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2 injured after early morning shooting near VSU

ETTRICK, Va. (WRIC) — Petersburg Police are investigating a shooting that has left two people injured and four arrested near the campus of Virginia State University early Saturday morning. 187 more words


Petersburg community garden seeks to feed entire city

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — On the corner adjacent to Jeb Stuart Elementary School in Petersburg, a group of volunteers ‘Think Then Choose Wisely’ Community Garden Project were hard at work Wednesday, boasting everything from organic tomatoes, white eggplant, jalapenos and more. 416 more words


DMX, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to headline VSU show

ETTRICK, Va. — Rap and hip-hop stars DMX and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will co-headline The Kings and Queens of Hip Hop Tour at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center this fall. 61 more words


VSU accreditation reinstated

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State University has regained its regional accreditation.

In 2015, VSU was placed under a “warning” status after the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) found problems with the university’s faculty, academic program coordination, and Title 9 requirements. 136 more words


VSU community elated after former student crowned Miss USA

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — A former Virginia State University student made history after winning the 2016 Miss USA Pageant Sunday night.

Army Reserve Officer Deshauna Barber, a 2011 graduate of VSU, claimed the crown Sunday night in Las Vegas. 203 more words


VSU graduate Deshauna Barber crowned Miss U.S.A.

LAS VEGAS — An Army Reserve officer and I.T. analyst from the District of Columbia has been crowned Miss U.S.A. 2016 after mounting a strong defense of women in combat roles in the military. 514 more words


4 female VSU employees sue over pay inequity, sexual harassment

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP/WRIC) — Four female Virginia State University employees filed suits today against the school over gender-based pay inequities and accusations of sexual harassment. 263 more words