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Family’s market offers freshness in store

Shelton Muhammad offers quality produce in Boykins BOYKINS Our Community Farmers Market in downtown Boykins is a family-owned ... Read more | Add your comment

Capron fifth graders host living wax museum

CAPRON Fifth grade students — led by their reading teacher, Grayson Drake — recently participated in a living ... Read more | Add your comment

Southampton Raiders lose to rival Tidewater Warriors

COURTLAND From the tip-off until the final buzzer at the Southampton Academy gym on Tuesday, the visiting Warriors ... Read more | Add your comment

Lady Raiders defeat Lady Warriors of Tidewater Academy

COURTLAND The Southampton Academy Lady Raiders girls’ basketball team had no problems at Southampton Academy gym on Tuesday ... Read more | Add your comment

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Publisher leaves Tidewater News

Former general manager named new leader FRANKLIN Effective on Friday, Tony Clark ended a 10-year career with Tidewater Publications LLC, which includes being publisher of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Cowles.

News

Three gun control bills pass Virginia Senate

By Andrew Ringle Capital News Service RICHMOND Three bills that will prohibit firearm possession in public spaces, limit monthly handgun purchases and require background checks ... Read more | Add your comment

by Contributor.

Isle of Wight County

IW school board OKs redesigned high school schedules

ISLE OF WIGHT Isle of Wight County Schools is moving forward with a plan to redesign its high school schedules next school year, though the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

Opinion

All good things …

As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. For me, the good thing ending is my time as publisher of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tony Clark.

Opinion

Boykins family nourishing community

Learning of Shelton Muhammad and his family’s business in Boykins warms us in knowing that they are dedicated to the area where they live. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columnists

All good things …

As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. For me, the good thing ending is my time as publisher of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tony Clark.

Opinion

Debate fatigue

By Peter Funt Tuesday’s event was supposed to be the big one, the final showdown before actual voting begins. If, like me, you’ve watched every ... Read more | Add your comment

by Guest Columnist.

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Camp seeks vendors for healthcare career fair

FRANKLIN The Camp Community College Nursing and Allied Health Department is looking for a wide variety of representation from area health institutions, universities and the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Franklin High

Bronco wrestlers battle for belts

HOPEWELL The Franklin High School wrestling team competed in the Battle for the Belts Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 28, 2019, in Hopewell High School. Kemond ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin

Barry Cheatham not seeking re-election

FRANKLIN Vice Mayor Barry Cheatham announced on Tuesday he would not be seeking another term on Franklin’s City Council this year. Cheatham, a certified public ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

Franklin

Charter VFW member recalls post’s beginnings

Tommy L. Harmon’s served every role at 4411 FRANKLIN The VFW Post 4411 will celebrate its 50th anniversary this Saturday afternoon, and among the charter ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Cowles.

News

Gun rights advocates flood capitol as gun control bills advance

By Chip Lauterbach Capital News Service RICHMOND The National Rifle Association and hundreds of Second Amendment supporters flocked Monday to the State Capitol, voicing their ... Read more | Add your comment

by Contributor.

Franklin

Storehouse observing MLK Day

FRANKLIN Storehouse Coffee in downtown Franklin will offer activities for children who come into the shop on Monday, Jan. 20, which is Martin Luther King ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Windsor Dukes lose big to Brunswick Bulldogs

WINDSOR It was an off-night in scoring on Monday as the Windsor High School Dukes basketball team took one on the chin. The visiting Brunswick ... Read more | Add your comment

by Frank Davis.

News Main

Lady Bulldogs hold back Lady Dukes for 29-20 win

WINDSOR The Windsor High School Lady Dukes basketball team made a fourth quarter run at the visiting Lady Bulldogs of Brunswick High School on Monday, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Frank Davis.

Isle of Wight Academy

Hampton Christian defeats IWA

Chargers overcome Vikings in earlier game By JAMES J. LIDINGTON ISLE OF WIGHT Hampton Christian was 5-for-8 from the foul line in the fourth quarter, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Contributor.

Opinion

Let’s prevent a problem

Learning about human trafficking at last week’s symposium was the proverbial eye-opener. To our previous understanding, it was only about illegal aliens being moved from ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Talking to my daughter about war, ‘megafires’

By John Micek We were on the way to ballet rehearsal. It’s my favorite 30 minutes of the day. It’s a chance to break away ... Read more | Add your comment

by Guest Columnist.

Opinion

Virginia a preview of what gun-grabbers would do nationally

By Michael Shannon A surprising development is occurring among staunch members of the left at the Washington Post and elsewhere. These woke scolds have come ... Read more | Add your comment

by Guest Columnist.

BREAKING NEWS

Fresh Start student’s threat compels lockdown

No firearms located FRANKLIN A report of a student verbally threatening to bring a firearm to the Fresh Start Center in Hunterdale compelled a lockdown ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin

Police arrest man with possession of firearm

FRANKLIN A Franklin man has been taken in custody in regard to a report of gunfire heard on Saturday. According to Franklin City Police Spokesman ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Northam’s address outlines key proposals

Thirty-eight percent of new spending in budget would go to education By Jimmy O’Keefe Capital News Service RICHMOND Gov. Ralph Northam delivered the State of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Contributor.

Franklin

Symposium educates public about human trafficking

FRANKLIN People who attended the Western Tidewater Human Trafficking Symposium on Thursday night were called to take action against a growing criminal practice that principal ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Cowles.

News

Courtland historic district gets approval

COURTLAND The Virginia Department of Historic Resources this past December added an area in Southampton County known as the Courtland Historic District to the state’s ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

‘Contributing’ designation unlikely to delay courthouse project

COURTLAND Courtland’s newly designated historic district, which is now listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register, denotes the Southampton County Courthouse as a “contributing” resource. But ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

Franklin

VCU alumni schedule meeting

FRANKLIN The Franklin/Southampton & Vicinity Area Alumni Chapter of Virginia State University will meet on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m., in the Dr. Martin ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin

Railroad crossings to close for repairs

STAFF REPORTS From The Suffolk News-Herald   FRANKLIN Several railroad crossings in Franklin and surrounding jurisdictions will be closed this month while repair work takes ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Professional wrestling nets funds for school team

Audience witnesses exciting competition STAFF REPORT WINDSOR The Windsor High School gymnasium on Jan. 4 was again the setting for the return of the VCW ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.