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Petersburg (Petersburg, Virginia)

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  • Marsh to ABC, Algie Howell to parole board

    Now we know why state Sen. Henry Marsh and Del. Algie Howell resigned early from the General Assembly. Gov. Terry McAuliffe tapped them both today for jobs in his administration. McAuliffe named Marsh one of three commissioners to the state's...
  • U.S. 460: Virginia has spent $270 million for a road that may not be built

    U.S. 460: Virginia has spent $270 million for a road that may not be built
    With more than $270 million already spent and more on the line, state transportation officials are working against the clock to keep the state's U.S. 460 project from becoming an unmitigated disaster. Not an inch has been paved. Taxpayers have already...
  • Middletown Sergeant Left Job And Family To Fight The Civil War

    Middletown Sergeant Left Job And Family To Fight The Civil War
    MIDDLETOWN — Sgt. James H. Powers was one of a handful of free blacks from Middletown who volunteered to fight in the Civil War, leaving their jobs and families for the good of the country. Powers was born around 1839 in Saybrook and worked as a...
  • Poetry slam gives young writers a chance to share verses, not curses

    Poetry slam gives young writers a chance to share verses, not curses
    An event in Newport News on Saturday pulls together local young people, social action and the positive power of spoken poetry. The sixth edition of the Hampton Roads Youth Poetry Slam Fest kicks off 5 p.m. at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center on...
  • Policemen injured during demonstration to integrate Oella rink in 1964

    An article in the March 19, 1964 edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported on a demonstration that led to violence. Three police officers were injured in a demonstration by approximately one hundred integrationists at Vernon's Rolling...
  • Inside the BRD: State basketball No. 1 Bruton to play No. 3 Brunswick County, a three-time defending state champ

    Bruton High, No. 1 in the state in the Virginiapreps.com preseason Group 2A boys basketball rankings, will play No. 3 Brunswick County – winner of three conseutive Group AA Division 3 state titles – in a showcase game Jan. 18 at Virginia State...
  • Project offers free legal help for backlogged veterans claims

    Project offers free legal help for backlogged veterans claims
    South Florida veterans whose disability claims have been lingering for at least four months will be getting a special offer from the Department of Veterans Affairs: a free attorney. The regional VA office in St. Petersburg is one of two claims centers...
  • Inside the BRD: Bruton boys basketball team remains No. 1 in the state

    Inside the BRD: Bruton boys basketball team remains No. 1 in the state
    Bruton's boys basketball team remained this week where it has been all season, No. 1 in the Virginia Preps state Group 2A rankings. The Panthers entered their game Wednesday at Lafayette with a 9-0 overall record, 8-0 in the Bay Rivers District. The...
  • The Great Bull Run expected to draw thousands to drag strip outside Petersburg

    The Great Bull Run expected to draw thousands to drag strip outside Petersburg
    Until now, the most famous Bull Run in Virginia was a bloody Civil War clash fought in Manassas. That's set to change on Saturday, Aug. 24, when the Great Bull Run brings fierce animals and thousands of thrill-seekers to a drag strip just south of...
  • Virginia: Follow Lincoln (and 'Lincoln') in Richmond, Petersburg

    RICHMOND, Va. — Below the spaghetti-works of Interstate 95, beside a canal where excursion boats are the only watercraft, I try to imagine a group of African American workers on the day after Union soldiers brought freedom to Richmond. They were...
  • Holidays light up Florida waters

    Holidays light up Florida waters
    A white Christmas isn't in the Florida forecast, but the Sunshine State does offer its own twist on holiday traditions. With hundreds of miles of ocean coastline and riverfront shores, holiday light shows often take to the water. Here's a look at some...