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Bethlehem Christian Church welcomes new pastor

A Suffolk church is welcoming a new senior pastor amid the challenges of COVID-19. On Jan. 17, Bethlehem ... Read more | Add your comment

Local food journalist recognized

Patrick Evans-Hylton received recognition recently for 25 years of work in the Tidewater region as a food journalist. ... Read more | Add your comment

Overcoming hemophilia

A local rocket scientist was born with a rare disorder and has recently received a new treatment to ... Read more | Add your comment

Suffolk Guard unit supports D.C.

The Virginia National Guard has approximately 2,400 personnel on the ground in Washington, D.C., assisting civilian law enforcement ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Jenkins education bill gets committee approval

A bill from Suffolk delegate Clinton Jenkins that would require teachers to receive cultural competency training and for history and social science teachers to be ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jimmy LaRoue.

BREAKING NEWS

WTHD to move to Phase 1B next week

The Western Tidewater Health District announced Wednesday that next week it will move into Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Read more | Add your comment

by Tracy Agnew.

BREAKING NEWS

Firefighters on scene of large brush fire

Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews are currently on scene of a large working brush fire in the 7700 block of Crittenden Road. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 5:01 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Man arrested, charged with rape

Suffolk Police have arrested a man following their investigation of an alleged rape that occurred the evening of Jan. 17 at a Suffolk residence. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:58 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Police investigate shooting

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Gregory Andrae Byrd, 30, of Richmond. He remains hospitalized in serious condition. Earlier: Suffolk Police are investigating a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:52 am

Editorials

Thanks for good food

The Mercy Chefs came to town recently to serve in a way that’s similar to, yet different from, what they’re used to. Mercy Chefs was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:56 pm

Columnists

The need of the hour

Up until a few months ago, shortage of an essential product had never entered our minds. We lived in a country with plenty and multiple ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:55 pm

Columnists

Don’t miss out on their lives

By Nathan Rice It was years ago, but I remember it clearly. The coach saw me sitting in the stands next to the Little League ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:55 pm

News

A legacy continued

New owner seeks to breathe new life into venerable Franklin business When Tonya Temple decided to purchase the former Elvin Vaughan Funeral Home in Franklin, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:52 pm

News

McEachin announces essay contest

Congressman A. Donald McEachin recently announced his second Black History Month Essay Contest for middle and high school students (grades 6-12) residing in Virginia’s 4th ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:52 pm

News

Long way to go on vaccines, and short on supply

If you remember those car trips when someone invariably asks, “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?”, then you likely know the answer to ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:51 pm

NSA

NSA, SCA teams still persevering

Suffolk Christian Academy’s girls basketball team picked up its second win of the season Jan. 15, defeating Denbigh Baptist Christian of Newport News 29-26. The ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, January 18, 2021 7:41 pm

News

Promoting intelligence and character on MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is also known as a day of service to give back to the community as King did. A scholarship foundation ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Monday, January 18, 2021 7:35 pm

News

City office closings announced

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, Suffolk City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18. Normal operations will resume at 8:30 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 4:39 pm

News

SPS staff to get COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines will soon be available to Suffolk Public Schools employees. Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:58 am

News

Mitnick announces resignation from School Board

Citing multiple medical issues, Suffolk School Board member David Mitnick announced Thursday that he is resigning from the board effective Friday.  Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:25 am

News

Board says member should receive management, racial sensitivity training

With two lawsuits in play, tensions between Sherri Story and the rest of the Suffolk School Board and Superintendent Dr. John B. Gordon III continued ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:07 am

News

Hope for Suffolk looking for interns

Hope for Suffolk is back and ready to help some youth and vegetables grow this farming season. High school students are encouraged to apply for ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:17 pm

News

Nonprofit provides food for Obici workers

A disaster relief nonprofit has adapted from serving those impacted by tornadoes and hurricanes to those affected by a pandemic. Mercy Chefs gave meals to ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:16 pm

News

Suffolk Walgreens a site for free antigen COVID-19 test

Rapid drive-through tests for COVID-19 will now be offered for free at 15 Walgreens stores in the state, including one in Suffolk, with results provided ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:14 pm

News

Governor says schools ‘need to be open’

The state Department of Education released new COVID-19 guidelines for PreK-12 schools, changing the emphasis to focus on how to get schools open, rather than ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:46 pm

King's Fork

SPS cancels winter sports

Suffolk Public Schools held out hope that it would be able to have a winter sports season.  However, with an increasing 7-day positivity rate for COVID-19 ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:36 pm

News

Call for entries for a new exhibit

The Suffolk Art League, in cooperation with the Suffolk Fine Arts Commission, is preparing for another exhibit full of artwork done by Suffolk high school ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:47 pm

News

New coffee shop opening in North Suffolk

North Suffolk is brewing up a new place for people to get their coffee fix. Knotts Coffee Company, in Suite 110 at 1500 Bridgeport Way ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:46 pm

News

Church to host a food giveaway 

As the holiday season comes to an end but the COVID-19 pandemic continues to gather strength, a local church has decided to give back to ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:43 pm

News

Lake Cohoon bridge deck to be replaced

A $2.25-million project to replace the bridge deck and superstructure to the 400-foot long, 31-foot wide bridge over the CSX railroad just north of Holland ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:43 pm

News

Drug court moving forward

The proposal for a drug court in the Fifth Circuit is moving forward. The drug court was first approved last spring, when it received unanimous ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:40 pm