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Groundbreaking chief judge given key to Petersburg

PETERSBURG, Va. — The first African-American to serve as the chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit was awarded with a key to Petersburg Saturday. 145 more words


Police investigated threat believed to be aimed at Petersburg schools

PETERSBURG, Va. — Petersburg Schools and police investigated a social media threat Monday morning believed to be aimed at the city’s middle and high school, according to school officials. 190 more words


VIDEO: Firefighters battle flames at 100-year-old Petersburg home

(Video courtesy of Mark Talbott)

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Firefighters battled flames at a century-old house in the city of Petersburg Monday morning.

Petersburg Fire received the call of the two-story house fire on Westover Avenue just after 6:30 a.m. 80 more words


Fire guts 100-year-old Petersburg home

PETERSBURG, Va. — Fire crews from Chesterfield, Fort Lee, and other nearby jurisdictions helped the Petersburg Fire Department battle a Monday morning house fire. The fire, along the 1600 block of Westover Avenue, was reported at a two-story home. 144 more words


Hundreds gather to honor civil rights icon Wyatt T. Walker

PETERSBURG, Va. — Hundreds of people gathered at Gillfield Baptist Church in Petersburg Saturday to honor Dr. Wyatt T. Walker, a civil rights leader, former Petersburg pastor, and Virginia Union graduate. 952 more words


'You got one job' -- Dozens of tubs of mail found in Petersburg dumpster

PETERSBURG, Va. — U.S. Postal Service officials are investigating after tubs of mail were found in a dumpster at a Petersburg apartment complex Friday.

Natasha Lee and others living at Tanglewood Apartments were relieved to see a large U.S. 219 more words


St. Catherine of Siena parishioner receives Eagle Scout Award

On the evening of January 29th, Flahavan a.k.a. Van Abbott received Boy Scouting’s highest award, that of Eagle Scout. Four young men (Van Abbott, Anders Christensen, Britton Erickson and Charlie Christensen) from Petersburg, all high school seniors, worked for 12 years in scouting completing all prerequisite badges, scouting ranks and their Eagle Scout project. 151 more words

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