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Stomping out isolation 

Girls on the Run is changing its program to allow girls to meet together again safely.  Read more | Add your comment

Young making the most of opportunity at Hampton

Nylah Young may have been a two-time All-State selection and Southeastern District Player of the Year while at ... Read more | Add your comment

Railroad looking into crossing gate errors

The railroad crossing gates on North Main Street have faced technical problems on multiple occasions within the last ... Read more | Add your comment

Tower 112 now under new ownership

One of Main Street’s landmarks has been sold to a new owner. On Feb. 25, Ralph Nahra, the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Census delays could push back November elections

November elections in Suffolk and throughout the state could be pushed back due to delays with the Census Bureau as it announced recently that data ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Camp baseball splits games in Myrtle Beach trip

The Camp Community College baseball team split four games on its trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.  Read more | Add your comment

by Jimmy LaRoue.

BREAKING NEWS

No injuries reported after crash

No injuries were reported as a result of a six-vehicle accident Thursday morning. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:50 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Police make arrest in child abuse investigation

Suffolk Police have arrested a man following a child abuse investigation that began more than a year ago, according to a city press release. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:00 pm

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Three injured in crash

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to a four-vehicle accident that occurred on Route 58 Westbound near the landfill on Wednesday afternoon. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:36 pm

Columnists

Camp celebrates golden anniversary

By Teresa Beale “We give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened.” — mission statement of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:45 pm

Columnists

A call to the descendants of the maroons

By Tonya S. Swindell A unique story in our nation’s history sheds light on a surprising mystery that happened locally during the difficult days of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:45 pm

Editorials

Know your flood risk

Gov. Ralph Northam has declared March 14-20 as Virginia Flood Awareness Week, and it comes at quite an opportune time this year. First of all, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:44 pm

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Raising money to help kids’ mental health

With a pandemic, illness and everyday life worries, a local fundraising group is doing what they can to improve children’s mental health. The Esprit de ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:41 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Two men injured in late-night shooting

Suffolk Police are investigating a shooting that happened Monday evening and injured two men. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:51 am

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Suffolk City Attorney moves to the bench

Helivi Holland has been both a prosecutor, a defense attorney and a city attorney among the jobs in her career.  Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:38 pm

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Police investigate shooting involving juvenile

Suffolk Police are investigating a shooting involving a male juvenile that happened Monday evening. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:27 pm

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School Board, Story settle FOIA case

The Suffolk School Board and the member who sued it — again — have reached a settlement in a second Freedom of Information Act case. ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, March 1, 2021 8:37 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Homicide suspect arrested

Suffolk Police and a joint operation of other agencies took a homicide suspect into custody on Saturday. Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, February 27, 2021 11:37 am

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Southampton Parkway pursuits lead to arrests

A Suffolk man has been charged following a Feb. 25 high speed chase down Southampton Parkway. According to Maj. Camden Cobb, spokesman for the Southampton ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:36 pm

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Winter storms create a greater need for blood donations

After winter storms swept across the nation, including parts of Virginia, the American Red Cross needs blood donations. Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:11 pm

COVID-19

COVID-19 patients keeping area ICUs busy

In a normal year, about five million people are admitted into hospital intensive care units, and on average, they are about two-thirds full, according to ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:06 pm

Columnists

More budget season distractions 

By Dr. Judith Brooks-Buck An opinion written in the Suffolk News-Herald titled “Johnson a dangerous consideration for the board” (by Miller Cary, Feb. 21) surfaced ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 5:59 pm

Columnists

Celebrating Black history

By Chris Quilpa Black History Month, ending today, is a month-long event to honor and recognize the many accomplishments of African Americans who have made ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 5:58 pm

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Giveaway at Suffolk Christian Church rescheduled

Suffolk Christian Church has postponed a clothing and coat giveaway set for this weekend due to weather. This giveaway was originally scheduled to be held ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:23 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Man arrested following domestic assault, carjacking

A Suffolk man has been charged with carjacking, malicious wounding and grand larceny after an altercation with a family member ended with him stealing her ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 1:12 pm

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Man indicted in homicide

Suffolk Police are still seeking the public’s assistance in locating Keishon Aljamonte Robinson, 25, of Suffolk, on outstanding charges related to the Feb. 6 homicide ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:50 pm

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Superintendent introduces $193.8 million budget 

Superintendent Dr. John B. Gordon III’s proposed fiscal year 2021-2022 budget of $193.8 million would be a nearly 7% increase over the current budget, but ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, February 26, 2021 1:17 am

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School Board appoints former mayor Johnson to Sleepy Hole Borough seat

The Suffolk School Board has appointed former mayor Linda Johnson to fill the Sleepy Hole Borough seat on an interim basis.  Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:14 pm

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Greater Sweet Beulah puts together a history book

Greater Sweet Beulah Apostolic Church is putting together a biography of the church’s history. The biography is called “Greater Sweet Beulah Apostolic Church Black History ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:11 pm

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January grand jury indicts 51

The Suffolk grand jury in January handed down 189 indictments against 51 defendants. The full grand jury report is below:   Sandra D. Adams Turner ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:52 pm

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Educating about HBCUs

A new book has been published to teach kids about HBCUs. “Why an HBCU?” is a children’s book written by Suffolk author Dr. Kawanna Ward ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:51 pm