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A look at this week's high school basketball holiday tournaments

Schedules for the high school basketball games being played over Christmas break.

Help paint Petersburg High School this summer  8News

If you can hold a brush, then you are invited to help with this community project. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond.

What teachers say helped all Petersburg schools receive accreditation  WTVR CBS 6 News

PETERSBURG, Va. -- For the first time in many years, all Petersburg schools are accredited by the Virginia Department of Education. Two schools -- Walnut Hill ...

Class of 2018 graduates from Petersburg High School  Progress Index

ETTRICK — The 214 graduates that made up the Petersburg High School Class of 2018 packed the Virginia State University Multipurpose Center on Saturday ...

Community repaints Petersburg High School  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — The outlook of Petersburg High School will look slightly more polished when students return to classes in a few weeks. That's because groups ...

Robert Lee Whitmer | Obituaries  Indiana Gazette

Robert Lee Whitmer, 82, Indiana, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at his residence.

Bring your brushes and help paint Petersburg High School  8News

Rotary Clubs are organizing the effort to help paint Petersburg High School this summer. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond.

Help paint Petersburg High School  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — Members of the community are invited to join the summer's biggest painting party and help paint Petersburg High School. Anyone who can ...

120 of the best Times-Dispatch photos of 2018 | Photos

Record rainfall, midterm elections, the General Assembly, the inauguration of a new governor, tornadoes, and all moments big and small that make up daily life.

'Petersburg Rising' documentary keeps rolling  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — An up-close look at the Petersburg's school system; coming soon to a theater near you.Filmmakers have been in the city since the spring ...

2 Petersburg students graduate college before getting high school diploma  WTVR CBS 6 News

Two Petersburg high school students are set to graduate this Saturday, but that diploma will be their second this spring.

2 students charged after bomb threat locks down Petersburg High School  8News

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -- Two students have been charged after Petersburg High School was placed on lockdown due to a bomb threat Tuesday morning.

Dec. 27 prep boys basketball roundup: Monty Byers' last-second free-throw gives Gar-Field the win  Inside NoVA

GAR-FIELD 56, MOUNTAIN VIEW 55: Monty Byers converted one of two free throws with two seconds left Thursday to break a 55-55 tie and lift the Indians to the ...

Dec. 28 prep boys basketball roundup: John Paul the Great hands Osbourn first loss of the season  Inside NoVA

JOHN PAUL 58, OSBOURN 44: Jared Perry scored 23 points, DJ Slaughter 14 and Coretez Lews 12 as the Wolves handed the Eagles their first loss of the ...

First-ever 'Wave Walk' celebrates Petersburg H.S. graduates  8News

Students and teachers from Vernon Johns Middle School celebrated the Class of 2018. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond.

‘Embarrassing’ high school fight mars day dedicated to school safety  WTVR CBS 6 News

One student was charged with a crime and a school security guard was taken to the hospital following a student fight at Petersburg High School.

Dec. 29 prep boys basketball roundup: Ethan Wilson scores 43 points in Osbourn Park's title win at the Governor's Challenge  Inside NoVA

OSBOURN PARK 71, HEREFORD 37: Ethan Wilson finished one point shy of the Governor's Challenge' single-game all-time scoring mark Saturday when he ...

2 Petersburg students get associate degrees before graduating high school  WWBT NBC12 News

Amaya Cornvalius and Antonio Duperior-White are Petersburg High School seniors getting ready to graduate, yet they already both have college degrees.

Petersburg High School marching band raising money for new uniforms  8News

Petersburg High School's marching band is raising money to purchase new uniforms. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond.

Petersburg school officials seek volunteers to help paint high school  WWBT NBC12 News

Are you a painter? Are you good with a paintbrush? Or are you just looking for a new volunteer opportunity?

Appamattox Regional Governor's School celebrates its building's centennial  8News

The Appomattox Regional Governor's School, located in the former Petersburg High School, will celebrate the building's centennial on Saturday, September 22, ...

ARGS celebrates 100 years of history  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology, ARGS, located in the former Petersburg High ...

Former Petersburg schools chief Ed Betts dies at 89  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - In the eyes of Edward B. “Bubby” Bish, Edwin M. Betts Jr. wore several hats. First, Betts was his high school principal in Petersburg. Later, when ...

Petersburg High graduate navigated a fractured path to graduation

They wanted to know why he looked so upset. On Friday, the Petersburg High School graduates were rehearsing the steps they would take the next day as they ...

Security increased at Petersburg High School after Wednesday fight  WWBT NBC12 News

Following violence Wednesday, there will be extra security at Petersburg High School Thursday morning. The school is still investigating the incident, but ...

