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South Boston man arrested on charges of abduction, assault, vandalism

A 26-year-old South Boston man faces multiple charges resulting from a domestic disturbance that occurred Tuesday in the Poplar Creek Street area in South Boston. Kevin Omar Edmunds of Myrtle Street faces charges of kidnapping/abduction, assault and battery of a family member, trespassing and four c


Virginia Students Told to Be Slaves for Black History Month Gym Activity: NAACP

Teachers at a Loudoun County, Virginia, elementary school instructed students to pretend to be slaves during a gym class activity for Black History Month, the president of a local NAACP chapter says.


Collision slices power to 1,400 on Wednesday morning

Approximately 1,400 Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative customers were without power for more than an hour Wednesday morning after a vehicle ran out of the road and struck a utility pole at roughly 8:40 a.m. in the 6000 block of L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway (Highway 501) in Halifax.


Vegan lifestyle, exercise changes SoBo man’s life

Before 52-year-old Kevin Petty of South Boston lost 100 pounds, he struggled with sugar, blood pressure and his lack of self-esteem. But, after dropping from 325 to 225 and turning to a vegan lifestyle, Petty finally likes the man he sees in the mirror.


What Virginia tax changes mean for your state income tax return

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — On a cold but sunny day at Twin Hickory Park, Shelece Nance plays with two of her boys ahead of a potentially snowy Wednesday, despite the fact she has some work to finish. Nance started her family’s 2018 tax return but hasn’t filed it yet. Local CPA’s said that may be a good t


High school baseball, softball practices underway

It certainly isn’t spring according to the calendar. Weather-wise, it doesn’t feel like spring. Still, it’s time for the start of spring sports. Halifax County High School’s softball and baseball coaches and prospective players, working with whatever time they could get outdoors and working out indo


‘We opened the door’: Will more follow?

“It’s definitely the little bill that could.” — The sponsor of House Bill 1634, Del. James Edmunds, offered that assessment Wednesday after his measure cleared one final hurdle in the General Assembly en route to Gov. Ralph Northam for approval.


South Boston teen rocks Richmond as Senate page

South Boston teenager Courtland Thackston has set the pace for peers who are interested in learning more about the inner workings of state government. Thackston, 14, the daughter of Mark and Erin Overby Thackston, has spent the winter as a state Senate page. After submitting a short essay, resume, m


Weight loss journey includes attitude adjustment

With an over 100-pound weight-loss and an attitude adjustment to match, Mags Stevens of South Boston has had quite the transformation. But, she said none of this would have been possible without the Washington-Coleman Community Center and trainer Kristy McCargo.


Virginia Gov. Signs Ban on People Under 21 Buying Tobacco

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation banning people under 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, a measure enacted in a state known historically for its tobacco production.


One Community invites filmmaker for discussion of Emmett Till story

The next program of The Prizery’s One Community Initiative revisits the murder that launched a movement with filmmaker and playwright Mike Wiley, who will bring his award-winning film, “Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till,” to South Boston on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.


Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks

PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h


Virginia State Police search for missing woman

NORFOLK, Va. — The Virginia State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert after a woman was reported missing to the Norfolk Police Department. On Wednesday, 24-year-old Olivia Oliver was reported missing to Norfolk police at 5:30 p.m.


Police searching for two teens after reported robbery, abduction in Danville

DANVILLE, Va. - Police are searching for two suspects in a robbery and abduction incident in Danville, according to the Danville Police Department. The alleged incident happened on Crown Drive, according to police. Authorities say they took the report, which was initially described as a 'firearm-rel


Two cameras found hidden in public bathrooms at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Two hidden cameras have been removed from two separate bathrooms on Virginia Tech's campus. Campus police recovered the two devices, which were found in public bathrooms.


Virginia ranked as 21st most sinful state in America

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia is the 21st most sinful state in America, according to a study done by WalletHub. WalletHub took a look at each state’s rank on anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness.


With electronic device, 4,000 quarters cleaned out from Danville car wash; suspect arrested

A single person using the change machine at the Southwyck Laser Wash popped up multiple times on surveillance cameras over a period of a few days. Approximately 4,000 missing quarters later, police arrested Charles Sylvester Young, of Durham, North Carolina, and charged him with stealing from the ca


Big Concerts Coming to Virginia in March 2019

There’s a lot of new music coming to Virginia in March 2018. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, celebrate the season with your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth.


Protester who bared her chest for women's rights in Virginia is detained without bail

Virginia's state seal depicts the deity Virtus, breast bared with a spear and a sword in her hand, standing over a man – Tyranny – who is splayed on the ground with his crown fallen nearby. So for the two activists advocating for the ratification of the federal Equal Rights Amendment – which would e


Cost of living comparison between Virginia and Florida

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Are you thinking of moving to the Sunshine State? Have you had enough of the cold weather and do you wish for a year without seasons? Then this is a great i