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Life under lockdown

Anna Heffington adjusts to New York City in the days of COVID-19 NEW YORK A little over 1-1/2 ... Read more | Add your comment

Walking path being created in Courtland

Community helping to fulfill ‘Call to Action’ COURTLAND The Courtland community is responding to the Surgeon General’s Call ... Read more | Add your comment

D.J. Dillon delivers 1,000th point for Rock Church Lions

By Megan Woodward FRANKLIN Rock Church Lions finish their season with a record of 11 and 3. The ... Read more | Add your comment

CES teachers go on love parade for their Bulldogs

CARRSVILLE Faculty members and administration of Carrsville Elementary School created a parade on Thursday afternoon. All of this ... Read more | Add your comment

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BREAKING NEWS

First Franklin resident diagnosed positive with COVID-19

FRANKLIN A Franklin resident has been diagnosed as the first person in the city limits to test positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 5:42 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Governor issues statewide Stay at Home order

RICHMOND Gov. Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 2:24 pm

Breaking News Archive

Virginia cases top 1,000

Virginia surpassed 1,000 total cases of COVID-19 in Monday morning’s report from the Virginia Department of Health. The current case total stands at 1,020, which ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 11:46 am

Breaking News Archive

COVID-19 cases statewide up 20 percent

The number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia went up 20 percent from Saturday to Sunday. The state now has a total of 890 cases, with ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:46 am

Franklin

Exemption extended for SNAP recipients

Deadline to stay a month after emergency ends FRANKLIN The Franklin locality-wide exemption for residents having to work or volunteer at least 20 hours per ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:11 pm

Opinion

Amid pandemic, cyber scams a growing threat

By Tom Purcell The dirty rotten crooks. While the rest of the world is doing its best to sacrifice to beat an unseen biological virus, ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:09 pm

Opinion

China virus quarantine may kill economy

By Michael Shannon The politician’s response to the coronavirus is the medical equivalent of the 10 percent across-the-board budget cut where politicians faced with a ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:08 pm

Breaking News Archive

Western Tidewater Health District reports first death from COVID-19

The Western Tidewater Health District is reporting its first death related to COVID-19. The man, who is in his 60s, was a patient in a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:19 pm

Faith

City parks closed because of virus

FRANKLIN Until further notice, all city parks in the City of Franklin, will be closed to the COVID-19 crisis, according to information provided by Franklin ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:16 pm

Franklin

FSEDI launches Business Assistance Grant

By Lauren Sloan FRANKLIN In response to the economic distressing period most small business owners are currently experiencing, Franklin Southampton Economic Development Inc. (FSEDI) has ... Read more

by Contributor, Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:47 am

Franklin

FS stronger together: Professional development tools for your business

By Lauren Sloan FRANKLIN Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Franklin Association are partnering together with this article series to ... Read more

by Contributor, Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:46 am

Opinion

Thank a health care worker by staying home

Earlier this week, Gov. Ralph Northam issued Executive Order No. 53, which closed all schools for the remainder of the academic year and shut the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:44 am

Franklin

Temporary signs available for businesses

FRANKLIN The Department of Community Development has announced that effective as of March 20, retail and service business operators may put up one temporary sign ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:43 am

Breaking News Archive

UPDATE: Western Tidewater Health District reports fourth case

FRANKLIN The Western Tidewater Health District reported its fourth case on Thursday. The case is in a man who is originally from Southampton County but ... Read more

by Contributor, Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:59 pm

News

Deadline to pay waste management fees extended

COURTLAND In consideration of how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is strongly affecting Southampton County — and likely for quite some time — the residents have ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:12 pm

Franklin

Bon Secours to suspend billing related to COVID-19

FRANKLIN Should anyone become a patient at Southampton Memorial Hospital that is diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the statements and billing for treatment will ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:49 pm

News

Library, branches to remain closed indefinitely

COURTLAND The Blackwater Regional Library and all its branches are closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 virus threat, according to information received on Wednesday afternoon ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:48 pm

Opinion

Agriculture is critical to our nation

By Westley B. Drake Dawn …. Few things are as predictable as the sunrise. As I look out of my kitchen window, I can see ... Read more

by Contributor, Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:48 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Former Southampton County man tests positive for COVID-19

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, N.C. A man formerly from Southampton County who lives at an assisted living facility in Northampton County, North Carolina, has tested positive for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:13 pm

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News

Northam directs postponement of elective surgeries

Order intended to preserve hospital beds, protective equipment for COVID-19 response RICHMOND Gov. Ralph Northam and State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA, on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:53 pm

Opinion

A blessed career in medicine

To think that Michael A. Cicero could have been a psychiatrist. Thankfully, for countless children and their parents, Cicero realized decades ago that pediatric medicine ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:49 pm

Isle of Wight County

Parade of Carrsville teachers planned for Thursday

CARRSVILLE In an effort to let students know that their teachers have not forgotten them despite schools remaining closed for the rest of the academic ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:23 pm

BREAKING NEWS

State leaders praise national stimulus package

RICHMOND Virginia state leaders praised the stimulus package agreed to by Congress overnight during Gov. Ralph Northam’s Wednesday afternoon press conference. “I would encourage them ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:03 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Virginia cases of COVID-19 up to 391

Virginia saw an almost 35-percent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases from Tuesday to Wednesday. There are now 391 reported cases, up from 290 Tuesday. Northern ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:08 pm

Franklin

Small businesses can apply for loans

FRANKLIN Franklin Southampton Economic Development Inc., along with the Franklin Southampton Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Franklin Association offer this advice for small businesesses possibly ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:24 pm