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Mayors meet to discuss progress, challenges

FARMVILLE — The Pitt County Mayors Association met for the first time since the pandemic last week to discuss progress and shared goals. The group gathered June 23 at Bonnie’s Café in Farmville. Led by Chairman Billy Ray Jackson, the staff and mayors from several localities provided an update of major points from the past two-plus years. Farmville Town Manager David Hodgkins said Farmville has demonstrated growth both residentially and...
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Public intoxication charges filed

LAWRENCEVILLE – The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two cases of public intoxication. Captain Brad Evans said Crystal Andrea Burgess, 40, from Raleigh, N.C. is charged with public intoxication on June 16, 2022. Sergeant A. W. Connell responded to Edmonds Avenue, Lawrenceville, Virginia for a disturbance. The Uber driver said she picked up Burgess at a hotel in Chesterfield. The driver said that on the whole drive Burgess was on the phone arguing with someone. When the driver dropped Burgess off at Edmonds Lane, a male subject came out of the house and he and Burgess began arguing so the driver called 911.

Longwood continues leadership in approach to college costs

With the state budget not yet finalized earlier this month at the time of the year-end meeting of Longwood University’s Board of Visitors in early June, the Board acted on a university budget for the upcoming year that contemplated modest increases in tuition and mandatory fees, while keeping Longwood’s average rate change over the last eight years among the lowest of all public universities in the Commonwealth. Longwood’s Board approved at the time an increase of tuition of 2.9 percent for in-state undergraduates, or $240, based on a 30-credit yearly load.
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Special called meeting is June 30, 2022

The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors will hold a special called meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the Brunswick County Conference Center followed by a special called meeting with the Brunswick County Industrial Development Authority at 6 p.m. Both bodies will convene in closed session to discuss the disposition of publicly held real property. These meetings have been called by the Chair of the Board of Supervisors. These meetings will be held in the Board Room of the Brunswick County Government Building, located at 228 North Main Street, Lawrenceville, Virginia.

Women’s fellowship ministry gathers

The Women’s Fellowship Breakfast Ministry met at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in South Hill, Va., on Thursday, June 16. The ladies enjoyed prayer, good food and great fellowship. They celebrated the birthdays of four ladies with the birthday song, cake, cupcakes, and all the fun they could muster up. Pictured above are, from the left, first row: Cora Fogg, Ruby Downey 2, Brenda Waiters, Elder Sophia Jefferson, Diane Howell and the Rev. Dora Dorsey; second row: Maretha Williams, Margaret Alexander, Barbara Harris, Sebelia Banks, Rebecca Solomon, Paulette Durham, Vivian Joseph, Ruby Downey and Dr. Angela Powell; third row: Arvella Scott, Minister Mary Terry, Ann L. Jones, Anita Boyd, Patricia Russell, Linda Byrd and Minister Theresa Washington. Pictured below are birthday ladies, from the left: Barbara Harris, Ann L. Jones, Minister Theresa Washington and Ruby Downey.

Ribbon cutting ceremony held for Frito Lay

LAWRENCEVILLE – The Brunswick County Industrial Development Authority Board of Directors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony recently for Frito Lay located at 958 Industrial Park Drive in the Brunswick County Industrial Park. Mike Dotti, Executive Director, Brunswick County IDA, thanked Frito Lay for investing here bringing jobs and tax...