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

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Isle of Wight bracing for more rain, wind

As of Friday morning, Hurricane Joaquin was expected to pass well offshore from Northeastern North Carolina, Virginia and the rest of the Eastern Seaboard, according ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. New Riverdale principal outlines keys to success  | Add your comment
  2. Franklin, it’s time for fall cleaning  | Add your comment
  3. County receives finished ornament  | Add your comment

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Sheriff’s office reports suspicious incident in Boykins

The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office reported on Thursday afternoon a complaint in reference to suspicious activity that occurred the day prior. At approximately 7 o’clock ... Read more | Add your comment

Windsor library celebrates 20 years of support

Windsor library celebrates 20 years of support

The Windsor Library honored its friends with a reception and distribution of gifts of appreciation on Sunday afternoon. Read more | Add your comment

Southampton schools closing early

Southampton County Public Schools are closing at 1 p.m. on Friday due to the heavy rainfall and forecast for additional significant rainfall later today. Read more | Add your comment

No injuries reported in semi truck accident near Capron

At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Friday, the Southampton County Sheriff's Office received a call of an overturned tractor trailer near the intersection of Southampton Parkway ... Read more | Add your comment

What path will Hurricane Joaquin take?

What path will Hurricane Joaquin take?

Many people in Western Tidewater can remember the endless days without power, the damage to the trees, the flooding of the Blackwater and Nottoway rivers, ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Newsoms town council appoints mayor pending legality  | Add your comment
  2. Commonwealth preparing for more extreme weather  | Add your comment
  3. IOW schools dismiss early today  | Add your comment
  4. Isle of Wight’s Edwards garners player of the week  | Add your comment
  5. Sheriff’s office catches burglary suspects  | Add your comment
  6. Franklin police search for larceny suspects  | Add your comment
  7. Weather causing cancellations  | Add your comment
  8. On-time graduation rates up across Virginia  | Add your comment
  9. Second Route 58 Corridor Study meeting to be held today  | Add your comment
  10. Franklin YMCA to celebrate 60 years  | Add your comment
  11. Supervisors cannot arbitrarily change the name of roads  | Add your comment
  12. Art for somebody’s sake: Madelyn Cosby again auctioning her talent  | Add your comment
  13. County to auction surplus vehicles  | Add your comment
  14. Pets can get their own blessing  | Add your comment
  15. Cash stolen from Bojangles  | Add your comment
  16. Financial considerations regarding capital projects delayed  | Add your comment
  17. Members of Franklin Lodge want help identifying old pictures  | Add your comment
  18. Franklin man pleads guilty to heroin charges  | Add your comment
  19. Southampton students learn non-traditional farming methods  | Add your comment
  20. Franklin High teacher wins RISE award  | Add your comment
  21. Carrsville school went into lock down  | Add your comment
  22. Songwriter Harold Arlen’s life to be told in song at Saturday concert  | Add your comment
  23. Man allegedly assaults, kidnaps mother of his children  | Add your comment
  24. Free clinic gets new medical director  | Add your comment
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    Indians continue winning streak

    The Southampton varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams defeated Franklin on Sept. 24. Final scores for varsity were 25-11, 25-19 and 25-19. Junior varsity had ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Raiders volleyball earn another win  | Add your comment
    2. Isle of Wight tops previously unbeaten Richmond Christian  | Add your comment
    3. Bulldogs wash out Dukes for rain-soaked victory  | Add your comment


    Riverkeeper report: Rivers a risin’

    Riverkeeper report: Rivers a risin’

    With all the recent rain from the perpetual low that has decided to seemingly permanently attach itself to the East Coast, the local rivers are ... Read more | Add your comment


    Artists invited to set up downtown

    The Franklin Downtown Divas and Dudes will be hosting an event suitable for all ages called “Fall in Love with the Arts,” on Saturday, Oct. ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Discount cards available in downtown Franklin  | Add your comment
    2. Europe Mastercard Visa’s in United States now  | 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

    Adios, Joaquin

    According to a June report published by the United States Census Bureau, it has been 10 years since a major hurricane has struck the U.S. ... Read more | Add your comment


    Do you read in print or online?

    As I sit here and think of my next idea for the newspaper, my mind quickly ... Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    Ministry thanks all who help with 9/11 program

    On behalf of the Board Members of Franklin Cooperative Ministry and myself, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for making ... Read more | Add your comment


    What is justice?

    At 12:21 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, Kelly Gissendaner was killed by my home state, Georgia. Her execution was carried out nearly 20 years after ... Read more | Add your comment