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A Warrior’s spirit provides Rays with light

Brandon Lowe has always had a quiet determination on the field.  Read more | Add your comment

Reaching further to feed the need

A new truck will help a local nonprofit give food to the food insecure in Suffolk and surrounding ... Read more | Add your comment

Suffolk Police welcomes 15 new officers

Suffolk Police welcomed 15 new officers during a badge pinning ceremony Oct. 21 in the City Council chamber ... Read more | Add your comment

Groups hope oysters head to the reef balls

A reef ball is nothing like your typical ball, but if all goes well when they go into ... Read more | Add your comment

BREAKING NEWS

Split vote will keep most students home for first semester

A split vote among the Suffolk School Board will keep most students at home through the end of the first semester at the end of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jimmy LaRoue.

BREAKING NEWS

Police investigate robbery

Suffolk Police are investigating a commercial armed robbery that happened early Friday morning. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Editorials

Opportunity is knocking

The Suffolk Police Department welcomed 15 new officers to its ranks during a badge pinning ceremony Oct. 21 in the City Council Chamber at City ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 23, 2020 6:05 pm

Opinion

Character and values should matter

To the editor: Something inside keeps telling me to write this. Character and values should matter. While growing up, my family, friends, teachers and church ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, October 23, 2020 6:03 pm

Columnists

Personal protective equipment

Those who know me know that I am a fan of styling my hair in an afro. I truly believe it is a glorious display ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 23, 2020 6:02 pm

News

StrongWILL virtually pushed on

A local charity walk showed that there is strength even through distance. Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:55 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Police investigate undetermined death

Suffolk Police are currently investigating an undetermined death that happened on Hosier Road. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:36 pm

News

Council approves hazard pay for city employees

Suffolk City Council has approved providing hazard pay bonuses to city employees ranging from $250 to $2,000 that will go into their Oct. 30 paychecks.  Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:07 am

News

Council calls special meeting to appoint interim assessor

Suffolk City Council has called a special meeting for 11 a.m. Oct. 26 to discuss the appointment of an interim city assessor following the resignation ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:37 pm

News

Former Bennett’s Creek Pharmacy set to become church

The former Bennett’s Creek Pharmacy is set to become a house of worship after the Planning Commission gave its unanimous recommendation to a conditional use ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:04 pm

News

Call to find missing money

A virtual call event is planned to help Suffolk residents make sure they have the money owed to them. Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:03 pm

News

School supply giveaway planned 

Local sororities and fraternities are passing out school supplies to help with the unusual school year. Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:54 pm

Editorials

More animals on the road

Along with politics, another not-so-savory aspect of fall is that it’s prime season for animal-related vehicle collisions. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:30 pm

Letters to the Editor

Writer urges Milteer vote

To the editor: On Nov. 3, voters will cast their endorsements to multiple candidates for leadership for the future. As we assess the justifications for ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:29 pm

Columnists

They are learning

He aimed the blade toward the top of the pumpkin. I said, “Remember to cut the top at a slight angle, so the part you ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:28 pm

News

Boones to receive George Mason Award

The late Raymond H. “Ray” Boone Sr., founder of the Richmond Free Press, and Jean Patterson Boone, who has been publisher of the weekly newspaper ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:23 pm

News

Camp workforce leader earns Ph.D.

Angela Lawhorne’s son has never known his mom when she wasn’t a student. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:21 pm

News

Pretlow general counsel for electric co-ops

Joshua Pretlow Jr. of Suffolk has accepted an offer to become general counsel for the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives. It was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:19 pm

News

SSSEVA announces grant from TowneBank

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia in June announced the TowneBank Foundation as a founding member of the nonprofit organization’s newly established Leadership Circle. The Foundation ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:18 pm

News

Library pickup service continues

The Suffolk Public Library expanded its curbside pickup service hours earlier this month. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:16 pm

News

Northam announces appointments

Gov. Ralph Northam has recently announced the following appointments of Suffolk residents: Regina P. Brayboy, executive director of Healthy Suffolk, was appointed to the Christopher ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:14 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Fire extinguished at Friant facility

Suffolk Fire & Rescue units responded to a commercial structure fire in the 1000 block of Centerpoint Drive early Tuesday morning.    Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:18 am

News

A parade as prayer for long-time youth coach

The parade in honor of David Baker, known to many as Ko-Koo, was more like a prayer for a man of conviction who, by most ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, October 19, 2020 9:22 pm

News

Virginia lawmakers pass legislation to make Juneteenth a state holiday

By Sam Fowler Capital News Service Juneteenth has officially become a state holiday after lawmakers unanimously approved legislation during the Virginia General Assembly special session. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 19, 2020 8:16 pm

News

Partnering together to feed families

Suffolk businesses and organizations are coming together to hand out food to those in need. The U.S. Department of Agriculture started a program called Farmers ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Monday, October 19, 2020 8:14 pm

News

State First Lady visits Suffolk Head Start Center

After greeting Suffolk Head Start Center staff, Delegate Clinton Jenkins and state Sen. Louise Lucas, Virginia First Lady Pam Northam got to the heart of ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:53 pm

News

A ‘plein’ exhibit debuts at the Center

The Suffolk Cultural Arts Center partnered with the Suffolk Art League to display a new exhibit ‘In Plein Site’ through Dec. 19. Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:51 pm