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Broncos finish as regional runners-up

11 players draw All-Region 1B honors Franklin High School’s varsity soccer team emerged from a challenging 2021 regular ... Read more | Add your comment

Southampton Memorial Hospital to return to network for Anthem

Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin, along with two other Bon Secours hospitals in the region, will return to ... Read more | Add your comment

Price writes to inspire true healing

Charles Price, of Manassas, had never written a book before, but in light of the growing racial divide ... Read more | Add your comment

Tentative dates set for monument removal, reassembly

The removal of Franklin’s Confederate monument, standing in the park between Clay Street and Meadow Lane, has been ... Read more | Add your comment


Police arrest 12 for alleged possession, distribution of narcotics

Members of multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Franklin Police Department, recently conducted an arrest operation to locate and apprehend multiple individuals indicted on charges ... Read more | Add your comment

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School board approves two retention stipends for employees

The school board for Franklin City Public Schools voted unanimously to approve two different retention stipends during the June 3 school board meeting, aiming to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Lucas recall petition heads to court

Portsmouth resident Charlotte Briglin and a group of likeminded voters filed a petition in Chesapeake’s Circuit Court June 22 seeking to recall state Sen. L. ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:40 pm


IW superintendent gets $21K raise

Following a closed-session discussion, Isle of Wight County’s School Board voted on June 10 to give Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton a $21,000 raise, bringing his ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:51 am


Southampton County land transfers — April 2021

The following land transfers were recorded in the Southampton County Circuit Court for the month of April. Carroll E. French to Richard Yourkvitch, Franklin City, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:45 pm

Your Turn

Stronger together

In a world where you can be anything, choose to be kind.  This can be a beautiful place by simply choosing to show love and ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:35 pm


Sharing the love

The Peanut Patch Gift Shop in Courtland is hosting Virginia Tourism’s life-sized LOVE artwork from May 24 to June 14 as part of a state ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:32 pm


Independence Day Celebration in Sedley

Sedley Events will host an Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3. According to a press release a whole day of events and attractions is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 6:31 am

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Donation to help community

For people who do not yet have strong English skills and live in the United States, lots of aspects of life can be tough.  Dealing ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 21, 2021 4:17 am


Virginia Legacy Run set for June 26

The American Legion Riders will be coming to Franklin on June 26 as they participate in the Virginia Legacy Run, which raises money to give ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Monday, June 21, 2021 3:59 am


Police make arrests on charges of animal cruelty

Franklin police announced they arrested two city residents, each on 44 charges, including four counts apiece of cruelty to animals. A June 17 Franklin Police ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 7:08 am


Windsor reaches regional title games in softball, girls soccer

Windsor High School’s varsity softball and girls soccer teams have advanced to the championship games in their respective Region 2A tournaments, while the Dukes varsity ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:57 am

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We want to hear it

When reporting the news, we are committed to fair and unbiased reporting of the facts covering the basics; the who, what, where, when and why. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:59 am


Staffing turnover impacts auditing process

Key staffing turnover for the Town of Windsor led to a significantly delayed auditing process for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. Aaron Hawkins, ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:32 am


Windsor High graduates 139

Windsor High School salutatorian Leah Carroll lives in a rural home without internet access. When she began her senior year this past September amid a ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:18 am


Riverdale Elementary names 2021 Teacher of the Year

Riverdale Elementary School named April Lane as its 2021 Teacher of the Year. A school press release noted Lane currently teaches third-grade math and has ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:04 am

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Southampton baseball, Franklin boys soccer advance in regionals

Southampton High School’s varsity baseball team and Franklin High School’s varsity boys soccer team tasted victory June 14 in their regional openers, while Southampton varsity ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:37 pm


State Police warn of sex offender scam

The Virginia State Police has recently been alerted to an alarming increase in phone scams targeting offenders on the Sex Offender Registry. According to Sgt. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:58 pm


Police conduct animal cruelty investigation

Franklin Police Department indicated June 4 it was involved in an investigation into possible animal cruelty on Clay Street. In a news release, the department ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:33 am


IW Planning OKs church parking lot

Isle of Wight County’s Planning Commission is recommending approval of Rivers United Church’s request to continue using a parcel of land along River Run Trail ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:29 am


Northam signs broadband expansion bill

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came to Camp Community College’s Workforce Development Center in Franklin on June 9 to ceremonially sign legislation that will help expand ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:24 am


Capron kindergarten students recognized by sheriff’s office

Southampton County Sheriff Josh A. Wyche Sr. recently responded with encouragement to area kindergarten students who had expressed interest in joining law enforcement one day. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 14, 2021 5:03 am


Former FCPS admin named Greensville County superintendent

Franklin City Public Schools extended congratulations, in a June press release, to one of its former employees, Dr. Kelvin Edwards, for being appointed the next ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 14, 2021 4:49 am


Farmers Bank provides learning resources to area schools

Farmers Bank stepped up to make partial or full remote learning in the wake of COVID-19 easier.  A press release stated that thanks to Farmers ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, June 13, 2021 6:12 pm


Windsor Town Council adopts budget, rates

The Windsor Town Council voted unanimously 4-0 on June 8 to adopt a $3.7 million fiscal year 2021-22 draft budget and the tax and water ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:19 am


Supt. briefs school board on transgender law

A state law passed in 2020 requires all Virginia public schools to adopt policies pertaining to transgender students by the start of the 2021-2022 school ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:30 pm


Virginia Day Weekend to help The Peanut Patch showcase its new direction

The Peanut Patch Gift Shoppe is looking to highlight food and artwork that is from Virginia and some that is also local as the business ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:07 am