The Crater explosion at Petersburg, Virginia
The explosion of a tunnel the Union had dug under the Confederate lines, was an attempt to dislodge the Confederate troops from their 30 mile long trenches.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
The Gaston Gazette
Today in History: Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit
On July 30, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine shaft that had been dug out beneath Confederate defense lines; the attack failed.
Year in jail for police pursuit
A local man with a history of serious charges will serve one year in prison for assaulting a police officer and evading authorities in Colonial Heights.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Business & Heritage Clarksville
Civil War 1864 stamps to honor U.S. Colored Troops
U.S. Colored Troops will be honored with a series of commemorative stamps to be released Wednesday in Petersburg, West Virginia.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Few health concerns over fuel spill
A fuel spill that shut down traffic on Interstate 95 all day Thursday has not affected the water supply for the area, and residents near the spill shouldn't experience problems other than possibly a slight odor.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
The U.S. Colored Troops presence at the siege of Petersburg
Many Civil War enthusiasts know of the U.S. Colored Troops presence at Petersburg, VA due to the news coverage of their participation at the Crater, July 30, 1864.
Raleigh-Durham No. 4 on list of happiest cities in U.S.
The Raleigh-Durham area is No. 4 on a list of the happiest cities in the U.S. with population of more than one million, according to a study at the University of British Columbia .
Is Raleigh-Durham one of the happiest areas in the U.S.?
The Raleigh-Durham area is No. 4 on a list of the happiest metro areas in the U.S. with population of more than 1 million, according to a study at the University of British Columbia .
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Police say dad left babies in car
On Friday morning police responded to the 7900 block of Bull Hill Road for an anonymous phone call reporting two children crying and were believed to be in a vehicle parked outside the building.
ARGS divided school leaders
A difference of opinion over the direction of the school division caused an apparent rift between School Board member Larry Joyner and the rest of the board.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Unhappiest and Happiest U.S. Cities Revealed By Nationwide Survey
New York, Pittsburgh and Louisville top the list of unhappiest cities in the U.S., according to a recent government study.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Getting funky with 'Triple B'
Richmond, Va-Triple B band is a Blues favorite on the local music scene from Petersburg,Va .
Website Shows True Cost of Speeding Tickets in Va.
Anyone who has ever received a speeding ticket knows that the cost of speeding does not end with the fine, it also includes an increase in insurance.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Shots fired near kickball event
A Petersburg man has been charged after police say he fired multiple shots near a park where a kickball game was held.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Man guilty of killing girlfriend at Hardee's
A 63-year-old Petersburg man was found guilty of murder Tuesday after he turned a handgun on his girlfriend last year in a Hardee's parking lot.
The Fresno Bee
This Week in the Civil War
Union forces led by Maj. Gen William T. Sherman continued pressing toward Atlanta, bidding to capture the key Southern city 150 years ago this week in the Civil War.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Del. Dance running for Va. Senate
Delegate Rosalyn R. Dance announced this week that she is running for the seat left by longtime State Sen. Henry L. Marsh.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Dam On Appomattox River Will Go Away
Crews will start a project soon to remove a dam on the Appomattox River, and state officials it will benefit native fish.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Fundraiser to increase reward in finding Alexander Hill Jr.
"Every time I think about the suffering that went on in this house sometimes you get overwhelmed with it," said Washington.
Va. removing dam on Appomattox River
The state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said removal of the Harvell Dam in Petersburg is scheduled to begin next week.