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Norm Shroyer — a true inspiration

To the Editor: Our local community was saddened last Thursday to learn of the death of 88-year-old Norm Shroyer. He was quiet by nature but ... Read more

2 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Learn however you can

As you will see on B1, we were able to get many photos of students ready for their first day of school in Western Tidewater. ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Senator asked to put people’s needs first

To the Editor: What has happened to the statesmen — men and women — in our government? Last week our government failed to pass a ... Read more

5 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Pravda

To the Editor: Earlier in my life I had the opportunity to live and work in Russia. The time period was not long after the ... Read more

1 week ago by Letters to the Editor.

How to contact SS hearing offices

By Lizna Odhwani I want to share an update regarding ways to contact our hearing offices during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On Tuesday, March 17, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Stephen Cowles.

Those who want monument moved should pay

Mayor and council members: I’m writing in concern of the moving the monument. I would like for it to stay at the park where it’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Stephen Cowles.

One person’s death diminishes us all

Whenever one hears of or learns about another person’s suicide, the first question people ask is “Why?” To the person who ended his or her ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

American Legion Post 73 remembers 9-11

FRANKLIN David Scott, commander of the Charles R. Younts American Legion Post No. 37 in Franklin announces that a “Freedom Flag” will be displayed at ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Maintaining an agricultural tradition

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic canceling the Franklin-Southampton County Fair, there was still a livestock show. That might not seem as significant to some ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Take rabies seriously

At a time when we’re already dealing with one life-altering disease, let’s not add more to the list. It’s a common occurrence every spring and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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