Petersburg marching band hosting showcase to raise money for uniforms  8News

Petersburg High School's marching band is teaming up with the VUU and VSU marching bands to raise money for new uniforms . News, weather, sports ...

Sports Briefs | Sports  WV News

01/17/19 at 7:30 p.m., away against Elkins High School.

Petersburg marching band holds first showcase to fundraise for new uniforms  8News

The Petersburg High School gym was filled Saturday night for the school's first marching band showcase, which is part of an effort to raise money for new ...

Petersburg superintendent 'confident in changes' after SOL results  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — Although Petersburg Public Schools didn't make much movement on the 2017-18 Standards of Learning (SOL) scores — the school system ...

Petersburg grads making a difference  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - Two local leaders have spent the last several years trying to make a positive difference in the Tri-Cities after taking their passion for government ...

Petersburg Football wins season opener  Progress Index

RICHMOND – Petersburg Football took down John Marshall 22-12 on Saturday after the game was paused on Thursday by continuous lightning. Upton Bailey ...

Baby Buns gets ready for football toss at Petersburg HS Homecoming game  8News

Baby Buns practices every night as he gets ready to take part in a pregame football toss before Petersburg High School's Homecoming game vs. Dinwiddie High ...

Former teacher wins Goochland County School Board race; Petersburg incumbents all set to win

A former Powhatan County Public Schools administrator will now serve on the Goochland County School Board.

High school football team escapes heat with gym practices  WWBT NBC12 News

The heat index soaring into the triple digits had many of us looking for a pleasant place to escape the blistering sun.

Police respond to multiple fights at Petersburg High School

Petersburg Police were called to Petersburg High School Thursday morning after multiple fights were reported.

Brown, Jones announce engagement  Progress Index

Brenda W. Brown of Petersburg, Virginia, and David L. Jones of Petersburg, Virginia, along with their families are pleased to announce their engagement.

Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame Series: A storied career honored  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - For Kerry Gray, football was his calling. “Football carried me until I could carry myself,” Kerry said. “The game owes me nothing and I owe much ...

Petersburg Football defeats Colonial Heights 42-22  Progress Index

PETERSBURG – The Crimson Wave took its season to 4-1 on a 42-22 victory over a Colonial Heights team (2-2) *fresh* off of a winning performance against ...

Extra staff placed at Petersburg High School after fights break out  WRIC

PETERSBURG, Va (WRIC) -- Petersburg Public School district administrators have placed extra support staff at the Petersburg High School after several fights ...

Kendall Langford and Quinton Spain: Sons of Petersburg  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - The coaches, the mentors, the people who knew them from their high school days and kept up with their journeys through the years - they were ...

Quinton Spain football camp in Petersburg  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — Tennessee Titans' left guard Quinton Spain returned to his native Petersburg on Saturday to host a one-day camp at Petersburg High School.

Titan's Quinton Spain hosts camp in Petersburg  8News

Petersburg High School welcomed back Quinton Spain Saturday afternoon as he held his third annual youth football camp on their football stadium. Spain is a ...

Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame Series: From Petersburg son to NFL  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - He's made his presence known in more ways than one in his City of Petersburg. Not only did Kendall Langford bring excitement to Petersburg ...

Top of the Class 2018: Appomattox Regional Governor's School, Brunswick H.S. and Petersburg H.S.  8News

In this video, 8News presents Appomattox Regional Governor's School's Katie Costley and Ariyana Woody, Brunswick High School's Alyssa Edmonds and ...

Teachers fired, principal out at Petersburg school where Va. report says staff helped students cheat on SOLs

Some students at A.P. Hill Elementary School in Petersburg had to raise a hand after answering questions on state accountability tests last spring for a proctor to ...

JROTC students honor actor during competition  WTVR CBS 6 News

The Mark Madison Invitational was held to honor the actor featured as a cadet in the movie “Major Payne.”

30-plus year Petersburg Fire veteran named interim deputy fire chief  WTVR CBS 6 News

PETERSBURG, Va. – A 30-plus year Petersburg Fire Department veteran and Petersburg native as been named the interim deputy fire chief for the city.

Petersburg detectives release new details in hopes of solving 13-year-old cold case

Nearly 13 years later, a new team of detectives have been tasked with trying to finally crack the cold case from October of 2015.

Frank Mason III returns to host youth basketball camp  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — One of Petersburg's celebrated sons returned home on Saturday to give back to city youth.Frank Mason III, of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, ...

Kappa Foundation, Kappa Alpha Psi recognize academic achievements  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — On Saturday, June 2, 2018, the Kappa Foundation of Petersburg and the Petersburg Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., held ...

Va. lawmakers tour schools in effort to improve safety  8News

A bipartisan group of delegates has been tasked with reviewing state and local policy on school safety and making recommendations for consideration by the ...

