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The city set to song  Progress Index

Petersburg High School student performs his rap about the city to be featured in upcoming film.

Local student writes, produces song for 'Petersburg Rising' documentary  8News

A junior at Petersburg High School wrote a song using his feelings as inspiration. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond.

Relay for Life - News  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — The 2019 Relay for Life will be held from 4-10 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at Petersburg High School, located at 3101 Johnson Road. The public ...

Library hosts local author - News  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — Local author Eulica Kimber will visit Petersburg Public Library Wednesday, May 1, at 6 p.m.Kimber, a certified public accountant will read ...

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $82,500 In Scholarships To 30 Virginia High School Seniors  PRNewswire

RICHMOND, Va., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $82,500 in scholarships for the ...

Five Petersburg students dropped out of high school. They graduated on Wednesday.

PETERSBURG — Camrii Ware dropped out of high school last year, two months away from graduating. He got his chance Wednesday.

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 ...

Newsome to retire from Petersburg Public Schools

PETERSBURG — Marcus Newsome announced Wednesday that he is retiring, and he means it this time.

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 ...

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.

Progress in Petersburg  Richmond magazine

The city's schools receive accreditation and work toward growth and improvement.

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.

Upcoming Petersburg Symphony Orchestra performance - News  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra will present its third and final concert for this 2018-2019 Season on Sunday, April 28, at 4 p.m. in the ...

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 ...

Petersburg schools superintendent search - News  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - On March 20, the Petersburg School Board voted to hire BWP and Associates, a national search firm which specializes in assisting boards that ...

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 ...

Alexis Greene awarded Martha Flesher Endowed Scholarship at Fairmont State  My Buckhannon

Fairmont State University honored School of Education, Health & human Performance students for their academic achievement and named scholarship ...

BU grad, other FSU School of Business students honored  My Buckhannon

Fairmont State University honored School of Business students for their academic achievement and named scholarship recipients at the 2019 Scholarship and ...

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 ...

'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 ...

Petersburg Boys Basketball back to its best  Progress Index

PETERSBURG – The Crimson Wave Boys Basketball program is one of the most storied teams in the Central Region, churning out historic talents like Moses ...

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.

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 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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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 native, celebrity fitness trainer Don Brooks hosts Donamatrix Day  Progress Index

Petersburg native and celebrity fitness trainer, Don “Donamatrix” Brooks hosted Donamatrix Day at Petersburg High School (PHS) on Saturday. Brooks was born ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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

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 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 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 ...

Team builds robots, reputation  Progress Index

PETERSBURG – High-school robotics teams across the world compete in yearly competitions that put metal arms, circuitry pulleys, wenches and hundreds of ...

Upcoming events from local churches - News  Progress Index

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‘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 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 ...

Police respond to multiple fights at Petersburg High School

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

Social Butterfly joins hundreds working out with celebrity fitness trainer  Progress Index

On April 6, I was blessed with attending Petersburg's first hometown fitness festival “Donamatrix Day” held at Petersburg High School. It was hosted by celebrity ...

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 ...

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 ...

At a level teens can understand  Progress Index

Sometimes you have to look through someone else's eyes to really see what the problem is. That is the basis of the Petersburg Sheriff's Office's recently ...

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 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 ...

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

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 ...

Board to bring winning attitude to New Lex  Zanesville Times Recorder

NEW LEXINGTON - A proven coach will be given the reins at New Lexington High School. Athletic Director Anthony Stephens said Kevin Board was approved ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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

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

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

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

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

The fight did not happen as part of the student walkout.

Quinton Spain football camp in Petersburg - News  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.

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 ...

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 ...

Education briefs for Monday, April 1

UR English professor awarded fellowship. RICHMOND — A University of Richmond English professor has been awarded a fellowship for research on the ...

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, ...

Community Calendar for week of April 14-20, 2019 - News  Progress Index

SUNDAY, April 14. PETERSBURG — Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at the Tri-City Club, located at St. Paul's Episcopal ...

William Monroe girls basketball team's run ends with state semifinal loss to Hopewell  The Daily Progress

It's been a winter of magic for the William Monroe girls basketball team. Coach Jess Stafford's team captured the Daily Progress Holiday Hoops Classic title for ...

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 ...

Northam gives $600K in grants to upgrade schools' career and technical education programs WVEC

Governor Ralph Northam announced $600000 in competitive grants to 16 high schools and technical centers to upgrade equipment for their career and ...

Longtime leader gets Chamber honor - News  Progress Index

PETERSBURG – A lifetime of *service* to the local community and higher education was honored at the 138th annual Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Dinner ...

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 ...

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.

Petersburg High School student arrested for gun on school campus

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

Northam announces high school career and tech grants  8News

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has announced the 16 high schools that will get extra money to spend on career and technical education equipment upgrades.

Petersburg Football routs George Wythe 50-8 - Sports  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 ...

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.

VSU, VUU to help raise money for Petersburg band  WWBT NBC12 News

The event will be in the Petersburg High School gym, and tickets are $10.

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 ...

School officials investigating bomb threat at Petersburg High School  WWBT NBC12 News

Petersburg schools are investigating after they say a student discovered writing on a bathroom wall, indicating a bomb threat at Petersburg High school.

Calhoun, Dwight Olen  The Daily Progress

Dwight Olen Calhoun, of Orange, Va., passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019, due to complications from a stroke. He was born on July 17, 1932 in Landes, ...

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 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 ...

Forensics Team prepares for invitational  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — “For a lot of people, when they hear the word 'forensics,' they think CSI and criminal science,” said Terri Smith, Petersburg High School's ...

Crimson Wave Football: Mike Scott returns as Petersburg High School Crimson Wave's 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.

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.

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 ...

Memorial Day observances  Progress Index

Editor's note: This is not a comprehensive list of all the Memorial Day services that may be happening in the area; however, this is everything that was provided ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Remembering the last perfect Wave - News  Progress Index

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

Gov. Northam gives $600,000 in grants to upgrade schools' career and technical education program  WSLS 10

Schools in Lynchburg, as well as Franklin and Montgomery counties, will receive $37500 each in grant funding to upgrade equipment for career and technical ...

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 ...

William Monroe girls basketball team rolls past Park View to reach state semifinals  The Daily Progress

ORANGE — William Monroe guard Hailey Morris spent extra time in the gym this week practicing her jump shot in preparation for the Greene Dragons' Class 3 ...

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, ...

Girls basketball statewide sectional schedule - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

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

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 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.

Girls state semifinal preview: William Monroe vs. Hopewell  The Daily Progress

Preview for Tuesday's Class 3 girls basketball state semifinal between William Monroe and Hopewell.

Ivy Community Foundation, AKAs award scholarship  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — The Ivy Community Foundation and Delta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) has awarded three $1,500 ...

Petersburg mom frustrated with school’s homebound program  WTVR CBS 6 News

A Petersburg mom said that her son, who has a medical condition, isn't getting the instruction he needs through the homebound program.

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 ...

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