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Free Seminar on Minimally Invasive Surgery

Petersburg, VA – Join Paul J. Meyers, MD as he presents about minimally invasive surgery and minimally invasive hysterectomy. Dr. Meyers is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, earned his bachelor degree at Yale University, and completed medical school and residency training at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

This seminar will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the Hopewell Library located at 209 East Cawson Street in Hopewell in the HMA room. Feel free to bring a lunch. There is no cost to attend and RSVP is not required.

This seminar is provided by Southside Regional Medical Center and


Obituary-Joseph Marvin Harrell

Joseph Marvin Harrell, 75, of Jarratt, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joyce “Nita” Harrell; four sons, Chris Harrell and wife, Judy of Yale; Tony Harrell and wife, Cindy of Lewisville, TX, Darryl Harrell of San Francisco, CA and Todd Harrell and wife, Amy of Warwick, RI; eight grandchildren, Shawn Harrell and wife, Lauren, Richard Harrell and wife, Leesa, Joseph Harrell, Allen Harrell, Matthew Harrell, Vickie Martin and husband, Richard and Elizabeth and Judith Harrell; three great-grandchildren, Dillon, Kylie and Marvin; a brother, John Richard Harrell of Emporia; two sisters-in-law, Mary Strickland of Roanoke Rapids, NC and Barbara Spruill of Gaston, NC and a brother-in-law, Robert Moseley, also of Roanoke Rapids, NC. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, August 2 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia. The funeral service will be held graveside 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3 at Graves/Bobbitt Family Cemetery, 19133 Comans Well Rd, Yale, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Virginia, 1700 Bayberry Ct., Richmond, Virginia 23226. Online condolences may be made


Mooresville, NC (July 28, 2014)- 1993 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year and current FOX SPORTS 1 analyst, Hermie Sadler, will return to the driver’s seat for his first NASCAR Nationwide Series race since 2010. Sadler will pilot the No. 19 Toyota Camry for TriStar Motorsports at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22nd for his 260th career NNS start and again on September 5th at Richmond International Raceway.

The Virginia Lottery will serve as primary sponsor, with whom Sadler has been an ambassador for over 15 years.  The car will promote The Virginia Lottery’s “Let’s Play VA” events, in which lottery players and NASCAR fans have the chance to join the No. 19 team as an honorary crew member, attend the NASCAR Awards banquet in Las Vegas as Sadler’s guest and have a chance to win other exciting prizes by entering second chance drawings at the following events:       

            Galax Fiddlers Convention - August 7-9

            Bristol Food City Fan Appreciation Day - August 21

            Hillsville Flea Market - August 29-31

            Richmond International Raceway - September 5-6

            Virginia State Fair - September 26- October 5

            Martinsville Speedway - October 24-26

            Urbanna Oyster Festival - November 7-8

“I am thankful to my friends at The Virginia Lottery and to Mark Smith and his staff at TriStar Motorsports for making this happen,” exclaimed Sadler. “Getting to race again on two of my favorite tracks, as well as promote some once in a lifetime opportunities from the Virginia Lottery, is exciting for me.” 

Associate sponsors of the No. 19 Camry at Bristol Motor Speedway will include Black Wolf Harley Davidson in Bristol, Va, Quaker Steak and Lube in Bristol, and The Maxxis Mid-Atlantic Dirt Series, a karting series in which Sadler’s karting team competes in.

Meet Hermie Sadler at:

The Virginia Lottery booth on State Street in Bristol on August 21 at 6:00 PM.

The Quaker Steak and Lube Bristol, Va location on August 21 at 8:00PM.

The Black Wolf Harley Davidson location on Saturday, August 23 at 9 am. 

About the Virginia Lottery:When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. In fact, it’s the reason we play. We generate more than $1.3 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Virginia Lottery generated more than $486.5 million for Virginia’s public schools in fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

About TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC: TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC currently fields Toyota Camrys in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Mike Bliss, Jeff Green, Will Kimmel, Blake Koch, Hal Martin, Eric McClure and David Starr. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, TriStar Motorsports has competed in NASCAR's Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series since 1989; fielding cars for some of NASCAR's premier drivers including Bobby Hamilton, Greg Sacks, Phil Parsons, Mike Wallace, Jason Keller, Reed Sorenson, Tony Raines and others. To find out more information about TriStar Motorsports please visit, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Black Wolf Harley Davidson: Black Wolf Harley Davidson is the largest Harley dealership in the Mountain Empire.  Black Wolf Harley Davidson’s 40,000 square foot facility is located off Exit 5 off I-81 in Bristol, Virginia. For more information, visit

About Quaker Steak and Lube: Quaker Steak and Lube was founded in 1974 in Sharon, PA.  Today, Quaker Steak and Lube has expanded to more than 60 locations in the United States and Canada.  They are known for their unique décor, including racecars suspended from the ceiling, motorcycles, classic cars, and other memorabilia. Their New Location opened at 629 State Street in Bristol, Va. on June 4.

About The Maxxis Mid Atlantic Series: The fastest growing dirt karting series in the US, The Maxxis Mid Atlantic Racing Series, is a Karting Series that hosts’ events at tracks in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, that offers racing opportunities for kids starting at age 7.  Each season culminates with the running of the Maxxis National Championships. For more information on the Maxxis Mid Atlantic Series, visit


Senator L. Louise Lucas will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting to discuss Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Medicaid Expansion Plan for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the City of Emporia Council Chambers located at 201 South Main Street, Emporia Virginia 23847.

Dr. Jennifer Lee, Deputy Secretary of Health & Human Resources for Virginia, Gaylene Kanoyton, President of Celebrate Healthcare and Steve Ramey, Chief Financial Officer from Southampton Memorial Hospital are confirmed presenters. Members of the General Assembly invited to join Senator Lucas are Senator Frank M. Ruff, Jr., Senator John A. Cosgrove, Jr., Delegate Roslyn C. Tyler and Delegate Richard L. Morris.

Currently there are an estimated 400,000 Virginians in the "Coverage Gap."  Those Virginians include Veterans, Working Parents and the Working Poor; people who make too  little money to afford coverage on the Marketplace.  The Commonwealth Department of Finance estimates that the cost of expanding Medicaid would be $127 Million; and while they also warn that that estimate could be on the low end, the truth is that the Federal Government will be paying 100 percent of the cost for three years and at least 90 percent after that. 

Accepting funding for the expansion of Medicaid allows the tax dollars collected from hard working Virginia families to be put to work helping the People of the Commonwealth.  These funds have already been collected, and the only way they will come back to Virginia is by expanding Medicaid.  The Commonwealth looses $4.4 Million every day that Medicaid is not expanded.  To date we have already lost $920 Million, amid partisan bickering in Richmond.  Conservatives in both the Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates have resorted to extraordinary measures to punish Veterans and the Working Poor for being, well, poor.   The only financially responsible option is to accept this funding and expand Medicaid.

Obituary-Greg W. Webb

Greg W. Webb, age 51, formely of Emporia, Va., died July 22, 2014.  He was pre-deceased by his grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Shelton S. Webb and Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow W. Lifsey; one brother - Jonathan W. Webb.  He is survived by his mother Dorothea L. Webb; father James W. Webb both of Emporia, Va.; and sister Rose W. Lee (Southgate) of  Capron, Va.; numerous other relatives.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 2, 2:00 P. M., at Monumental United Methodist Church, Emporia,Va.  A private interment will be held at a later date.    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Monumental United Methodist Church, 300 Southampton St., Emporia, Virginia, 23847.  Condolensces may be sent to

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