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Southampton County, VA – August 1st, 2014 begins the 5th season for Southampton Storm Fastpitch, Inc.

Birthed out of a dream, need and passion for the sport, Southampton Storm Fastpitch was formed in the summer of 2010 by co-founders; Sean Wade, April Wade and Steph Wood. The children of both Wade and Wood played in the recreation league for Southampton County. “We saw a lot of talent in the rec league”, state Sean Wade, Southampton Storm’s Coach/Player Development Director, “and felt the need to help the girls maximize their talent and skill”.

The first season produced two teams competing in the 12U and 14U age divisions. The teams were comprised of girls from Southampton County, Franklin, Sussex, Surry and Suffolk. Wood coached the 12U team along with the help of Ronnie Vincent and Wade coached the 14U team along with Cynthia Cobb, Michael Griffin and Clif Johnson. Both teams played well throughout the year and learned the game of softball.

The second season began with a huge turnout for tryouts and three teams were formed in the 12U, 14U, and 16U/18U age divisions. Ronnie Vincent stepped up as head coach for the 12U team and Wade coached both the 14U and the 16U/18U teams. All three teams were successful on the field and won several awards from Softball Nation, ASA, and NSA. Wade helped secure two seniors positions on their prospective college softball teams.

The third season brought another large turnout for the annual tryouts; which resulted in fielding five teams that competed in the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U age divisions. Joe Stephenson and Cash Camp coached 10U, Jonathon Brown coached 12U, Vincent coached 14U, Wade coached 16U and Kyle Boykin and Clif Johnson coached the 18U team. The 16U and 18U competed in several Showcase Tournaments where college scouts would come out and watch the teams. Throughout the season all four teams competed in tournaments sponsored by Softball Nation, NSA, ASA, USSSA sanctions. As the season drew to an end all three seniors were recruited by colleges to play on the collegiate level. Emily Nelson attends and plays for Ferrum College, Demone Brickhouse attends and plays for VSU and Molly Langford attends and plays for Sweetbriar College.

The fourth season began in August 2013 and produced three teams competing in 14Uand 18U. Brown coached 14U Red, Vincent coached 14U Black and Wade Coached 18U Gold. 14U Red placed in several tournaments and competed in EC Sports Nationals where they finished in 2nd place. 14U Black placed 1st in 4 out of 6 tournaments in the spring/summer season and will be competing in Softball Nation Nationals on July 24-27, 2014. The 18U Gold team placed in several tournaments and traveled to Myrtle Beach, Northern Virginia and Rock Hill, SC to compete in College Showcases, they finished their season by competing in EC Sports Nationals where they finished 3rd. Three of the four seniors on the 18U Gold will be competing on the collegiate level in the fall. Haley Boykin will be attending and playing softball for Richard Bland College, Lacoura Ellis will be attending and playing softball for Daytona State and Laura Paul will be attending and playing softball for Bridgewater College. Shelby Billups, who was the most recruited player in the organization, decided not to play collegiately; she will be attending Jefferson University.

The goal of Southampton Storm Fastpitch, Inc. is to provide an atmosphere that allows for an enjoyable, fun and rewarding experience for all players, parents and coaches. Storm will assist players in developing advanced fastpitch skills and acquire the qualities of a complete player – a strong work ethic, disciplined focus to detail, positive mental attitude and sportsmanship.

Southampton Storm Fastpitch, Inc. is in the process of becoming a 501c3 non-profit corporation; which does take time and will enable the corporation to be able to apply for grants in the future. In the meantime; Storm is seeking community donors and corporate sponsors to help defray the costs of tournaments, equipment needs and travel fees associated with each team.

For more information about Southampton Storm Fastpitch, Inc and to download a sponsor/donor form, please take the time to visit their website at

Howling Good Time at the Library

The Meherrin Regional Library System invites you to join Peggy Malone, with the Humane Society, for an educational program on Dog Safety.  This program will be held at 10:30 am at the Brunswick County Library, Lawrenceville, and 2:00 pm at the Richardson Memorial Library, Emporia. 

The show begins promptly and seating is limited to a first come basis.  For more information contact the Brunswick County Library 434-848-2418, ext. 301, the Richardson Library at 434-634-2539, or visit

The Lego Movie is the Monday Morning Movie of the day on Monday, July 28th.  This movie is rated PG and is 100 minutes long.  The movie will be shown at 10:30 am at the Brunswick County Library, Lawrenceville, and the Richardson Memorial Library, Emporia.  Children under the age of 8 must be supervised.

Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center Partners with EmCare for Hospitalist Services

Emporia, VA– Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) is partnering with EmCare®, a leading national provider of physician practice management services, beginning August 1st for management and physician staffing of the SVRMC’s new Hospital Medicine Service.

Hospital Medicine is a newer medical specialty in which physicians, sometimes called hospitalists, focus on caring for patients who have been admitted to the hospital either through the Emergency Department (ED) or directly from the primary care provider’s office.  Hospitalist physicians devote themselves entirely to patients who have been the hospital, and they coordinate the patient care throughout their inpatient stay with other medical specialist and ancillary departments such as laboratory, radiology and rehab services. As the patient readies for discharge, the hospitalists works closely with case management, the patient’s primary care physician and the patient’s family to ensure that the transition from inpatient care goes smoothly.  Once discharged, the patient resumes the relationship with his/her primary care provider.

“We are pleased to expand the services available to patients of Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center.” said Eric Lachance, SVRMC’s Chief Executive Officer, “The hospitalists will partner with the patient’s primary care physician, making certain that the patient’s doctor receives prompt and appropriate communication regarding the care being provided. This way, there is a seamless transition once the patient is discharged from the hospital, assuring continuity of care.”

For more information on the hospitalist program at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, contact Sandy Webb, Director of Marketing and Physician Recruitment at 434-348-4447.


Obituary-David Hinton Barnes, Jr.

David Hinton Barnes, Jr., 90, of Dinwiddie County, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mary Grant Barnes; son-in-law, Steven B. Taylor, and two sisters, Louise Barnes and Kathleen Barnes. Survivors include one son, Curtis Grant Barnes and wife, Sherry; one daughter, Ann Marie Taylor; three grandchildren, Melanie Barnes Sheldon and husband, Matt, Grant Barnes and wife, Jennifer and Ellie Taylor; great-granddaughter, McKenna Blaire Sheldon; two sisters, Ann Clay and Adelle Morgan and husband, Gill; sister-in-law, Louise Grant and numerous nieces and nephews. A U.S. Army veteran, David was a retired farmer and a member of Concord United Methodist Church where he was active in the Methodist Men’s Club. He was an accomplished baseball player in his younger days and later in life enjoyed watching and coaching. He also loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Concord United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Grace Anglican Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Concord United Methodist Church, c/o Alice Spiers, 25713 Courthouse Rd, Stony Creek, Virginia 23882. Online condolences may be made


Home Canning Workshop Offered

Greensville/Emporia Cooperative Extension Office is having a Home Canning workshop to learn proper canning techniques on Saturday, July 26th from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Participation is limited. The registration fee is $5.00 and you must be registered to attend. Registration deadline is Friday July 18th. Please contact the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office at (434)348-4233 for more information or to attend.

SVCC Announces Agri-Business Class In Emporia

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