WESTERN TIDEWATER

Governor declares new, limited state of emergency

Outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a 30-day state of emergency to ease the burden on the state’s ...

WESTERN TIDEWATER

Best ways, places to find COVID tests amid shortage

There is a shortage of available COVID-19 tests in the area and across Virginia, Western Tidewater Health District ...

WESTERN TIDEWATER

Most localities see record case spike

By Stephen Faleski and Jimmy LaRoue Staff Writers Is a second wave of the delta variant to blame ...

COVID-19

Medical center tightens visitation restrictions

Bon Secours – Southampton Medical Center further restricted visitation as of Tuesday, Jan. 4, due to the rise ...

VIRGINIA

VDH won’t mandate COVID-19 vaccines in schools

By Kate Masters Virginia Mercury A petition to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for school employees and all eligible students ...

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

Town accepts funds for utility assistance

The Windsor Town Council unanimously adopted a resolution Nov. 9 accepting American Rescue Plan Act State and Local ...

FRANKLIN

Mobile vaccination clinics coming to region

Sites in Suffolk and Franklin will be among those in the Virginia Department of Health’s Eastern Region that ...

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY

SCPS board approves COVID-19 testing programs

The Southampton County School Board voted unanimously Oct. 11 to approve two voluntary COVID-19 testing programs to help ...

FRANKLIN

FCPS board approves COVID testing mandates

The Franklin City School Board voted 5-2 at its Sept. 16 meeting to require weekly or bi-weekly COVID-19 ...

WESTERN TIDEWATER

Health district provides free COVID-19 testing

The Virginia Department of Health will be providing free COVID-19 testing at Bon Secours – Southampton Memorial Hospital’s ...

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