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Confessions of an amateur sportsman

‘Stabbed by a Nottoway River Catfish’ By Allen Harper I have always enjoyed the simplicity of catfishing. I ... Read more | Add your comment

Tornado causes significant damage in Courtland

Injuries were minor COURTLAND One westbound lane of Route 58 will remain closed overnight because of notable damage ... Read more | Add your comment

Isaias takes a swipe at Western Tidewater

COURTLAND Tropical Storm Isaias hasn’t just swept through Western Tidewater without notice. Downed power lines and tree branches ... Read more | Add your comment

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Isaias takes a swipe at Western Tidewater

COURTLAND Tropical Storm Isaias hasn’t just swept through Western Tidewater without notice. Downed power lines and tree branches have been reported in Southampton County. One ... Read more | Add your comment

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Lifestyles

Rock Church dedicates Ben S. Dillon Life Center

By Amber Ballance   FRANKLIN The Rock Church of Franklin recently celebrated 45 years of building his Kingdom in Franklin, Virginia. In June, they celebrated ... Read more | Add your comment

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Franklin Schools going virtual this fall

Board will revisit plan before allowing in-person learning FRANKLIN Students and staff in the Franklin City Public School division will be learning 100 percent virtually ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:40 pm

Opinion

Consider the side effects

By Nathan Rice I have to have my blood taken every few months, so I’m familiar with the process. I arrive prepared with my right ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:26 pm

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Courtland produce auction postponed due to storm damage

COURTLAND Courtland’s farmers market took heavy damage from Tropical Storm Isaias, but plans to resume produce auctions Aug. 13. While the building in which auctions ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:09 pm

Opinion

Change is needed in local school board

The Southampton County Public School Board held a special called meeting on July 27, 2020. The meeting was called to approve the school re-opening plan ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:07 pm

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Franklin registrar sees confusion over third-party absentee ballot applications

FRANKLIN Franklin voters who received an unsolicited absentee ballot application from the Center for Voter Information beware — the return envelopes are addressed to the ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:43 pm

Opinion

Keeping Franklin together in these uncertain times

By Tim Bradshaw In the 13 years I’ve lived here the Statue of the Confederate Soldier on Clay Street has never been brought up as ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:41 pm

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Dominion: Outage may continue through Thursday

Nearly 1,000 still without power in Isle of Wight Some Dominion Energy customers who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias may see ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:51 pm

Franklin

City tax shortfall not that bad

FRANKLIN Tax revenues Franklin deemed vulnerable to the economic impacts of COVID-19 haven’t suffered as badly as city officials feared at the start of the ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:25 pm

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No tornado hit Windsor, Virginia

WINDSOR Contrary to any reports, there has been no tornado that struck in Windsor, Virginia, because of Tropical Storm Isaias early Tuesday morning. Windsor Police ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:07 am

Breaking News Archive

Tropical storm warning in effect

FRANKLIN From now until further notice, a tropical storm warning is in effect in Western Tidewater where Isaias is concerned, according to the National Weather ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Monday, August 3, 2020 7:01 pm

Breaking News Archive

Accident on 460 results in fatality

ZUNI A single vehicle fatality occurred in the westbound Route 460 (Windsor Boulevard) east of Route 639 (Ecella Road) on Monday. According to Sgt. Michelle ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, August 3, 2020 3:25 pm

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Plans made for Moses Clements VT Scholarship Golf Tournament

By Barry Grizzard EMPORIA Over the last 20-plus years the Greensville/Southampton Hokie Club and Alumni Chapter has supported freshmen entering Virginia Tech with total scholarships ... Read more

by Contributor, Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:37 pm

Breaking News Archive

Keep a watch on Tropical Storm Isaias

FRANKLIN Though Isaias has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, the National Weather Service in Wakefield is still advising people not to ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:16 pm

Breaking News Archive

Governor declares state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Isaias

FRANKLIN Gov. Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Isaias, which is expected to impact parts of coastal Virginia starting ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 31, 2020 5:59 pm

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IW schools revisit reopening decision

By Nate Delesline III Staff Writer The Isle of Wight County School Board plans to rescind its decision to reopen schools for two days a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 31, 2020 4:26 pm

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Virginia could feel impacts from Isaias

By Tracy Agnew   FRANKLIN The likelihood that Hampton Roads will see effects of Hurricane Isaias increased Thursday and Friday as the storm crossed the ... Read more

by Contributor, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:00 pm

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Virginia could feel impacts from Isaias

By Tracy Agnew Editor The likelihood that Hampton Roads will see effects of Hurricane Isaias increased Thursday and Friday as the storm crossed the Dominican ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 31, 2020 9:53 am

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Fall classes will get underway at Camp Community College

By Wendy Harrison FRANKLIN Since fall semester is rapidly approaching, Paul D. Camp Community College wants to stress that although classes may be different, the ... Read more

by Contributor, Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:42 pm

Opinion

Learning and leading

By Tonya S. Swindell Learning and leading go hand in hand. We begin to value others when we seek to understand. Others’ views and opinions ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:47 pm

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Southampton schools to resume virtual learning this fall

Board supports superintendent’s recommendation 5-2 COURTLAND When Southampton County Public Schools reopen on Sept. 8, the students’ learning will be done virtually for the first ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:24 pm

News

Northam announces $644.6M in federal coronavirus relief

RICHMOND Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday that the Commonwealth will distribute $644.6 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding to local governments in its second ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:29 pm

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Man drowns in Boykins

BOYKINS The accidental drowning of a Boykins man occurred in a body of water off of Burnt Reed Road on Monday afternoon. This was confirmed ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:14 pm

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Franklin school employee tests positive

FRANKLIN A staff member of the Franklin City Public School Division has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to FCPS Superintendent Dr. Tamara ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:04 pm

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VHSL opts for condensed seasons

By Jimmy LaRoue Suffolk News-Herald COURTLAND The high school sports landscape will see a marked shift for the upcoming school year, as the Virginia High ... Read more

by Contributor, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:03 pm

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Northam announces $70M Rebuild VA economic recovery fund

Grants of up to $10K will be awarded to approximately 7,000 applicants HAMPTON Governor Ralph Northam today announced $70 million for small businesses and nonprofit ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 27, 2020 4:49 pm