• Virginia military family gets holiday home makeover

    A military family in Alexandria is getting a big surprise ahead of
    Christmas. Before their father deploys, Operation Homefront is giving them
    home makeover.

  • Public meeting on health care set in Petersburg

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Petersburg area residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott is hosting a health care town hall meeting at 6:30…

  • Va. clergymen to rappel high-rise for a cause

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Petersburg clergyman is going to great heights for a good cause. The Progress-Index ( ) reports that pastor Paul T. Christian of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer says he’ll…

  • Fort Lee soldiers to return following deployment

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Family and friends are preparing to welcome home members of the Fort Lee-based 111th Quartermaster Company. The soldiers have completed a six-month deployment to Afghanistan and Kuwait. They are scheduled to…

  • Site of 4 slayings in Petersburg demolished

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A family has demolished a Petersburg house where four relatives were slain in April. Raymond Washington tells The Progress-Index ( ) that the house was a gathering place for the family.…

  • Meg Ryan sightings in Va. as star directs film

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Meg Ryan sightings are increasing around central Virginia as the actress prepares to make her debut as a director. The latest star sighting was in Old Towne Petersburg, where the Progress-Index…

  • Veterans networking site focuses on jobs

    After spending time serving their country, many
    veterans face difficulty finding a job and
    adjusting to normal life back at home. A new
    social networking site aims to help connect
    veterans with peers and employers.