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Downtown trash cans seek new look

The SPARC Initiative seeks artists to paint more trash cans in downtown Suffolk to add a permanent splash ... Read more | Add your comment

New café serves food, financial knowledge

A new establishment in the heart of downtown Suffolk looks to fill stomachs with good food and coffee ... Read more | Add your comment

Wreath-laying changed but not canceled

The annual wreath-laying at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery will be different this year due to ... Read more | Add your comment

Two Christmas events scheduled in Driver

After Thanksgiving, Driver is kicking off Christmas with two events to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Read more | Add your comment


Suffolk Transit looks to expand regional connections

After developing a transit plan, Suffolk Transit will be looking to extend its connections in the city and in targeted areas of the region, according ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jimmy LaRoue.


Police investigate shooting

The Suffolk Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 400 block of Wilson Street on Monday. Emergency Communications was first contacted ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.


TowneBank to match donations to YMCA

TowneBank will match up to $50,000 in total donations to the YMCA of South Hampton Roads on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. This is the second ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 30, 2020 8:41 pm


Donate coats this Christmas season

A local church is spending Advent warming hearts with winter coats. St. Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church is hosting its annual Advent drive. Each ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Monday, November 30, 2020 8:40 pm


No injuries in train versus vehicle collision

No one was injured in a train versus vehicle crash in downtown Suffolk on Friday evening. Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 27, 2020 11:17 pm


New LGBT center planned for Suffolk

In his early 20s, Colby Miller moved away from Suffolk to Los Angeles and found what he had been missing — a sense of belonging ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, November 27, 2020 7:30 pm


City gets update on capital projects

Proposed designs for a new fire station in North Suffolk will include plans for a fourth bay, but whether one gets built will be determined ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, November 27, 2020 7:28 pm


Pond’s donation in memory of late wife

When some Suffolk children find gifts under the tree on Christmas morning this year, it will be in the memory of a woman they likely ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Friday, November 27, 2020 7:26 pm


Among city legislative priorities, transportation dominates conversation

Where is U.S. Route 58 on Suffolk’s 2021 legislative priority list? Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, November 27, 2020 7:24 pm


Rock the Ribbon

While in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, a local sorority is highlighting a different disease that is still relevant. Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Friday, November 27, 2020 7:23 pm


Sports appraiser coming to town

A certified sports appraiser will be in town in the coming week and is eager to hear from people who may have items they want ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Friday, November 27, 2020 7:22 pm


Disc golf fundraiser for VFW planned

A new nationwide event to benefit veterans has made its way to Suffolk.  Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Friday, November 27, 2020 7:21 pm


Workers impacted by COVID-19 can REV up their careers

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced the Re-Employing Virginians (REV) Initiative, which will help Virginians whose employment status was affected by COVID-19 get back on their ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 27, 2020 7:18 pm


Opportunities and blessings

As we approach a holiday season that for most, if not all, of us will look different this year, we are mindful that along with ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 27, 2020 7:15 pm

Letters to the Editor

Think about Hillpoint development

To the editor: I am writing in response to the article titled “Planners OK 700 homes,” published in your newspaper on Nov. 22, 2020. There ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, November 27, 2020 7:14 pm


End-of-the-year money moves

What has changed for you in 2020? For many, this year has been as complicated as learning a new dance. Did you start a new ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 27, 2020 7:13 pm


North Suffolk intersection project moves forward

The realigning of the Bridge Road and Crittenden Road intersection in North Suffolk can move forward following unanimous City Council approval.  Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:52 pm


Salvation Army to close temporarily due to COVID exposure

The Suffolk Corps of the Salvation Army will be closed, and its activities canceled or severely curtailed, for about two weeks due to a COVID-19 ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:02 pm


Fire destroys trash truck

A fire on Tuesday morning destroyed a Suffolk Public Works trash truck. Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews responded to the call in the 200 block ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:16 pm


Beekeepers seek political signs

Now that the Nov. 3 election is over, Dr. Elizabeth Ward is hoping her neighbors will donate their political yard signs to a far less ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:01 pm


Wilroy Road bridge readies for reopening by holiday

Despite challenges in its construction due to the wetlands in the area and an existing above-ground water and sewer main, a new bridge on Wilroy ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:59 pm


Pharmacy to become church site

With needed approvals in place, the site of the former Bennett’s Creek Pharmacy will soon become a church.  Read more

by Niqko Marshall, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:58 pm


A change of focus

By Nathan Rice I was on vacation in Missouri visiting my brother and his family. Jake, my 9-year-old nephew, asked if I’d like to play ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:33 pm


Thanksgiving not canceled

The Suffolk News-Herald was born before a day of national recognition for the giving of thanks was immortalized. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:32 pm


Many reasons to be thankful

On Thursday, Americans will pause to count their blessings. For those of us at the Suffolk News-Herald, our list could go on and on. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:25 pm


Assessor hiring process moves forward   

The city has lined up eight possible candidates to interview for the vacant city real estate assessor position following the retirement of longtime assessor Jean ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, November 23, 2020 9:29 pm


Two food giveaways help Suffolk 

The Saturday before Thanksgiving, two giveaways ensured Suffolk residents have the food they need to celebrate, despite the difficult year. Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Monday, November 23, 2020 9:27 pm