Dale Liesch

Staff writer

New math standards nip local schools

Western Tidewater school districts saw an almost across-the-board decrease in state test scores for math as a result of tougher standards over last year. Read more  | 18 comments

Atlantic Wood plant in Newsoms sold

A South Carolina company has paid $1.3 million for a Newsoms plant that finishes telephone poles and pilings. Read more

You asked: Southampton supervisors did not eliminate position

Assistant Southampton County Administrator Jon Mendenhall remains on the job. County supervisors Dallas Jones, Ron West and Barry Porter all said they value what Mendenhall ... Read more  | 2 comments

Franklin to put 45 properties up for tax sale

Franklin could make up to $234,698 during a proposed sale of 45 properties for which taxes haven’t been paid since at least 2008, said Franklin ... Read more