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Broncos ‘pink out’ for Breast Cancer Awareness

Oct. 9 was “Pink Out Day” at FHS in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign ... Read more | Add your comment

Windsor cemetery top choice for monument

SMITHFIELD Isle of Wight’s monument task force, on Oct. 21, ranked Windsor’s municipal cemetery as its front-runner choice ... Read more | Add your comment

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Looking Back: Boykins was founded by early-day settlers

By Clyde Parker A good portion of the town that we now know as Boykins was once part ... Read more | Add your comment

Horizon Health Services recognized for service

Achieving high quality is driving force for Ivor clinic IVOR Devotion to providing quality health care to patients ... Read more | Add your comment

News

‘She had a teacher’s heart’

Colleagues remember Dr. Carolyn C. Modlin as a leader, educator BOYKINS The town of Boykins, the school district of Southampton County and even Chowan University ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Cowles.

Franklin

DFA to move to Business Center

FRANKLIN The Downtown Franklin Association will be relocating from its Main Street location in Franklin’s historic train station to an office in the Franklin Business ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

Opinion

They are learning

By Nathan Rice He aimed the blade toward the top of the pumpkin. I said, “Remember to cut the top at a slight angle, so ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:29 pm

Letters to the Editor

Secrets will be revealed

To the Editor: He is coming back here to judge us. If you have any secrets, get them out in the open. Men, if you ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:26 pm

Isle of Wight County

Candidates state their case to serve their communities – II

Local people in Isle of Wight County are seeking offices in various capacities, such as Clerk of Court and Windsor’s town council, respectively. The options ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 pm

News

Candidates state their case to serve their communities – I

Local people in Southampton County are seeking offices in various capacities, such as town council. The options for all follow on this page. Pete T. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:10 am

News

Virginians to decide on state amendments

There’s more than just a presidential election happening on Nov. 3. There’s two proposed amendments for Virginians to consider. Below are what will appear on ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:15 pm

Letters to the Editor

The coming election – V

To the Editor: Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country. If you’re old enough ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:42 pm

Business

SBA offers disaster loans

COURTLAND The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced on Oct. 8 that disaster aid is available to businesses and residents of Southampton County affected by ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:19 pm

Franklin

City shutters six gambling establishments

FRANKLIN The City of Franklin has a message for anyone who has opened a gambling establishment within the city’s limits since July 1: close or ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:37 am

News

County sees 55 new COVID-19 cases

CAPRON The Virginia Department of Health reported 55 new cases of COVID-19 in Southampton County on Oct. 14, most of which appear to be tied ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:37 pm

News

County schools remain virtual

Board OKs future phased plan COURTLAND Although the board of Southampton County Public Schools (SCPS) has agreed to a plan of phasing students into classrooms ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:31 pm

Opinion

Remaining fair to candidates

Within the past month, a few people have written either letters or columns stating political views, particularly who they think should be voted into office. ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:28 pm

Franklin

Outbreak at East Pavilion

FRANKLIN Bon Secours East Pavilion nursing home in Franklin is reporting an outbreak of COVID-19. According to Bon Secours spokeswoman Jenna Green, there are currently ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:22 am

News

McEachin hosting listening session on education 

COURTLAND Congressman A. Donald McEachin will host a virtual education listening session Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. using the videoconferencing software Zoom. McEachin and Virginia ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 19, 2020 4:14 pm

Isle of Wight County

Monument task force member removed

ISLE OF WIGHT Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors removed Albert Burckard from its Confederate monument task force Thursday evening after learning of an email ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, October 16, 2020 11:09 am

BREAKING NEWS

Virtual learning in Franklin schools to continue for semester’s remainder

FRANKLIN The Franklin City Public School Board on Thursday decided to continue virtual learning through the entire first semester, which ends Jan. 28, 2021. This ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:53 pm

Letters to the Editor

Who do we want to be?

To the Editor: Slavery has been around a long time … thousands of years. It’s even in the Bible. And we like to pretend that ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:42 pm

Franklin

FCPS webinar focuses on returning to classrooms

By Cleo-Symone Scott FRANKLIN On Oct. 8, Franklin City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tamara Sterling provided information on how Franklin City Public Schools is making ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:39 pm

News

Southampton sees 55 new COVID-19 cases

CAPRON The Virginia Department of Health reported 55 new cases of COVID-19 in Southampton County on Wednesday, most of which appear to be tied to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:49 pm

Opinion

Fall into the season with care

One of the understandable concerns of our pandemic-infested lives is how to regain any sense of normalcy, especially where holidays such as Halloween are concerned. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:47 pm

Franklin

No injuries caused in school bus accident

FRANKLIN There were no injuries when an automobile crashed into a Franklin City Public Schools activity bus earlier this afternoon, according to division spokeswoman Cleo-Symone ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:39 pm

Opinion

Biden represents existential threat to freedom, liberties

By Ash Cutchin Your guidelines suggest we write about issues. It is difficult to discuss or write about issues without mentioning individuals, but I will ... Read more

by Contributor, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:32 pm

Breaking News Archive

Voter registration deadline extended

RICHMOND Virginia’s voter registration deadline has been extended by two days due to a system outage resulting from a severed cable near Richmond on Tuesday. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:51 am

News

Parents vent at SoCo school board

COURTLAND On Monday night, several frustrated and angry parents of students in Southampton County Public Schools let the SCPS board members know where they stood ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:21 am

Breaking News Archive

Voter registration website, ballot tracker goes down

RICHMOND A severed fiber optic cable caused the Virginia Department of Elections’ citizen portal to go down for several hours the morning of Oct. 13. ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:20 pm

Letters to the Editor

The coming election IV

To the Editor: Why do we need a Republican slate elected in this general election? Who’s to blame for allowing our country to lurch toward ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Monday, October 12, 2020 6:22 pm