfield 4-H Educational Center in Wakefield, VA.

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The Elks Victory Lodge #1179 and Georgia P. Kelly Temple #863 hosted the Lawrenceville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta GEMS program.

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After a month’s absence, the Meherrin Ruritan Club’s fish fry event returned for the first time in 2023. Cars lined up en masse outside the Club’s building on Skippers Road in Emporia to collect their catfish plates, drive-thru style.

RICHMOND – A bill that would require safer storage of firearms was one of several gun safety measures Democrats advanced in party-line votes during the Senate Judiciary meeting on Monday.

LAWRENCEVILLE – Senator Jennifer McClellan, a democrat, met with citizens at the Brunswick County Conference Center recently to talk about her campaign for Congress. She is campaigning for the 4th Congressional District seat that was held by the late Congressman Donald McEachin. The election…

RICHMOND, VA –The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) will release the final issuance of emergency allotment benefits to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) households inFebruary, in accordance with the requirements of theConsolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. The new l…

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In October, Emporia Police Chief Rick Pinksaw, Captain Jerry Wright, Lieutenant Detective Troy Hawkins, and City Manager William Johnson participated in Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s roundtable discussion on the Cease Fire Initiative and Operation Bold Blue Line to assist law enforcement in Virginia…

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ENFIELD, N.C. — On Thursday, 1/26/2023 at around 8:00pm the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Enfield Police Department with a shooting at the Carriage House Apartments. This investigation is being conducted by the Enfield Police Department. At the time of this release, it is know…

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RICHMOND – On Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, the Commonwealth will graduate its 137th generation of Virginia State Troopers. The 31 new troopers will be presented their diplomas during commencement exercises at 10 a.m. at the State Police Training Academy located at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike in North…

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Some Greensville County Public School students got a startling ride to school on Wednesday morning when their bus was involved in a minor wreck on Highway 301 near Ruffin Street. According to an official statement, an SUV collided with GCPS School Bus #30, which was in the middle of transpor…

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Emporia Emergency Services Coordinator Mike Rae’s proposal to allot $21,000 of the city’s American Rescue Plan revenue for an Emergency Medical Technician course passed its first hurdle last week when the City Council unanimously approved the recommendation. By the end of the week the number…

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Dr. George Pugh has been promoted to Senior Director in the Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs division of The Coca-Cola Company (Atlanta, Georgia). In this role, he will lead a team of toxicologists, chemists and engineers in the Risk Assessment and Ingredient Safety Center of Excelle…

After serving three years on the board of directors of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), John C. Lee Jr., president and CEO of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) in Chase City, will not seek re-election.

RICHMOND — A federal jury in Richmond determined that Lt. Caron Nazario’s stop by officers Joseph Gutierrez and Daniel Crocker was improper. The jury did not impose punitive damages, but it did order Gutierrez to pay $2,685 in damages. Crocker was required by the jury to pay $1,000 in puniti…

WASHINGTON—The Waters Advocacy Coalition, which includes organizations representing U.S. agriculture, has expressed disappointment in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ final Waters of the United States rule, released in late December.