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Teen hurt, man arrested following South Boston shooting

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WFXR) — A man is facing multiple charges after a Thursday night shooting at Willow Oaks Apartments in South Boston left a 14-year-old injured. According to the South Boston Police Department, at approximately 7:38 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, officers responded to the 300 block of Poplar Creek Street for a report […]
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Crime and calls for service spike in Southern Virginia

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WSET) — Crime and calls for service are spiking in South Boston. In 2021, 117 more crimes were committed than the previous year. The annual police report revealed 1,180 offenses in 2021 and 1,063 offenses. South Boston Police Department Chief of Police Bryan Young believes the...
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Colonial Center Galleries to Feature Works by Dawn Campbell

Dawn is an accomplished artist whose dynamic paintings and illustrations have been exhibited throughout the United States. While occasionally exploring various visual genres, her passion is helping to bring others’ visions and passions to life. She is the illustrator and cover artist for several books. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s acclaimed art program, this Richmond-based artist often leads workshops, teaches classes, and enjoys helping others explore their artistic side. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Art Therapy Counseling from Edinboro University. A native of Washington, D.C., Dawn currently resides in Richmond, VA, with her supportive husband and two children.

Burtons To Honor Jason Ramsey At Charlotte

For many American race fans, the enduring images of Memorial Day weekend are the checkered flags at marquee events across the globe and of cemeteries full of white crosses marking the graves of American service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for the country they loved. This year there is...

Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital updates visitation policy due to COVID concerns

HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the Southside Virginia community, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital says it will continue with modified visitation guidelines until it can safely implement additional opportunities for visitation. Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital released its updated visitation policy, effective Tuesday, May 24: Inpatients No visitors […]

EMPOWER issues $154 million RFP for broadband to thousands

CHASE CITY—In late 2021, state officials announced the award of a $69 million Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) grant to the Southside Planning District Commission and EMPOWER Broadband for a combined grant and match total of $154 million. The project will provide world class broadband to thousands in Brunswick, Charlotte, Halifax, and Mecklenburg Counties. And on Monday, May 16, EMPOWER Broadband’s Request for Proposals (RFP) for the substantial fiber construction project “hit the streets” to secure contractors to assist with the significant undertaking that will result in world class broadband access to thousands and thousands of Virginians in rural Southside communities.

NHS alumnus renovates former campus into educational, training facility

John Bullock, a member of the Norlina High School graduating Class of 1980, continues his work to renovate the former high school campus for use as the AmenRa Institute of Higher Learning. After graduating from Norlina, Bullock earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from North Carolina Central University in...


Green Bandana Project adds color to mental health conversation. Randolph-Macon is the home of Lemon and Black, but this year, Yellow Jackets surely noticed flashes of lime green across campus. The bright bandanas seen hanging from students’ backpacks indicate support for the Green Bandana Project, a nationwide mental health and suicide prevention campaign that has found widespread adoption at the College thanks to the dedicated work of R-MC’s campus chapter.

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...

Greenleaf Actor Julian Brittano Acquires New Hotel in Virginia

Best known for his role as David on the OWN hit television series Greenleaf, Julian Brittano has always had his hand in business. The actor and entrepreneur has owned a barbershop, a restaurant, and worked in many facets of business. However, when the chance to enter the hospitality and tourism industry, Brittano couldn’t pass up the opportunity.