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VSU recognizes bond with Petersburg schools  Progress Index

ETTRICK — Two of Petersburg's intertwined learning institutions came together at the Virginia State University Multipurpose Center Thursday evening, as VSU ...



N.C. company wants a VA medical center in Petersburg  Progress Index

PETERSBURG – A new Veteran Affairs medical center could be coming to Petersburg in the near future, with a construction company having bid on the property.



Your voter’s guide to the 2019 Virginia Elections  WTVR CBS 6 News

In order to help Central Virginia voters get informed on the candidates running in their area, CBS 6 has compiled this General Assembly 2019 voter guide.



20-Yard Dash: Petersburg  WHSV

Petersburg begins a new era in 2019 as Winston Redman takes over as head coach.



‘This went too far’: Students accused of breaking into, vandalizing Petersburg High School  8News

“It is common for high school students to engage in pranks at this time of year, but this went too far. It is a criminal matter, and students will be held accountable.”.



211 students accept diplomas during Petersburg High School commencement exercises  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — The Petersburg High School (PHS) Class of 2019 commencement exercises were held Saturday at the Virginia State University Multi-Purpose ...



Petersburg High School gets $10K donation from Amazon for new facility  8News

Students at Petersburg High School got a special sneak peek on Wednesday at some new changes coming to their school. Amazon donated $10000 to build a ...



How Petersburg High School dropouts earned their diplomas using a cell phone  WTVR CBS 6 News

Several Petersburg students now have their diplomas after dropping out of high school and they used their cell phones to do it.



Petersburg School Board hires new superintendent  WTVR CBS 6 News

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Petersburg City Public Schools on Thursday appointed a new superintendent to lead the school system. Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin will take ...



Petersburg Rising documentary shines light on city’s good side  WTVR CBS 6 News

PETERSURG, Va. — Petersburg Rising. It's more than a catchy title. For students, parents, school, and city leaders, it's what they want the world to know about ...



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

A junior at Petersburg High School wrote a song using his feelings as inspiration.



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

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



🇺🇸Petersburg students honor ‘ultimate sacrifice’ ahead of Memorial Day  WTVR CBS 6 News

PETERSBURG, Va.— Soldiers, veterans and first responders all joined together for a Memorial Day tribute at Petersburg High School. It was an opportunity ...



Newsome to retire from Petersburg Public Schools  Richmond.com

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 ...



How Petersburg Public Schools is using local universities to recruit new teachers  WTVR CBS 6 News

Teacher vacancies is an issue facing many school systems across the Commonwealth including Petersburg. Now, the school system is trying to recruit teachers ...



Hundreds of new students move into Richard Bland College of William & Mary  WTVR CBS 6 News

Based on projections, the Richard Bland College of William & Mary is expecting a 10 percent in the number of incoming freshmen.



Petersburg graduates take traditional Wave Walk  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — The last days of the Petersburg school year were filled with celebrations and moving-on events.For the second year, Petersburg High seniors ...



Progress in Petersburg  Richmond magazine

Have Petersburg Public Schools turned a corner? The school system has a long history of poor ratings and accreditation issues. But teaching and technology ...



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 ...



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 ...



"At-risk kid" Marco Harrison now a Hall of Famer  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - Speaking at the Fifth Annual Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame banquet on April 27, Marco Harrison said he never considered the significance of ...



Multi-talented student completes high school and college together  Progress Index

When Treyvion Hall accepts his associate degree at Richard Bland College's Commencement Ceremony on May 11, the 17-year-old will reach a major ...



Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame Series: In the sport of wrestling, there are few like Hal Miles  Progress Index

In the Tri-Cities area, and in Petersburg specifically, there are few names in the sport of wrestling that have as much significance and credibility as Hal Miles.



State eases test anxiety for teachers  Progress Index

Elimination of requirement to pass assessment seen as a step toward increasing diversity in Virginia's educational workforce.



VSU athletes raise thousands to give Petersburg students new shoes, socks  WTVR CBS 6 News

Hundreds of Petersburg Elementary School students are stepping into spring with a brand new pair of shoes, and it's all thanks to local college athletes.



Petersburg welcomes newest Hall of Fame class  Progress Index

PETERBUSRG - Eight new members of the Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame were inducted on Saturday, in the fifth annual Hall of Fame ceremony at Good ...



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 ...



Talent show spotlights entertainers over 50  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — The Petersburg TRIAD hosted its third annual Golden Years Revue at Petersburg High School on Wednesday, July 17. Citizens from around ...



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 ...



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.



'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 ...



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 ...



The city set to song  Progress Index

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



Petersburg native makes N.Y. stage debut  Progress Index

Daniel J. Bryant, who grew up in Petersburg, has reached his life goal.Bryant — an actor, producer and director — made his New York stage debut in Lydia R.



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.



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 ...



‘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.



