Church member busy making clothes for African children

Church member busy making clothes for African children

Because Kathleen Grizzard started learning to sew about 80 years ago, there are more children in Africa today who have new clothes. Read more | Add your comment

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Crossing out the First Amendment?

When Teri Zurfluh approached the podium at a recent Franklin City Public School Board meeting to talk about the importance of the system’s gifted program, ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Transportation secretary speaks on 460 alternative  | Add your comment
  2. Hayden project set to break ground  | Add your comment
  3. Sinkholes discovered near Turner Tract  | Add your comment

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SoCo applies for grant to fix Newsoms’ draining, housing issues

With nearly the entire population of Newsoms in attendance to show their support, the Southampton County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an application for the ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin robotics pulls off come-from-behind victory

Franklin robotics pulls off come-from-behind victory

The No. 2 seed FIRST Robotics alliance was well on its way to winning the first round of the Richmond Regional, when the Franklin High ... Read more | Add your comment

Southampton County adjusts zoning ordinance

After several months of planning and public hearings, the Southampton County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the revision of the county’s current zoning ordinances on ... Read more | Add your comment

McAuliffe voices faith in 460

In Norfolk on Tuesday to announce a wind energy project, Gov. Terry McAuliffe expressed faith the latest U.S. Route 460 plan would meet the project’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin restaurateur and icon, Fred Rabil, dies

Franklin restaurateur and icon, Fred Rabil, dies

Those close to Fred Rabil would say that he is Franklin, Virginia. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Standing strong, standing bald  | Add your comment
  2. Riverkeeper needs boaters for Clean Rivers Day  | Add your comment
  3. Franklin wants to ‘level playing field’ in college admissions  | Add your comment
  4. IWCS board keeps Newport seat open for applicants  | Add your comment
  5. Good Company to perform eclectic American set  | Add your comment
  6. Ivor Fire Department gun bash  | Add your comment
  7. Students campaign to kick ‘R’ word out of Southampton schools  | Add your comment
  8. Speakers urge teacher raises at IWCS budget hearing  | Add your comment
  9. FCPS outlines house map for success  | Add your comment
  10. Project Plant It!  | Add your comment
  11. Freemasonry in Southampton County  | Add your comment
  12. IOW public can comment on school budget  | Add your comment
  13. Franklin Robotics team headed to first regional  | Add your comment
  14. Chairman resigns from IWCS School Board  | Add your comment
  15. City prepares to take block grant to next level  | Add your comment
  16. Solar power company to relocate to Greensville County  | Add your comment
  17. Councilman: utility bills high despite lack of presence  | Add your comment
  18. Sheriff announces re-election plan  | Add your comment
  19. Windsor votes to make rough places plain  | Add your comment
  20. Southampton student named Junior Beta Club State President  | Add your comment
  21. Chairman resigns from IWCS School Board  | Add your comment
  22. Alleged rape reported near Courtland  | Add your comment
  23. Southampton schools will not revise grading policy  | Add your comment
  24. Windsor Weekly premieres this month  | Add your comment
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    Windsor track team takes bronze at home meet

    Windsor track team takes bronze at home meet

    Hosting Greensville, Park View and Southampton, both Windsor High School boys and girls track teams were able to earn enough points for a bronze medal. ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Franklin Broncos host season’s first track meet  | Add your comment
    2. Lady Dukes overpower Franklin netters  | Add your comment
    3. Lady Raiders pick up dramatic win  | Add your comment

    Outdoors

    Riverkeeper Report: Join the Blackwater Flotilla

    Riverkeeper Report: Join the Blackwater Flotilla

    Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 15th through the 17th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was high, fast and 50 degrees. Air ... Read more | Add your comment

    Business

    Bradshaw Building dedicated

    Bradshaw Building dedicated

    The Bradshaw Building and its resident businesses on North Main Street in downtown Franklin were dedicated last week with the cutting of a ribbon, speaking ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Local nursing homes among state’s best  | Add your comment
    2. Whitley’s Bar-B-Que undergoing renovations  | Add your comment

    Agribusiness

    Many factors to consider when growing pumpkins

    Many factors to consider when growing pumpkins

    Agriculture in Western Tidewater is more than just corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans. Many farmers also cultivate other crops such as strawberries, sweet corn and ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Virginia peanut yield sets national record in 2014  | Add your comment
    2. Seed Survivor puts fun in lessons on plant life  | Add your comment

    Our View

    Robotics team proves program’s worth

    Although we’ve editorialized before about the Franklin High School robotics program, we don’t mind singing their praises again from time to time. We’re not completely ... Read more | Add your comment

    Columns

    One, two, three a week

    Despite the city label, Franklin is a small town. It’s easy to run into people you ... Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    Who will have the courage to stop the alternative 460?

    Anyone who has followed the Alternative Route 460 project would have to agree that from start to present it has been a “Comedy of Errors.” ... Read more | Add your comment

    Lifestyles

    A time for community

    When we think about prayer, most people picture a solitary person seeking God. Maybe that person is kneeling at a bedside or in a church ... Read more | Add your comment

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