Today's News

  • NETC receives grant for diesel technology

    From release

  • Jefferson death under review

    Chesterfield County Sheriff James Dixon said Sunday the death of Beckham Miller, 74, of Jefferson, is being investigated “because things did not look right.”
    Dixon said his department should know more once the autopsy is done on Tuesday.
    A friend found Miller dead at his Mine Street home.

  • Native American Studies Center announces fall artist-in-residence

    From release

    Traditional basket maker Nancy Basket will is this fall’s artist in residence at the Native American Studies Center at USC-Lancaster. Basket is a traditional pine needle basket-maker. For decades, she has made baskets and other folk art creations and has researched and shared her basketry and storytelling skills at powwows as a National Indian Education Association presenter of traditional and contemporary baskets.   

  • Boys state opens delegates eyes

    “Let one week begin your life.”   
    Now that he has attended Boys State, Walker Kirkley, a rising senior at Central High, saiys he understand  “this slogan means 100 percent of what it says.’
    “It really is a life changing experience,” Kirkley said.  “You have to experience it for yourself.”

  • Central High sets registration dates

    From release

  • Stolen goods stashed in kids’ strollers

    Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a couple that allegedly shoplifted from the Dollar General in Patrick by concealing items in their children’s strollers.
    Arrested were Veronica R. Sanders, 28, and Bradford Sanders, 28, of High Street in Cheraw.  
    The manager of the Dollar General noticed empty wrappers and an empty box of Tide Pods while cleaning the store on the morning of July 16.

  • Busby sentenced to 30 years

    From release

  • Senior Spotlight: Lavilla Louallen Evans

    Town: Jefferson
    Family: Husband, Robert Paul Evans; two special nieces, Veretta Covington and Kimberly A. Louallen
    Church: Mt. Canaan Baptist Church
    Retired from: Sandhill Telephone Cooperative, 27 years
    Favorite meal: Mac and cheese, smoked ham, crowder peas, fried okra, sliced tomatoes and cornbread
    Favorite TV show: “Alaska: the Last Frontier”

  • Return of the melon relay a smashing success

    By Penelope D. McClenny
    Special to the Progressive Journal

    The resurrection of the Watermelon Relay Race ended Saturday morning at the heart of the festival as a smashing success.
    “It wasn’t too long or too short,” said runner David Rogers, who carried the honorary fruit for the final quarter mile leg of the race, then performed the ceremonial smashing in the middle of Pearl and McGregor streets. “I think it is a great idea to start the parade.”

  • Steppin' at high noon

    By Penelope D. McClenny
    Special to the Progressive Journal

    At the height of the Watermelon Festival’s excitement and heat Saturday, nearly 100 school-aged dancers converged downtown to face off for the first majorette dance competition. 
    The “Showdown in Downtown” featured six teams from North and South Carolina, with DRC of Charlotte taking the title.