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Brunswick County Library turns 75

Did you know that the Brunswick County Library checked out more than 44,000 items last year? Did you know that the library added more than 3,000 items to its collection last year? Did you know that the library will be celebrating its 75th Birthday on October 7th?

Visit the Brunswick County Library on Wednesday, October 7th to celebrate this important moment in the community’s history. Throughout the day library patrons will be honored with an All Day Patron Appreciation. Guest speakers followed by fellowship and refreshments will be 4:00-6:00 PM. Dr. Sandra Treadway, Librarian of Virginia; Gay Neale, local historian; and the Honorable Barbara Jarrett Drummond Harris, Brunswick County Board of Supervisor Chair are the featured speakers for the event.

The Brunswick County Library is a part of the Meherrin Regional Library System and is located at 133 W. Hicks Street, Lawrenceville. For more information contact the library at 434-848-2418 ext. 301 or visit FaceBook at

City Girl With Country Hands Hosts Ribbon Cutting

Elizabeth Johnson shares here contagious smile while waiting to cut the ribbon at her new business, City Girl With Country Hands.

Emporia finally has Soul Food!  Friday morning the take-out restaurant City Girl With Country Hands hosted a ribbon cutting.  The new restaurant is located at 720 North Main Street (in the old bus station).

Mayor Mary Person was on hand to cut the ribbon.  After the ribbon Cutting the Mayor, members of the Emporia-Greensville Chamber of Commerce and the public were treated to a a sampling of the delicious fare offered by Elizabeth Johnson.  Samples included Jerk Pork Belly, Smothered Pork Chops, Jerk Chicken, BBQ Jerk Chicken, Curried Chicken and Oxtails.  All of the samples were delicious; the both styles of the Jerk Chicken were well seasoned, the smothered pork chops were wonderful, the Curry not too spicy, the Jerk Pork Belly was super tender and juicy and the Oxtail was perfect.

The restaurant is the realization of a dream for the owner, Elizabeth Johnson, and is a family affair; her Son and Daughter help with the operation.

Ms. Johnson said that opening a restaurant has always been a dream, and while this one started in her home, she is looking forward to a sit-down establishment in the future.  Even with the limited space in her current location, she will be expanding to Breakfast next month, offering Salmon Cakes, Salt Herring and an assortment of Biscuit Sandwiches.  New options for evening fare will include Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Sub Sandwiches. 

City Girl With Country Hands is open Monday-Thursday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm; Friday and Satruday from Noon to Midnight and closed on Sunday.  For speedier service, call your order in to (434)348-4009.





Hope Fest Draws Crowd

The Seventh Annual Hope Fest drew a large crowd to Veteran's Memorial Park on Saturday.  The event featured inspiring testimony, great music, lunch, information booths and bikes were raffled off to the kids!





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