Local News

Man pens book about Highway 301 businesses

April 27, 2016
You may have never heard of Tim O’Gorman or any of his books but if you are local you might want to check him out, especially his third and latest book, Traveling Virginia’s Tobacco Trail. If you are like O’Gorman...
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Tyler helps localities get their fines, fees back

April 27, 2016
Thanks to Delegates Roslyn Tyler and Riley Ingram’s collaborative efforts this 2016 session, localities can now have additional money for their local budgets after July 1, 2016. The 2015 state budget reduced the amount of money returned to the counties...
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Martin’s official doesn’t expect closures

April 20, 2016
The future of competing stores once the merger of Martin's Food Stores is complete should be secure, said a high-ranking official with Ahold, USA, which owns the outgoing chain. Christopher Brand, Ahold's External Communications and Public Affairs Lead, said the...
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Southside Heritage Days hosted by historic inn

April 20, 2016
Historic Fork Inn on Route 460 was once again open to the public this year for the annual Southside Virginia Heritage Days. Darrell and Michelle Olgers hosted the event at the inn, which was built in 1803 and has served...
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Jarratt leaders debate best use for clubhouse

April 20, 2016
Money to fix the Johns-Manville Clubhouse in Jarratt was once again the focus of discussions during the monthly meeting of the Jarratt Town Council. Discussion began when the issue of renting the building was raised by members of Council, and...
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Honoring General A. P. Hill

April 13, 2016
Meredith Baker Apr. 3 A. P. Hill For seventeen years, a growing crowd has gathered at noon on April 2nd to honor Lt. General A. P. Hill on the very spot where he was killed. Each year, actor and historian...
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