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Faulk makes contributions to F-35 program

By Diana Devaney When Air Force 1st Lt. Jason Faulk walked through the F-35 Joint Program Office doors, ... Read more | Add your comment

Suffolk native makes waves — and music

By Seaman Drace Wilson U.S. Navy Like most sailors, Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Kailyn Phillips brought personal ... Read more | Add your comment

Remembering Coach Baker

Many children have adults in their lives that are like another parent. For many in Suffolk, that was ... Read more | Add your comment

Lakeland teacher shines in first year

Sarah Albright certainly did not count on having to begin her first year of teaching during the coronavirus ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mayor touts Suffolk’s resiliency

Suffolk Mayor Mike Duman touted the city’s resolve in “a time of great turmoil” during the coronavirus pandemic, but also pointed to it also as ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jimmy LaRoue.

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Galatians UCC sponsors Day of Caring

For more than 13 months now, COVID-19 has negatively impacted the lives of so many people around the world. And it is no different here ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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TowneBank partners with Roc Solid

TowneBank has partnered with Roc Solid Foundation as presenting sponsor of the nonprofit’s Hope Zone, a new event space at their main office dedicated to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:29 pm

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Brown holds book launch

In God We Trust Ministries Church Phase 2 recently hosted the book launch of one of its members, Deacon Ernest L. Brown, on April 10. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:25 pm

Editorials

Take advantage of recycling drive

There’s a recycling drive happening this Saturday, and there are lots of good reasons you should go. You might be asking, “What’s the big deal? ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:24 pm

Letters to the Editor

Grateful for arts support

To the editor: In a year of uncertainty and constant change in the world and locally, the Suffolk Public Schools Fine Arts program is thrilled ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:23 pm

Letters to the Editor

State should ban cruel contests

To the editor: As a Virginia resident who values and respects wildlife and our outdoor heritage, I am disheartened that Virginia still allows wildlife killing ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:22 pm

Columnists

Living in history

By Nathan Rice The Medes, Egyptians, and Babylonians once held the keys to power in our world, but their empires did not last. It was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:21 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Police investigate shooting

Suffolk Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Monday evening in the 300 block of Hunter Street. Gunshots heard in the area were reported ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 17, 2021 10:33 pm

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SEF seeks student member

Suffolk Public School students have a new opportunity to be represented by a peer. The Suffolk Education Foundation is taking applications for a student member ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Monday, May 17, 2021 9:39 pm

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Tent revival to hold second meeting

The Tent Revival Committee plans a second meeting in preparation for the fall event for Suffolk and its surrounding areas. A second meeting for the ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Monday, May 17, 2021 9:38 pm

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Gas flowing to region, but still some shortages

As gas shortages stemming from the ransomware cyberattack that caused the Colonial Pipeline to shut down last week begin to ease, fuel prices have reached ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, May 17, 2021 9:38 pm

COVID-19

School division to offer summer COVID-19 vaccinations for students

As has been encouraged by the Virginia Department of Health and state Department of Education, Suffolk Public Schools will be providing an opportunity for students ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, May 14, 2021 7:10 pm

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Student wins prestigious scholarship

An alumnus of Kings Fork High School has been awarded a prestigious scholarship as she furthers her education in mechanical engineering. Elizabeth Childs is a ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Friday, May 14, 2021 7:09 pm

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SPS Early Start pre-screening applications available

Pre-screening applications for Suffolk Public Schools’ Early Start program for 4-year-olds are now available at the division’s elementary schools and on its website. Early Start ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 14, 2021 7:08 pm

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Fire & Rescue honors personnel

The Suffolk Fire & Rescue Department strongly believes in recognizing its own when they are found to be deserving of accolades. Fire Chief Michael J. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 14, 2021 7:07 pm

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Flag collection for retirement planned at drive

Keep Suffolk Beautiful is hosting a Recycling Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22 at the Suffolk Department of Public Works Operations Facility, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 14, 2021 7:05 pm

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Sevroog the Sewer Lord

The Tales Untold writing contest was one of three contests that were part of the Suffolk Public Library’s virtual Iconicon program, a week-long series of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 14, 2021 7:04 pm

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Arson Awareness Week recognized

“National Arson Awareness Week” is recognized annually and is designed to help reduce the frequency and suffering caused by this serious crime. This year’s theme, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 14, 2021 7:01 pm

Sports

Sports Briefs

NSA baseball defeats Norfolk Collegiate Nansemond-Suffolk Academy defeated Norfolk Collegiate 14-0 in baseball on April 15. NSA runs: Faircloth 3, Crosland 3, Brooks 2, Martin, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:58 pm

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Foundation announces scholarships

The S. Delois Mayes Scholarship Foundation recently announced a total of $16,000 in scholarships awarded this year. Brooke Barnes and Marcus Green were awarded general ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:57 pm

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Litter cleanup collects tons of trash

AskHRgreen.org and Keep Virginia Beautiful were back again in 2021 to host the Hampton Roads kickoff to the Great American Cleanup on March 26-27. Each ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:51 pm

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Old earns appointment to West Point

Nansemond River High School graduating senior Brendan Old has been appointed to the West Point Military Academy to join the class of 2025. West Point ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:50 pm

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NAACP asks Isle of Wight’s top prosecutor to recuse herself

Isle of Wight’s NAACP chapter is calling upon the county’s commonwealth attorney, Georgette Phillips, to recuse herself from the Virginia State Police investigation of a ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:12 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Northam relaxes mask mandate 

Gov. Ralph Northam has lifted the state’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, May 14, 2021 6:04 pm

Letters to the Editor

Acknowledging food bank workers

To the editor: After reading the article, “Foodbank breaks ground on new branch, hub” in the Suffolk News-Herald (April 18) by Titus Mohler, kudos, congratulations ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, May 14, 2021 5:42 pm

Letters to the Editor

Oscar winner showcases animals

To the editor: The Oscar for best documentary went to Netflix’s trailblazing documentary “My Octopus Teacher.” The documentary chronicles a complex relationship between a man ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, May 14, 2021 5:41 pm