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‘Isle of White’ County public schools?

To the editor: On June 5, 2020, I mailed a letter from my address in Carrollton, detailing my citizen’s concerns to the Isle of Wight ... Read more

1 day ago by Letters to the Editor.

Taste the season — locally

Western Tidewater is fortunate that there is a veritable cornucopia of individuals willing to share the bounty of their seasonal harvests via farmers markets. There ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Staff remains busy through pandemic

By Congressman A. Donald McEachin It’s July — almost midsummer — and, here in Virginia, we are slowly returning to the new normal. As we ... Read more

3 days ago by Contributor.

Confederate monument — historical significance

By C. Earl Blythe The Confederate monument located in Franklin Memorial Park was dedicated on June 3, 1911, and was originally erected at Second Avenue ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

Offensive road names must go

To the editor, There simply is no comparison between inconvenience and injustice. At last week’s meeting of the Southampton County Board of Supervisors, I was ... Read more

1 week ago by Letters to the Editor.

Supervisor pens open letter to governor

Governor Northam, I’m not going to argue the facts surrounding this pandemic, its actual severity and threat to all humankind, how it’s spread, and the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Minimize perils of the season

Summer’s not a week old and already we’re feeling the burn, and we don’t mean in a healthy-exercise sort of way, either. The temperatures have ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Someone to watch

By Desiree P. Urquhart In spring 2015, I approached the editor and publisher of this local newspaper and asked them to consider my request to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

A dystopia in the making

To the Editor: “1984” by George Orwell, written 35 years prior to that year, predicted what lay ahead if we the people allowed it to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Paper asked to show people wearing protective equipment

To the Editor: I have just read a recent edition of The Tidewater News, and I feel rather dismayed by the number of people who ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

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