Trey Songz sends 100 Petersburg students to see ‘Black Panther’  WTVR CBS 6 News

Petersburg native Trey Songz sent 100 students from his hometown to see Marvel's “Black Panther.”

McCallum, Massenburg to marry  Progress Index

Jewell Adams Brown McCallum and Ryan McNeil Massenburg announce their engagement.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Velvamine (Teena) ...

Petersburg native appointet to banks Board of Directors  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — Alice Beverly Cole, born in Richmond and raised in Petersburg, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Bank OZK, formerly Bank ...

Petersburg Football routs George Wythe 50-8  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - Whenever Zyshawn White caught the ball on Thursday evening, he was off to the races. On just two catches, he racked up 107 yards and ...

Meziah Scott named Week 3s FOOTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK  Progress Index

Petersburg QB passed for 293 yards, scored 5 TDs, 5 2PCs in win over JM.

Wives of Beaux-Twenty to celebrate 40th annual debutante cotillion  Progress Index

ETTRICK — The Wives of Beaux-Twenty (WOBT) will celebrate their 40th annual debutante cotillion at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10. The ball will be held in Daniel ...

Groundbreaking chief judge given key to Petersburg  WTVR CBS 6 News

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 ...

1973 and 1974 Crimson Wave State Championship teams honored as Hall of Famers  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - “It was 44 years ago ... Petersburg High School made history,” Bernard Wilson told the audience at Good Shepherd Baptist Church on Saturday ...

Cameron Foundation approves $1.28M in grant awards  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — The Cameron Foundation recently approved new grant funding for 24 organizations to support a broad range of programs and projects in the ...

‘It’s not a bad neighborhood,’ woman says after Petersburg high school student shot

Police say a Petersburg high school student is in the hospital after being shot Friday morning.

Crimson Wave Football: Mike Scott returns as Petersburg High School Crimson Waves head coach  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — Mike Scott was happy with his life.He was (and still is) centered on growing as a teacher and on helping his family — his children — to grow.

Local law community remembers Judge Oliver Pollard  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — Longtime Petersburg Circuit Court Judge Oliver A. Pollard passed away last week at the age of 86.A native of Petersburg, Pollard graduated ...

Petersburg High School student arrested for gun on school campus

The student is being held at Riverside Regional Jail without bond.

Petersburg's Quinton Spain starting for Tennessee Titans  Richmond Free Press

Petersburg can wrap its arms around the NFL Tennessee Titans. Former Petersburg High School standout Quinton Spain is now the starting left guard — jersey ...

Speaker of the House Kirk Cox visits CHHS to talk about school safety  Progress Index

State delegates continue to visit Virginia schools to talk about school safety. On Monday, Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) visited Colonial Heights High School ...

Petersburg Football running back force Brien Smith: A champion time and again  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - A state champion in high school. A CIAA champion in college. And a dominant running back across the board. Brien Smith was a rushing force ...

Grant County hosts West Virginia Board of Education Meeting  WHSV

GRANT COUNTY, WVa. (WHSV) — Petersburg High School in Grant County was host to some special guests on Wednesday. The West Virginia Board of ...

You can achieve anything you put your mind to  Progress Index

NFL Pro Bowler, Petersburg son Jerome Mathis reflects on path to PHS Hall of Fame.

Vacation Bible School group puts message into practice  Richmond Free Press

Petersburg High School's Marching Crimson Wave has been trying to raise money for new uniforms for the marching band since spring.

Petersburg School Board votes to close Peabody M.S.  WRIC

UPDATE: The Petersburg School board Wednesday night voted to move students and staff at Peabody Middle School to Vernon Johns Jr. High. The move will ...

Petersburg considering changing schools named for Confederate generals  WRIC

Petersburg City Public Schools is holding a series of meetings to discuss changing the names of three schools in the district which are currently named for ...

Betts Jr., Edwin Morris  The Daily Progress

Edwin Morris Betts Jr., 89, of Petersburg, Va., died on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Born on July 28, 1929, in Charlottesville, Va., he was the son of the late ...

Remembering the last perfect Wave  Progress Index

50 years later, 1966 Crimson Wave remains most recent unbeaten Petersburg football team.

Friends of Moses Malone creating a scholarship in his name

Three friends of Moses Malone have started a scholarship for Petersburg High School students in remembrance of the basketball player who graduated from ...

Petersburg schools struggle in 2017 test scores  Progress Index

The Virginia Department of Education released the results of the Standards of Learning tests this week. The numbers show the Petersburg school division is still ...

Ronnie Erb: Legend of the unbeaten Wave  Progress Index

Editor's Note: This is Part 1 of an 11-part series on the Petersburg Athletics Hall of Fame's Class of 2017. PETERSBURG - He could zigzag back and forth across ...

