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City declares state of emergency ahead of storm

Suffolk City Manager Patrick Roberts declared a state of emergency ahead of a tropical storm that was expected ... Read more | Add your comment

Isaias threatens Hampton Roads

Tropical Storm Isaias will bring wind, rain and some minor to moderate coastal flooding and river flooding to ... Read more | Add your comment

Hospitals report increased cases, but shortages in supplies, personnel

Hospital administrators reported staffing and supply shortages that are putting strains on testing and treating people for COVID-19 ... Read more | Add your comment

Preventing erosion, helping oysters

New project will accomplish two important goals in Nansemond River A new project on the Nansemond River aims ... Read more | Add your comment

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Region faces heavy rain, high winds from Isaias

Suffolk is in the crosshairs of where the higher rainfall amounts and stronger wind speeds are expected to meet as the city and surrounding area ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jimmy LaRoue.

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Initial unemployment claims on rise

Most areas of Western Tidewater and South Hampton Roads, along with Suffolk, have seen rises in seasonally-adjusted initial unemployment claims for the past five weeks. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jimmy LaRoue.

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Tornado warning expires

The National Weather Service in Wakefield issued a tornado warning for the southeastern city of Suffolk and some surrounding areas until 12:45 a.m. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:38 am

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Hospitals report increased cases, but shortages in supplies, personnel

Hospital administrators reported staffing and supply shortages that are putting strains on testing and treating people for COVID-19 while cases increase across Hampton Roads, though ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, August 3, 2020 9:58 pm

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City manager declares state of emergency

Suffolk City Manager Patrick Roberts has declared a state of emergency in advance of impacts from Hurricane Isaias. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 4:37 pm

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Isaias causes cancellations, delays

Closures and delays have been announced for Tuesday as the region faces Tropical Storm Isaias. This list will be updated. Suffolk Transit will operate on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 2:11 pm

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Area under Tropical Storm Warning

The area is now under a Tropical Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service Wakefield. The warning means tropical storm conditions are expected within ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:49 pm

Editorials

Prepare now for storms

As awful as 2020 has been, there was little doubt that a tropical system or two would come along to complicate our already chaotic circumstances ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 31, 2020 9:28 pm

Letters to the Editor

Prevent collective bargaining

To the editor: Among proposals for policing reform recently released by the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus, there is one glaring omission: Prevent destructive Collective Bargaining ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, July 31, 2020 9:27 pm

Columnists

Across that bridge

By QuaWanna Bannarbie Since Friday, July 17, 2020, our news and social media feeds have been sporadically reminding us of the lives of two great ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 31, 2020 9:26 pm

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Region could feel impacts from Isaias

It may be early in the hurricane season, but it’s time to get your plans ready. The National Weather Service’s Wakefield office is tracking Hurricane ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, July 31, 2020 9:18 pm

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A Q&A on police tactics

Editor’s Note: After the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and protests that turned violent in many areas of the country, the News-Herald sat ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Friday, July 31, 2020 9:17 pm

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Obici sees increase in cases, still offers all services

While it is seeing more COVID-19 cases, a Sentara Obici Hospital official said it is well equipped to handle them and other patients who have ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, July 31, 2020 9:13 pm

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Agriculture committee collects food

The Nansemond County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee collected several boxes of food and some cash donations during a food drive last week. Committee members were ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Friday, July 31, 2020 9:12 pm

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Governor declares state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Isaias

Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Isaias, which is expected to impact parts of coastal Virginia starting ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 31, 2020 5:51 pm

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Virginia could feel impacts from Isaias

The likelihood that Hampton Roads will see effects of Hurricane Isaias increased Thursday and Friday as the storm crossed the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Friday, July 31, 2020 11:18 am

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Virginia could feel impacts from Isaias

The likelihood that Hampton Roads will see effects of Tropical Storm Isaias increased Thursday as the storm crossed the Dominican Republic and Haiti and took ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:35 pm

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Two displaced in fire

Two people were displaced from their home on Woodlawn Drive due to a fire on Thursday morning. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:49 pm

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Special board meeting called for reopening plan

The Suffolk School Board will hold an emergency meeting on the division’s fall reopening plans for the upcoming school year Aug. 6 at City Hall, ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:37 pm

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Library designers hold virtual presentation

Designers of the new downtown library held a second virtual community meeting to get public input on what citizens want in a facility. Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:20 pm

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Police investigate Tuesday evening shooting

Suffolk Police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday evening. Officers responded to a call of shots fired at 8:47 p.m., according to a city ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:20 pm

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Governor cracks down on 757

Limits on gatherings, alcohol sales and restaurant hours are among the restrictions Gov. Ralph Northam will put into place in Hampton Roads, including Suffolk, beginning ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:26 pm

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A Q&A on police tactics

Editor’s Note: After the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and protests that turned violent in many areas of the country, the News-Herald sat ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:00 pm

Editorials

Hoping for the best

Just like whatever the ultimate plan is for school itself, the plan announced Monday by the Virginia High School League for sports and other extracurricular ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:54 pm

Columnists

Pray until something happens

By Joseph Perry How much time are you putting in prayer? I hear so many people say, If there were ever a time to pray, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:53 pm

Columnists

Consider the side effects

By Nathan Rice I have to have my blood taken every few months, so I’m familiar with the process. I arrive prepared with my right ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:52 pm

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VHSL opts for condensed seasons

The high school sports landscape will see a marked shift for the upcoming school year, as the Virginia High School League has adopted new return-to-play ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, July 27, 2020 10:18 pm