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In-person visitation suspended at 2 correctional centers due to COVID outbreaks

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - In-person visitation has been temporarily suspended at two Virginia correctional centers due to COVID-19 outbreaks. There will be no in-person or video visitations at Baskerville Correctional Center through July 9. In-person visitations have also been suspended at Haynesville Correctional Center until July 8. “We appreciate your...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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.

City Council takes action on gun violence

HENDERSON — The details of Abdul Rasheed’s biography are more extensive than only a “concerned citizen and victim of gun violence,” but those are the parameters for how the longtime local advocate for equal justice views his capacity in working with the Henderson City Council to address gun violence.

Annual Low Country Shrimp Boil set for next weekend

The Friends of Founders Park will be hosting their annual low country shrimp boil on July 9 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Oak and Pine Street. The event, which was started in 2016, has technically been around for six years, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Friends of Founders Park was unable to hold the fundraiser in 2020.

Johnson’s Barber Shop: An 80-year tradition continues

Some 80 years ago, Jasper Johnson, Sr. opened Johnson’s Barbershop on East Market Street in downtown Warrenton. The barbershop later moved to its current location on Front Street, where it has been a fixture in the community for most of its long history. Local history accounts recognize Johnson as...

Virginia Woman Injured in Buchanan County Crash Tuesday

A Virginia woman suffered injuries in a Buchanan County crash Tuesday morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 10:20 Tuesday morning on I-29, two miles south of Faucett, as a vehicle driven by 46-year-old Chase City, Virginia resident Amy J. Schiffer headed southbound. Troopers say Schiffer’s...

Yellow Jackets reunite

The John Graham High School Class of 1963 celebrated its 59th reunion on June 11 at the home of Al and Linda Fleming in Warrenton. Classmates pictured are, from the left, first row: Wayne Haithcock, Peggy Norwood Pegram, Margaret Gibson Jones and Sandra Jones Hustead; second row: Al Fleming, Joyce Gupton Talley, Steve Clark, Rebecca Ellis Robinson and Margie Cliborne Joyner; third row: Ricky Ethridge, Gilbert Mustian, Lawrence Boyd, Albert Rivers, Bill Davis, Steve Joyner and Joe Shearin. The upcoming 60th reunion is planned for September of 2023.

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...

Timeline for Reported Bomb Threat at Vance-Granville Community College Main Campus

Timeline for Reported Bomb Threat at Vance-Granville Community College Main Campus. 1:39 pm – Vance County 911 Center received a call reporting that someone found a bomb with an hour timer in the Art Design Classroom #10. Vance County Sheriff’s department, Watkins Fire Department, Campus Police, and Highway Patrol were alerted and began response.

Ribbon cutting planned for Phase I renovations at Magnolia Ernest Recreation Park

On Friday, July 1, at 10 a.m., a ribbon cutting will be held for Phase I renovations of the Magnolia Ernest Recreation Park in the Soul City community. Warren County received a grant award from North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to assist with renovations at Magnolia Ernest Recreation Park. Phase I included renovations to the basketball and tennis courts, upgrades to the pump house electrical, and adding an additional paved walking area.

Summer camp joins forces with mobile learning lab

The Growing Together summer camp through Gang Free Inc. welcomed some reinforcements Monday at the halfway point of the 16-week program with the addition of Adwanna Howard’s 4 point 0 Mobile Learning Clinic. The Growing Together campers, all local children, had already been sharpening their gardening skills this summer....

Kids Fire/Rescue Camp successful

The Warren County Kids Fire/Rescue Camp hosted last week by Hawtree Volunteer Fire Department in Wise wrapped up another successful year. The camp covered topics such as vehicle extrication, hose streams and water supply, ladders, use of a fire extinguisher, wilderness rescue, ropes, water rescue, vehicle fires, forcible entry and use of equipment use as air packs. Tony Bailey of the NC Office of the State Fire Marshal was the guest speaker for a closing event on Saturday. Participating agencies included Afton-Elberon, Hawtree, Warrenton Rural, South Hill, Norlina, Roanoke Wildwood, Churchill Five Forks, Long Bridge and Roanoke Rapids volunteer fire departments; Warren County Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services and Sheriff’s Office; North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Halifax Electric, Duke Life Flight, North Carolina Forest Service, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Coast Guard Auxiliary and North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Halifax Co. Independence Day events

The town of Littleton kicks off the July 4 holiday Saturday at 10 a.m. with its annual holiday parade. The parade begins at Lakeland Theater and continues to the Littleton Fire Department. Afterward there is a Summer Days Market with local products, produce and art. Also on Saturday Weldon’s annual...