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Summer reading program hosts grand finale

Summer reading program hosts grand finale

The Walter Cecil Rawls Branch of the Blackwater Regional Library celebrated the end of its annual summer reading program on Wednesday. Read more | Add your comment

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The rise to stardom was quick for Racheal Lynn Woodward, better known by her stage name Raelynn. The 21-year-old country music singer was a contestant ... Read more | Add your comment

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Arrest made in Southampton County meth bust

Authorities have made an arrest in connection with Thursday afternoon's methamphetamine bust near Boykins. Mitchell Thomas Lowe, of 30437 Tuckers Drive, was taken into custody ... Read more | Add your comment

Jail to make money-saving upgrades

The Western Tidewater Regional Jail will begin updates next month to make the facility more energy efficient at no cost to the local governments that ... Read more | Add your comment

Probation visit reveals meth lab in Boykins

Probation visit reveals meth lab in Boykins

A probation officer conducting a residential check of an offender on Thursday afternoon revealed a one-pot methamphetamine apparatus inside a Boykins Manor mobile home. Read more | Add your comment

State police seek help to ID car in area hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a hit-and-run that occurred on Route 258 in front of the Southampton Mobile Home Park in the early morning hours ... Read more | Add your comment

North Carolina man arrested on attempted murder charge in Franklin

A man from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, is in custody after being arrested on a charge of attempted murder on Tuesday in Franklin. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Treasurer’s office earns accreditation again  | Add your comment
  2. King reappointed to chair  | Add your comment
  3. Powwow attracts large audience  | Add your comment
  4. Newport News felon arrested for firearm possession  | Add your comment
  5. Supervisors discuss personnel appointments  | Add your comment
  6. Southampton budget allows for five new school buses  | Add your comment
  7. Drop out recovery program proposed  | Add your comment
  8. J.P. King offers unique summer school program  | Add your comment
  9. Ivor teacher retires after 44 years  | Add your comment
  10. Sheriff seeks burglary suspects  | Add your comment
  11. Local rescue organization saves dogs from euthanasia  | Add your comment
  12. VDOT closes one road, opens another  | Add your comment
  13. Joy the Clown’s magic show amazes young library patrons  | Add your comment
  14. Southampton Sheriff seeks lottery burglar  | Add your comment
  15. Gang leaders get day in court  | Add your comment
  16. Medical helicopter makes precautionary landing in Southampton County  | Add your comment
  17. Past IWCS chairman charged with grand larceny  | Add your comment
  18. Cheroenhaka Indians to host powwow  | Add your comment
  19. Firefighters’ petition remains unresolved  | Add your comment
  20. Broncos win VHSL Sportsmanship Award  | Add your comment
  21. Downtown Franklin business owners concerned about future  | Add your comment
  22. Arrest made in heroin, weapons trafficking investigation  | Add your comment
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    Newsoms 16U wins the 2015 county title

    Newsoms 16U wins the 2015 county title

    The Newsoms 16U softball team won the postseason tournament with a win over Wakefield on June 25. Newsoms also won the regular season title with ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Franklin Parks and Rec to put on youth kickball league  | Add your comment
    2. Broncos look to dedicate all-star game to lost teammate  | Add your comment
    3. Participants migrate back to area for ‘Loving it now!’ FHS track golf tournament  | Add your comment


    Summer Super Jam youth attend Kiwanis fishing clinic

    Summer Super Jam youth attend Kiwanis fishing clinic

    The 15th Kiwanis Regional Fishing Clinic was held on Tuesday at Buckroe Beach Fishing Pier in Hampton. Read more | Add your comment


    Parking increased downtown

    Parking increased downtown

    Public parking in Downtown Franklin has been increased recently with additional plans in the works. Read more | Add your comment

    1. Chamber presents scholarship to SHS grad  | Add your comment
    2. Land Transfers  | Add your comment


    Watermelons ripe and ready for picking

    This week marks the start of harvest season for Virginia watermelon growers. Read more | Add your comment

    1. National FFA Scholarship awarded to local student  | Add your comment
    2. Black-light trapping shows low numbers for pests  | Add your comment

    Our View

    Parents: Teachers need your help, too

    For elementary school children everywhere, the end of the library’s summer reading program signals the beginning of the end. Even though it’s the start of ... Read more | Add your comment


    Profiting off tragedies

    Today’s news media love to inundate their viewers and readers with stories of the various murders, ... Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    A good work ethic is a valuable trait

    Having recently visited two companies that provide employment in Isle of Wight, I came away thankful for their presence. Both the International Paper Fluff Plant ... Read more | Add your comment


    Living inspired lives

    Every time I pick up the Bible, there are different pieces of the stories of scripture that jump out to me. I am regularly impressed ... Read more | Add your comment