Weekly Newsletter
February 9, 2017
In the News
Irish Filmmakers in Petersburg Tell Story of Virginia Slave who Freed Himself

VSU Students to Tutor at Ettrick Elementary 
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At Industry Day, Students Explore the Workforce
Sarah Vogelsong | Progress-Index | Full Article

DINWIDDIE - When Christian Vaughan and Miles Gilmore approached Dinwiddie Area Forester Heather Dowling to learn about a job, they knew just what to do. Already neatly dressed, the young men offered Dowling a polite hello, a firm handshake and careful attention. For many employment-seekers, those few actions could be expected to propel them several steps closer to the goal of having a job by Monday and a paycheck by next Friday. But for Vaughan and Gilmore, the job needed was a few years down the road. After all, the young men were only in their early teens, and their "interview" with Dowling was just a part of Dinwiddie County's 4th Annual Industry Day.

At the Feb. 2 event, representatives from a wide range of fields and industries turned out to Dinwiddie High School to give the county's seventh- and eighth-graders insight into what kind of jobs may be available to them after graduation, and what skills and qualifications they'll need to net those jobs.
Barge Adds to Richmond Marine Terminal's Potential

By Robert Zullo | Richmond Times-Dispatch | Full Article   

A new 309-foot, $2 million barge - the latest investment in the Richmond Marine Terminal since the Port of Virginia began running it under a long-term lease last year - paid its first visit to the terminal Monday, unloading 136 containers after making the trip upriver from Norfolk. It was scheduled to bring 112 back Monday night. Christened the "Richmond Express," it can carry 125 "forty-foot equivalent units," the volume of space equal to 125 40-foot shipping containers.