Craft fair to be held at new community center

Craft fair to be held at new community center

On Saturday, April 30, the Town of Windsor will host their Grand Opening of the Windsor Community Center in collaboration with the Windsor Woman’s Club ... Read more | Add your comment

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SPSA approves host agreement

The Southeastern Public Service Authority on Wednesday unanimously approved a landfill host agreement that provides protections and compensation for Suffolk regarding the regional landfill. Read more | Add your comment

  1. County adopts compensation plan  | Add your comment
  2. Franklin native teaches sole college class about sneaker culture  | Add your comment
  3. County seeks Nat Turner artifacts  | Add your comment

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Golf tournament to aid restoration

A significant piece of history for Franklin firefighters waits patiently for a new moment in the sun. Read more | Add your comment

Children’s Center to participate in Give Local 757 program

For the third straight year, the Children’s Center will participate in Give Local 757, a local fundraising event where people can donate from anywhere in ... Read more | Add your comment

Nobody running for mayor, town council in Newsoms

Newsoms acting mayor/vice mayor Harvey Porter earlier this month resigned as a condition of dismissal of one of the pending lawsuits against him for his ... Read more | Add your comment

State Board Committee certifies presidential finalists for Paul D. Camp Community College

The State Board for Community Colleges has certified a group of four finalists for the position of president at Paul D. Camp Community College. The ... Read more | Add your comment

McLemore cancels town hall meeting

Low attendance for a town hall meeting sponsored by a Franklin city councilman and mayoral candidate Greg McLemore compelled him to cancel the gathering. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Local author conducts visit, book signing at library  | Add your comment
  2. Candidates respond on the issues  | Add your comment
  3. Southampton County to address employee compensation  | Add your comment
  4. Isle of Wight residents ‘Stand Up 4 Schools’  | Add your comment
  5. Cancer support group to host speaker  | Add your comment
  6. Hazmat situation closes Wakefield Road  | Add your comment
  7. Franklin Police seek community’s help  | Add your comment
  8. Names sought for inaugural wall of fame  | Add your comment
  9. Dispatcher, counselor, lifesaver? All of the above  | Add your comment
  10. Tribe reclaims additional acres of land  | Add your comment
  11. Top IWCS teachers named  | Add your comment
  12. Attorney General’s opinion contradicts school board policy  | Add your comment
  13. Woman allegedly assaults housemate  | Add your comment
  14. Community invited for day of fun  | Add your comment
  15. Come spend a Day in the Country  | Add your comment
  16. St. Paul holds Bikers Day Service  | Add your comment
  17. Public hearing leads to further deliberation  | Add your comment
  18. Wheelabrator won’t sue SPSA  | Add your comment
  19. Gazebo concerts resume in May  | Add your comment
  20. Lottery ticket sold in Courtland still unclaimed  | Add your comment
  21. Candidacy packets due in June  | Add your comment
  22. Work continues on community center  | Add your comment
  23. “Historic Isle of Wight” inspiration for this year’s local garden tour  | Add your comment
  24. Public hearing on proposed budget to take place  | Add your comment
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    Rock Church sits atop table

    Rock Church Academy’s second-year soccer team improved to 2-0 with impressive victories over Fuqua and Surry last week. Read more | Add your comment

    1. VISAA endorses ‘Heads Up’ football program  | Add your comment
    2. Chowan golf earns NCAA tournament bid  | Add your comment
    3. Southampton slaughters Franklin, 21-0  | Add your comment


    Riverkeeper report: Logging the Assamoosic Swamp

    Riverkeeper report: Logging the Assamoosic Swamp

    Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 10th through the 11th, then the 14th through the 16th, on the Nottoway in the Courtland area. Water ... Read more | Add your comment


    President and CEO of Virginia Chamber of Commerce to speak at Partners In Progress

    As announced previously, Franklin Southampton Economic Development Inc. will host the 3rd Annual Partners in Progress event at the Paul D. Camp Workforce Development Center ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. 62nd Annual Franklin-Southampton Chamber of Commerce Meeting  | Add your comment
    2. Three new faces at the Franklin Business Center  | Add your comment


    Think about preventing disease in winter wheat

    Happy Spring ... FINALLY (maybe?)! I think Mother Nature takes the prize this year with the best April Fool’s joke. How many of us were ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Plant health care program can maintain tree, plant health  | Add your comment
    2. Ahead of Earth Day, USDA announces clean water, environmental projects  | Add your comment

    Our View

    Everybody wants a slice of the pie

    The governing bodies of Franklin, Southampton and Isle of Wight are all engaged in budget talks these days — it’s a rite of spring, but ... Read more | Add your comment


    Protecting free speech

    Fourteen months ago in this very column, I took the Franklin City School Board to task ... Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    Resident believes McLemore best qualified to be mayor

    It is not my intention to bash anyone, because as we look at our city, we need to be focused on building a promising future. ... Read more | Add your comment


    Town elections held

    Voting for town offices on Tuesday resulted in the election of Joe Bynum Gay for mayor by a handsome majority. Gay received 111 votes; his ... Read more | Add your comment