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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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

‘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 ...

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 ...

Newsome to retire from Petersburg Public Schools

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

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.

Progress in Petersburg  Richmond magazine

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

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 ...

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

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

🇺🇸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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bring your brushes and help paint Petersburg High School  8News

Rotary Clubs are organizing the effort to help paint Petersburg High School this summer.

How Petersburg children can get free meals this summer with a simple text message  WTVR CBS 6 News

A simple text message could help children in Petersburg get a free meal this summer thanks to the school district's summer meals program.

State says Hopewell could be a model for year-round schools  Progress Index

Virginia's education secretary says data from implementation of balanced calendar will help others make decisions. As Hopewell delves into its preparation to ...

"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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Help paint Petersburg High School this summer  8News

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Petersburg High School needs volunteers to help give the school a makeover this summer. Local Rotary Clubs are organizing the ...

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 ...

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.

'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 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 ...

The city set to song  Progress Index

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

Hopewell to start year-round school  WTVR CBS 6 News

The Hopewell School Board voted to move forward with a plan to implement year-round school in the city.

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.

Police respond to multiple fights at Petersburg High School

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

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 home with overgrown grass attracting vermin, snakes, neighbors say  WTVR CBS 6 News

Neighbors who live near a Petersburg home with high, overgrown grass says the issue is attracting vermin and snakes and the city needs to step in.

‘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.

"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 ...

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 High School marching band raising money for new uniforms  8News

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

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.”

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 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 ...

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

Students and teachers from Vernon Johns Middle School celebrated the Class of 2018.

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

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

Petersburg COO resigns after just over a year on the job  WTVR CBS 6 News

Petersburg Chief Operating Officer Michael Rogers has announced his resignation after just over a year in his position.

Virginia State students arrested; fraternity suspended amid hazing investigation  WTVR CBS 6 News

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Three members of Kappa Alpha PSI fraternity at Virginia State University (VSU) were arrested Sunday and charged in connection to a ...

Creek turns white after paint spill on I-85 in Petersburg, stresses wildlife  WTVR CBS 6 News

A Petersburg creek has turned completely white after an overturned tractor-trailer spilled white paint on Interstate 85 Wednesday morning.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Army veteran paralyzed after mistaken identity shooting in Petersburg  WTVR CBS 6 News

An army veteran is paralyzed from the neck down after he was shot multiple times in Petersburg last week.

City leaders push to jump start revitalization on old hotel  WTVR CBS 6 News

PETERSBURG, Va. -- It's considered the biggest eyesore in Petersburg - for good reason. The abandoned hotel sits at the entrance to the City and is highly ...

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 ...

Cavaliers tame Chosen Lions, 116-113  Progress Index

PETERSBURG – The Petersburg Cavaliers (2-1) bested the Carolina Chosen Lions (2-1) from Rocky Mount, N.C. 116-113 on Saturday night at Petersburg high ...

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 ...

Upcoming events from local churches - News  Progress Index

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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.

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.

Longtime leader gets Chamber honor  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 ...

Students charged with making Petersburg High bomb threat  WTVR CBS 6 News

A bomb threat put Petersburg High School on lock down Tuesday morning.

Time-lapse video shows demolition of historic Petersburg building  WTVR CBS 6 News

A building that has stood for 207 years, surviving the Civil War, the Great Petersburg Fire, and multiple tornadoes, was demolished Tuesday as dozens looked ...

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 ...

Former Confederate-named Petersburg schools get new names and marquees  WTVR CBS 6 News

The change took effect July 1, and on Tuesday the signs in front of the three schools were updated to reflect the new names.

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.

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

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

Homeowner upset about overgrown trees next door: ‘It’s ridiculous. Just too much’  WTVR CBS 6 News

A woman contacted CBS 6 Problem Solvers concerning massive overgrown trees next to her home that is threatening to fall over and cause expensive damage ...

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 High School student arrested for gun on school campus

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

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.

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 ...

Richmond Public Schools’ high school graduation rate is lowest in the state  WTVR CBS 6 News

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Public School's high school graduation rate is the lowest in the state with only 75 percent of students graduating within four years ...

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 High School graduates say "Ain't No Stopping Us Now"  Progress Index

PETERSBURG — The 1970s disco hit “Ain't No Stopping Us Now” may come to mind when thinking of high school graduation. With lyrics like “I know we've got ...

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 ...

Petersburg city council candidate under investigation for paperwork discrepancies  8News

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -- The man challenging Petersburg's mayor for a seat on the city council is under a criminal investigation as he has been accused of ...

Petersburg mom believes apartment without heat has made her kids sick  WTVR CBS 6 News

A Petersburg mother of two reached out to the "Problem Solvers" after she said her apartment hasn't had heat for almost a month.

Juneteenth: A Freedom Celebration  8News

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

207-year-old architectural gem in Petersburg to be demolished Monday  WTVR CBS 6 News

A building that has stood for 2017 years, surviving the Civil War, the Great Petersburg Fire and multiple tornadoes, is slated to be demolished Monday.

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 Athletic Hall of Fame Series: Swimmer Dr. Robert Grossmann, finally, gets a little belated respect  Progress Index

Dr. Robert Grossmann stood before the crowd at Good Shepherd Baptist Church on April 27, at the Fifth Annual Petersburg Athletic Hall of Fame induction ...

Petersburg Apartment complex resident ignored by management, without heat for 9 months  WTVR CBS 6 News

"They have to put her in another apartment or a hotel room, they have to do something but she cannot use space heaters as her main heat source," he said.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Why efforts to save a historic Old Towne Petersburg building are now underway  WTVR CBS 6 News

It is without a doubt one of the most historic and noteworthy buildings in the City of Petersburg, some would even say the south, but it is currently in distress, ...

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.

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, ...

Creek that feeds Appomattox River in ‘much better shape’ 24 hours after paint spill  WTVR CBS 6 News

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Environmental crews said a Petersburg creek that merges into the Appomattox River is in "much better shape" 24 hours after a crashed ...

Parents concerned to learn Petersburg schools are missing money

Petersburg city leaders are working to come up with a plan to pay the city's school system the $2.7 million by the end of next month.

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

Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Students' Achievements Both In and Out of the Classroom RICHMOND, Va. , May 16, 2019 ...

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