Power restored to nearly everyone

Power restored to nearly everyone

Christina Brinker of O’Berry Church Road was elsewhere when the storm hit Western Tidewater on Thursday morning. Which is perhaps just as well. Read more  | 1 comment

Latest news

Challenger emerges for Forbes

Elliott G. Fausz, a democrat from Chesterfield County, has announced his candidacy to challenge Congressman Randy Forbes for Virginia’s 4th Congressional District seat. Read more  | 6 comments

  1. Public can comment on bridge  | 5 comments
  2. Former head librarian’s memory to go on at Franklin branch
  3. Some people don’t halt for buses  | 3 comments

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Fun event planned for children with disabilities

Children with disabilities will be treated to a day of fun and games on Saturday for the inaugural Summer-Time Blast 2014. At the same time, ... Read more

‘We need certainty’

C.W. Griffin, a former Wakefield mayor, took his chance to grill VDOT officials over the Route 460 project and ran with it Monday night. Read more  | 8 comments

Arraignment set for former IW edu. association leader

Another court date is set for a Smithfield woman charged with embezzling more than $43,200 from the Isle of Wight County Education Association, an organization ... Read more  | 2 comments

Children charmed by bats

Children charmed by bats

Being obsessed with all things flight, going to the Windsor Library’s Summer Reading program on Tuesday was a no-brainer. Read more  | 1 comment

Girl raises $501 to help children with cancer

Girl raises $501 to help children with cancer

Cooper Bass had a simple explanation why she opened up a lemonade stand this past Saturday. Read more  | 1 comment

  1. Chandler rehired as S.P. Morton principal  | 9 comments
  2. Concert to help Boykins family
  3. Lunch to cost an extra dime in Southampton public schools
  4. VDOT suggests 460 schedule  | 2 comments
  5. SOCO, IOW, Franklin students’ projects take to the sky
  6. Edna King renamed as school board chair  | 8 comments
  7. Kitten’s bite pains cat lover in more ways than one
  8. Franklin, Southampton approve utility study firms  | 4 comments
  9. Windsor man killed in car crash
  10. Mayor remarks on successful term, while resident is angry about power bill  | 6 comments
  11. Anglers cast out lures on Nottoway, bring back $700 for Area 29
  12. Gospel concert will also benefit scholarship
  13. Clinic receives donation from agricultural company
  14. Sheriff’s Office captures Southampton Meadows burglary suspect  | 6 comments
  15. Sheriff’s Office seeking information on burglary  | 6 comments
  16. Newsoms celebrates Fourth of July
  17. Companies work quickly to restore power
  18. Franklin students impact ‘Ocean Soup’  | 2 comments
  19. GFWC Sedley Woman’s Club thank veterans
  20. IWCS makes more staff changes
  21. Deerfield getting new health care provider
  22. Biker hurt in 58W accident
  23. Buckhorn Quarter families ride out straight-line winds
  24. Storm hits Capron; no one hurt  | 1 comment
  • Western Tidewater Living

  • Sports

    Area 29 encourages volunteers, athletes to join

    Area 29 encourages volunteers, athletes to join

    Area 29 Special Olympics is important to a lot of people for many reasons. While ultimately children and adults with intellectual disabilities do compete for ... Read more

    1. Future cheerleaders, football players enjoy youth camp
    2. Southampton Storm Fastpitch to begin 5th season
    3. Matching up with state’s best  | 1 comment


    Riverkeeper report: Leaving limb lines could lose you fish, gain a ticket

    Riverkeeper report: Leaving limb lines could lose you fish, gain a ticket

    Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 17-19 on the Nottoway below Hercules. The water was clear, normal and 82 degrees. Air temps ranged from ... Read more


    LOVE is coming back to town

    The Virginia Tourism Corporation will bring an oversized LOVE artwork to the Franklin-Southampton County Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 13, as part of a state and ... Read more

    1. Feridies in deal to be featured in overseas catalog
    2. Local Social Media guru schools IOW chamber business owners


    4-H camp is a success!

    The sound of splashing water. The smell of a campfire. The sight of kids learning and laughing. All of these filled the Airfield 4-H Center ... Read more

    1. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack proclaims National Farmers Market Week
    2. Virginia’s wheat yield up from June

    Our View

    Near misses

    In the short span of 14 days, Western Tidewater has had two significant confrontations with Mother Nature. The storm on July 10, which did most ... Read more


    A matter of perspective

    It was a structure built specifically to protect one from the elements and provide comfort for ... Read more

    Letters to the Editor

    Former patient praises treatment from hospital

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who were so wonderful to me when I recently went to Southampton Memorial Hospital ... Read more


    Retired military chaplain enjoying ‘a good and rewarding life’

    Retired Army Chaplain Basil “Buzz” Ballard and his wife, Grace, have traveled so much during their marriage that it’s difficult to remember exactly where their ... Read more

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