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State Police seeking suspect in fatal accident

HAMPTON Virginia State Police are asking Western Tidewater residents to be on the lookout for a Hampton man wanted in connection with a fatal car ... Read more

23 hours ago by Staff Reports.

State Supreme Court revives IP lawsuit

FRANKLIN In a unanimous Sept. 17 decision, Virginia’s Supreme Court overturned Judge Carl Eason Jr.’s 2018 dismissal of International Paper’s machinery and tools tax lawsuit ... Read more

2 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

School sports won’t begin until December

VHSL committee decides on winter, spring schedules CHARLOTTESVILLE High school students in Virginia can expect to start practicing for basketball, wrestling, any gymnastics, indoor track ... Read more

4 days ago by Stephen Cowles.

VHD confirms first teen fatality due to COVID-19

RICHMOND Today, the Virginia Department of Health announced that an adolescent resident in the Southside Health District who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. This ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Southampton, IW roads report high water

BRANCHVILLE A number of roads are impassable this morning due to high water from heavy rain. In Southampton County, areas of Vicks Millpond Road near ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Donna McCullough Chamber Scholarship presented to SHS graduate

Abbey Ballance has been active at school, community, church By Teresa Beale FRANKLIN The Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting the educational ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

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IW defers monument vote to December

ISLE OF WIGHT The Confederate monument that has stood outside Isle of Wight’s government complex for 115 years won’t be going anywhere until at least ... Read more

6 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

Western Tidewater under flash flood watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the Western Tidewater region, which will remain in effect through Friday evening. Four to ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

The Tidewater News again honored in VPA sweepstakes

FRANKLIN The Tidewater News has again won major awards in the Virginia Press Association’s annual recognition of excellence in advertising, design, journalism and photography for ... Read more

6 days ago by Stephen Cowles.

DAR chapter to celebrate Constitution

FRANKLIN Constantia Chapter is the local branch of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for women in the Franklin and Suffolk ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

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