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‘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

County eyes holding court in school

Southampton County hopes to lease the former Hunterdale Elementary School building to house the county's Circuit Court, clerk's ... Read more | Add your comment

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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 | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

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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 | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

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

Faith

Fifty Days of unbridled rejoicing

As the month of April began, we observed the last few days of Lent culminating in Holy Week giving way to the Easter celebration. This ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:56 pm

News

Record turnout at child abuse prevention tourney

The ninth annual Child Abuse Prevention Golf Tournament was the most successful yet, with 76 players divided into 19 teams competing on a beautiful Saturday, ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:56 pm

News

Historic Garden Week returns

Historic Garden Week is coming to Suffolk on April 17, with its headquarters based at Vintage Tavern, 1900 Governors Pointe Drive. For one week each ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:55 pm

News

Bridge replacement project progresses

More than three months have passed since work began on the Route 671 Bridge Replacement Project in Southampton County, and efforts with regard to the ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:47 pm

News

$1.2M grant to improve Newsoms

Grant funding has been approved that holds the potential of bringing notably improved living conditions to the Town of Newsoms. Southampton County Administrator Michael W. ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:45 pm

News

No end in sight for Anthem-Bon Secours negotiations

It’s been four months since Southampton Memorial Hospital stopped being an in-network provider for Anthem health insurance plans, and there’s still no indication if or ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:45 pm

News

County presents budget proposal

The draft budget presented April 7 by Southampton County Administrator Michael W. Johnson includes no changes to property tax rates, but it does call for ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:43 pm

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BREAKING NEWS

NAACP calls for second officer’s firing, end to qualified immunity

WINDSOR State and local NAACP officials are calling for an end to qualified immunity for Virginia law enforcement as an Army officer’s lawsuit against two ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, April 12, 2021 11:00 pm

BREAKING NEWS

One of the officers involved in Windsor traffic stop has been terminated

One of the officers involved in a December traffic stop in Windsor that garnered nationwide attention this week has been terminated, according to a press ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, April 11, 2021 10:17 pm

COVID-19

District moves into vaccine Phase 2

The Western Tidewater Health District is expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to Phase 2 on April 12. All persons 16 or older who work or reside in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 9, 2021 6:02 pm

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Isle of Wight County

Lawsuit alleges Windsor police misconduct

WINDSOR A lawsuit filed April 2 in Norfolk’s federal court claims two Windsor police officers assaulted and threatened a person of color during a traffic ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, April 9, 2021 2:50 pm

News

Stray dog problem prompts budget requests

COURTLAND Two area residents are asking Southampton County’s Board of Supervisors to consider allocating additional funds for the county’s animal shelter and humane society. Doing ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:45 am

Franklin

Sterling, Shannon named superintendents of the year

Franklin City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tamara Sterling, Southampton County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gwendolyn Shannon — and their counterparts in Virginia's 130 other public ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:44 pm

Columnists

An introduction

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to everyone in Franklin, Southampton County and southern Isle of Wight County. My name is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:41 pm

Columnists

McEachin updates taxes, Covid-19

By Congressman A. Donald McEachin This past month I hosted a series of open forums for my constituents. One of these was a telephone town ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:41 pm

Sports

Southampton Indians win the “Backyard Brawl”  

Even with everything past and present with the COVID-19 pandemic, no football season would be complete without the playing of the annual big game of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:34 pm