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Bon Secours looking to add beds to new hospital

Growth, coupled with the growing need for hospital services in North Suffolk, are the drivers behind plans by ... Read more | Add your comment

Elementary teacher of year shows by example

When Gwendolyn Mann found out she had been named Suffolk Public Schools’ Elementary Teacher of the Year, the ... Read more | Add your comment

Marine awarded car

Keurig Dr Pepper teamed up with Walmart and Military Warriors Support Foundation this week to provide former U.S. ... Read more | Add your comment

Suffolk Sister Cities gives update

Suffolk Sister Cities International is an organization with a goal to unite the world through personal connections, and ... Read more | Add your comment


Go kayaking at Hoffler Creek

By Alexis Williamson Intern The Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve now has kayak rentals available at its Portsmouth location, 4510 Twin Pines Road, from 10 a.m. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.


Event business struggle during COVID-19

With COVID-19 shutting down everything during spring and into the summer, 2020 weddings have not been what brides and their vendors have imagined. Many event-based ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rachel Wartian.


Dominion, Duke cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy on Sunday announced the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which threaten ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:17 pm


A special ceremony for sisters, grads

More than 50 friends and family came out to a parking-lot graduation ceremony for two Nansemond River High School graduates on June 27. The ceremony ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Friday, July 3, 2020 8:01 pm


Local podcast features graduates

A local podcast with a national audience recently hosted three Lakeland High School graduates to discuss their thoughts on being quarantined seniors. Keon Wiggins-Saunders, Nailah ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Friday, July 3, 2020 7:59 pm


Parents support hybrid school option

More city parents support a hybrid back-to-school option for the fall that would provide for four days of instruction per week, including one day in ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, July 3, 2020 7:57 pm


Staff remains busy through pandemic

By Congressman A. Donald McEachin It’s July — almost midsummer — and, here in Virginia, we are slowly returning to the new normal. As we ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 7:35 pm


An emotional I-Day

By QuaWanna Bannarbie Independence Day is approaching. I am thinking of another I-Day that is happening this week. Due to COVID-19, the incoming plebe class ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 7:35 pm


Don’t let guard down

The state of Virginia is in the third phase of Gov. Ralph Northam’s reopening plan as of last Wednesday, but state and local health officials ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 7:34 pm


Survey to guide design work for new library

While many of the 200 people surveyed so far say the Morgan Memorial Library is most convenient to them, 58 percent of them go primarily ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:34 pm


Local mosquitoes test positive for diseases

Suffolk Mosquito Control reported Thursday that mosquitoes in Suffolk have tested positive for West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. These mosquitoes came from the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:18 pm


Health director urges caution as Phase III begins

While COVID-19 cases have trended downward in Suffolk and across Virginia, Western Tidewater Health District Director Dr. Todd Wagner cautioned people to be vigilant in ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:31 pm


Police investigate shooting

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

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:59 pm


Part of Wilroy Road to close for bridge project

A portion of Wilroy Road will close later this month as part of an expected four-month project to remove a trio of failing culverts and ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:55 pm


Residents weigh in on intersection project

The design public hearing Tuesday for the nearly $8.9 million Bridge Road and Crittenden Road intersection realignment project was much like any other the city ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:54 pm


Trash truck destroyed by fire

Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews responded Wednesday morning to a vehicle fire involving a Suffolk Public Works refuse truck. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:46 pm


Young citizen inspires us

A local young lady who has yet to reach double digits could teach us all a thing or two about compassion and helping others. Aubrey ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:30 pm

Letters to the Editor

Health guidelines fail Americans

To the editor: I urge you to be part of the solution, and not perpetuate the problem. The American dietary guidelines have failed me and ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:25 pm


Teaching children American history

By Nathan Rice We were studying American history in preparation for his upcoming quiz, but I got stuck when he asked if I could name ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:23 pm


Bar seating out in Phase 3

On the eve of the state of Virginia moving into Phase 3 of its reopening plan, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that bar seating is prohibited ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:20 pm


Walk-through market returns

Suffolk Tourism announced Tuesday that the traditional walk-through Farmers’ Market will return this Saturday. From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. July 4, customers may shop ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:19 pm


July 4 closings announced

In observance of Independence Day, Suffolk city offices will be closed Friday, July 3. Operations will resume at 8:30 a.m. Monday; however, the majority of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:18 pm


Keep Suffolk Beautiful receives grant

Keep Suffolk Beautiful recently received a $500 grant to help with its litter prevention programs. Every year, Keep Virginia Beautiful gives away a grant every ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:17 pm


Lakeland celebrates state championship

There was bling in the rings as the stars of the Lakeland High School boys’ basketball team celebrated their state championship in a brief ceremony ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:17 pm


Earls ‘couldn’t have asked for a better first year’

Editor’s Note: We will feature the Suffolk Public Schools teachers of the year in each edition through July 12. We start today with the Rookie ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:16 pm


Swamp shooter sentenced

A Suffolk man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison for assault with intent to commit murder and discharge of a firearm during a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:14 pm


SCA holds in-person graduation

Suffolk Christian Academy held an in-person graduation ceremony on Saturday to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2020. The graduation ceremony took place at ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Monday, June 29, 2020 9:06 pm