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Foodbank breaks ground on new branch, hub

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Western Tidewater ... Read more | Add your comment

‘I’m honestly afraid to get out’

Lawsuit alleges Windsor police brutality A lawsuit filed April 2 in Norfolk’s federal court claims two Windsor police ... Read more | Add your comment

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WPD officer fired, calls for investigation mount

WINDSOR One of the two police officers seen on video holding Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario at gunpoint ... Read more | Add your comment

Kaine trip highlights COVID-19 impacts on ‘the heart of the American economy’

Unlike his weekend trip to the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Sen. Tim Kaine’s trip through Suffolk ... Read more | Add your comment

News

School system, groups request funds

The Southampton County Board of Supervisors met virtually April 14 to receive comments and presentations from various departments and organizations requesting funding from the county ... Read more | Add your comment

by Titus Mohler.

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School policy on metal detectors adopted

A regulation pertaining to weapons on school property was presented April 12 to the Southampton County School Board for a second reading and was unanimously ... Read more | Add your comment

by Titus Mohler.

News

Camp will hold virtual graduation May 14

For reasons of continued safety for students, faculty, staff, and the public, Paul D. Camp Community College will hold its annual Commencement Ceremony virtually.  Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:08 pm

News

Easter learning fun at Capron Elementary School

The fifth-grade students in Mrs. Hasty’s class recently learned about the different parts of a story. To illustrate, the students did an egg hunt for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:02 pm

News

A birthday celebration to remember

Family and church and community friends of Mary B. Powell drove down Highway 35 to Barrow Road on April 10, stopping at Bryant Baptist Church ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:00 pm

News

Developing the Academic Amnesty Plan

A Southampton County Public Schools committee composed of faculty, staff and parents of students has begun devising an Academic Amnesty Plan to help students who ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:55 pm

Opinion

The time is now

Thrust into national headlines, the usually quiet little Town of Windsor is struggling to cope with the repercussions of not only its police force pulling ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:28 pm

Letters to the Editor

Act of kindness

On April 16, I went to lunch at George's Restaurant in Suffolk with a friend. Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:26 pm

Columnists

Changing the Narrative

By Kashif Carter As we view the issues of the world, there is no denying that the world could use a sense of positivity and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:22 pm

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When you’ve lost

By Charles Qualls If talk of paradigm shifts or the amateur self-diagnosis of Type-A Personality were the buzz words of the 90s, then surely the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:19 pm

Columnists

As we forgive those who trespass against us

By Scott Baker The Episcopal Church requires each new couple to go through premarital counseling prior to their wedding. In an attempt to help me ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:16 pm

Sports

Chargers rout old rival on diamond

Zach Rusinak and Jackson Cofer each had two hits as Isle of Wight Academy’s (IWA) baseball team defeated its old rival Tidewater Academy 11-3 at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:14 pm

Isle of Wight County

Windsor PD to undergo implicit bias training

WINDSOR Officials in Windsor are hoping additional training of its police force will help the town avoid future situations like the one last December where ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:19 pm

COVID-19

State officials urging vaccines, vigilance 

As Virginia enters Phase 2 of its vaccination campaign and more than three million more state residents are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, April 19, 2021 8:24 pm

COVID-19

P.1 variant found in Virginia

Two cases of the P.1 variant of COVID-19 have been identified by the Virginia Department of Health, including one in the Eastern Region. The state ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, April 19, 2021 8:21 pm

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Isle of Wight County

Windsor releases video of Nazario’s prior traffic stop

Same car, two different police reactions WINDSOR The town of Windsor has released body camera footage of a traffic stop involving Army 2nd Lt. Caron ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, April 19, 2021 12:41 pm

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BREAKING NEWS

NAACP letter details reasons for demanding Riddle, Crocker resign

WINDSOR Isle of Wight County’s NAACP chapter on April 16 sent a letter to Windsor town officials explaining in detail why they are calling for ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, April 16, 2021 7:23 pm

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BREAKING NEWS

IW Confederate monument moving south

ISLE OF WIGHT Within the next 90 days, Isle of Wight’s Confederate monument will be moving to land in the southern end of the county ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:12 pm

Columnists

Mayor: Help Windsor heal

April has been a tough month for the town of Windsor. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:35 pm

BREAKING NEWS

NAACP demands Riddle resign, Congressman asks DOJ to investigate

WINDSOR Isle of Wight County’s NAACP chapter is calling for the immediate resignation of Windsor Police Chief Rodney “Dan” Riddle following his April 14 press ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:54 pm

BREAKING NEWS

WPD Chief: Viral video, not Gutierrez’s actions, led to his firing

WINDSOR The Windsor Police Department’s decision to fire Officer Joe Gutierrez last Sunday — four months after he held a Black Army lieutenant at gunpoint ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:20 pm

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BREAKING NEWS

Windsor issues statement of support for officer who held Army 2nd Lt. Nazario at gunpoint

WINDSOR Windsor’s Town Council is throwing its support behind Police Chief R.D. “Dan” Riddle and Officer Daniel Crocker, despite mounting calls for their firing. Following ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:27 am

News

Federal financial help coming for broadband access 

Low income individuals and families in Virginia may be eligible to receive temporary federal assistance to pay for broadband internet services in the near future ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:04 pm

Letters to the Editor

Not how I wanted to see Windsor

I first found out about the “Dec. 5 Windsor Traffic Incident” on Friday the ninth of April via an article on vice.com. By Saturday morning ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:01 pm

Columnists

Protecting our children

Colorful blue pinwheel gardens are springing up in our area, the state and even the across the nation, and you may be asking yourself what’s ... Read more

by Betty Ramsey, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:00 pm

Opinion

Avoid distracted driving

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. While tackling distracted driving is important every day, April has been designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month in an ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:59 pm

Faith

Your eyes will deceive you

Think about the best optical illusion you’ve ever seen. Where my wife is from, the nickname for the little town is “The Magic City.” The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:58 pm