And the dream goes on

And the dream goes on

Almost 52 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and told the country that he had a dream, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Snow in forecast, but no accumulation expected

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Western Tidewater, including Franklin, Southampton County and Isle of Wight County. During the hours of 11 o'clock ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Law would let Dominion hike electric bills  | Add your comment
  2. House bill challenges dog hunting laws  | Add your comment
  3. A remote view  | Add your comment

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Gun incidents bring up potential worries

Gun incidents bring up potential worries

When Franklin Police Department spokesman Captain Tim Whitt heard about a pair of gun-related incidents that happened in Franklin, his concern turned toward an issue ... Read more | Add your comment

Panel kills bills to put legal ads online

A legislative subcommittee has defeated two bills that would have allowed local governments to publish legal ads and other public notices on their websites or ... Read more | Add your comment

Another IWCS administrator announces departure

Rashard J. Wright, executive director of K12 Schools, Leadership Development and Alternative Education, has announced his departure from Isle of Wight County Schools, said spokeswoman ... Read more | Add your comment

Tennis culture budding at SPM

Tennis culture budding at SPM

Before Wednesday, many S.P. Morton Elementary School third graders had never played tennis, much less owned their own racket. Thanks to the Western Tidewater Tennis ... Read more | Add your comment

Southampton schools conduct studies about new start time

Middle and high school students within the Southampton Public School District may start school later next year, pending input from the community and approval from ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. IOW pitches 2040 plan in town hall  | Add your comment
  2. Assembly considers reckless driving speed  | Add your comment
  3. Childhood trauma can lead to problematic behavior  | Add your comment
  4. IOW to host visit from DMV 2 Go  | Add your comment
  5. Morris seeks transparency  | Add your comment
  6. PDCCC fundraiser to be next United Way director  | Add your comment
  7. School resource officer gone following student complaint  | Add your comment
  8. Pro-ISIS group attacks IOW government website  | Add your comment
  9. ‘Now I can help with the groceries’  | Add your comment
  10. Living united, living free  | Add your comment
  11. Delegate’s legislation introduced into Assembly  | Add your comment
  12. Despite snow flurries and icy roads, few problems reported  | Add your comment
  13. Windsor council wants more input on gym repairs  | Add your comment
  14. Windsor council gives OK for water permit  | Add your comment
  15. 460 plan rocks Windsor  | Add your comment
  16. Boykins Troop invites community to MLK Walk  | Add your comment
  17. County continues to work toward new comprehensive plan  | Add your comment
  18. In the New Year, think about what you throw away  | Add your comment
  19. Tax assistance volunteers sought after  | Add your comment
  20. Local club hosts steak dinner  | Add your comment
  21. Branchville man pleads not guilty to Liberty Coins and other area break-ins  | Add your comment
  22. Schools announce delayed openings  | Add your comment
  23. VDOT preparing for threat of winter weather  | Add your comment
  24. Potential new 460 plan revealed  | Add your comment
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  • Sports

    IWA’s Vaughan reaches 600 wins

    Isle of Wight Academy Coach Benjamin Vaughan joined an elite coaching fraternity on Friday night with his team's 47-35 win over Denbigh Baptist Christian. Read more | Add your comment

    1. Raiders live by three, die by three  | Add your comment
    2. Inconsistency, lack of depth issues plague Lady Indians  | Add your comment
    3. Portsmouth Christian wins over IWA  | Add your comment

    Outdoors

    Riverkeeper held hostage

    Riverkeeper held hostage

    Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 19th through the 21st on the Blackwater above Burdette. The water was COLD at 38 degrees, and according ... Read more | Add your comment

    Business

    Horace Mann insurance company graduates from incubator

    Horace Mann insurance company graduates from incubator

    Kaye Weaver, owner of Horace Mann Insurance Company of Franklin, has graduated from the Franklin Business Incubator and moved her office to downtown Franklin. Read more | Add your comment

    1. Land transfers  | Add your comment
    2. Animal composting underway in Hampton Roads  | Add your comment

    Agribusiness

    A hand-made harvest

    A hand-made harvest

    If he’s not already done, Elisha Barnes is soon to complete the harvesting of his peanuts. Read more | Add your comment

    1. Forecast shows peanut, cotton and soybean production up from 2013, corn down  | Add your comment
    2. Virginia peanut yields predicted to increase by 26 percent  | Add your comment

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    Our View

    A fitting end to bad legislation

    On Wednesday, the subcommittee that was assigned to hear them voted down two pieces of legislation. House Bill 1405 and House Bill 1438, both designed ... Read more | Add your comment

    Columns

    The remarkable collapse of our trust in government

    Do you trust the federal government? Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    Duty, honor, sacrifice

    As we approach this coming Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, I think of the meaning of why we, in Virginia, set aside this day to honor ... Read more | Add your comment

    Lifestyles

    The power — and danger — of a habit

    I expect most of you have seen a picture of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple. Maybe you have watched a presentation by Jobs or seen ... Read more | Add your comment

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