Several Petersburg school employees fired following investigation into SOL cheating

Employees of A.P. Hill Elementary School in Petersburg broke the rules on state accountability tests for the second time in eight years, an internal investigation ...

Petersburg Basketball trounces Thomas Dale 69-46  Progress Index

D'Monte Brown leads Crimson Wave with 15 points, Nayson Massenburg, Upton Bailey score in double-digits. CHESTER - Petersburg Head Coach Ryan ...

Darrell Stith: A local legend on the Petersburg and Virginia State hardwood  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - Only five former players in the history of Petersburg High School Basketball have their numbers hanging in the rafters in the William Lawson ...

Glenna Kramer talks about journey, Glenna Jean Factory Outlet  Progress Index

Glenna Sue McElhaney Kramer, the owner of Glenna Jean Factory Outlet in Old Towne Petersburg, talks about her 40-year career and everything that's ...

News in brief: PHSNAA monthly meeting, Life Christian Academy fundraiser, History lecture series  Progress Index

PHSNAA monthly meetingPETERSBURG — The Peabody High School National Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m. ...

Meet the top public high school grads in Pinellas County for 2018

After four years of classes, tests and extracurriculars, we gave the top graduates at Pinellas County's public high schools one more assignment: Write a ...

6 high schools to receive $1K grant from Dick’s Sporting Goods  WTVR CBS 6 News

Six Richmond-area high schools will receive a $1000 grant to support its efforts in youth sports development.

School board ponders renaming schools named after Confederate generals  Progress Index

Robert E. Lee Elementary School, J.E.B Stuart Elementary School, and A.P Hill Elementary school could soon have new names.

Former Petersburg Basketball standout Lisa-Mickens Mason: An academic all-star  Progress Index

Editor's Note: This is Part 5 of an 11-part series on the Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame's Class of 2017. PETERSBURG - Lisa Mickens-Mason was an all-star ...

Teacher who blew whistle on SOL cheating scandal: ‘I was appalled’  WTVR CBS 6 News

"My ethics were to say, hey, I'm not going to let these kids go on and fail later on in life because they weren't given an education to begin with in the 5th grade."

Public criticizes plan to close Vernon Johns Junior High in Petersburg

A plan to close Vernon Johns Junior High School in Petersburg was blasted and dismissed by citizens who attended a public hearing at the school Wednesday ...

Heartbreaker for Hopewell Boys Basketball  Progress Index

Blue Devils stunned by George Wythe 66-64 in closing seconds.

Blair Underwood gives shout out to Petersburg teacher during Tony Awards

The Tony Awards was filled with many highlights Sunday night, but the biggest for a retired Petersburg teacher was a personal shout out from accomplished ...

Week 6 Football Preview: Petersburg Crimson Wave to collide with Prince George Royals  Progress Index

Following a week of three shutouts in the Central District, four teams will look to rebound from tough losses while four teams will strive to keep the momentum ...

'Tiny Tornado' whips up win for John Marshall High School  Richmond Free Press

John Marshall High School's Kevon Dark agilely slips through the pack to carry the ball down the field during last Saturday's victory over George Wythe High ...

Hopewell High marching band stages Wonder City Classic for second year  Progress Index

HOPEWELL — On Oct. 6, the Hopewell High School Marching Blue Devils hosted the second annual Wonder City Classic Battle of the Bands at Merner Field.

From a Petersburg housing project to the area's best basketball player to the NBA, Frank Mason tries to balance it all

Frank Mason emerged as the area's best basketball player in a generation. But now that he's in the NBA, he'll have to manage the pull between his old life and.

20-Yard Dash: Moorefield  WHSV

A new era of Moorefield football begins in 2018 as Matt Altobello takes over as the Yellow Jackets' head coach.

Armando Bacot headed to UNC  Richmond Free Press

Armando Bacot is the latest Richmond area basketball standout to say “yes” to the University of North Carolina's historically successful program.

Superintendent: No concerns about SOL cheating investigation, despite teacher’s concerns  WTVR CBS 6 News

"We made a decision that based on the evidence we would hold people accountable, and the evidence lead us to the decisions that we made."

Bass gives George Wythe its aerial game  Richmond Free Press

George Wythe High School football is committed to traveling via the airways. It's just as committed to Emontre Bass as its pilot. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior ...

City Table unveiled today  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — It's a new year, and along with it, a new version of the historic Farmers Market building has arrived. City Table at the Farmers Market is slated ...

Annual Christmas parade brings families to Broad Street

For Gary Apatane and his family, the 35th annual Dominion Energy Christmas Parade was a sort of welcome to the Richmond area.

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