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Sweet 16 honk-a-thon

One Suffolk teen celebrated her Sweet 16 birthday in unusual style on Monday — at home. Molly Brennan’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Businessmen team up for giveaway

Local businessman LeOtis Williams, who owns a lawn service and investment company with headquarters on Old East Pinner ... Read more | Add your comment

Lakeland hoopsters help feed children

The coronavirus pandemic may have taken away the chance for Lakeland High School’s boys’ basketball team to win ... Read more | Add your comment

Get pet help at Suffolk Humane Society

The Suffolk Humane Society office at 412 Kings Fork Road is assisting pet owners during the coronavirus pandemic ... Read more | Add your comment

News

‘Love Local, Buy Suffolk’

This week, the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association is partnering with Virginia Tourism Corporation to promote “Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Take Out Week.” According ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alex Perry.

News

Suffolk couple recovering

Likely COVID-19 patients say they are on the mend A Suffolk couple who likely had COVID-19 say they are on the mend after being sick ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tracy Agnew.

BREAKING NEWS

COVID-19 cases increase 18 percent

Virginia saw an 18-percent increase in total confirmed cases of COVID-19 from Tuesday to Wednesday. There are now 1,484 cases. There have been 208 hospitalizations ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:16 pm

Editorials

Taking the good with the bad

It seems each new day brings more reminders about the upside-down, uncertain world we are now living in. Virtually everyone’s lives and livelihoods have been ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:50 pm

Columnists

Virus reveals character

By Dr. Dan Lufkin It is strange to think that just a few short weeks ago, most of us had never heard the term “social ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:18 pm

Columnists

Helping teens in uncertainty

By Nathan Rice My first thought when the coronavirus caused the closure of schools, the depletion of store shelves, and an order to stay away ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:16 pm

Nansemond River

Giles, Fatherly earn top SNH winter honors

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Alivia Giles and Nansemond River High School’s Justin Fatherly both earn the Suffolk News-Herald Winter Player of the Year honors. The winter season ... Read more

by Niqko Marshall, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:58 pm

King's Fork

Strong year for Suffolk basketball

It was a remarkable year for high school basketball for the city of Suffolk. With the boys and girls combined, Suffolk came away with some ... Read more

by Niqko Marshall, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:55 pm

News

ACCESS still helping college-bound students

During a time of uncertainty and disappointment for a lot of high school seniors, the ACCESS College Foundation wants students to know it’s still available ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:49 pm

News

Brief council meeting follows guidelines

Just over three months ago, the Suffolk City Council held regular meetings that were filled to capacity and overflowed into the hallway of City Hall. ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:46 pm

News

Drive-through testing closed

Sentara Healthcare announced on Tuesday that its COVID-19 drive-through screening and testing sites are closed until further notice. The community update on Tuesday states that ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:44 pm

BREAKING NEWS

COVID-19 cases rise more than 22 percent

The state of Virginia now has 1,250 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the latest number released by the Virginia Department of Health on Tuesday ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:47 am

News

Suffolk man charged in Saturday incidents

A Suffolk man has been charged with a raft of felonies in an early-morning incident on Saturday. The incident started with reports of shots fired ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 10:17 pm

News

Division rolls out learning plan

With schools closed for the rest of the academic year, Suffolk Public Schools Superintendent Dr. John B. Gordon III has rolled out the division’s learning ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, March 30, 2020 10:16 pm

News

Four new local cases reported

The Western Tidewater Health District has four new cases of COVID-19 from over the weekend and Monday. Two new cases of COVID-19 are reported in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 10:14 pm

News

COVID-19 Stay at Home FAQ

Q: Will I still be allowed to go outside? A: Yes. Though city playgrounds are closed, many other amenities at city parks are open. People ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 10:14 pm

News

Governor orders Virginians to stay home

In an unprecedented measure, Gov. Ralph Northam told Virginia residents they must stay at home until at least June 10 for all but their most ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, March 30, 2020 10:13 pm

News

Giving blood and staying connected

Community Church hosted an American Red Cross blood drive on Monday at its Suffolk campus on Holland Road. People scheduled their appointments to give blood ... Read more

by Alex Perry, Monday, March 30, 2020 10:12 pm

News

Two charged in fraud case

One Newport News man is in custody, and another is being sought, after an investigation into fraud. Christopher Phillips, 24, of the 4400 block of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 10:10 pm

Editorials

Please stay home

Gov. Ralph Northam has been excessively clear in press conferences for more than two weeks now: stay at home. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 9:47 pm

Letters to the Editor

Don’t forget high school seniors

To the editor: My name is Jack Van Straten, and I’m a senior at King’s Fork High School. The changes being made to keep people ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Monday, March 30, 2020 9:47 pm

Letters to the Editor

It’s our job to do our part

To the editor: COVID-19 has taken over how we live our day-to-day lives. Businesses are shutting down left and right, and people are now living ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Monday, March 30, 2020 9:46 pm

Columnists

We’re not going to be afraid

By Joseph Perry Psalm 27:1-6 Have you ever been in a hazardous or dangerous situation in life and it had you wondering if you would ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 9:45 pm

News

Treasurer, Commissioner still serving public

Although city offices are closed to the public for the foreseeable future, the Treasurer’s Office and Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office want citizens and business ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 9:17 pm

News

Virginia cases top 1,000

Virginia surpassed 1,000 total cases of COVID-19 in Monday morning’s report from the Virginia Department of Health. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 10:26 am

News

COVID-19 cases statewide rise 20 percent

The number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia went up 20 percent from Saturday to Sunday. Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:03 pm

News

Western Tidewater Health District reports death from COVID-19

The Western Tidewater Health District is reporting its first death related to COVID-19. Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:49 pm