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District COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000

FRANKLIN The Western Tidewater Health District has reported 407 new COVID-19 cases in the 38 days since Virginia entered Phase II of Gov. Ralph Northam’s ... Read more

6 hours ago by Stephen Faleski.

Franklin to begin monument removal process

FRANKLIN Franklin residents who spoke during Monday’s City Council meeting seem evenly divided on their preferred fate for the city’s Confederate monument. But for now, ... Read more

6 hours ago by Stephen Faleski.

Southampton back-to-school plans proposed

COURTLAND On Monday evening, the Southampton County School Board along with approximately 50 other county residents heard the proposals for returning students to learning this ... Read more

6 hours ago by Stephen Cowles.

Arson suspected as cause of jailhouse fire

No serious injuries occurred as a result COURTLAND An investigation into a fire that started at the Southampton County Jail on Sunday at approximately 8 ... Read more

1 day ago by Stephen Cowles.

No one seriously hurt by jail fire

No one seriously hurt by jail fire STEPHEN H. COWLES/STAFF WRITER Stephen.Cowles@TheTidewaterNews.com COURTLAND There were no serious or life-threatening injuries as the result of a ... Read more

2 days ago by Stephen Cowles.

Bar seating still closed as Virginia enters Phase Three

RICHMOND Though Virginia officially entered Phase Three of Gov. Ralph Northam’s reopening plan on July 1, bar seating will remain prohibited in restaurants across the ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Confederate statue vandalized

FRANKLIN A person or persons unknown splashed a reddish-colored paint onto a side of the Confederate monument in Memorial Park in Franklin either sometime Wednesday ... Read more

5 days ago by Stephen Cowles.

Summer WTLs have arrived

The magazine you’ve been asking for — Western Tidewater Living — has arrived at our office, and copies are available during regular business hours of ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Dominion, Duke Energy cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND Dominion Energy and Duke Energy on Sunday announced the cancelation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

Senator fights recall effort with countersuit

COURTLAND State Sen. L. Louise Lucas is fighting a petition that has been circulating among Southampton and Isle of Wight voters to recall her from ... Read more

7 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

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