Alberta, VA

Emporia City Council tables GCPS request

The Emporia City Council had plenty of discussion regarding a request from GCPS Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Edwards to have $775,000 reappropriated into the FY23 operating budget. When it was all said and done, the City’s governing body took no action. The funding was initially put into motion for the...
Picture for Emporia City Council tables GCPS request

Brunswick Minors Win First Two Games; South Hill Eliminated

The Brunswick All-Stars won their first two contests to move into the driver’s seat of the Dixie Youth District 2 Minor League baseball tournament in Emporia over the weekend. Brunswick topped South Hill 5-2 on Friday evening and then beat Emporia-Greensville 19-14 in a battle of unbeaten teams on...

GCSO looking for leads after shooting death in Emporia

The Greensville County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information from the community in regards to a fatal shooting that occurred Monday night in Emporia. At approximately 10:08 p.m. on Monday night, the Sheriff’s Office received a shots fired call in the area of 299-18 Liberty Road in Emporia. Deputies arrived at the scene eight minutes later to find a victim, later identified as Monta’ T. Gray, suffering from a gunshot wound. Gray was transported by ambulance to Bon Secours Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center where he died of his injury.

Johnson Continues to Shine on the Biggest Stage

Keldon Johnson exploded onto the local scene in his freshman season at Park View High School by breaking a Virginia High School League record that had stood since 1952 when he averaged 26.8 points per game to break the all-time 9th grade scoring record. He has been exceeding expectations ever...

Lions elect new officers

The South Hill Lions Club inducted New officers for the 2022-2023 year. Pictured left to right: Incoming President Randy Cash, Lion Tamer Ed Taylor, Outgoing President, Marketing Chairperson, Service Chairperon and Membership Chairperson Lisa Clary, Tail Twister Dean Marion, First Vice President Dave Slater, Director Diane Slater, Second Vice President Tammy Green, Director Charles Butts, Director Tammy Robinson, and Secretary Otis Thomas. Not Pictured: Treasurer Jim Hofler and Eye Glass Chairperson Rick Carroll.

EGRA “O” Zone All-stars fall title game

Just one win away from clinching the O-Zone All-Stars championship, the Clarksville team finished the job by defeating Emporia 8-4 at Ray Williams Field. It marked Clarksville’s second win over Emporia in three days, following a 7-4 win on Sunday night. Clarksville took an early lead in the top...

Emporia Minors dominate South Hill All-Stars

Under sweltering summer heat, four youth baseball teams in three age brackets gathered on Sunday through Wednesday night for the final stages of the Dixie Youth Baseball All-Stars tournament, held at the Emporia-Greensville Recreation Association’s home field, Meherrin River Park. Sunday’s action at EGRA began with the “minors” class...

Business owner accused of elder exploitation in Roanoke Rapids

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) — Police say a Littleton businesswoman is facing three new counts of exploitation of elder/disabled person. They arrested 59-year-old Vivian Pompliano Monday at about 10:52 a.m., about one month since she was previously arrested on May 26. In that incident, a woman told police that...

EGRA Minors advance to final

The trophy for the minors’ division championship was on hand, ready to be presented to Brunswick if it defeated Emporia at Bobby Wilson Field. However, the presentation will have to wait another day, as Emporia kept their title hopes alive with a 10-6 win. The home team got on...

Auto repair shop owner facing more elder exploitation charges

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WITN) - Police in one Eastern Carolina town say there have been more charges brought against the owner of an auto repair shop for elder exploitation. Roanoke Rapids police say Vivian Pompliano is facing three more counts of exploitation of elder/disabled person. The Littleton woman was first...

Town of Littleton kicks off 4th of July weekend celebrations

The Town of Littleton will kick off the holiday weekend Friday night with its Down Town First Fridays concert series. The free concert is sponsored by the Greater Littleton Development Partnership and the featured band will be the East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band. The event is from 6 - 9 p.m. and food vendors will be present.

James Cloud “Cloudy Bill” Lucy

James Cloud “Cloudy Bill” Lucy, age 84, of Emporia, VA, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Born and raised in Freeman, VA, he was the son of the late John James and Ruby Daniel Lucy. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Anderson Lucy, and a sister, Shirley Lucy Trent.

Town election candidates locked in; Ward II seat up for grabs in South Hill

The November 8 Town elections candidates have been finalized as of Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. South Hill’s Ward I representative, Lillie Feggins-Boone, is looking to keep her seat as she is running unopposed. Ward II representatives Mike Moody and R. Alex Graham are hoping to keep their seats on the Council while Ben Taylor has decided not to run.

Emporia's CYC swimming pool participation growing

Splashing around in the cool water is the perfect remedy to battle the blazing temperatures for Emporia-Greensville youth. It’s an opportunity youth take advantage of every summer at the Community Youth Center, Ltd. pool. “I’ve been waiting on it,” Larroi Dupree said. “It’s been hot, and I’m excited about...


Independence Day fireworks this Saturday at the Tri-County Eagles — see ad on page 5. July 4th Motorless Parade sponsored by the Rotary Club — see ad on page 10. And how ‘bout Brunswick County opening a bowling alley? See that ad again on page 10. And there’s a music camp for kids in Nottoway County: page 3.

On To The State!

Members of the District One Champion Nottoway Ponytails (above) grabbed their team trophy Monday night after sweeping the 12-and-under All-Star tournament at the Wrigglesworth Sports Complex in Blackstone. BELOW: Victoria Christopher is safe at home Saturday against Lunenburg. The team’s deep pitching rotation includes a determined Ch’Miyah Parham.

Celebrating Freedom

Blackstone’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth celebration this past Saturday, June 25th, drew visitors near and far to downtown. Festival goers enjoyed live music, food, a wide variety of items for sale, speakers, and fellowship. Blackstone holds its festival the last day of June to avoid conflicting with other celebrations the previous week. This photo was taken shortly after 1:00 p.m. Saturday. The Juneteenth Committee is planning a two-week carnival in August on the grounds of the Harris Memorial Armory. Town Council gave tentative approval Monday.