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Reaching out to the community 

Another vaccine clinic was held to make sure no corner of Suffolk is left behind in the push ... Read more | Add your comment

Church donates school supplies

After an unusual year, a Suffolk church resumed its annual back to school donations. West End Baptist Church ... Read more | Add your comment

Amazon near ready to open, other projects moving forward

The second-largest building in the state will be primed and ready to be operational by late September or ... Read more | Add your comment

Thanking those who keep Suffolk safe

On a beautiful Friday afternoon, a local church took the time to show appreciation to the city’s first ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19

Region’s hospitals stretched thin in Delta wave

Some non-emergency surgeries at Sentara Obici to be postponed On any given day at any of Sentara Healthcare’s seven Hampton Roads hospitals, including at Obici ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jimmy LaRoue.

News

Council approves Hillpoint Farms changes

Part of the site of the former Nansemond River Golf Course will be the site of 195 homes following a unanimous vote Sept. 15 by ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jimmy LaRoue.

BREAKING NEWS

Man injured in shooting

Suffolk Police are investigating a shooting that happened Friday evening. Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 17, 2021 10:37 pm

COVID-19

Health district organizes free testing

The Virginia Department of Health and the city of Suffolk will be providing free COVID-19 testing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 17, 2021 7:14 pm

News

EVMS project targets diabetes in Western Tidewater

Eastern Virginia Medical School is launching a major effort to target diabetes in Western Tidewater — a largely rural area where the disease is a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 17, 2021 7:13 pm

Columnists

Wrobleski ‘choosing faith over fear’

By Brandon Wrobleski I hope the chapter of history in which strangers question each other’s manhood over personal health decisions is ending. I know COVID ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 17, 2021 7:08 pm

Editorials

Take advantage of early voting

Early in-person voting has begun in Suffolk and across Virginia, and we urge people to take advantage of this relatively new opportunity if they like. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 17, 2021 7:07 pm

Letters to the Editor

Line dancing is a great activity

To the editor: I am writing to you regarding the article you wrote published on Sept. 12 titled “Exercising bodies and minds.” I love this ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, September 17, 2021 7:06 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Man dies in Whaleyville crash

A Suffolk man has died following a two-vehicle crash on Whaleyviille Boulevard Thursday afternoon.  Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 17, 2021 11:24 am

News

Helping those with sickle cell disease

September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month, and a local activist is making sure those fighting this silent disease have the blood donations they need. ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:26 pm

COVID-19

VDH develops vaccination verification tool

The Virginia Department of Health has added QR codes to the state’s COVID-19 vaccination records, allowing people to show proof of being vaccinated with a ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:24 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Two injured in crash

Two men were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on Whaleyville Boulevard on Thursday afternoon. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 16, 2021 3:17 pm

News

City to get new broadband provider

A new broadband provider from the Shenandoah Valley aims to provide connections for city residents.  Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:54 pm

News

Workforce Development Center reopens

The Suffolk Workforce Development Center reopened to the public earlier this month following about 18 months of being closed due to the pandemic. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:53 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Two injured in North Main Street crash

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to a two-vehicle accident that occurred Tuesday evening in the 600 block of North Main Street at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 10:51 pm

COVID-19

SPS dealing with increased COVID-19 cases, outbreaks

The first week of school has seen a record number of COVID-19 cases for Suffolk Public Schools and two confirmed outbreaks. There were 27 cases ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:26 pm

News

Police investigate weapon report at NRHS

The Suffolk Police Department responded to Nansemond River High School on Tuesday for a sighting of a weapon. City spokeswoman Diana Klink stated Suffolk Police ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:25 pm

News

In-person absentee voting set to begin

In-person absentee voting will begin Sept. 17 for the upcoming general election and is available in the Suffolk voter registration office at 440 Market St. ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:23 pm

News

Crashes impact I-664 Tuesday morning

Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to a three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on the northbound Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel involving a pick-up truck and two passenger vehicles. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:22 pm

News

Shrimp Feast tickets available now

Tickets for Shrimp Feast are on sale now and selling fast. During the annual Suffolk Peanut Fest, Shrimp Feast will be held from 3 to ... Read more

by Rachel Austin, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:22 pm

Editorials

New project highly anticipated

The reported development planned at the site of a former Lowe’s store on Godwin Boulevard will be a good one for the city. The News-Herald ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:19 pm

Letters to the Editor

What’s the big deal about vaccines?

To the editor: I am writing in response to the letter by Mr. William Lane in Friday’s paper. I am a 20-year-old student that works ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:18 pm

Columnists

Discipline is still needed

By Nathan Rice The basketball hoop at the gym had been lowered to allow the kids a better chance to make a basket. Ten feet ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:18 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Police investigate shootings

Suffolk Police are investigating shooting incidents that occurred Sunday evening in the area of Magnolia Drive and Camellia Drive, according to a city press release. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 13, 2021 10:06 pm

News

Taste draws a crowd

A beautiful day drew hundreds of people to downtown Suffolk for a street festival focused on good eats and drinks. Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Monday, September 13, 2021 10:01 pm

News

Suffolk Fire Department gets $3.4 million for pay for new firefighters

Suffolk Fire & Rescue will receive $3.41 million over the next three years from a federal program that will allow it to hire 18 new ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, September 13, 2021 9:44 pm

News

Pair sentenced in bestiality case

A Suffolk pair has now been sentenced on charges of crimes against nature and cruelty to animals. Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Monday, September 13, 2021 9:43 pm