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VaNews for Brunswick County

SCC examiner backs Brunswick power plant, power line across James

By PETER BACQUÉ , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Dominion Virginia Power scored in two important energy infrastructure cases before state regulators Friday. The State Corporation Commission has approved Dominion Virginia Power’s application to build a $1.27-billion power plant in Brunswick County.

VaNews August 5, 2013

Stith takes post at Saint Paul’s College

By STAFF REPORTS, Brunswick Times-Gazette

Following the decision to relinquish its accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the Board of Trustees of Saint Paul’s College has determined to appoint Millard D. “Pete” Stith, Jr., as the Executive Administrator of Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville. Dr. Oliver Spencer, Chair of the Saint Paul’s College Board of Trustees, expressed confidence in Stith on behalf of the Board and the College.

VaNews July 11, 2013

Building Brunswick power station is best option, Dominion Virginia Power tells regulators

By PETER BACQUÉ , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

No alternatives are a better deal than building its proposed Brunswick County power station, Dominion Virginia Power told the State Corporation Commission Wednesday. The Richmond-based electric utility’s statement came in response to an SCC hearing examiner’s recommendation in June to deny the company’s application to construct the $1.3 billion power station.

VaNews July 4, 2013

SCC official: Reject plan for Brunswick plant

By PETER BACQUÉ, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Dominion Virginia Power’s application to build a $1.3 billion power station in Brunswick County should be denied, a State Corporation Commission hearing examiner recommended Thursday. The company didn’t try hard enough to find ways to provide power by buying it on the energy market, the SCC official said.

VaNews June 14, 2013

St. Paul's College in Virginia to close

Associated Press

St. Paul's College has informed an accreditation association the historically black college is closing. President Belle S. Wheeler of the Southeastern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges said the college alerted the commission of its plans.

VaNews June 3, 2013

Regional jail's second facility opens doors

By VANESSA REMMERS, Progress Index (Metered paywall - 10 articles a month)

The satellite facility of a regional jail opened its doors last week, marking the end of construction for a project that had been in the works since 2006. The main 677-bed facility of the Meherrin River Regional Jail opened in July. The $55 million project became the solution to overcrowding at outdated local jails after Dinwiddie, Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties started a dialogue in 2006. The 80-bed satellite site in Boydton will trim transportation time and costs for law enforcement.

VaNews January 21, 2013

Brunswick County: In a stew

Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Brunswick County gave the world a delectable dish. A slave cooked the first stew that bears the jurisdiction's name. Tastes are not as adventuresome as they were on the frontier. Chicken has replaced squirrel and other critters among the stew's ingredients. A recent edition of the South Hill Enterprise offered a recipe of a different sort. A reader from Lawrenceville sent us the clips. One story reported that "citizens had difficulty hearing supervisors."

VaNews July 18, 2012

Va. Power plans $1.1 billion plant in Brunswick County

By JOHN REID BLACKWELL AND PETER BACQUE, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Dominion Virginia Power's planned $1.1 billion natural gas-fired power station in rural Southside Virginia will help make Virginia more energy independent and reduce costs for customers, company officials said Tuesday.

VaNews February 29, 2012

Batten pledges $1.5 million to troubled Va. college

By JULIAN WALKER, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

A local philanthropist with ties to The Virginian-Pilot has pledged up to $1.5 million to aid a financially troubled, historically black private college in Southside Virginia. The recipient of Jane Batten's generosity is Saint Paul's College, a Brunswick County institution in the midst of transition that recently brought on a new leader to help guide it and enhance fundraising efforts.

VaNews November 22, 2011

Struggling Saint Paul's College gets two major gifts

By KARIN KAPSIDELIS, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

With the gift of a $500,000 challenge grant, Saint Paul's College has launched an effort to raise $5 million by the end of June to ensure the survival of the historically black school in Lawrenceville. Without the grant from philanthropist Jane Batten, "we probably wouldn't have a chance" of meeting the requirements necessary to retain accreditation, the college's new interim president, Eddie N. Moore Jr., said Monday after a luncheon in Richmond honoring Batten.

VaNews November 22, 2011