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Accepting the Challenge  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — Students who dropped out of school dropped back in Wednesday ... as graduates. Five students walked across the stage at Petersburg High ...



Leader of Petersburg Schools retiring  Progress Index

Dr. Marcus J. Newsome leaving Petersburg Public Schools June 30.



Petersburg Links sponsor 4th annual African American essay contest  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — The Petersburg (VA) Chapter, The Links, Inc., in partnership with the Petersburg Public Library, sponsored its fourth annual African American ...



Hopewell advances to girls state semis  Progress Index

PETERSBURG —Tyjana Simmons scored 19 points, and the Hopewell Lady Blue Devils were able to offset tight defense around one of their other star players ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Help paint Petersburg High School - News  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 ...



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 ...



First-ever 'Wave Walk' celebrated Petersburg HS graduates  8News

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



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.



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.



2 teens charged in Petersburg High School bomb threat  WWBT NBC12 News

Two 16-year-old students - a boy and a girl - have been charged in a bomb threat that caused Petersburg High School to be locked down on Tuesday morning.



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.



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 Rising' documentary keeps rolling - News  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 ...



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, ...



Potomac boys, Brentsville girls lose in state quarterfinals  Inside NoVA

BOYS. POTOMAC FALLS 52, POTOMAC 45: Potomac Falls outscored the Panthers 19-6 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win Friday in the Class 5 state ...



Petersburg girls fight off late rally  Progress Index

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Lady Wave of Petersburg High School (5-8) held off a late comeback by Colonial Heights (6-11) for a 63-57 victory Thursday night.



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.



Petersburg Black History Month Festival  8News

The city of Petersburg is celebrating Black History Month with a festival at Petersburg High School. It's happening Saturday, February 18th from noon until 8 pm.



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 High graduate navigated a fractured path to graduation  Richmond.com

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 ...



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 ...



Lohmann: 'I didn't get here on my own,' says Petersburg High grad of helping hands along the way to a top job with Nuclear Regulatory Commission  Richmond.com

Walking into Zion Baptist Church in Petersburg was a homecoming for Darrell J. Roberts, who lives in Chicago but still considers Zion his “church home.”



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 ...



City and Schools Partnership celebrates one year under United Way  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — In September of 2017, the Petersburg City and Schools Partnership, which was then still a part of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Children's Cabinet, ...



Students showcase talents at winter concert  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — Holiday spirit overflowed at the winter concert presented Dec. 18 by the bands and choirs of Petersburg High and Vernon Johns Middle ...



‘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.



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 ...



D'Monte Brown, Milton Coles help Petersburg to an 11-game winning streak  Richmond.com

Coles has made 19 3-pointers in the past three games and scored 32 against Meadowbrook.



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



Upcoming events from local churches - News  Progress Index

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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 ...



Police respond to multiple fights at Petersburg High School  wtvr.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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

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



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 ...



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.



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

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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Cameron Foundation approves $1.28M in grant awards - News  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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.



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 ...



Petersburg to host 4th annual Black History Month Festival  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — Black History Month is a highly anticipated time in the City of Petersburg. Since 1976, every American president has recognized February as ...



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 ...



Hopewell girls win regional championship  Progress Index

HOPEWELL — The Hopewell Lady Blue Devils (22-2) will advance to the Virginia State Tournament after beating the Park View Dragons in the Region 3A ...



Petersburg High School student arrested for gun on school campus  wtvr.com

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



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



12 selected for VIA Heritage Association 2019 Hall of Fame  Richmond Free Press

The Virginia Interscholastic Association's 2019 Hall of Fame is glowing with noted Richmonders. Basketball legends Bobby Dandridge and Charles Bonaparte, ...



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. ...



NFL Tennessee Titans player Quinton Spain returns home to Petersburg  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - When Quinton Spain was growing up in Petersburg, no one had come back to his city to hold football camps for him and his peers. So Spain ...



Remembering the last perfect Wave  Progress Index

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



Petersburg High School marching band scores in competition  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — The Petersburg High School Marching Crimson Wave traveled to Emporia on Sept. 19, and competed in the Greensville County High School ...



Girls basketball statewide sectional results - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Sectional schedules for girls basketball with the postseason beginning February 15th: Class AAA Region I, Section 1 Wednesday, ...



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.”



Feb. 22 high school boys/girls basketball roundup: Potomac boys advance to states  Inside NoVA

BOYS. POTOMAC 67, PATRICK HENRY-ROANOKE 64: Jakhari Taylor had 15 points and Ray Woods and Manny White 13 each as the host Panthers (18-6) ...



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



Friends of Moses Malone creating a scholarship in his name  Richmond.com

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



Boys basketball statewide sectional schedule - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Sectional schedules for boys basketball with the postseason beginning February 22: Class AAA. Region I, Section 1. Wednesday ...



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 ...



Several Petersburg school employees fired following investigation into SOL cheating  Richmond.com

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 ...



Girls basketball statewide sectional schedule - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

Updated look at the statewide sectional picture in girls high school basketball.



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.”



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 ...



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 ...



Teon Tiller turns Thomas Jefferson High into a contender  Richmond Free Press

Don't blink. Blink once if you're guarding Teon Tiller, and the Thomas Jefferson High School senior is likely to whiz past for yet another bucket.



Celebrating Black History Month: CBS 6 honors prominent local figures  WTVR CBS 6 News

In celebration of Black History Month, CBS 6 is honoring local figures who made significant contributions in the arts, history, sports and civil rights.



Moses Malone memorial takes place today at Petersburg HS  Richmond Times-Dispatch

A memorial *service* for former NBA standout Moses Malone will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Petersburg High School gymnasium.



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."



'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 ...



Frank Mason weekend: Petersburg native comes home  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - There were hoop-shuddering dunks, swooshing long-distance jumpers and wild airborne shot attempts as Petersburg greats from years past ...



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 ...



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 ...



Public criticizes plan to close Vernon Johns Junior High in Petersburg  Richmond.com

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 ...



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 ...



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

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 ...



Blair Underwood gives shout out to Petersburg teacher during Tony Awards  wtvr.com

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 ...



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