Travel stop company brings 60 jobs to the county PRINCE GEORGE - Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores celebrated the opening of their Prince George location on March 2 with a ribbon cutting. The newest addition to the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce, Love's is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Students around the Tri-Cities took part in the national school walkout day to protest gun violence and honor the victims of the shooting that took 17 students' lives last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
What happens when you become a "regular"?At first, you don't really know what's happening, why it's happening, or how fast it's happening. You go there once, maybe you like the food, or the ambiance, or the company, and you find yourself going back. You try a different dish.
Dozens gather to commemorate the life, death of A.P. Hill DINWIDDIE - Citizens of the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas assembled on Monday at the plot of land where Lt. General A.P. Hill died, off the aptly-named A.P. Hill Drive in Dinwiddie County.
PETERSBURG - Hundreds of runners turned out for Saturday's 4th annual Petersburg Half Marathon & 5K.The first race, the half marathon, started shortly after 7 a.m. at Union Train Station, 103 River Street. The 5K began at 7:30 a.m.
Newest CVS store is located in Hopewell at 2704 Oaklawn Boulevard HOPEWELL - CVS store #10251 is open and held their ribbon cutting on Tuesday at 2704 Oaklawn Boulevard. Manager Brad Edge discussed the benefits the health and wellness chain would bring to the area.
I consider myself lucky to live in an area that has a lot to offer with regard to food options. There's everything from the fast food mega chains to the hole-in-the-wall fine dining eateries.I also consider myself a bit of a culinary contradiction.
PETERSBURG - Hundreds of friends and family members packed into the James L. Ruffa Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 15, to watch Appomattox Regional Governor's School's (ARGS) Class of 2018 cap off their high school careers.
PETERSBURG - Petersburg Fire Rescue & Emergency services just received a $2,000 grant that would allow the department to install 10-year smoke alarms in residential buildings throughout the city.
Recently I've embarked upon a journey to become a healthier person.Most people who knew me a year ago would say that they couldn't envision me at a gym or eating a salad.
River Street Farmers Market provides array of activities for kids
I'll come right out and say it: I have the best mom in the world.It's going to be really hard to explain why given the space that I have, but I'll try.I know a lot of strong women, but she's easily the strongest woman I know.
Superintendent focuses on significance of 21st century education PETERSBURG - As a special addendum to their meeting agenda, Dr. Marcus Newsome, superintendent of Petersburg Public Schools, gave a presentation to the Tri-City University Women regarding the continued mission of success within the school system.
CHESTER - A legendary tree at the the corner of Harrowgate Road and Old Hundred Road in Chester has fallen.On Sept.
PETERSBURG - Former prison inmates from the around the region were given a helping hand Wednesday at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, as the Petersburg Sheriff's Office hosted its special "Road to Reentry" program for the ninth straight year.
P.T. Taylor's vision embraced in 42nd annual walk in Petersburg PETERSBURG - Over 150 walkers and runners participated in the 42nd annual P.T. Taylor/Downtown Churches United Walk Against Hunger on Saturday, Oct. 6. The walk began as P.T. Taylor's vision for a means to alleviate hunger issues in Petersburg.
Guest performances by university bands round out the evening HOPEWELL - On Oct. 6, the Hopewell High School Marching Blue Devils hosted the second annual Wonder City Classic Battle of the Bands at Merner Field. Twelve schools, including Hopewell High School and three universities, showed up and showed out with flag twirling displays, trumpets and tubas belting out popular tunes, and unbridled school spirit.
Recently, I took a trip to Los Angeles to visit my father, who lives and works as an interior designer there with his wife. If you've never been, L.A. is the kind of place that has a lot of people and a lot of things to do, but lots of high highs and low lows.
Three councilors involved in contested races lose, while history is made with the elections of Johnny Partin and Patience Bennett HOPEWELL - It was not a good night for the incumbents. All three City Councilors who were in contested races Tuesday were ousted by their challengers. In Ward 1, Christina J.
Vets from all wars honored at City Point National Cemetary ceremony, celebrated in first-ever parade HOPEWELL - Robert Shaw had a front-row seat for the action Sunday morning, just as he had years ago - only this time, the setting was different.
Joint effort by VSU and Chesterfield County kicks off Black History Month ETTRICK - Virginia State University and Chesterfield County joined forces on Feb. 1 to host a musical event celebrating the beginning of Black History Month. The event was held at the Gateway Dining and Event Center on the school's campus.
Historic school celebrates Black History Month, school's beginnings DINWIDDIE - The Historic Southside High School Alumni Association put together a program that honored the school's deep-rooted history in the African-American community of Dinwiddie and in the county at large.
The Wives of Beaux-Twenty held their 41st annual Debutante Cotillion at the Daniel Gymnasium on Virginia State University's campus. The 20 debutantes, all high school seniors from the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas, engaged in pre-cotillion events designed to improve communication skills, financial awareness and overall growth and development in the months leading up to the culminating cotillion.
Gov. Ralph S. Northam will ask the General Assembly to approve $315 million for brand new mental hospital within five years DINWIDDIE - Saying it was "time for action," Gov. Ralph S. Northam announced Monday that he will push the General Assembly next month for a state budget amendment for a $315 million capital bond project to completely replace Central State Hospital within the next five years.
Special honoree Dr. Christine Darden speaks at inaugural alumni awards banquet Last Saturday's inaugural Alumni Awards Banquet and Celebration for Virginia State University's College of Engineering and Technology further reinforced the school's ability to draw brilliant minds from far and wide, and produce some heavy hitters in the world of STEM.