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Council ends local state of emergency

Franklin City Council voted 6-0 at its July 12 meeting to officially end the local state of emergency related to COVID-19. Ward 3 council member ... Read more

10 hours ago by Titus Mohler.

Town to terminate local emergency status

Windsor Town Manager William Saunders introduced at the July 13 Town Council meeting the proclamation to terminate the local emergency status that was declared near ... Read more

2 days ago by Titus Mohler.

Delta variant in Isle of Wight?

Is the delta variant to blame for Isle of Wight County’s rise in COVID-19 cases over the past month? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... Read more

6 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

Vaccination info teams go door-to-door

Having seen fewer people be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 than the state average, the Western Tidewater Health District will be sending vaccination information teams door-to-door ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

IW schools host vaccine clinics

Isle of Wight County Schools held in-school COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students ages 12 and up at five of its schools June 16-17. There, over ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Stephen Faleski.

Reactions to the lifting of the universal indoor mask mandate

The lifting of the state’s universal indoor mask mandate has been met by different reactions from people in the region, with some finding it long ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Health district hosting vaccination clinics

The Western Tidewater Health District has gone all out this week to make sure citizens have opportunities to receive the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 ... Read more

2 months ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Treasury Dept. sends COVID-19 relief money to localities

Western Tidewater localities will receive more than $40 million among Virginia’s nearly $7.2 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan Act’s coronavirus state fiscal ... Read more

2 months ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

FEMA offering help with COVID-19 funeral expenses

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering financial assistance with funeral expenses for deaths related to COVID-19. FEMA began accepting applications for aid April ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Northam relaxes mask mandate

Take it off.  Gov. Ralph Northam has lifted the state’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control ... Read more

2 months ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

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