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Corrections officer charged with sale, distribution of marijuana

LAWRENCEVILLE – Tarish Lennette Rhodes, 42, from Alberta, Virginia is charged with sale, distribution of more than 1 ounce but less than 5 pounds of marijuana on March 4. Captain Brad Evans with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said Sergeant Investigator C. T. Sasser worked with the Department of Corrections Drug Investigation Team on the case. Rhodes, an officer at Lawrenceville Correctional Center, was suspected of bringing contraband inside the prison. The DOC investigators advised she had a post office box at the Alberta Post Office and was receiving packages in that post office box then smuggling those items into the prison for inmates.
ALBERTA, VA
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Justice Powell shares love of reading

ALBERTA – Justice Cleo Powell of the Supreme Court of Virginia visited Red Oak-Sturgeon Elementary School to read to the students and talk about the importance of reading and learning. Principal Dr. Mark Harrison welcomed Justice Powell and thanked her for taking time out of her busy schedule to...
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Local artist donates over 20 pieces to Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville

A local artist has found a way to use her gift to help her community. Brunswick resident and longtime YMCA member Molly Squire, recently donated over 20 of her original pieces for the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville to sell. The sale took place Tuesday afternoon, with each piece going for $25 to $75, and all proceeds going directly to the YMCA.
EMPORIA, VA
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Carl Wright’s Garage burglarized

On the morning of May 20, 2022 the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office received a report that Carl Wright’s Garage located at 131 Meherrin Beach Road in Lawrenceville, Virginia had been broken into overnight and multiple items inside the business were stolen. The business was secured at closing on Thursday evening (May 19, 2022) and the burglary was discovered Friday morning at opening. The items that were stolen included numerous new gas and electric Husqvarna power tools (chainsaws, weed trimmers, pole saws and blowers), a 61”Husqvarna zero turn lawn mower, and also lawn mower blades, chaps, chain saw blades and U.S. currency. Investigators responded and processed the scene and collected evidence. It was discovered that a white GMC pickup truck with a red trailer owned by the garage was also stolen during this burglary; however, both the truck and trailer were recovered in Plymouth, North Carolina (approximately 110 miles from the scene).
LAWRENCEVILLE, VA
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Brunswick High School holds graduation

LAWRENCEVILLE – Graduating from high school is a major milestone affecting the graduate and his or her family. It’s a time to say goodbye to classmates and begin a new chapter of life. Brunswick High School held commencement exercises at the Brunswick County Airport on Saturday, May 25, 2022 honoring the Class of 2022. Approximately 120 graduates received diplomas.
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25th annual Taste of Brunswick Festival planned

LAWRENCEVILLE – The 2022 Taste of Brunswick Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Brunswick County Airport. Past festivals have drawn crowds estimated between 8,000 and 10,000. The ad book now being prepared is distributed regionally. The Taste of Brunswick Festival Planning Committee met in April...
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NEW LEADER AND NEW MEMBER

The Delta Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recently held its final meeting of the 2021- 22 academic year at Rosewood Virginia in Lunenburg County. Members enjoyed tea, installed a new President, inducted a new member, and made plans to award a $500 grant-in-aid to a graduating high school senior who intends to prepare for a teaching career.
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Delta Alpha Chapter enjoys tea

The Delta Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held its final meeting of the 2021-22 academic year at Rosewood Virginia in Lunenburg County. There the members enjoyed tea, installed a new president, inducted a new member, and made plans to award a $500 grant-in-aid to a graduating high school senior who intends to prepare for a teaching career.
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Economy-boosting project in Southern Virginia gets federal backing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WRIC) — A large project in Southern Virginia that is expected to create jobs and strengthen the region’s economy is getting a major boost in support from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that its Economic Development Administration is awarding $2.2 million...
LAWRENCEVILLE, VA
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MAP Program - Rise & Shine Event

The Brunswick County Industrial Development Authority (BCIDA) and the Brunswick County Economic Development Department have partnered with the Metropolitan Business League to assist the small businesses in Brunswick County in various areas of small business development. This includes business certifications such as SWAM (Small, Woman-owned and Minority-owned) DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise).
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The regional playoffs will get underway this week when the Park View High School baseball and girls’ soccer teams are expected to play host to a first-round 3A playoff contest on Wednesday with the boys’ soccer and softball teams expected to earn a first-round bye and open play on Friday.
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Emporia resident Phillips turns 105

Surrounded by friends and family at Greensville Health and Rehabilitation Center in Emporia, lifelong Southside Virginia resident Alease Phillips celebrated her 105th birthday Thursday afternoon. Born May 12, 1917, Phillips spent nearly her entire life in the tiny town of Triplet, in Brunswick County, just 16 miles west of Emporia....
EMPORIA, VA
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Reynolds talks about “Unpacking the Invisible Backpack” with international teachers

On Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Alfreda Jarrett Reynolds, Director of Economic Development for Brunswick County, spoke to a group of international teachers from Africa, Jamaica, and the Philippines at J.S. Russell Middle School. Her presentation was entitled "Unpacking the Invisible Backpack." Prior to becoming the Director of Economic Development, Mrs. Reynolds spent 21 years teaching middle and high school, and she shared from her wealth of experience and knowledge.
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Brunswick Sheriff's Office seeking assistance in murder investigation

On Wednesday, May 18, at approximately 7:45 p.m. the VCU/CMH hospital reported that a patient suffering from a gunshot wound arrived by personal vehicle to their facility. Soon after arrival at the hospital, the victim, identified as Jahmir Wilson, 19, of Danville, Virginia was pronounced dead as a result of his injury.