Carrsville Elementary students plant apple trees

Carrsville Elementary students plant apple trees

In a few years, students at Carrsville Elementary School could enjoy the fruits of their labors. Last Saturday, an apple tree was planted for each ... Read more | Add your comment

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Supervisors attend to various expiring terms

With terms set to expire on Dec. 31, the Southampton Board of Supervisors addressed reappointments to the Industrial Development Authority and the Western Tidewater Community ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Southampton County backs stop sanctuary bill  | Add your comment
  2. Santa and his new sleigh are coming to town  | Add your comment
  3. Local 4517 delivers Thanksgiving meal  | Add your comment

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County approves Verizon tower

Like the planning commission before it, the Southampton County Board of Supervisors at Monday evening’s meeting unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Verizon Wireless ... Read more | Add your comment

Local church donates holiday meals

United Christian Community Church of God donated Thanksgiving meals to six different families in the community. The church teamed up with Social Services of Franklin ... Read more | Add your comment

Supervisors refund taxes paid on nonexistent property

The Southampton County Board of Supervisors on Monday evening refunded $964.56 paid in taxes over a 20-year period on a parcel of property that the ... Read more | Add your comment

East Pavilion hosts annual Thanksgiving Lunch

East Pavilion, the long-term residential care center in Franklin, had its annual Thanksgiving Lunch on Tuesday afternoon for their residents. Read more | Add your comment

Remembrances of Christmases past

What started out as a part-time holiday job for Donna Strother Deekens became a personal tradition that’s made a lasting impression on her life. For ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Behind the badge: Part IV  | Add your comment
  2. Ken Byerly, former editor of The Tidewater News, dies  | Add your comment
  3. IOW’s Anne Seward resigns  | Add your comment
  4. Behind the badge: Part III  | Add your comment
  5. Drama Club heading to regionals  | Add your comment
  6. Carrsville Bulldogs send holiday cheer  | Add your comment
  7. Southampton FFA captures awards at state fair  | Add your comment
  8. Behind the badge: Part II  | Add your comment
  9. School board to review discipline policy  | Add your comment
  10. Fall festival brought business for local shops  | Add your comment
  11. Residents clean up future community center  | Add your comment
  12. Gas pump catches fire  | Add your comment
  13. Bronco Federal Credit Union hosts shop local promotion  | Add your comment
  14. Basketball clinic, workout sessions offered  | Add your comment
  15. Behind the badge: An inside look at the professional lives of the Franklin Police  | Add your comment
  16. Woman pleads guilty to mail fraud  | Add your comment
  17. Former Newsoms police chief files $1.32M lawsuit  | Add your comment
  18. Windsor man publishes novel, poems  | Add your comment
  19. VFW Post 4411 honors veterans  | Add your comment
  20. Fall Festival kicks off holiday events  | Add your comment
  21. He was there: Joe Q. Dickerson recalls landing at Normandy on D-Day  | Add your comment
  22. Branchville mayor picked from hat  | Add your comment
  23. Library will undergo upgrade  | Add your comment
  24. Windsor Hornets salute veterans  | Add your comment
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    Casey named Western Tidewater Player of the Year

    Casey named Western Tidewater Player of the Year

    Every high school football player dreams of ending his career with confetti falling around him, just as Isle of Wight quarterback Bryce Casey did with ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Isle of Wight’s Webb signs letter of intent  | Add your comment
    2. Isle of Wight Academy wins sixth state champsionship  | Add your comment
    3. Broncos fall to Lunenburg Central  | Add your comment


    Natural deer urine attractants illegal in Virginia

    As all of you hopefully know by now, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries adopted a new regulation effective this fall that made ... Read more | Add your comment


    Business Expo huge success for many

    Business Expo huge success for many

    The 22nd Annual Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo was a success for not only the local business owners, but also for the community ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Christmas open house brings new customers  | Add your comment
    2. Grayson and Emma’s has all of your seasonal needs  | Add your comment


    Hot sunny days needed for cotton harvest

    Hot sunny days needed for cotton harvest

    Even with the sun shining now — finally — the water’s certainly not out of the fields yet. But all is not lost with this ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Upcoming forestry, wildlife field tours to showcase sustainable forestry  | Add your comment
    2. IOW Fair competition results announced  | Add your comment

    Our View

    Words of thanks aren’t enough

    Every year at this time, we like to put into writing the people, thing or things we are especially thankful for each year. While we ... Read more | Add your comment


    I’m ready to get ready for Christmas … sort of

    Try as I might to resist, there’s a weariness that’s invaded me. It’s a feeling caused ... Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    Post 73 calls on public to show support for law enforcement

    The Charles R. Younts American Legion Post 73 in Franklin wanted to let our community know that we stand behind our law enforcement officials of ... Read more | Add your comment


    Headin’ for the hills on horseback

    Meeker Park Lodge offers a variety of horseback excursions. Some are a few hours; some extend into the evening with a cookout. We think an ... Read more | Add your comment