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Virginia’s 40th state park opens

New park in Gloucester County honors Nansemonds, other Virginia tribes Gov. Ralph Northam on April 16 celebrated the ... Read more | Add your comment

Talking about child abuse

In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the GFWC Junto Woman’s Club hosted a guest speaker at its ... Read more | Add your comment

Suffolk man wins $2M in Powerball

It was a Sunday morning, and Larry Baier had some big news for his wife when she woke ... Read more | Add your comment

Foodbank breaks ground on new branch, hub

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Western Tidewater ... Read more | Add your comment

BREAKING NEWS

Suffolk woman charged following stabbing

Suffolk Police arrested a woman following their investigation of a stabbing that occurred late in the evening on April 16 at a residence in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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NAACP letter details reasons for demanding Riddle, Crocker resign

Isle of Wight County’s NAACP chapter on April 16 sent a letter to Windsor town officials explaining in detail why they are calling for Police ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

BREAKING NEWS

Police investigate shooting

Suffolk Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Wednesday in the 600 block of East Washington Street.  Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:54 am

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FEMA offering help with COVID-19 funeral expenses

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering financial assistance with funeral expenses for deaths related to COVID-19. FEMA began accepting applications for aid April ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:44 pm

Editorials

J&J hiccup shouldn’t deter shot takers

The Western Tidewater Health District last week joined others in heeding the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:42 pm

Letters to the Editor

Scholarship deadlines approaching

To the editor: It is an exciting time for high school seniors, and the Suffolk Education Foundation wants to add to the excitement of 16 ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:41 pm

Letters to the Editor

Graduation plan hard on families

To the editor: It was announced at last week’s school board meeting that Lakeland High School will hold its graduation on June 9 at 9 ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:41 pm

Letters to the Editor

Supporting Rasoul in primary

To the editor: We are fortunate to have several progressive leaning Candidates in this year’s Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. For me, an independent, I ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:40 pm

Letters to the Editor

Garden Week events deserve support

To the editor: I think that supporting the Garden Week events would really do good to our community. I know some people do not actually ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:39 pm

COVID-19

State officials urging vaccines, vigilance 

As Virginia enters Phase 2 of its vaccination campaign and more than three million more state residents are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, April 19, 2021 8:22 pm

COVID-19

P.1 variant found in Virginia

Two cases of the P.1 variant of COVID-19 have been identified by the Virginia Department of Health, including one in the Eastern Region. The state ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, April 19, 2021 8:16 pm

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SPS staff to receive spring bonuses

Suffolk Public Schools staff will receive a second round of bonuses following unanimous School Board approval. The bonuses, approved by the board at its April ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, April 19, 2021 8:02 pm

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Camp calls on technology to improve baseball program

The kiddie pool used for ice baths is about as low-tech as the Paul D. Camp Community College baseball team will get. Most everything else ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, April 19, 2021 8:01 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Suffolk man dies in crash

A man died in a single-vehicle crash early Monday. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, April 19, 2021 9:23 am

BREAKING NEWS

NAACP letter details reasons for demanding Riddle, Crocker resign

Isle of Wight County's NAACP chapter on April 16 sent a letter to Windsor town officials explaining in detail why they are calling for Police ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, April 16, 2021 7:20 pm

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The Children’s Center receives grant

The Children’s Center, a local nonprofit organization, received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its Early Head Start Program. ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:16 pm

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Deadline approaches for sheriff’s scholarship

The Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Scholarship deadline is quickly approaching on May 1. The Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Scholarship focuses on providing opportunities for upstanding students in ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:14 pm

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Order of candidates for convention announced

The Republican Party of Virginia on Thursday announced the order of candidates that will appear on the ballot during the party’s May 8 state convention. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:13 pm

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Graduation ceremonies to be held outdoors

Graduation ceremonies at Lakeland, King’s Fork and Nansemond River high schools will be held outdoors in June, after drive-through ones were held last year earlier ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:12 pm

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JM Smucker to close, sell Suffolk facility

J.M. Smucker has announced that it will close and sell its Suffolk coffee manufacturing facility next spring. The inconspicuous announcement came at the end of ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:11 pm

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Suffolk Center receives technology grant

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts has virtually reinvented the arts during this pandemic to continue to provide a forum where diverse audiences can actively participate ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:09 pm

COVID-19

State vaccine eligibility to open for everyone 16 and up 

Anyone in Virginia age 16 and up will be eligible to get a free COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 18. This comes as about half of ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:08 pm

Editorials

The time is now

Thrust into national headlines, the usually quiet little Town of Windsor is struggling to cope with the repercussions of not only its police force pulling ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:03 pm

Columnists

Mayor: Help Windsor heal

April has been a tough month for the town of Windsor. Once a lawsuit was filed against two of our police officers, the world saw ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:01 pm

Columnists

Introducing Miss De Cline

By QuaWanna Bannarbie Let me introduce you to an acquaintance of mine. I’d be willing to bet that you may have already met. She hangs ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:01 pm

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SCCA welcomes new executive director

The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts welcomed its new executive director and CEO, Lorelei Costa, at the beginning of April.  Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:53 pm

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Interest meeting scheduled for tent revival

An interest meeting for the Rekindle Virginia Tent Revival is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 22, at Trinity Christian Church of Suffolk, 128 Franklin St.  Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:52 pm