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Confederate's grave has wrong name; VA won't fix

A descendant of a Confederate soldier who died in a Civil War prison camp in New York says the wrong name is on his gravestone, and the Department of Veterans Affairs won't fix it.

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 12:14pm EDT

Tags: Civil War, prison camp, Veterans Affairs

Reward offered in probe of Va. fire that killed 4

The U.S. Marshals Service has joined the search for a person of interest in a Petersburg fire that killed four people.

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 11:48am EDT

Tags: fatal fire, U.S. Marshals Service

Petersburg cracks down on unkempt lawns

Monday - 03/17/2014, 03:33am EDT

Tags: grass, lawn, unkempt lawn

Petersburg fire destroys 2 structures, damages 2

Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed two structures and damaged two others in downtown Petersburg.

Monday - 10/07/2013, 04:48pm EDT

Tags: fire

Albert Dawson, Va. pioneering court clerk, dies

Albert Austin Dawson Jr., the first African American to be elected as a circuit court clerk in Virginia, has died. He was 66.

Sunday - 12/02/2012, 01:12pm EST

Tags: court clerk,

War-weary U.S. is numb to drumbeat of troop deaths

American troops are still dying in Afghanistan at a pace that doesn't often register beyond their hometowns. So far this year, it's 31 a month on average, or one per day.

Saturday - 09/08/2012, 01:09pm EDT

Tags: Afghanistan, military, war deaths,

240K historic records from Va town put online

Nearly a quarter of a million historic court documents from Petersburg detailing early struggles in the rail and mining industries and with free African Americans are now available online.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 01:05pm EDT

Tags: The Library of Virginia,

Gingrich supports Va. black Union soldier monument

Leading Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is behind an effort to have African-American Union soldiers recognized for their role in the Civil War Battle of the Crater.

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 02:43pm EST

Tags: Newt Gingrich, Civil War Battle of the Crater, Siege of Petersburg, Virginia