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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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Brookneal theatre invites community to take the stage

Brookneal has certainly seen many changes during the course of the past few years, especially due to the impacts of COVID-19, but 246 The Main Cultural Arts Theatre has continued to provide a strong focal point for the community. “The arts are so crucial to our wellbeing and give us...
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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...

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...

Black bear spotted walking streets in Halifax

HALIFAX, Va. (WFXR) — A black bear was spotted roaming the streets of Halifax, according to police. The Halifax Police Department says multiple sightings of the bear were reported on Wednesday, June 29, specifically in the area of Houston Street and Snead Lane. Police stated earlier that they are aware of the bear, and would […]

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...

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.

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...

Pamplin museum open house held

You don’t need to visit an exotic location to see reflections of the past. Your own community contains many historically rich sites, and the stories they invoke contain information that is fascinating and worth preserving. One such effort at preserving the past is happening in Pamplin. This past Sunday...

Residents spot bear walking through Town of Halifax

HALIFAX, Va. (WSET) — Halifax residents spotted a black bear wandering through town on Wednesday. The bear was seen in the area of Houston Street and Snead Lane. The Halifax Police Dept. said it is "aware and will be further spreading the information to best assist our community." HPD...
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South Boston hotel springs back to life

A steady stream of developers considered purchasing South Boston’s long-shuttered John Randolph Hotel during the past decade, but none sealed the deal until Julian and Karie Brittano toured the downtown property last fall. This spring, the couple’s High Point, North Carolina-based firm, The Brittano Group Inc., and its subsidiary,...

NASCAR National Points Leader Layne Riggs Ready to Face the Competition in Saturday’s Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 at South Boston Speedway

NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series national points leader and South Boston Speedway points leader Layne Riggs is excited and ready to face the competition in the 200-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division race that headlines Saturday night’s Thunder Road 200 presented by Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort at South Boston Speedway.

Brookneal man competes on American Ninja Warrior

Josiah Singleton, a native of Brookneal, is competing in his third season of the NBC contest program, American Ninja Warrior. The show presents contestants with obstacle courses and chances to move on to higher levels of competition. “It’s an obstacle course that athletes get invited to and get to run,”...