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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.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Centre Daily Times
Unknown Soldiers | Real American heroes: Josh and Sirius
The Boston Evening Transcript of Boston reported July 15, 1864, on the death of a beloved Massachusetts officer fighting for the Union in Petersburg, Va., when it came under siege 150 years ago in the Civil War.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Lawyers Call For Petersburg Officers' Arrest
Lawyers and citizens are calling for some Petersburg police officers to be arrested, after 19-year-old Devin Thomas was arrested in Petersburg on June 10th.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Kaine hears plan for dredging Appomattox River
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine met with Petersburg officials on Thursday morning to discuss an ongoing, multi-million dollar dredging and economic redevelopment project along the Appomattox River and to get a firsthand view of the area's geography.
Suspect who jumped off Va. bridge still missing
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller tells The Progress-Index that the agency's Search and Recovery Team conducted a grid search under and around the bridge.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Suspect jumps off Va. bridge, search continues
A Virginia State Police team is searching the Appomattox River for a suspect who jumped off a bridge during a chase.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Massive Search: Police chase suspect leaps from bridge into Appomattox River
A massive search is underway after a police chase ended when a suspect leaped from a bridge into from the Appomattox River Friday evening.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Petersburg hopeful its harbor will come back, if this step is taken
Ships traveled up the James River, down the Appomattox River and into the harbor in Petersburg during the 1800's well into the 1900s, and the vision to make it a reality again is gaining steam.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Police say shop fire was arson
A recent fire in Colonial Heights has been ruled as arson. On June 26 around 4:15 a.m., a patrolling police officer called in a report of smoke coming from Wamsley's Tire & Auto Center located on the 3500 block of Boulevard.
Times-Shamrock sells Virginia newspaper
The Progress-Index in Petersburg, Virginia has been acquired from Times-Shamrock Communications by New Media Investment Group, one of the largest owners of newspapers in the country.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
VIEWPOINT: The 150th Commemoration of the Battle of Petersburg and Emancipation
If you are a student of history or you just have a love of learning, then you must include the Petersburg region on your must-do list for the next nine months, but certainly this summer.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Big bike tour rolls through Hopewell
CAITLIN DAVIS/HOPEWELL NEWS/NEWS-PATRIOT Bicyclists are tailed by a tractor-trailer on Route 10 near the industrial area in Hopewell on Monday.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Colonial Heights mom just diagnosed with cancer was robbed at gunpoint
A Colonial Heights mom went through a double mastectomy two weeks ago and last Wednesday doctors told her they didn't catch the cancer in time.
Man hurt in late-night Petersburg shooting
Officers arrived on scene around 10:30 p.m. along Bank Street. The victim was found to have been shot in the leg.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Event celebrates the end of slavery
More than a hundred people gathered Saturday at City Point to celebrate Juneteenth.
Sat Jun 21, 2014
Federal siege begins at Petersburg
After the spring of 1864, Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was involved in an unrelenting fight with Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
Red Bluff Daily News
This Week in the Civil War
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, June 22: AP on evacuation of wounded, fighting in Virginia.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
Legal Aid Justice Center files complaint against Petersburg Public Schools
The Legal Aid Justice Center says special needs students in Petersburg Public Schools are falling through the cracks.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
Battlefield marks beginning of siege
CAITLIN DAVIS/HOPEWELL NEWS/NEWS-PATRIOT Re-enactors demonstrate a cannon to visitors at the battlefield.