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Sedley VFD honorees

The Sedley Volunteer Fire Department honored eight senior firemen Friday, Sept. 3, by awarding them lifetime membership status ... Read more | Add your comment

Foodbank gathers community ideas for produce hub

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore held a Community J.A.M. Session — or Joint Action ... Read more | Add your comment

A 9/11 reflection from Franklin to New York City

Twenty years have passed since a 31-year-old Don Wilson went from hearing, in Franklin, about the Sept. 11 ... Read more | Add your comment

27th annual Heritage Day

The 27th Heritage Day, which offers an interactive experience of a previous time, will be held Sept. 11 ... Read more | Add your comment

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY

County aims for universal broadband coverage

The Southampton County Board of Supervisors voted Aug. 24 to adopt a resolution supporting a regional Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) grant application and committing local ... Read more | Add your comment

by Titus Mohler.

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

IW teachers remember 9/11

When al-Qaida terrorists hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and forced it to collide with the north tower of the World Trade Center, Windsor Elementary School ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

IW to continue providing free school meals

Isle of Wight’s school system will continue providing free breakfast and lunch for students during the 2021-2022 school year, regardless of family income status. As ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, September 17, 2021 8:34 am

FRANKLIN

Franklin recognized for having no traffic deaths in ’19, ’20

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has recognized several jurisdictions across Virginia that achieved zero traffic deaths in 2019 and/or 2020, including the City of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 17, 2021 8:22 am

FRANKLIN

VFW accepting entries for Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen scholarship contests

The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization is now accepting entries for its 2021-22 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions, according to a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 17, 2021 8:14 am

WESTERN TIDEWATER

Help available for veterans

Veterans who may feel in need of extra help lately have a lifeline available in the Western Tidewater Community Services Board. The board covers Suffolk, ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:57 am

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

IWA girls volleyball team improves to 4-0

By James J. Lidington Isle of Wight Academy The Isle of Wight Academy girls volleyball team ran its record to 4-0 to start the season ... Read more

by Contributor, Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:41 am

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY

McEachin calls for Veteran of the Year nominations

Congressman A. Donald McEachin, on Sept. 8, announced the launch of his annual Veteran of the Year program to honor the service of veterans living ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 6:31 pm

FRANKLIN

DAR promotes Constitution Week — Sept. 17-23

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the U.S. Constitution during this month’s annual observance honoring this foundational document ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 6:28 pm

WESTERN TIDEWATER

Foodbank president and CEO to resign

Jones Nichols to fight hunger, its root causes at national level The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore recently announced the resignation of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:58 pm

FRANKLIN

Health district donates pandemic protections to FCPS

The Western Tidewater Health District presented Franklin City Public Schools with extra protection against the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday, Aug. 31, in the form of 660 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:30 pm

Franklin

Notice of Intent issued to award contract for courthouse project

The Southampton County Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 7 to issue a Notice of Intent to award the contract for the Southampton County Courthouse renovation ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:17 pm

WESTERN TIDEWATER

Where you were on that September day

The Tidewater News asked people for their memories of where they were, what they were doing and what they were thinking on Sept. 11, 2001. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 11, 2021 10:00 am

News

A timeline of the morning of Sept. 11, 2001

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes bound for California. The planes departed from airports in Boston; Newark, New ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:54 am

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY

Southampton County board establishes solar moratorium

The Southampton County Board of Supervisors voted 4-3 on Sept. 9 to establish a 12-month moratorium on consideration of utility-scale solar energy projects. The moratorium ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, September 10, 2021 4:28 pm

FRANKLIN

S.T.R.I.K.E. event looks to empower area youth

Ariane Williams and her organization, Image Affirmed, want to empower the youth in the Franklin community through a free event called S.T.R.I.K.E. that is set ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, September 10, 2021 3:38 pm

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY

Supervisors opt to not require vaccine for county employees

Southampton County supervisors discussed, on Aug. 24, the possibility of requiring county employees to either obtain the COVID-19 vaccine or pay for their own weekly ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, September 9, 2021 10:19 am

FRANKLIN

Relay for Life of Franklin Luminaria Ceremony returns

While the COVID-19 pandemic is limiting the scope of the Relay for Life of Franklin Luminaria Ceremony this year, the ceremony itself will be making ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, September 9, 2021 10:10 am

COVID-19

Health department adds testing events statewide, just 2 in Western Tidewater

With 7-day positivity rates for COVID-19 around the state hovering around 10% and with 90% of cases in Virginia caused by the Delta variant of ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:25 pm

FRANKLIN

Broncos lose football opener to Amelia

FRANKLIN The Franklin High School Broncos opened their 2021 varsity football season by dropping their first game Sept. 6 at Armory Drive Football Stadium. The ... Read more

by Frank Davis, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 8:31 am

Your Turn

Renewing you

By Ariane Williams To resume after an interruption is to “renew.” The question is, “What is the interruption?” How do we view the experience in ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:52 am

FRANKLIN

Franklin City Public Schools welcomes back students with carnival

Approximately 400 Franklin City Public Schools students and their families accepted the invitation and braved the heat to participate in the Back-to-School Carnival on Aug. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:37 am

WESTERN TIDEWATER

Region’s health care organizations to require vaccines for employees

Sentara Healthcare and Riverside Health System are among the Hampton Roads health care organizations that will require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 7:29 pm

FRANKLIN

IP’s Franklin mill not affected by spinoff

It will continue to be business as usual for International Paper’s Franklin mill, as IP’s global papers spinoff, the recent naming of it and the ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 7:19 pm

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

New WHS student liaison appointed to school board

Isle of Wight County Schools has appointed Windsor High School junior Kylie Sharpe as the school’s student liaison to the school board. Sharpe is a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 6, 2021 5:51 am

FRANKLIN

FCPS board open to revisiting trans policies, if needed

The Franklin City School Board stated that, if necessary, it will revisit the topic of transgender policies after a recent memo from Virginia Superintendent of ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Monday, September 6, 2021 1:14 am

FRANKLIN

Ribbon is cut on a new 757 Mobile Market

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for one of its 757 Mobile Markets that it unveiled to those ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Monday, September 6, 2021 12:38 am