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Library to launch new StoryWalk with downtown businesses

FRANKLIN The Ruth Camp Campbell Memorial Library branch in Franklin, in partnership with the City of Franklin, Franklin Southampton Economic Development, and 16 downtown businesses, ... Read more

46 mins ago by Staff Reports.

Attempted murder suspect wanted

FRANKLIN Franklin City Police are seeking the whereabouts of a man suspected of attempted murder. Warrants have been secured for Larry Cleveland Sykes, said Sgt. ... Read more

6 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Hadsell trial moved again — to next year

COURTLAND The trial for a Norfolk man accused of killing his stepdaughter nearly six years ago has been moved — yet again — this time ... Read more

20 hours ago by Stephen Cowles.

New administrators in proposed ’22 school budget

SMITHFIELD Isle of Wight County Schools’ proposed $69.7 million budget for the next school year includes new central office positions, among them two coordinators who ... Read more

20 hours ago by Stephen Faleski.

South Quay Road to close for bridge replacement

FRANKLIN South Quay Road will be closed in both directions between Route 58 and Pretlow Road starting as early as March 1 for a bridge ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Governor to ease restrictions on gatherings, announces new pharmacies for vaccines

Citing improving COVID-19 health metrics, Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday he would lift some restrictions on outdoor gatherings beginning March 1 as he also announced ... Read more

2 days ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Council live streaming to return in March

FRANKLIN Franklin officials say an equipment failure, coupled with a delay in receiving replacement parts, is the reason the Feb. 8 and 22 City Council ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Lavender & Lace fading from downtown

Owner largely blames pandemic for decline FRANKLIN Barbara Nixon is shuttering her clothing and gift boutique, Lavender & Lace, on Second Avenue in downtown Franklin. ... Read more

2 days ago by Stephen Cowles.

Southampton Memorial Hospital now officially tax-exempt

FRANKLIN Franklin’s City Council voted unanimously Feb. 22 to formally grant tax-exempt status to Southampton Memorial Hospital, now that it’s owned by Bon Secours Mercy ... Read more

3 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

Motor vehicle catches fire after crashing into guardrail

COURTLAND At 3:32 p.m. Feb. 23, Southampton County deputies were called to a motor vehicle accident on Meherrin Road at the Route 58 West on-ramp. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

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