Welding star students

Welding star students

Two Windsor students recently traveled to Chesapeake to compete in the Skills USA (formerly VICA) state competition for welding, and one came away with a ... Read more

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Manry Rawls, Farmers Bank announce partnership

Two long-established businesses in Western Tidewater are partnering: Manry Rawls LLC and Farmers Bank. By arrangement, Farmer’s Bank has become part owner in Manry Rawls, ... Read more

  1. Politics and fish
  2. Teams collect more than 4,800 lbs. of litter  | 2 comments
  3. Electric rates could go up 5 percent  | 9 comments

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Property owner tearing down St. Regis building

The old St. Regis Paper Co. on Armory Drive in Franklin is to be demolished. Read more  | 3 comments

New ovens save time, make better food

New ovens save time, make better food

The Franklin City Public Schools are more efficient in the kitchens. Read more

Sheriff catches suspect after a foot chase

Two suspects are in jail following a car accident on Southampton Parkway near Medicine Springs Road. Read more

Residency, contents not regularly checked at county garbage sites

Earlier this week, staff at The Tidewater News visited eight of the 16 recycling and refuse collections sites in Southampton County. None of the attendants ... Read more  | 15 comments

Butterflies spread their wings to freedom

Butterflies spread their wings to freedom

Students and faculty in grades K through 4 at Riverdale Elementary School experienced a wonder of nature on Friday. That morning they assembled outside to ... Read more

  1. Museum exhibiting fossils  | 1 comment
  2. Forum covers hot topics
  3. Water flows to Holland
  4. Faire offers respite from modern age
  5. Come down home to learn how things used to be done
  6. Franklin gains a new son
  7. Tidewater News wins VPA Grand Sweepstakes  | 2 comments
  8. Assembly expected to work on budget this week
  9. Developers get chance to speak on stormwater ordinance
  10. Sedley woman still recovering from attack  | 5 comments
  11. Come on down!  | 2 comments
  12. McAuliffe talks roads, Medicaid  | 4 comments
  13. Norfolk Southern discontinues local line  | 9 comments
  14. Franklin High School dedicates track
  15. Franklin woman wants to give back
  16. National commander visits Post 73
  17. Waverly Lawrence receives tributes  | 1 comment
  18. IW home-school day set
  19. ­City reviews new USGS agreement
  20. Good behavior will erase charge of assault against supervisor  | 8 comments
  21. Franklin finance director gives budget update; city owes hospital  | 9 comments
  22. Teen Challenge Choir to perform at local church
  23. VBOE adopts memorandum of understanding for Franklin School Division  | 3 comments
  24. Children’s author Aaron Zenz visits Franklin youngsters
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  • Sports

    A near-perfect start

    He first thought something was weird in the fourth inning because none of his teammates would talk to him. Read more

    1. Southampton Storm Fastpitch to host inaugural Community Day
    2. Windsor defeats Greensville 12-5
    3. Franklin softball loses in Greensville


    Daniels, Boney win third bass tournament

    Daniels, Boney win third bass tournament

    This past Saturday was round three of the Three Rivers Bass Tournament Series. The tournament launched from Pea Hill Creek Landing on Lake Gaston. Read more


    Louann Gram makes quilting a friendly addiction

    Louann Gram makes quilting a friendly addiction

    Louann Gram finds comfort in quilting, especially lately as her workload has increased. She’s owned and operated Quilters ‘N’ Friends in Capron for nearly six ... Read more

    1. Farm Fresh pharmacy tech singled out for recognition
    2. Making first-class K9s  | 1 comment


    Extension service answers questions about pine economics

    Responding to calls about pine rotation, Neil Clark gave a presentation to several local farmers on Monday at the Southampton County Extension office in Courtland. ... Read more

    1. Governor announces grant to Montague Farms  | 3 comments
    2. Census of agriculture results tell story of unlimited potential in rural America  | 1 comment

    Our View

    Making room for new development

    The old St. Regis Paper Co. on Armory Drive in Franklin is scheduled to be torn down, and we share in the hope that land ... Read more


    Falling into the technological void

    On Tuesday, my heart skipped a beat. More accurately, several beats. I came home to find ... Read more

    Letters to the Editor

    Vote Vanless D. Worrell for mayor of Newsoms

    Vanless D. Worrell has worked with the Housing Department in Richmond to rehabilitate citizens’ homes in the town of Newsoms and Southampton County. Read more


    Capron principal has never been happier

    Dr. Allison Francis, the new principal and former teacher at Capron Elementary School, always knew she would become a teacher, even though she did not ... Read more

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