Franklin restaurateur and icon, Fred Rabil, dies

Franklin restaurateur and icon, Fred Rabil, dies

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Standing strong, standing bald

More than 30 years ago, Naomi Koontz started cutting Jackie Cutchin’s hair. Thirty years of friendship and a recent breast cancer diagnosis later, Cutchin got ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Riverkeeper needs boaters for Clean Rivers Day  | Add your comment
  2. Franklin wants to ‘level playing field’ in college admissions  | Add your comment
  3. IWCS board keeps Newport seat open for applicants  | Add your comment

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Good Company to perform eclectic American set

Good Company will be the next show in the Franklin-Southampton Concert Association series. The collective of singers and songwriters will play on Friday, March 27, ... Read more | Add your comment

Ivor Fire Department gun bash

The fourth annual Gun Bash, Ivor Fire Department’s major fundraiser, lived up to members’ expectations Saturday when nearly 150 people filled the fire station to ... Read more | Add your comment

Students campaign to kick ‘R’ word out of Southampton schools

The Southampton Key Club developed a campaign to “Kick the ‘R’ word” out of the school district during the week of March 9-13. The service ... Read more | Add your comment

Speakers urge teacher raises at IWCS budget hearing

During Wednesday’s public hearing, a handful of Isle of Wight County residents gave their input in Windsor Elementary School to the school board on the ... Read more | Add your comment

FCPS outlines house map for success

To a crowd of more than 50, the Franklin City Public School division gathered to give its version of the State of the Union address. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Project Plant It!  | Add your comment
  2. Freemasonry in Southampton County  | Add your comment
  3. IOW public can comment on school budget  | Add your comment
  4. Franklin Robotics team headed to first regional  | Add your comment
  5. Chairman resigns from IWCS School Board  | Add your comment
  6. City prepares to take block grant to next level  | Add your comment
  7. Solar power company to relocate to Greensville County  | Add your comment
  8. Councilman: utility bills high despite lack of presence  | Add your comment
  9. Sheriff announces re-election plan  | Add your comment
  10. Windsor votes to make rough places plain  | Add your comment
  11. Southampton student named Junior Beta Club State President  | Add your comment
  12. Chairman resigns from IWCS School Board  | Add your comment
  13. Alleged rape reported near Courtland  | Add your comment
  14. Southampton schools will not revise grading policy  | Add your comment
  15. Windsor Weekly premieres this month  | Add your comment
  16. Windsor council unified against 460 alternative  | Add your comment
  17. Johnson’s Mill remains in the family  | Add your comment
  18. DQ celebrating anniversary with sweet gift  | Add your comment
  19. City upgrades phone, data systems through ePlus, Cisco  | Add your comment
  20. Southampton to send start time surveys  | Add your comment
  21. Ex-Windsor police chief manipulated reports, bartered rifle  | Add your comment
  22. Perfection needed in new IOW school leader  | Add your comment
  23. Franklin singer to open MEAC with national anthem  | Add your comment
  24. Beating the odds  | Add your comment
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    TopHand Sports to offer spring break baseball, softball clinic

    In order to show off its brand new indoor training facility, TopHand Sports will host a four-day baseball and softball clinic during spring break, April ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Lady Dukes softball team begins 1-0  | Add your comment
    2. Rock Church team ends a perfect season  | Add your comment
    3. Bronco Alum finding success at St. Augustine’s  | Add your comment


    Riverkeeper Report: Join the Blackwater Flotilla

    Riverkeeper Report: Join the Blackwater Flotilla

    Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 15th through the 17th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was high, fast and 50 degrees. Air ... Read more | Add your comment


    Bradshaw Building dedicated

    Bradshaw Building dedicated

    The Bradshaw Building and its resident businesses on North Main Street in downtown Franklin were dedicated last week with the cutting of a ribbon, speaking ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Local nursing homes among state’s best  | Add your comment
    2. Whitley’s Bar-B-Que undergoing renovations  | Add your comment


    Many factors to consider when growing pumpkins

    Many factors to consider when growing pumpkins

    Agriculture in Western Tidewater is more than just corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans. Many farmers also cultivate other crops such as strawberries, sweet corn and ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Virginia peanut yield sets national record in 2014  | Add your comment
    2. Seed Survivor puts fun in lessons on plant life  | Add your comment

    Our View

    Separate budget needs for schools

    Like all school systems, the Isle of Wight County Public School division has essentially one mission: To provide the best quality education to its students. ... Read more | Add your comment


    Bun burning at McDonald’s

    I have a reliable schedule with several days off between trips. One of my fellow newly ... Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    Historic homes can be worth investment

    The articles that were recently written in the TN concerning the historic district and mixed use rezoning need a lot of clarification. People are unfairly ... Read more | Add your comment


    A time for listening

    Listening is a lost art. It is a casualty of the self-centered world in which we live where most of us are convinced that we ... Read more | Add your comment

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