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Vehicle bursts into flames at 7-Eleven gas station in Isle of Wight
Officials are still investigating what caused a vehicle to burst into flames at a 7-Eleven gas station in Isle of Wight late Wednesday evening.
Hopewell names city police veteran as interim chief
HOPEWELL – A longtime city police officer is being brought out of retirement to serve as Hopewell’s interim police chief. It’s actually the second time around as interim chief for Greg Taylor. He took over temporarily in 2018 between John Keohane’s retirement and Kamran Afzal’s appointment. Now he will take over again while the city looks for a full-time replacement for the retiring A.J. Starke. ...
Property tax reassessment addressed
Information concerning reassessment notices to Surry County property owners is now available on the county’s website, addressing how the reassessments have been formulated. Also provided are several related documents as well as an exhaustive list of qualified real estate sales occurring in 2022 within Surry County with the corresponding price detail showing value benchmarks in the various County neighborhoods. The indication is that the listed property sales were given the most weight by the assessor, but that other older County sales with appropriate trending could be considered as well.
This Charming Indoor Flea Market is One of the Coolest Places to Shop in Virginia
In addition to a never-ending list of incredible attractions, Virginia is also home to some of the country's best and most unique shopping experiences. From the infamous Shen-Valley Flea to the charming open-air markets of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia is a haven for those who love to shop for a great bargain or one-of-a-kind item.
Why this Sussex County woman is fighting a potential solar farm
Word of a solar company looking to install solar panels on thousands of acres of land in Sussex County has prompted a grassroots effort to stop them before the company even applies for a permit.
Petersburg music scene hits high note: New concert series
PETERSBURG — Music lovers will be happy to hear this exciting news. A new concert series will take place in Old Towne this spring and summer. Friday Flow at Ironworks is created by Petersburg resident Jenifer "Jen" Lowery who teaches art at N.B. Clements Junior High School in Prince George. On numerous occasions, she has played guitar and sung vocals at the River Street Market, by herself and with other musicians/vocalists.
Jamestown archaeologists discover some of John Smith’s “lost town”
Famed English explorer Captain John Smith once wrote of a small town established around the Jamestown fort in the early 17th century. His description mentioned up to 60 homes there. But its exact location has long been a mystery. Archaeologists at Jamestown now think they’ve found part of it.
The business these former teachers started that is helping parents nationwide
Another busy day for Elizabeth and Paul Karabiac revolves around their home business called Teething Around.
Car crashes into gas pump, sparking fire at Smithfield gas station
When firefighters pulled up, the car was fully engulfed, and the pump was leaking gas. Crews got everything under control in about 10 minutes.
County receives support for pool project
On March 6 local Surry County government leaders came together with community members at the Surry County Parks and Recreation Center to discuss the expansion of the community recreational facility. According to Renee Chapline with Surry County Economic Development, attendees were thrilled to hear of the plan to design and...
Chesterfield Police chases increase by 197%; grieving family wants answers
A mourning family is demanding answers after their loved one was killed by a driver who was being chased by Chesterfield Police.
Colonial Heights schools propose new policies on appropriate conduct for staff
The Colonial Heights school board has moved to adopt new policies in the wake of a scandal involving the city's ex-police chief and his alleged inappropriate conduct towards the female students he coached.
Hopewell council takes the wind out of sails to revamp city marina for now
HOPEWELL – City Council sank any plans for a refurbished marina Tuesday night, at least for the foreseeable future. Through a series of votes and numerous questions about parliamentary procedures, a majority of councilors decided now was not the time to spend as much as $1.4 million on redoing the marina along the Appomattox River. The decision council eventually reached was to hold off applying for a federal matching grant to develop more recreational space on the marina site, but spend $20,000 on an environmental study that would have been needed regardless of what the future holds for the marina.
Colonial Heights Police searching for suspect after $14,700 check fraud at Truist Bank
According to the Colonial Heights Police, an unknown female went into a Truist Bank at 810 Southpark Boulevard and withdrew $4,960 from the victim's account. She then obtained a $9,800 cashier's check, which was later cashed at a Norfolk bank.
Diaper drive provides so much more than just supplies to local parents
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Some preschool families are teaming up to make sure all kids in Chesterfield and Colonial Heights have the diapers and wipes they need. Salisbury Presbyterian preschool collected hundreds of diapers to support the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First and Infant & Toddler Connection of Chesterfield 10th annual Diaper Drive.
Richmond Self Storage Changes Hands
Public Storage paid $4.5 million for the 331-unit property. Chesdin Storage, a self storage facility in the Petersburg, Va., area has changed hands. Dinwiddie County records show that Public Storage has acquired the 45,850-square-foot property in North Dinwiddie, Va., for $4.5 million from a private owner. Virtual Realty Partners, alongside...
Appomattox Wasn't the End of Civil War
To many Americans the word Appomattox is synonymous with the end of the Civil War. The war, however, did not officially conclude at that tiny village west of Petersburg, Virginia. But what happened there in early April 150 years ago certainly marked the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.
Police looking for 16-year-old who escaped custody in Franklin
Police in Franklin are looking for a 16-year-old after they say he escaped custody as officers were serving a juvenile detention order.
Prosecutor sends letter to Franklin families about school threats issue
Mar. 29—Franklin City Schools and the Warren County Prosecutor are encouraging parents to discuss school violence threats with their children, while also clearly stating the severe penalties for those who make threats. In an effort to be proactive and stem the tide of school threats, Franklin superintendent Michael Sander...
Auto Glass Now Colonial Heights Opens in Virginia
Auto Glass Now has announced the opening of Auto Glass Now Colonial Heights located at 1115 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Va. Derek Merriweather, manager of Auto Glass Now Colonial Heights, joins the growing auto glass family with 14 years of industry experience. As an avid motorsports enthusiast, Merriweather’s passion made for a natural transition into the industry. His previous work experience encompasses everything from traditional preventative maintenance all the way to completely custom one-off builds.
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