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Body found in Isle of Wight County

County sets timeline on river cleanup

County sets timeline on river cleanup

The Franklin-Southampton County Office of Community Development has drafted an agreement with the landowner allegedly responsible for the Styrofoam debris getting onto the Nottoway River. Read more | Add your comment

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Body found in Isle of Wight County

On Friday, the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office received a call to respond to Hatcher’s Lane off of Courthouse Highway where the body of a ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. State seeks to terminate Route 460 contract  | Add your comment
  2. 460 contract’s end elicits comment  | Add your comment
  3. Area schools to host joint kindergarten registration  | Add your comment

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Missing Southampton man found

A 51-year-old Southampton County man was located on Wednesday after having been missing since April 8, said Maj. Gene Drewery, spokesman for the Southampton County ... Read more | Add your comment

460 contract to be terminated

The Gov. Terry McAuliffe administration has announced the commonwealth’s contract with US 460 Mobility Partners is being terminated. Read more | Add your comment

Materials from Beale plant end up in Nottoway

Materials from Beale plant end up in Nottoway

Around the area of Vick’s Island along the Nottoway River, an abundance of Styrofoam has started to appear along the shore. It has also gotten ... Read more | Add your comment

Candidate challenging IOW sheriff

J. Russell Stephenson, a lifelong Isle of Wight County resident with experience in law enforcement, has announced his intention to become the next sheriff. Mark ... Read more | Add your comment

South Quay Bridge  closed until the end of May

South Quay Bridge closed until the end of May

The Virginia Department of Transportation closed the bridge on South Quay Road (Route 189) over the Blackwater River on Monday, April 6, as part of ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Adult missing since April 8  | Add your comment
  2. Board says no to firefighters’ offer  | Add your comment
  3. Bands to battle for mission trip  | Add your comment
  4. Burglary leads to house fire  | Add your comment
  5. Representatives talk education, 460 and minimum wage  | Add your comment
  6. Environmental problem found at old power plant  | Add your comment
  7. Authority hopes to get more tax credits  | Add your comment
  8. Scammer after Franklin Power customers  | Add your comment
  9. Body found in Southampton County identified as A.J. Hadsell  | Add your comment
  10. SoCo museum presents ‘Down Home Day’  | Add your comment
  11. County, city diabetes program ongoing  | Add your comment
  12. Southampton High qualifies for state economic, personal finance championships  | Add your comment
  13. Riverkeeper’s book wins VOWA award  | Add your comment
  14. Human remains found in Southampton County  | Add your comment
  15. VBOE approves Franklin’s corrective action plan  | Add your comment
  16. Boykins Volunteer Fire Department hosts Spring Carnival benefit  | Add your comment
  17. Local singer/songwriter returns for benefit concert  | Add your comment
  18. Removal of Darden bridge in progress  | Add your comment
  19. Shoe drive aids animal rescue efforts  | Add your comment
  20. Board of Education approves expedited retakes for elementary and middle school SOLs  | Add your comment
  21. Police, fire and rescue called to SPM fight  | Add your comment
  22. Is the wood product industry sustainable in Western Tidewater?  | Add your comment
  23. Search for missing woman leads to Isle of Wight  | Add your comment
  24. Name change for Carrington Drive sought  | Add your comment
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    IWA, TA battle it out in extra innings

    Seven innings of regulation baseball between the Tidewater Academy Warriors and the home Isle of Wight Academy Chargers were not enough on Wednesday. Knotted up ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Lady Indians’ softball registers first win of season  | Add your comment
    2. Dukes win make-up tennis match  | Add your comment
    3. Boykins native balances college, golfing career  | Add your comment


    Blackwater dump site investigated

    Moonpie and I were saddened to find out that a once great fishing and upper river canoe access location along the Blackwater River in Isle ... Read more | Add your comment


    First FSEDI Micro Loan awarded

    Franklin Southampton Economic Development and the SunTrust Community Foundation are pleased to announce the first Micro Loan was awarded on April 13 to Kelly Pellot, ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. A fresh look for fresh food  | Add your comment
    2. Franklin, Southampton, Isle of Wight take site tour  | Add your comment


    Participation sought in weed management survey

    Dr. Michael Flessner, extension weed science specialist at Virginia Tech, is conducting a survey related to weed management issues in Virginia, according to Austin Brown, ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. USDA extends ARC, PLC deadlines  | Add your comment
    2. Many factors to consider when growing pumpkins  | Add your comment

    Our View

    More choices keep incumbents on their toes

    A month after declaring his intention to run for re-election, Mark A. Marshall faces a challenger for the position as sheriff of Isle of Wight ... Read more | Add your comment


    More serotonin, please?

    Last night I hit a new low. When I came to, half of Eastern Europe was ... Read more | Add your comment

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    Everyone should know our First Amendment

    I am grateful to a newspaper that stands up for freedom and braves the world of free speech. We all need to realize the importance ... Read more | Add your comment


    WWII vet returns bracelet ID to family of owner

    More than 70 years have passed, but a veteran of World War II has completed his mission. In 1945, after surviving a prisoner of war ... Read more | Add your comment

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