Christmas open house brings new customers

Christmas open house brings new customers

The annual Downtown Franklin Christmas Open House was on Saturday. Many of the community members enjoyed free carriage rides and shopping in the downtown businesses, ... Read more | Add your comment

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County approves Verizon tower

Like the planning commission before it, the Southampton County Board of Supervisors at Monday evening’s meeting unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Verizon Wireless ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Local church donates holiday meals  | Add your comment
  2. Supervisors refund taxes paid on nonexistent property  | Add your comment
  3. East Pavilion hosts annual Thanksgiving Lunch  | Add your comment

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Remembrances of Christmases past

What started out as a part-time holiday job for Donna Strother Deekens became a personal tradition that’s made a lasting impression on her life. For ... Read more | Add your comment

Behind the badge: Part IV

Behind the badge: Part IV

The purpose of this series has been to help the community understand what Franklin police officers experience on a regular basis and how the job ... Read more | Add your comment

Ken Byerly, former editor of The Tidewater News, dies

Ken Byerly, former editor of The Tidewater News in the late 50s and early 60s, and brother of longtime publisher Hanes Byerly, passed away on ... Read more | Add your comment

IOW’s Anne Seward resigns

Isle of Wight County Administrator Anne Seward resigned from her post at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Thursday night. She had been in her ... Read more | Add your comment

Behind the badge: Part III

Behind the badge: Part III

Recently, I participated in a ride-along with members of the Franklin Police Department during the day. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Drama Club heading to regionals  | Add your comment
  2. Carrsville Bulldogs send holiday cheer  | Add your comment
  3. Southampton FFA captures awards at state fair  | Add your comment
  4. Behind the badge: Part II  | Add your comment
  5. School board to review discipline policy  | Add your comment
  6. Fall festival brought business for local shops  | Add your comment
  7. Residents clean up future community center  | Add your comment
  8. Gas pump catches fire  | Add your comment
  9. Bronco Federal Credit Union hosts shop local promotion  | Add your comment
  10. Basketball clinic, workout sessions offered  | Add your comment
  11. Behind the badge: An inside look at the professional lives of the Franklin Police  | Add your comment
  12. Woman pleads guilty to mail fraud  | Add your comment
  13. Former Newsoms police chief files $1.32M lawsuit  | Add your comment
  14. Windsor man publishes novel, poems  | Add your comment
  15. VFW Post 4411 honors veterans  | Add your comment
  16. Fall Festival kicks off holiday events  | Add your comment
  17. He was there: Joe Q. Dickerson recalls landing at Normandy on D-Day  | Add your comment
  18. Branchville mayor picked from hat  | Add your comment
  19. Library will undergo upgrade  | Add your comment
  20. Windsor Hornets salute veterans  | Add your comment
  21. Congressman Forbes to visit area  | Add your comment
  22. Dealer sentenced in drug case  | Add your comment
  23. Franklin native to open new church in area  | Add your comment
  24. Newsoms Ruritans celebrate 70 years of service  | Add your comment
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    Isle of Wight Academy wins sixth state champsionship

    Isle of Wight Academy wins sixth state champsionship

    Luckily for Isle of Wight Academy, a football game has more than one half. Trailing 8-7 midway through Friday night’s VISAA Division IV state championship ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Broncos fall to Lunenburg Central  | Add your comment
    2. Franklin looks to advance in playoffs  | Add your comment
    3. Chargers on cusp of sixth title  | Add your comment


    Riverkeeper report: Riverkeeper double-stuff

    Riverkeeper report: Riverkeeper double-stuff

    This is a twofer report. Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 23rd Oct. through the 25th on the Blackwater below Franklin, then spent the ... Read more | Add your comment


    Business Expo huge success for many

    Business Expo huge success for many

    The 22nd Annual Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo was a success for not only the local business owners, but also for the community ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Christmas open house brings new customers  | Add your comment
    2. Grayson and Emma’s has all of your seasonal needs  | Add your comment


    Hot sunny days needed for cotton harvest

    Hot sunny days needed for cotton harvest

    Even with the sun shining now — finally — the water’s certainly not out of the fields yet. But all is not lost with this ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Upcoming forestry, wildlife field tours to showcase sustainable forestry  | Add your comment
    2. IOW Fair competition results announced  | Add your comment

    Our View

    Words of thanks aren’t enough

    Every year at this time, we like to put into writing the people, thing or things we are especially thankful for each year. While we ... Read more | Add your comment


    More than meets the eye

    Nine seconds of an argument between a coach and the commissioner of a local youth football ... Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    Post 73 calls on public to show support for law enforcement

    The Charles R. Younts American Legion Post 73 in Franklin wanted to let our community know that we stand behind our law enforcement officials of ... Read more | Add your comment


    Paris, Syria and living out of fear

    The goal of terrorists is to create fear. While different terrorist groups have different objectives and goals, they share the same method: instill fear in ... Read more | Add your comment