Peanut truck overturns on Meherrin Road

Peanut truck overturns on Meherrin Road

Meherrin Road was closed for approximately nine hours on Monday afternoon as crews worked to fix a light pole and clean up peanuts after a ... Read more | Add your comment

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Bodies found in Southampton County identified

The two people found dead by a family member in a Southampton County home on Monday have been identified by the Southampton County Sheriff's Office. ... Read more | Add your comment

2 found dead in Southampton County

2 found dead in Southampton County

Two people were found dead by a family member in a Southampton County home on Monday afternoon. The bodies were discovered in the 22000 block ... Read more | Add your comment

Randy Forbes to leave 4th, run for 2nd Congressional District seat

On Monday at his new campaign headquarters in Virginia Beach, U.S. Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-4) announced he would leave his current congressional district and ... Read more | Add your comment

First Lady of Virginia to visit Cover 3

First Lady of Virginia to visit Cover 3

The First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, will be visiting the Cover 3 Foundation on Friday, Feb. 12, to take a tour and look at ... Read more | Add your comment

Cheatham, Burgess to run for re-election

Vice Mayor and Ward 1 representative Barry Cheatham and Ward 2 representative Benny Burgess have both announced their candidacy for re-election. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Public hearing, debris removal on council agenda  | Add your comment
  2. Date set for forgery case  | Add your comment
  3. Klondike challenges Boy Scouts to work as a team  | Add your comment
  4. Investigation leads to arrest on forgery charges  | Add your comment
  5. South Quay Baptist appoints interim pastor  | Add your comment
  6. Franklin woman pleads guilty to mail fraud  | Add your comment
  7. PETA to offer discounts on spay/neuter services  | Add your comment
  8. Juveniles detained for counterfeiting  | Add your comment
  9. Supreme Court rules new Congressional Districts to stay  | Add your comment
  10. School board asking for opinions on proposed budget  | Add your comment
  11. Boykins firefighters getting their ducks in a row for carnival  | Add your comment
  12. FSEDI plans Partners in Progress event  | Add your comment
  13. Virginia will once again allow out-of-state concealed carry permits  | Add your comment
  14. Windsor Duke leading pages for delegates  | Add your comment
  15. Sanford to run for mayor  | Add your comment
  16. Local gang leader sentenced to 8 years  | Add your comment
  17. Planning discusses CIP, 460, landscaping  | Add your comment
  18. Three local schools granted partial accreditation  | Add your comment
  19. County approves another Verizon tower near Sebrell  | Add your comment
  20. SPSA talks host agreement  | Add your comment
  21. Public invited to attend garden club event  | Add your comment
  22. Roadway projects receive green lights  | Add your comment
  23. Bill targets shooting in, across roads  | Add your comment
  24. Supervisors reappoint Dallas Jones as chairman  | Add your comment
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    Dragons too hot for Broncos

    The Franklin Broncos have been forced to play two games this week thanks to inclement weather earlier this season. The first pitted the Broncos against ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Cavaliers surge past Chargers  | Add your comment
    2. Bob Burke’s legacy remains deeply rooted at Chowan  | Add your comment
    3. ‘A program-changing win’  | Add your comment


    Riverkeeper report: Riverkeeper calls Franklin dump a festering eyesore

    Riverkeeper report: Riverkeeper calls Franklin dump a festering eyesore

    Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 30th through the 1st on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was high, fast and 37 degrees. Air ... Read more | Add your comment


    Land transfers

    SOUTHAMPTON County 1/1/2016-1/31/2016 Rudy Kokich to Rudy and Lori Kokich, 113 Carrie Drive, Franklin, $0. Silver Elder to Shelton B. Elder, 1701 South Street, Franklin, ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. What does it take to land a business prospect?  | Add your comment
    2. Land transfers  | Add your comment


    Low prices, weak demand, uncertain  macroeconomy making for challenging year

    Low prices, weak demand, uncertain macroeconomy making for challenging year

    National Cotton Council economists say 2016 will be another challenging year for the U.S. cotton industry — with low cotton prices, ample global stocks and ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Registration open for Virginia grain, soybean conference  | Add your comment
    2. County awaits governor’s OK for disaster designation  | Add your comment

    Our View

    Tommy Norment vs. The People

    It has been well documented that Majority Leader Tommy Norment (R-James City) holds a special contempt for members of the press. The ranking senator in ... Read more | Add your comment


    Super Bowl 50: The NFL vs CTE

    An estimated 189 million people are expected to watch Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, which pits ... Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    Accounting due on IOW storm water plan

    A recent article in a Richmond paper discussed The Storm Water Utility Plan being implemented in Chesterfield County in response to the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup. ... Read more | Add your comment


    A hidden treasure

    At breakfast, we tell Mrs. Mckenzie that we’re going to the gardens that she mentioned yesterday. She expands on the directions. It’s just out of ... Read more | Add your comment