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Western Tidewater gas shortages emerging in wake of cyberattack on pipeline

In the wake of a cybersecurity attack on a major East Coast pipeline, several gas stations in Western ... Read more | Add your comment

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Confederate monument removed from county land

Editor’s note: This story was originally published May 8 and updated at 3:50 p.m. May 10 with additional ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin senior gets into 40 colleges, receives more than $1.6M in scholarships

After applying to more than 40 colleges, Samuel Lyons, a senior at Franklin High School, has been offered ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19 vaccine for 12 and up expected to get approval soon

The state’s vaccine coordinator said health officials are making plans to provide children ages 12 and up with ... Read more | Add your comment

Isle of Wight County

Ex-WPD officer allegedly erased phone

WINDSOR Ex-Windsor Police Officer Joe Gutierrez is alleged to have erased all text messages and emails from his town-issued cell phone prior to returning it ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.


Schools reduce FY22 budget to meet county recommendation

Southampton County Public Schools Director of Finance Joy Carr spoke during the May 10 school board meeting and shared revisions made to the school system’s ... Read more | Add your comment

by Titus Mohler.

Our View

See you at the pump

Over the past year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all experienced shortages of necessities such as toilet paper, hand sanitizer and cleaning products ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:26 pm


IWA baseball wins pair of close games

By James J. Lidington Isle of Wight Academy ISLE OF WIGHT Christian Biernot’s RBI bunt with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning ... Read more

by Contributor, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:37 pm


Johnson leads Indian regional honorees

Southampton High School’s varsity football team drew seven selections among the Spring 2021 All-Region 3A honorees, led by junior Javen Johnson, who made the first ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:08 pm


Broncos boys tennis wins on the road versus Dragons

Franklin High School’s boys tennis team was victorious April 29 in its first match since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 23, 2020, ... Read more

by Frank Davis, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:04 pm


Sisterhood holds court for Lady Dukes

Windsor High School’s volleyball program was focused on providing an important athletic outlet this spring for girls in grades 8-12, but the program also ended ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:52 pm


Windsor Town Center agreement revised again

Windsor’s Town Council on April 20 again signed off on a draft memorandum of understanding with Isle of Wight County governing shared use and funding ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:06 pm


Isle of Wight County Schools maintenance, transportation departments to get new home

Isle of Wight County’s School Board has reallocated money within its current budget to fund renovations to the division’s bus yard. The work will include ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:02 pm


Franklin approves budget, loan money

FRANKLIN Franklin’s City Council voted unanimously May 10 to adopt its proposed 2021-2022 fiscal year budget. The general fund portion totals $26.2 million, an increase ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, May 10, 2021 7:41 pm


Jane P. Bush

FRANKLIN – Jane Perkins Bush, 77, passed away May 6, 2021 in her home. A native of Corapeake, North Carolina, she was a daughter of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 7, 2021 1:23 pm

Isle of Wight Academy

Chargers improve to 4-0 on diamond

By James J. Lidington Isle of Wight Academy Isle of Wight Academy’s (IWA) baseball team continued its hot hitting with a 12-7 win over host ... Read more

by Contributor, Friday, May 7, 2021 1:19 pm


Man charged after Thursday chase

A pursuit by the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office ended in a crash and a slew of charges for a suspect on Thursday. Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 7, 2021 11:46 am


IW delays decision on solar farm

Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors won’t vote until May 20 on a proposed 240-megawatt solar farm that would span 1,750 acres across Isle of ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, May 7, 2021 10:33 am

Our View

Don’t throw precautions to the wind

After more than a year of pandemic-related precautions, it sure is good to see some things starting to return. As more is learned about the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 7, 2021 10:26 am


Announcing Economic Development Week May 9-15

The International Economic Development Council celebrates National Economic Development Week May 9-15. The purpose of the campaign is to increase awareness of local programs that ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, May 7, 2021 10:23 am


Teacher Appreciation Week

The first full week in May each year is designated as “Teacher Appreciation Week.” Educating children, especially those in public kindergarten through twelfth grade, is ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, May 7, 2021 10:21 am


Thankful for the love and guidance of Mom

Mother’s Day — a day we celebrate and give thanks to the woman/women in our life who have in many circumstances had more to do ... Read more

by Betty Ramsey, Friday, May 7, 2021 6:18 am


The Peanut Patch reopens

The Peanut Patch Gift Shoppe has reopened its doors eight-and-a-half months after tornado damage forced it to temporarily close, and while customers can expect a ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, May 7, 2021 5:45 am


Franklin to hold in-person high school graduation

Franklin High School seniors will get to celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime moment of high school graduation in person this year. A school division press release noted ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:12 am


Strategic planning underway for Franklin public schools

Franklin City Public Schools announced May 6 that a new strategic planning process for the division is currently underway, and community participation is being encouraged. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:31 pm


Housing Authority moving to new home

The Franklin Redevelopment and Housing Authority is in negotiations to purchase a new office. Its current one at 100 Fourth Ave. will soon be sold ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:43 pm


Windsor Police Department undergoes additional training

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

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:36 pm


Cheroenhaka present treaty tribute

Chief Walt “Red Hawk” Brown of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe of Southampton County, accompanied by other tribal members, presented the 308th Spotswood Treaty Tribute ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:20 pm


Calls to eliminate solid waste fee

The Southampton County treasurer and a member of the public used the citizens comment period of the Board of Supervisors’ April 27 meeting to call ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:36 pm


Belmont Peanuts wins business honor

Belmont Peanuts of Southampton Inc. was recently named 2021 Small Business of the Year for the Western Hampton Roads area by the Hampton Roads Chamber. ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:17 am


Farey to join JMU theater program

Rylan Farey has developed an impressive ability to perform on stage during his years at Windsor High School, and those efforts created the opportunity to ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:30 pm