Archives for September 2016

Martin’s stores

Employees at three Henrico County Martin’s stores are being told those stores will close as soon as November 28th as the conversion to Publix Supermarkets begins. In all, ten Martin’s stores will be converted as they’re divested from the merger of Royal Ahold and Delhaize. Publix is planning to make significant improvements to those ten stores, including rebuilding several of them, in order to transform them to a typical Publix store. The first three stores are on Staples Mill Road, John Rolfe Parkway and South Laburnum Avenue.

Movie casting call

This might be worth the extra drive! Arvold Casting is holding an open casting call for 5-9 year old boys to play a character of mixed race for the Disney feature A Wrinkle in Time on Sunday, October 9th. The open auditions will be from 1pm to 5pm at WCVE Video Productions located at 23 Sesame Street in Richmond, VA. Directed by Ava DuVernay (two-time Academy Award nominee), A Wrinkle in Time stars Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. More information regarding auditions and the open call can be found at

Volunteers preparing for debate

Volunteers are preparing for next week’s Vice-Presidential Debate at Longwood University in Farmville. Volunteer Coordinator, Macrae Hammond says it is rewarding to see all the students come together and be so involved. More than 700 students are volunteering as Longwood is having activities on campus involving all things debate starting Sunday. The debate is Tuesday inside Willett Hall.

Crash investigated

Henrico Police are investigating a crash that left one man dead and one woman behind bars. Authorities say a van traveling east along Osborne Parkway ran off the side of the road an into a ditch around 2:45 Sunday morning. A passenger in the van, 34-year-old Kurt Douglas Moon was ejected and later died at the hospital. The driver of the van, 25-year-old Kasie Lynn Hull is charged with DUI.

VP debate Oct 4

Farmville will be hosting the United States Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University on Tuesday, October 4th. On the day of the debate, South Main St. from Putney St. to Griffin Blvd. will be reduced to one lane of traffic traveling in each direction starting at 7 AM. From 8 PM to 11 PM that portion of South Main St. will be completely closed and traffic detoured. If last-minute security concerns necessitate any other measures affecting traffic, the Farmville Police Department will let the community know via social media.

Petersburg makes bond payment to keep services running

Petersburg has made a $1.4 million bond payment to the Virginia Resources Authority in an effort to prevent local government services from being shut down. Virginia Deputy Secretary of Administration Gina M. Burgin tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the funds were received Friday, about one week before the Oct. 1 deadline. The VRA is a premier funding source for local government infrastructure financing through bond and loan programs.

Dinwiddie County getting share of sheriffs’ office money

Three local sheriffs’ offices in Virginia are set to receive about $160,000 in federal funding in return for accepting firearms from people subject to permanent protective orders. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s announced the grants Monday, saying they would go to sheriffs’ offices in Dinwiddie County, Franklin County and Wise County.

Kroger delays construction

In order to reduce capital spending, Kroger will delay the construction of its new store at 401 Temple Ave, the site of the former Colonial Heights Courthouse until February 2017.

Mount one yr in jail

Kenneth Bruce Mount will spend one year in jail. He pled guilty to shooting at a car in Buckingham, while pursuing the vehicle through 2 counties. This happened on Dec 2nd following a hunting incident. Mount was not prosecuted on felony charges or for reckless endangerment. Now Mount did get a suspended jail sentences in both courts on the felony charges. Thank goodness, no one was injured during the altercation.

New jobs coming to town

If you are looking for work-listen to this. The Immigration Centers of America Detention Center on Waterworks Road, will be adding 150 new jobs! Currently, they have 650 beds, and it houses non violent illegal aliens detained while being processed through the immigration court. The news will be government jobs. This is interesting- the town received aobut one dollary daily per detainee. The facility opened in Farmville in 2010 and cost about 21 million dollars.