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Suffolk prepares for National Night Out

After a year off, Suffolk is ready for the return of one of its biggest nights.  Read more | Add your comment

Suffolk Tower residents remain in limbo

Since a fire damaged a significant portion of the Suffolk Tower building in the downtown area more than ... Read more | Add your comment

Southwestern Elementary School returns

The last time Suffolk Public Schools had a school named Southwestern, it was 2014 and it was an ... Read more | Add your comment

Former Warriors show well at Olympic Trials

Two Nansemond River High School graduates competed at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., last month and, though ... Read more | Add your comment


Split council approves Holland solar project

After considerable debate, a split City Council approved a 4-megawatt solar facility on 21 acres in the Holland area of the city near Virginia Tech’s ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jimmy LaRoue.


City rescinds local emergency

Suffolk City Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to rescind the local state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more | Add your comment

by Jimmy LaRoue.


Teens injured in shooting

Suffolk Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Saturday afternoon in the area of Green Ash Court and Magnolia Drive. Emergency Communications was contacted ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 24, 2021 4:43 pm


SEF golf tournament set for October

Suffolk will have a chance this fall to help support the local school system.  Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:13 pm

Letters to the Editor

Too little notice about solar farm

To the editor: I am writing this letter to ask why information on a public hearing about a solar farm was not sent to the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:11 pm

Letters to the Editor

Solar farm decision was ‘done deal’

To the editor: Mr. Mayor, I want to start by saying how excited I was when you won the election to become mayor of Suffolk. ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:10 pm

Letters to the Editor

Holland resident disappointed

To the editor: The community of Holland has been shafted, yet again. We, the residents of Holland, suffer year after year from unfulfilled city promises ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:10 pm


Get involved in NNO

If you haven’t yet been able to enjoy a National Night Out event in Suffolk, we think this should be your year to take the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:09 pm


Suffolk bat tests positive for rabies

The Suffolk Health Department received information July 23 that a bat tested positive for rabies. The bat was found near Central Avenue and Holladay Street, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 1:38 pm


Grand jury indicts 34

The Suffolk grand jury in June handed down 98 indictments against 34 defendants. The full grand jury list is below. Charles Randall Babb — elude ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 22, 2021 11:52 pm


Planters Station site of possible high-end grocery store

A 48,400-square-foot grocery store from a chain with no current locations in Hampton Roads could be coming to Suffolk’s Planters Station development off Godwin Boulevard. ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:57 pm


State defers to localities on masking for schools

Local school divisions will be responsible for their own masking and social distancing policies to deal with COVID-19, after the state departments of health and ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:45 pm


Nazario lawsuit trial date set

A federal judge has set a March 28, 2022, trial date for Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario’s lawsuit against one current and one former member ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:00 pm


Suffolk teen named national ambassador

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America recently named 14-year-old Ayana Lee Johnson the 2021-2023 SCDAA National Teen Ambassador.  Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:41 pm


Library plans summer celebration

Suffolk Public Library has curated an out-of-this-world lineup of programs and events to celebrate the end of the summer programming. Co(s)mic Summer begins on Aug. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:40 pm


SPS climate, culture survey favorable

Surveys of Suffolk Public Schools’ staff, students and their parents came back highly favorable for the school division — a testament, according to Superintendent Dr. ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:31 pm


Branch Civil locating in Suffolk

Branch Civil will be relocating some of its operations in Suffolk on about 10,000 square feet of property off of Benton Road, and bring with ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:30 pm


Kudos for weight loss care

Sentara Obici Hospital has built a reputation for thoroughly researching the unique needs of Suffolk and Western Tidewater and being responsive to those needs. One ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:28 pm

Letters to the Editor

Board’s focus is misdirected

To the editor: Someone has pushed school board member Tyron Riddick’s buttons. At a recent school board meeting, Mr. Riddick addressed his detractors as a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:26 pm


The pros and cons of early retirement rollovers

By Mark McGahee Did you know you may be able to take your 401(k), 403(b), or 457 plan and roll it into another type of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:25 pm


Northam announces more than $11M in GO Virginia grants

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced an allocation of more than $11.1 million in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) grants to help advance economic ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Monday, July 19, 2021 9:15 pm


A donation worth celebrating late

The Suffolk Unit of the Boys & Girls Club celebrated a wonderful donation and a loving club.  Read more

by Rachel Austin, Monday, July 19, 2021 9:14 pm


Sentara Obici starts weight loss program

Sentara Obici Hospital will be adding a weight-loss program to provide medical and surgical options that will be fully operational in late August. Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, July 19, 2021 9:13 pm


Crews respond to hazardous materials incident

Carolina Road was closed for much of Sunday as crews cleaned up a hazardous materials incident. Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, July 18, 2021 6:46 pm


Residents press officials on drainage issues

Residents at a recent community meeting pressed Suffolk city officials on drainage issues in their villages and a timeline for addressing them. At a meeting ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, July 16, 2021 7:22 pm


Teaching the next generation of golfers

Kids had the opportunity to learn more about golf at a week-long day camp at Suffolk Golf Course’s Summer Junior Golf Camp. Nearly 30 students ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Friday, July 16, 2021 7:21 pm


Holland sworn in as judge

A momentous occasion took place in a Suffolk courtroom on July 2 as Helivi L. Holland was sworn in as a judge in the Fifth ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Friday, July 16, 2021 7:20 pm