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Steady turnout on first day of early voting

More than 200 people had voted early in Suffolk through midday Sept. 18 on the first day of ... Read more | Add your comment

‘Operation Chill’ is back

As September arrives, a chill is in the air, but that’s not the only chill that has returned. ... Read more | Add your comment

One man hurt in officer-involved shooting; officers not injured

Suffolk Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Wednesday evening. Officers responded to the 5500 block of ... Read more | Add your comment

Back together on stage

The virtual concert series is returning this fall in a new hybrid format. After a successful summer, “Together ... Read more | Add your comment

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An exceptional camp

Camp25 is having a camp for children and teens with special needs for ages 4 to 16. Camp Exceptional is a one-day camp that works ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rachel Wartian.

BREAKING NEWS

Sewage overflowing into Shingle Creek after heavy rain

A sewer pump station on Saunders Drive in Suffolk is overflowing into Shingle Creek as a result of significant rainfall and elevated water levels. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Editorials

More ways to vote

There’s a lot at stake in the upcoming election, and thanks to new laws in Virginia, you can have your say earlier than in previous ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:15 pm

Letters to the Editor

2020 United for Infrastructure

To the editor: The region’s public infrastructure is critical to our quality of life, our safety and our economic vitality. Infrastructure assets include roads, bridges, ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:14 pm

Columnists

Rules of engagement for COVID-era teams

By QuaWanna Bannarbie My neighbors and I stood outside looking in the direction where we expected the school bus to appear with the meal delivery ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 18, 2020 6:13 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Forum for mayor candidates Saturday

A forum for Suffolk mayoral candidates will take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Living Waters Christian Center at 1226 White ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, September 18, 2020 3:59 pm

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Dozens of city roads affected by flooding

Several roads throughout Suffolk have flood-related roadway closures and high water. Conditions may change rapidly, so stay away while traveling. 1300 block Holland Road not ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 18, 2020 10:34 am

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VHSL: No sports before December

The Virginia High School League will not allow schools to resume sports until Dec. 7 after its Executive Committee voted unanimously to adopt a “Championships ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:36 pm

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Planners: Sign ordinance out of compliance

City planners told the Planning Commission that Suffolk’s sign ordinance is out of compliance and needs to be updated. “This is a result of recognizing ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:34 pm

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Rotary with a special delivery 

First responders and charity organizations received a special delivery for lunch on Thursday. The Rotary Club of Suffolk delivered 150 boxed meals from Holland’s Market ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:33 pm

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Western Tidewater under flash flood watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the Western Tidewater region, which will remain in effect through Friday evening. Four to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:39 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Subject shot by police identified as Windsor man

The subject in Wednesday evening’s officer-involved shooting in the Oakland community has been identified as Andrew Brock Jr., 30, of Windsor, according to a city ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:34 pm

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Walking by faith

A new way to help your physical and spiritual health is coming to Suffolk. Suffolk Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of North Broad ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:54 pm

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NSA: ‘No worries’ being back in school

Though Nansemond Suffolk-Academy students and teachers have made adjustments to their routines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most say they have no qualms about resuming ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:51 pm

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Four arrested in shooting incident

Suffolk Police have arrested four teens following their investigation into a shooting into an occupied residence that occurred earlier this year, according to a city ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:43 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Police officer uninjured after vehicle shot

A Suffolk Police Department officer was uninjured when the officer’s vehicle was shot at in the area of the 200 block of North Broad Street ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:47 pm

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School division to hire more custodians

Suffolk Public Schools will hire seven full time and a handful of part-time positions at a cost of about $475,000 as part of its efforts ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:14 pm

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Board votes to appeal FOIA decision

The Suffolk School Board has voted to appeal a Circuit Court decision that it and some of its members violated the Freedom of Information Act. Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:13 pm

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Suffolk club celebrates 125 years

The second oldest literary club in Virginia celebrated 125 years with an exhibit that barely had the chance to shine. Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:11 pm

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Suffolk Family YMCA takes part in Welcoming Week

Through Sept. 20, the Suffolk Family YMCA is free and open to the public as part of its Welcoming Week that began Sept. 12. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:10 pm

Editorials

Schedule your gift today

We know that sometimes we sound like a broken record on this page encouraging people to give blood, but it’s an important gift you can ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:09 pm

Columnists

Keep moving forward!

Have you ever wished that you could go back to a certain time in your life? A time when things were better? Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:08 pm

Columnists

Parental assistance required

By Nathan Rice Last year, a mother shared concerns about her child’s performance at school. She lamented some things about her daughter’s overall effort in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:07 pm

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CAPS BBQ is back

A delicious and convenient fundraiser is returning to Suffolk this weekend. The Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk is holding its fifth annual barbecue fundraiser from ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Monday, September 14, 2020 9:19 pm

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Pitchkettle Road realignment meeting scheduled

The city has scheduled a public meeting for the $7.7 million Pitchkettle Road realignment project, in which it will feature three potential design alternatives. The ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, September 14, 2020 9:18 pm

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A field day win

ForKids held its annual event to benefit the Suffolk and Western Tidewater areas on Monday. The annual ForKids golf tournament turned into a three-part, all-day ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Monday, September 14, 2020 9:17 pm

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Public comment policies clarified, reviewed

Reviewing proposed changes to policies on public speakers at its meetings, the Suffolk School Board received clarity on who would be allowed to speak during ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, September 14, 2020 9:16 pm