Your Mission for this weekend,

should you choose to accept it:

The Riparian Woman’s Club is asking all residents and businesses in the City of Emporia and Greensville County to place a sign or picture of one of these three symbols on your door or window. The symbols are a Rainbow, Butterfly, or a Candle. These symbols all represent "hope."

We are asking the public to do this in support of our frontline workers and those families who have been affected by the coronavirus. We also wish to do this in support of each other.

So many people are suffering in so many different ways during this time of uncertainty and isolation. Hopefully, seeing these symbols will bring a smile to someone’s face. If so, then we have served our purpose well.

Email photos of your Symbols of Hope so that they may be shared with out of town readers who may need a pick-me-up from home...send them to news@emporianews.com.

We're all in this together...

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General Assembly

Lawmakers OK Bills To Expand Access to CBD, THC-A Oils

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Virginia Lawmakers Increase Animal Abuse Penalty to Felony

Assembly OKs Bills to Address Housing and Eviction Issues

Assembly Repeals ‘Jim Crow’ Minimum Wage Exemptions

Law Would Protect Elderly Against Financial Crimes

Assembly OKs Bills to Address Housing and Eviction Issues

Critics Say Tax Relief Legislation Would Widen Racial Inequities

New Law Would Protect Students Who Use CBD and THC-A Oils

Music Therapy Remains an Uncertified Medical Practice in Virginia

New Law Seeks to Treat Pets More Humanely

Virginia Expresses ‘Profound Regret’ for History of Lynchings

Four Bills Target Nicotine Products and Underage Smoking

Virginia Legislature Makes Moves to Keep Tuition Down

Senate OKs Bill Requiring Daycare Facilities to Test Water for Lead

Advocates Still Pushing for Virginia to Ratify ERA

Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Happy Hour Ads

Virginia Moves to Raise Age to Buy Tobacco Products

Hundreds of Anti-abortion Activists Rally at Virginia Capitol

General Assembly Bans Holding Cellphones While Driving

Bills Push to Hide Lottery Winners’ Identities

Senate Bill Requires Ethics Training for Local Officials

As Redistricting Plans Advance, Advocates Slam House GOP Bill

House OKs Letting Parents Review School Materials

Bill Would Allow ‘Medical Aid in Dying’ for Terminally Ill

Legislators and Victims Plead for Expansions on Distracted Driving Bill

Republicans, Democrats Clash Over ‘Disturbing’ Abortion Bill

Legislators Shift Gears to Test Drive ‘Green’ Vehicles

Bill Allowing Removal of Confederate Monuments Dies In House

Legislative Proposals Address Costs of College

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