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Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Appeal made to help accident victim

A direct appeal is being made to 16 Suffolk and Nansemond Count civic organizations for their help in raising $279 for the relief of a crippled automobile accident victim. According to Mrs. D. Elrod, it is the first of its kind ever made by the Nansemond County Welfare Department.

She described the victim as a 26-year old who suffered a spinal injury in September which has left him paralyzed for life. He is now at Obici Hospital.

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Simple vandalism reported early today

Trick or treat night in Suffolk yielded no gross vandalism but a few pranks.

Police Chief L.B. Butler said other than the usual turning of street signs, overturned trash cans and broken light bulbs, he had only three complaints from citizens.

One was from Finney Ave., in which a boy allegedly tossed a flaming paper bag of newspaper onto a doorstep, causing no damage.

A cement slab was stolen from a Virginia Ave. home, and the Harrell’s Grocery Store on Jackson Street had a pane broken out.

Red Raiders gear up to battle Churchland

It’s hardly any secret that Suffolk High would rather win this week than any other on their football schedule.

The opposition is Charles Brown and his Churchland Truckers, who humiliated the Raiders 20-0 last year, the first time a Churchland team had ever beaten a Suffolk team.

The Truckers come prepared, as they have only lost one game this year.

S.C. native stabbed on Culloden

A South Carolina native stabbed in the chest early Saturday morning was reported in fair condition today in Obici Hospital.

The victim told officials he was going to the lavatory in the yard behind 154 Culloden Street when the stabbing took place.

-Compiled by Jason Norman