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Rock Church holds drive-thru worship services

FRANKLIN The Rock Church of Franklin, like most churches in the United States, has closed its doors to ... Read more | Add your comment

Life under lockdown

Anna Heffington adjusts to New York City in the days of COVID-19 NEW YORK A little over 1-1/2 ... Read more | Add your comment

Walking path being created in Courtland

Community helping to fulfill ‘Call to Action’ COURTLAND The Courtland community is responding to the Surgeon General’s Call ... Read more | Add your comment

D.J. Dillon delivers 1,000th point for Rock Church Lions

By Megan Woodward FRANKLIN Rock Church Lions finish their season with a record of 11 and 3. The ... Read more | Add your comment

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Gun group asks Northam to reopen indoor ranges

By Chip Lauterbach Capital News Service RICHMOND Virginia gun owners are calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to remove indoor gun ranges from the list of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:36 pm

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Coronavirus and the effect on local college students

[Editors note: This is the first of a 10 part series by Amber Williams.] By Amber Williams The Coronavirus has affected every person differently. It ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:32 pm

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Enforcing COVID restrictions

Local law enforcement hopes to educate, not arrest violators FRANKLIN Those who defy Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order banning groups of more than 10 people ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:29 pm

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Murfreesboro Police arrest man wanted in Southampton County

By Holly Taylor Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald MURFREESBORO, N.C. A Murfreesboro, North Carolina man with several outstanding warrants in Virginia was arrested here April 1. Mauriel Turner ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:27 pm

Opinion

Local governments will need to get creative with budgets this year

It’s hard to imagine, but the tree pollen coating everything outside is a welcome annoyance this year. While usually a curse-able offense by trees, this ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:15 pm

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Camp nursing instructors answer call for PPE

FRANKLIN Camp Community College Practical Nursing Faculty Laurel Wright, left, and Fast Track Healthcare Coordinator Dawn Womble delivered 105 much-needed boxes of latex gloves from ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:53 pm

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McEachin announces ‘Thank-A-Neighbor’ program

RICHMOND On Thursday, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), announced a new program, Thank-A-Neighbor, to celebrate residents of Virginia’s fourth congressional district who are going above ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:44 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Franklin Walmart employee tests positive for COVID-19

FRANKLIN An employee of the Franklin Walmart has tested positive for COVID-19. The Virginia Department of Health informed Franklin’s city government of the new case ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:18 pm

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City Council to consider suspending electric cutoffs

FRANKLIN Franklin’s City Council has scheduled an electronic meeting for Thursday, April 2, at 6 p.m. to consider the suspension of electric utility cutoffs through ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:06 pm

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Cover 3 Foundation announces additional meal sites

Free breakfast, lunch to be offered through June 12 FRANKLIN With Virginia schools remaining closed through the remainder of the academic year, the Cover 3 ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:30 pm

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Smithfield Foods, International Paper remain operational

SMITHFIELD Smithfield Foods and International Paper – two of Isle of Wight County’s largest industrial employers – remain fully operational despite the coronavirus pandemic that ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:34 am

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IW Supervisors go forward with meeting

ISLE OF WIGHT Two weeks ago, Gov. Ralph Northam urged Virginians not to gather in groups of more than 10 in an effort to slow ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:06 pm

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Registrar’s Office encourages voting absentee

FRANKLIN In an effort to promote social distancing and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Franklin Registrar’s Office is encouraging voters to cast ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:01 pm

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ACCESS still helping college-bound students

By Tracy Agnew Suffolk News-Herald During a time of uncertainty and disappointment for a lot of high school seniors, the ACCESS College Foundation wants students ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:51 pm

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Governor orders Virginians to stay home

By Jimmy LaRoue Suffolk News-Herald In an unprecedented measure, Gov. Ralph Northam told Virginia residents they must stay at home until at least June 10 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:43 pm

Opinion

Let’s not fool ourselves any longer

Prayers go out to the first Franklin resident who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), as was announced on Monday in this newspaper’s social ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:11 pm

Opinion

Virus reveals character

By Dr. Dan Lufkin It is strange to think that just a few short weeks ago, most of us had never heard the term “social ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:09 pm

BREAKING NEWS

First Franklin resident diagnosed positive with COVID-19

FRANKLIN A Franklin resident has been diagnosed as the first person in the city limits to test positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 5:42 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Governor issues statewide Stay at Home order

RICHMOND Gov. Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 2:24 pm

Breaking News Archive

Virginia cases top 1,000

Virginia surpassed 1,000 total cases of COVID-19 in Monday morning’s report from the Virginia Department of Health. The current case total stands at 1,020, which ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 11:46 am

Breaking News Archive

COVID-19 cases statewide up 20 percent

The number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia went up 20 percent from Saturday to Sunday. The state now has a total of 890 cases, with ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:46 am

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Exemption extended for SNAP recipients

Deadline to stay a month after emergency ends FRANKLIN The Franklin locality-wide exemption for residents having to work or volunteer at least 20 hours per ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:11 pm

Opinion

Amid pandemic, cyber scams a growing threat

By Tom Purcell The dirty rotten crooks. While the rest of the world is doing its best to sacrifice to beat an unseen biological virus, ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:09 pm

Opinion

China virus quarantine may kill economy

By Michael Shannon The politician’s response to the coronavirus is the medical equivalent of the 10 percent across-the-board budget cut where politicians faced with a ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:08 pm

Breaking News Archive

Western Tidewater Health District reports first death from COVID-19

The Western Tidewater Health District is reporting its first death related to COVID-19. The man, who is in his 60s, was a patient in a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:19 pm