Windsor’s Blue ‘n’ Gray 5K successful

Windsor’s Blue ‘n’ Gray 5K successful

The 13th annual Blue ‘n’ Gray 5K was lucky again in weather last Friday when middle school students ran for their health. They were joined ... Read more | Add your comment

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School board refutes audit findings

The Franklin School Board says it is disputing the findings of a city audit that found problems with internal controls with the school board’s finances. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Newsoms mayor hasn’t resigned, town attorney says  | Add your comment
  2. No new taxes proposed in Windsor  | Add your comment
  3. Sheriff presents radio needs  | Add your comment

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Supervisors discuss biennial elections

The Southampton County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing next month with regard to staggering their respective terms. If approved, an ordinance would ... Read more | Add your comment

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

County adopts compensation plan

Following an independent review of the county’s Classification and Compensation Plan, the Southampton County Board of Supervisors on Monday adopted a revised salary schedule to ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin native teaches sole college class about sneaker culture

For some, it’s completely out of the question to stand in line for hours, maybe even days, to pay hundreds of dollars for an item ... Read more | Add your comment

County seeks Nat Turner artifacts

In preparation for a television program, a call has gone out for anyone with artifacts and documents related to Southampton County’s own Nat Turner. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Golf tournament to aid restoration  | Add your comment
  2. Children’s Center to participate in Give Local 757 program  | Add your comment
  3. Craft fair to be held at new community center  | Add your comment
  4. Nobody running for mayor, town council in Newsoms  | Add your comment
  5. State Board Committee certifies presidential finalists for Paul D. Camp Community College  | Add your comment
  6. McLemore cancels town hall meeting  | Add your comment
  7. Local author conducts visit, book signing at library  | Add your comment
  8. Candidates respond on the issues  | Add your comment
  9. Southampton County to address employee compensation  | Add your comment
  10. Isle of Wight residents ‘Stand Up 4 Schools’  | Add your comment
  11. Cancer support group to host speaker  | Add your comment
  12. Hazmat situation closes Wakefield Road  | Add your comment
  13. Franklin Police seek community’s help  | Add your comment
  14. Names sought for inaugural wall of fame  | Add your comment
  15. Dispatcher, counselor, lifesaver? All of the above  | Add your comment
  16. Tribe reclaims additional acres of land  | Add your comment
  17. Top IWCS teachers named  | Add your comment
  18. Attorney General’s opinion contradicts school board policy  | Add your comment
  19. Woman allegedly assaults housemate  | Add your comment
  20. Community invited for day of fun  | Add your comment
  21. Come spend a Day in the Country  | Add your comment
  22. St. Paul holds Bikers Day Service  | Add your comment
  23. Public hearing leads to further deliberation  | Add your comment
  24. Wheelabrator won’t sue SPSA  | Add your comment
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    Local girls place in national equestrian championship

    Two local girls placed in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Championship that took place April 20 through the 24 in Lexington, Kentucky. Mallory Francis and ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Rock Church sits atop table  | Add your comment
    2. VISAA endorses ‘Heads Up’ football program  | Add your comment
    3. Chowan golf earns NCAA tournament bid  | Add your comment


    Riverkeeper report: The basics of Beenie Weenies

    Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 20th and 21st on the Blackwater above Joyner’s Bridge. The water was 64 and air temps ranged from ... 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

    Important decisions

    Over the next eight days, Franklin residents have an enormous opportunity to help shape the city’s future. On Tuesday, voters will go to the polls ... 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


    Resurrection works in surprising ways

    Churches, like most other organizations, have a life cycle. Churches are born, churches grow and thrive and sometimes churches are closed. Any time a church ... Read more | Add your comment