Grant clears way for downtown project
A plan to renovate a major building downtown has gotten a major boost from a state grant.
Drug boss gets life in prison
A man who trafficked large amounts of drugs into the Tri-Cities was sentenced to life in prison on federal charges that he conspired to gun down witnesses.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Family to carry on mattress maker's legacy after his death
Tucked away on Terminal Street in Hopewell is a business founded by the late Winn Butterworth.
Bond set for man charged with trying to kill police
The man shot by Hopewell officers after police say he rammed his truck into cruisers Oct. 13 was granted bond in court on Tuesday, despite statements from police that he threatened to get revenge.
Sheriff looks back on 8 years
CAITLIN DAVIS/HOPEWELL NEWS/NEWS-PATRIOT Sheriff Greg Anderson sits in his office for one of the last times, surrounded by years of memories, as he is retiring at the end of the month.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Hopewell Marina work nearly done
Renovations at the Hopewell Marina should be completed with the start of the new year.
Dozens of volunteers glad to do what others call a chore
More than three dozen people - from the city fire marshal to Fort Lee soldiers to jail inmates - volunteered to rake leaves on a cold, windy day recently.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
VSU holds emergency meeting on security
In an emergency meeting that lasted four hours, Virginia State University's Board of Visitors discussed recent incidents on and off campus, which have had some students questioning their safety at the university.
'Tis the season for giving food
JAMES PEACEMAKER JR./HOPEWELL NEWS/NEWS-PATRIOT Dick Commander, chairman of the board for the Hopewell Food Pantry, talks with volunteers prior to giving out food Friday.
Hopewell considers future of bus service
Bus riders in the city of Hopewell are facing an uncertain future as the grant that funds the route will end in August of 2014.
Hopewell investigating after mom claims school clears derogatory term
A local school system is now investigating after a mom calls NBC 12. She claims a derogatory term for gay people is being allowed in school.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Couple save WWII veteran
Melvin is a World War II veteran. The member of the American Legion Post 146 in Hopewell will be celebrating his 86th birthday on Saturday.
Virginia529 Awards Scholarships to Richmond-Area Youth
Like many 18-year-olds, Christine Banjo said goodbye to her family and headed off to college this fall.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Hopewell seeks funds to continue only bus route
Hopewell officials are looking at ways to keep the city's only bus route going after a three-year grant runs out.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Hopewell names new city manager
With his right hand raised, Mark Haley, the former director of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, was sworn in as the new city manager for the City of Hopewell.
Felon pleads guilty in robbery
A man who spent five years in prison for intimidating a witness in his murder trial in 2008 was found guilty of an armed robbery Wednesday.
Bus driver shortage causes problems in Hopewell
City schools are facing a shortage of bus drivers this year, and it causing problems getting students to and from school on time.