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  • 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 p.m. at the Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Family Life Center. Scott’s office announced that he will be joined by experts who…

  • 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 (http://bit.ly/ZwBDh1 ) reports that pastor Paul T. Christian of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer says he’ll rappel from the top of a downtown Richmond high-rise on Friday to raise money for the Special Olympics. Christian says…

  • 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 return to Fort Lee on Monday. A redeployment ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Post Field House.…

  • 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 (http://bit.ly/1pojaZK ) that the house was a gathering place for the family. He says the family is searching for relief. The victims were Washington’s aunt, 67-year-old Pauline Wilkins; Wilkins’ daughter, 46-year-old Vickie…

  • 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 (http://bit.ly/1qAIR02) reports Ryan was seen Wednesday at a restaurant. She has been seen in Richmond as well as she prepares…