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The Riparian Woman’s Club was honored to have Bill Leslie as guest speaker at the November meeting. The award-winning journalist and internationally-acclaimed musician and composer is also a veteran anchorman and environmental reporter for WRAL Television in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has p…

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Emporia Community and Economic Development Manager Beverly Hawthorne’s implementation of the Shop Local Gift Card Match Program boosted local small businesses last year. On Tuesday, Hawthorne successfully pitched for the program’s return in December.

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LAWRENCEVILLE – Brooke A. Keesee, 29, from Louisa, Virginia and Tiffany Nicole West, 25, from Ashland, Virginia are charged with possession of a Schedule 1, II Controlled Substance on Oct. 31, 2022.

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The Emporia City Council approved adding a Director of Planning and Zoning to work directly under City Manager William Johnson. The 6-0 vote to approve followed Johnson’s explanation that the proposal added a position but did not add a body to the staff.

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Drivers fueling up ahead of Thanksgiving will benefit from falling pump prices, as the national average for a gallon of gasoline dropped 11 cents in the past week to $3.66. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, while lower, this week will see the highest Thanksgiving nat…

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As of Thursday, Nov. 17, a total of $100 had been added to the Christmas Happiness Fund as we continue our march to our goal of $13,000 to bring Christmas joy to approximately 300 Emporia-Greensville children that might not otherwise have a present to open on Christmas day.

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RICHMOND—Deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving is an increasingly popular tradition for many, but it’s important to keep safety top of mind.

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The City of Emporia’s $6 million General Obligation Bond Anticipation note to fund the municipality’s capital needs matures on Dec.1. However, The Virginia Resources Authority cannot make its final approvals to implement the permanent financing until Creedle, Jones & Associates complete …

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Once every November, members of the Meherrin Ruritan Club, along with volunteers from across the Emporia/Greensville region, join together to pack and ship thousands of meals on behalf of the non-profit organization Rise Against Hunger, in the spirit of the holiday season. On Wednesday, Nov.…

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WAVERLY – On Nov. 13, a skunk that later tested positive for rabies was found deceased inside a kennel that housed a domestic dog. This incident occurred on Beaver Dam Road in Waverly. The Sussex Health Department and Sussex Animal Control continue to encourage animal owners to confirm that …

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (November 15, 2022) –AAA predicts 54.6 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving. That’s a 1.5% increase over 2021 and 98% of pre-pandemic volumes. This year is projected to be the third busiest for Thanksgiving travel since AAA started track…

RICHMOND — If you are veteran who was serving on active duty in October 1983 and were personally involved in the bombing of the US Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon or the US invasion of the island of Grenada, the Virginia War Memorial wants to hear from you.

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced the National Telecommunications Information Administration is awarding a Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Planning Grant to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

(CLIMAX, Va.) Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative continues in its commitment to renewable energy as its generation and transmission affiliate, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC), nears completion of a 2.8 MW solar facility, Monroe Solar. Once energized, the solar array, located on approx…

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On Saturday, Nov. 5, citizens of Emporia-Greensville filled the Greensville County High School cafeteria for a Thanksgiving celebration. Terrence Washington and the We Got Your Back team thanked the people who have supported their mission to empower the youth of Emporia-Greensville.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The criminal investigation remains ongoing into the tragic shootings that claimed the lives of three University of Virginia (UVA) students and injured two others on the evening of Nov. 13, 2022. Christopher D. Jones Jr., 22, of Petersburg, Va., had his first appearance…

RICHMOND— The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has proclaimed November as Diabetes Awareness Month in the Commonwealth. Diabetes is a chronic disease that is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations and adult-onset blindne…

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RICHMOND – Attorney General Jason Miyares today announced that he, along with 39 other attorneys general, has reached a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over allegedly misleading consumers about their location tracking practices relating to Google Account settings. This is th…

SOUTH HILL – VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital’s next president will be Sheldon Barr, effective Dec. 11. She is the first female to lead the South Hill facility in its 68-year history. Barr will be responsible for operations, overseeing inclusive excellence, managing day-to-day operatio…

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LAWRENCEVILLE – Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022 was a very special day for the members and supporters of Lawrenceville United Methodist Church. The 11 a.m. worship service marked the church’s 175th anniversary. You saw lots of families sitting together, probably on pews their families occupied over the…

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The national average for a gallon of gasoline slid three cents in the past week to $3.77. The main reason is the global cost for oil, gasoline’s main ingredient, has been stuck in a narrow price range of $85 to $92 a barrel for several weeks.

LAWRENCEVILLE – On Thursday, the Brunswick County Conference Center was filled with Brunswick County Veterans who were honored for their service. The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors and the Brunswick County Veterans Day Committee sponsored a program and awarded special pins to Brunswic…

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In its more than two decades of operation, the Emporia-Greensville Fuller Center for Housing (formerly known as the Emporia-Greensville Habitat for Humanity) has constructed 10 houses for families in need and is nearing completion on an 11th. On Saturday morning at its thrift store on Atlant…

RICHMOND – As America takes a moment on Veterans Day to honor the men and women who have served our great country, the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) would like to remind our military veterans that VADOC values our veterans and their families, and we are committed to supporting t…