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Northam clarifies enforcement of mask order

Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday sought to clarify the mask order set to go into effect Friday, saying ... Read more | Add your comment

Minneapolis death inspires Suffolk demonstration

The death of an African American man at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minn., over the holiday ... Read more | Add your comment

Links volunteer for foodbank

The Suffolk (VA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated has been making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic by ... Read more | Add your comment

Visitors commemorate Memorial Day

Families, friends and former comrades came out to Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery on Monday to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Another drive-through testing event added

The city of Suffolk, in partnership with the Western Tidewater Health District, has added another free drive-through community testing event. Read more | Add your comment

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Police: Chesapeake man injured in shooting

A Chesapeake man suffered non-life threatening injuries after he was shot late Wednesday in the Wynnewood neighborhood in north Suffolk, according to Suffolk Police. Read more | Add your comment

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Police: Rennee’s owners face charges stemming from weekend shooting

The owners of Rennee’s Celebration Center face multiple charges stemming from a shooting of a woman at a party outside the East Washington Street venue, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:58 pm

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Police seek missing endangered teen

The public’s help is needed to locate a missing endangered teen. Ryan King Harris, 19, was last seen in the 200 block of Tracy Drive ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:56 pm

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Fire station to undergo repairs

A Suffolk fire station will be closed for about three weeks starting next week for work on the engine bay doors, according to a city ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:57 pm

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City receives CARES Act money

Suffolk has received more than $10 million in federal CARES Act money, but city officials say how it is to be spent has yet to ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:51 pm

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Target confirms COVID-19 outbreak at Suffolk distribution center

Multiple people at the Target’s distribution center in Suffolk have tested positive for COVID-19, the company confirmed Wednesday. Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:01 pm

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School Board adopts budget

After having to make adjustments due to decreases in both state and local funding, the Suffolk School Board voted 6-1 Tuesday to adopt its $178.6 ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:25 pm

Editorials

Please, wear a mask

The longer the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, the more obvious it becomes that America has become horrifically polarized. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:11 pm

Columnists

Stay within their vision

It was a beautiful afternoon, so we drove to one of the trails in the Great Dismal Swamp. Timothy enjoyed the trail we visited the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:11 pm

Letters to the Editor

In praise of Oakland teacher

To the editor: I am moved to share my grateful thanks for the efforts of Melissa Phillips, an educator at Oakland Elementary School. Mrs. Phillips ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:10 pm

Letters to the Editor

Governor doesn’t follow own advice

I read that Governor Northam is requiring everyone to wear a face mask in public, especially when entering businesses. Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:07 pm

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City death rate highest in region

No clear explanation why so many have succumbed in Suffolk Why are people dying of COVID-19 in Suffolk at higher rates than all of Western ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:40 pm

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Community testing announced for Suffolk

The Western Tidewater Health District in partnership with the city of Suffolk will offer drive-through community testing for COVID-19 on June 5, according to a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:16 pm

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City becomes V3 certified

The city of Suffolk Human Resources Department recently announced the city has become V3 certified. Virginia Values Veterans (V3) is a unique program designed to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:14 pm

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Local students win essay contest

The Isle of Wight Optimist Club recently announced the winners of their annual essay contest. They are: First — Brendan Cox, Smithfield High School Second ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:14 pm

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Camp set to launch new medication aide program

Camp Community College will offer a new program that will train individuals to begin work in the health care field as a medication aide soon ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:12 pm

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Masks to be required inside public places

Anyone 10 or older will be required to wear a mask inside public places in Virginia beginning Friday, Gov. Ralph Northam announced. Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:03 pm

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School Board to meet on budget

With decreases in both state and local funding, the Suffolk School Board will meet Tuesday to find those cuts and approve its budget. While Suffolk ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, May 25, 2020 9:31 pm

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COVID-19 cases, deaths on rise in city

Suffolk leads the Hampton Roads and Western Tidewater regions in an area it would rather not — the number of deaths due to COVID-19. With ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, May 25, 2020 9:27 pm

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Police investigate shooting

Suffolk Police are investigating a shooting that happened late Sunday. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 25, 2020 3:53 pm

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Health district, Suffolk announce drive-through tests

The Western Tidewater Health District in partnership with the city of Suffolk will offer drive-through community testing for COVID-19 on June 5, according to a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 22, 2020 10:56 pm

Editorials

Same respect for Memorial Day

It will be a different Memorial Day this week. Across most of America, there will be no gatherings of people at the traditional ceremonies, and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 22, 2020 10:26 pm

Columnists

Virginia’s community colleges are here to help

By Glenn DuBois Note: The following letter was written by the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges on May 4 to the parents of high school ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 22, 2020 10:25 pm

Columnists

Change is a beautiful process

By QuaWanna Bannarbie Mother’s Day is always a time of special reflection. I think this year, the day served as much of a saving grace. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 22, 2020 10:24 pm

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Flags still placed on graves

People came out to Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in family groups to place flags on the graves there ahead of Memorial Day ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 22, 2020 10:23 pm

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Economic Development office looks to help city businesses

Economic Development Director Kevin Hughes outlined steps his office has been taking to help small businesses in the city impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. During ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, May 22, 2020 10:17 pm