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Partnership enabled local businesses to get grants

The stay-at-home order Gov. Ralph Northam issued in March, while necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout Virginia, has had significant impacts on local ... Read more

6 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Senator tried to exert power where she had none

To the Editor: Assuming we have all the facts, and that is an assumption, it appears Senator Louise Lucas of Portsmouth tried to exert the ... Read more

1 day ago by Letters to the Editor.

‘Isle of White’ County public schools?

To the editor: On June 5, 2020, I mailed a letter from my address in Carrollton, detailing my citizen’s concerns to the Isle of Wight ... Read more

6 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Taste the season — locally

Western Tidewater is fortunate that there is a veritable cornucopia of individuals willing to share the bounty of their seasonal harvests via farmers markets. There ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Staff remains busy through pandemic

By Congressman A. Donald McEachin It’s July — almost midsummer — and, here in Virginia, we are slowly returning to the new normal. As we ... Read more

1 week ago by Contributor.

Confederate monument — historical significance

By C. Earl Blythe The Confederate monument located in Franklin Memorial Park was dedicated on June 3, 1911, and was originally erected at Second Avenue ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Offensive road names must go

To the editor, There simply is no comparison between inconvenience and injustice. At last week’s meeting of the Southampton County Board of Supervisors, I was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Supervisor pens open letter to governor

Governor Northam, I’m not going to argue the facts surrounding this pandemic, its actual severity and threat to all humankind, how it’s spread, and the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Minimize perils of the season

Summer’s not a week old and already we’re feeling the burn, and we don’t mean in a healthy-exercise sort of way, either. The temperatures have ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Someone to watch

By Desiree P. Urquhart In spring 2015, I approached the editor and publisher of this local newspaper and asked them to consider my request to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

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