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Man drowns in Boykins

BOYKINS The accidental drowning of a Boykins man occurred in a body of water off of Burnt Reed Road on Monday afternoon. This was confirmed ... Read more

6 days ago by Stephen Cowles.

Franklin school employee tests positive

FRANKLIN A staff member of the Franklin City Public School Division has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to FCPS Superintendent Dr. Tamara ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

VHSL opts for condensed seasons

By Jimmy LaRoue Suffolk News-Herald COURTLAND The high school sports landscape will see a marked shift for the upcoming school year, as the Virginia High ... Read more

6 days ago by Contributor.

Northam announces $70M Rebuild VA economic recovery fund

Grants of up to $10K will be awarded to approximately 7,000 applicants HAMPTON Governor Ralph Northam today announced $70 million for small businesses and nonprofit ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Still too darn hot

Heat advisory continues through Tuesday FRANKLIN The National Weather Service in Wakefield announced on its website that the heat affecting Western Tidewater and surroundings will ... Read more

1 week ago by Stephen Cowles.

Recognition of probation supervision is ‘proud badge of honor’

Mary D. Mason says agency enhances public safety through helping offenders FRANKLIN Gov. Ralph Northam formally recognized Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week as July ... Read more

1 week ago by Stephen Cowles.

Chief continues to learn even after early education, training

FRANKLIN Originally of Zuni in Isle of Wight County, Mary D. Mason started her career in criminal justice when she was hired in November 1987 ... Read more

1 week ago by Stephen Cowles.

Inmate charged in jail fire

COURTLAND A Courtland man housed in the Southampton County Jail has been charged in connection to the fire that took place in the facility on ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Police looking for service station burglars

FRANKLIN The Franklin Police Department needs the public’s help in identifying two people who broke into the Exxon service station on North College Drive in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Renovation for Hayden Village Center completed

Former high school hosts apartments, mixed-use center FRANKLIN The approximate 12-year process — complete with starts and stops — to reclaim a state and national ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Stephen Cowles.

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