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Chamber to celebrate Independence Day at Emporia's Veterans Park

By 3 p.m. Monday, July 4, the vendors will have already set shop at Emporia’s Veterans Memorial Park as the United States celebrates its 246th birthday. It marks the beginning of the annual Emporia-Greensville Chamber of Commerce ‘An Afternoon in the Park’ event. EGCC Executive Director Nancy...
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Franklin News Post

No-wake zones to be enforced at upcoming fireworks shows

The SML Water Safety Council has once again issued its annual reminder that boaters who head out to watch over-water fireworks shows should remember to observe the temporary no-wake zones in effect for fireworks viewing areas. Parkway Marina’s long-popular display will begin at dark on Saturday, July 2 while the...

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...

Independent-Messenger Marketing meets Emporia Rotary Club

Jacqueline Grubb, Independent-Messenger marketing consultant presents a PowerPoint advertising presentation to members of the Emporia Rotary Club. Grubb also handles marketing for Womack Publishing’s Brunswick Times-Gazette and Sussex-Surry Dispatch.

Dorothy Ramona Long Mizelle

Dorothy Ramona Long Mizelle, 92, of 27001 Walters Highway, Windsor, VA, and formerly of the Arrowhead Beach community in Chowan County, NC, died Thursday, June 23, 2022. Mrs. Mizelle was born in Norfolk, Virginia on April 8, 1930, and was the daughter of the late Stephen H., Sr. and Pauline Ambrose "Polly" Long. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Delores Mae and Mary Elizabeth; and by her husband of nearly 72 years, David Rudolph Mizelle, Sr. For many years Mrs. Mizelle worked as a sales clerk at Sears, first at the 21st Street store,...

Emporia-Greensville Chamber holds farmers market “after hours” event

The Emporia Farmers Market Open House Business After Hours may not have gone quite according to plan, but dozens of people still found their way to the event for an evening of socializing. In past years, the open house -- a joint venture between the City of Emporia and the...
Franklin News Post

Rocky Mount neighbors: Obituaries for July 1

Read through the obituaries published today in Franklin News Post. Abe W. Essig October 25, 1931 - June 26, 2022 On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Abe W. Essig passed peacefully in the home he loved deeply in Hilton H…

Dr. Riddick receives UNC Diversity Award

CHAPEL HILL – A local man credits his upbringing in a rural environment that helped pave the way for him to earn a prestigious honor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Christopher Riddick was recognized with the Alumni Award, part of the 2022 Diversity Awards...

Plans proceed to change Murfreesboro Bypass

WINTON – After studying several options, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will proceed with an access management / safety project for the Murfreesboro Bypass. Win Bridgers, NCDOT Division One Engineer, confirmed that information as part of his presentation here last week at the regularly scheduled meeting 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.

Norfolk man arrested after barricade situation in Franklin

FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk man has been arrested following a barricade situation in Franklin Tuesday evening. According to Franklin Police, officers responded to the 600 block of Cameron Street around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday regarding a call about a man with two guns threatening a woman. Officials say the woman was able to flee […]

Wakefield store robbed at gunpoint

On Wednesday, June 22, at approximately 8:18 PM, a gunman entered the Dollar General Store located at 105 South County Drive in Wakefield, Va., walked directly to the office where a clerk was located, and demanded money. The suspect “presented a weapon and gave instructions to the clerk on what...

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...

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...

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...