After surviving health scare, Petersburg's Bill Lawson III is bringing former hoops greats together for an All-Star benefit game  Richmond.com

Petersburg High School athletic director Bill Lawson III underwent a kidney transplant in 2018. On Saturday, Lawson, Petersburg's former boys basketball coach, ...



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

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



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.



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 ...



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

Petersburg High School's marching band is raising money to purchase new uniforms.



"I'm here because Coach Lawson believed in me."  Progress Index

PETERSBURG - Standing before the crowd at the Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, April 27, Kenny Harris grew emotional."I'm here today ...



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.



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 ...



Banging the resilient beat of a positive drum  Progress Index

PETERSBURG – Around 20 kids from Petersburg sat in a semi-circle around Dr. Ram Bhagat, a longtime educator and peacebuilder. Each of the kids and ...



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 ...



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 ...



Why this Petersburg man is thanking his geometry teacher decades after he never turned in his homework  WTVR CBS 6 News

PETERSBURG, Va. -- A random act of kindness can sometimes be as simple as a few words. Especially when those words are put on a large marquee by a man ...



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 Officials: More than $500k in public assistance checks bounce after error  WTVR CBS 6 News

Officials say the error affected less than 1 percent of Social Services benefits recipients.



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 ...



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 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 ...



Oldest living Miss Virginia, ‘epitome of Southern grace,’ has inspired thousands  WTVR CBS 6 News

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Gloria Dance, the oldest living Miss Virginia, has spent decades teaching dance to thousands of young people from across Central ...



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?



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.



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 ...



Quinton Spain inspires kids from his hometown  Progress Index

PETERSBURG -- The football field at Petersburg High School was flush with activity on Saturday morning as hundreds of kids, ranging from elementary students ...



The story behind one of the area’s most unique buildings  WTVR CBS 6 News

Sitting quietly in Historic Old Towne Petersburg since 1879 is one of the most unique buildings in the Commonwealth.



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

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



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 ...



Schools outline improvements for state - News  Progress Index

Petersburg officials tell Board of Education of aggressive efforts to improve attendance, teacher retention.



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Upcoming events from local churches - News  Progress Index

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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.



Club Notes: Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.  Progress Index

Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.On the evening of May 4, 2019, the celebration at the Gateway Dining and Event Center on the ...



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 ...



Multiple Petersburg shootings hurt 2, damages homes over the weekend: 'It's very troubling'  8News

Police in Petersburg is investigating a series of weekend shootings that injured two people and riddled a home with several bullet holes. . News, weather, sports ...



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.



Group of elected officials moving for a state holiday named for a woman  WTVR CBS 6 News

In the Commonwealth there are 14 Holidays on the 2019 calendar, four of them are named after men "If you have days named after men, why not have a day ...



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 ...



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 ...



Virginia teen graduates from high school after being in a coma for five months  wtvr.com

She plans to attend Norfolk State University in the fall.



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 ...



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.



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, ...



Petersburg still accepting 4-year-olds for its pre-kindergarten classes  WTVR CBS 6 News

If you are a Petersburg parent interested in enrolling your 4-year-old child in pre-kindergarten, it's not too late, according to school officials.



School employees fired after SOL cheating investigation  wtvr.com

A June 12 tip to the Virginia Department of Education prompted the A.P. Hill investigation.



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 ...



Remembering the last perfect Wave  Progress Index

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



Bridgeport residents prepare for summer sports, vacations | News  WV News

Family vacations and working top the list of ways some Bridgeport residents will spend the next three months.



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.



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 School Board approves proposal to close Vernon Johns Junior High School  wtvr.com

PETERSBURG, Va. -- The Petersburg School Board voted to close Vernon Johns Junior High School during a School board meeting Wednesday night.



Northam gives $600K in grants to upgrade schools' career and technical education programs  13newsnow.com WVEC

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



UR students to read book about water crisis in Flint, Mich.  Richmond.com

UR students to read book about Flint water crisis. RICHMOND — University of Richmond students will soon learn more about the water crisis in Flint, Mich.



How you can help Petersburg youth football state champions go to regionals  WTVR CBS 6 News

A Petersburg youth football team on the heels of winning the state championship is hoping the community can help keep their season alive.



High school students offer silent ovation while classmate with autism receives diploma  WTVR CBS 6 News

At his high school graduation, Jack Higgins approached the stage to receive his diploma with his fingers in his ears to block what he thought would be applause ...



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 ...



Quinton Spain football camp in Petersburg  Progress Index

Tennessee Titans' left guard returns to his native area to host one-day camp for local youth.



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."



Juneteenth: A Freedom Celebration coming to RVA  8News

The RVA community is invited this weekend to come out and celebrate 'Juneteenth: A Freedom Celebration' for food, fun, live music and more! . News, weather ...



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

Kendall Langford honored for high school, college, professional sports.



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