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  • Major General Gouverneur K. Warren
    This Day in Richmond History: September 30, 1864
    On this day in 1864, the Battle of Peebles Farm took place during the Siege of PetersburgBy September of 1864, General's Grant and Meade had pinned down General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia around the cities of Richmond and...
  • Year-round school
    Year-round schooling ends up being a mixed bag of facts
    CBS 6 News released their version of an investigative report into year-round schooling on Thursday. CBS 6 contends that Petersburg School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Melvin may be wrong in thinking year-round schools are the answer to those schools...
  • Rouge
    Sycamore Rouge takes a final bow
    The doors to Petersburg’s official theatre company, Sycamore Rouge will close on July 31.Sycamore Rouge was founded in 2002. Since programming began the company has produced hundreds of plays. Since 2006, the company has produced five shows...
  • Plan to expand Petersburg National Battlefield introduced
    Plan to expand Petersburg National Battlefield introduced
    Petersburg National Battlefield could be expanded under legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday, July 9. Virginia Representatives Randy Forbes (R) and Robert Scott (D) introduced H.R. 2634, which would allow the Department of the Interior to...
  • Adding tolls back to I-95
    The second meeting on new tolls for I-95 will be held Wednesday, December 12th
    The second meeting on adding tolls back to I-95 will be held at John Tyler Community College on Wednesday, December 12th at 6 pm. According to local news WWBT NBC News Channel 12, at the meeting at Sussex Central on Monday, citizens did not agree...
  • Santo
    Pillaging Petersburg National Battlefield Park gets Virginia man prison time
    An unemployed 52-year old Petersburg, Virginia, man has been sentenced to a year and a day for digging more than 18,000 civil war relics from the Petersburg National Battlefield Park.Over at least a four year period, John Jeffrey Santo, a...
  • Lucas Meredith with his father
    The passing of a real son of the South
    “Lucas L. Meredith, Jr., 87, of Dewitt, Virginia, passed away on January 28, 2012.Born in 1924 to the late Lucas L. and Mary Francis Gregory Meredith, Mr. Meredith was a Navy Veteran of World War II, seeing service in the Pacific. He owned...
  • Caleb Cole (center) with his niece Nanny Clay Brown (left) and daughter (right), circa 1933
    Pearl Harbor: Do you remember?
    Do you?Probably not. Now distanced the Biblical three score and ten, only one American in 14 can recall where they were and what they were doing that first Sunday in December of 1941.In Powell, Texas, the Hawaii news bulletin hit Caleb Cole hard....
  • Wal-Mart in 1993
    This day in Richmond history: August 6, 1993
    The cities of Petersburg and Colonial Heights south of Richmond are hit by an F4 tornado, killing 4In the early afternoon of August 6, an extremely powerful F4 tornado formed in northeastern Dinwiddie County and stormed through the cities of...
  • Earthworks at Petersburg
    Civil War: The Fourth South Carolina Regiment as chronicled by one of its own
    Jesse Walton Reid, a native of Upcountry South Carolina, joined the Fourth Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers in April of 1861. Reid recounted his wartime experiences in a compilation entitled History of the Fourth Regiment of S.C. Volunteers...
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    Petersburg DJ to watch: DJ 3-2-1
    DJ 3-2-1The radio disk jockey is one of the most important posts in hip-hop. They are the liaison between the audience and the industry. The record labels gives the stations the music, the DJs play the music and the audience makes their own...
  • Patrick D. McCoy recently accepted the position of music teacher at ALTA PCS in Washington, D. C.
    A Moment to Shine!
    Washington, D. C.-I have been honored to share many stories about numerous musicians in regards to their performances, aspirations and future projects.A new friend and colleagueElaine Mack, the author of a magnificent resource book Black Classical...