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Free testing events next week

More free community testing events for COVID-19 are scheduled for next week. The city of Suffolk and Western ... Read more | Add your comment

Fish and Wildlife Service director tours Great Dismal Swamp

The director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joked during her tour of the Great Dismal Swamp ... Read more | Add your comment

Operation Juice Box officially kicks off

The Suffolk Sheriff’s Office recently gave out juice boxes to kick off its new community initiative. Operation Juice ... Read more | Add your comment

Dancing together and separate

Dynamic Movements held its annual dance recital outdoors in their parking lot this year due to the COVID-19 ... Read more | Add your comment

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Northam cracks down on noncompliance

Citing concerns about rising case counts and other metrics in Hampton Roads, Gov. Ralph Northam said state agencies would crack down on businesses that are ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tracy Agnew.

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eSports arena opens

COVID-19 has kept the fate of sports in question for four months now. However, Paul D. Camp Community College is starting a new sport that ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Four awarded scholarships

The S. Delois Mayes Scholarship Foundation awarded a total of $8,500 in scholarships this year. The scholarships consisted of one Rosie Ellis-Fields Medical Scholarship in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:29 pm

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Sorority presents scholarship participants

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated — Epsilon Theta Zeta Chapter put a different spin on its annual Debutante-Beautillion Scholarship Program this year. Even though the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:27 pm

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Assistance with energy bills offered

Virginia Natural Gas is helping customers who are facing financial hardships as a result of COVID-19 by connecting them to energy assistance funds, offering more ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:26 pm

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Girls on the Run promotes wellness

Girls on the Run Hampton Roads has rolled out fun, safe and engaging activities for the whole family designed to combat the isolation and sedentary ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:25 pm

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Police warn of gift card scams

The Suffolk Police Department is urging citizens to beware of scams involving gift cards. Gift card scams are becoming more common with the increased use ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:25 pm

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Art league donates books

The board of directors of the Suffolk Art League is pleased to be able to make an annual donation of new art books to the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:21 pm

Editorials

Stay water safe

We may be in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but since it’s summertime, there’s another danger lurking. You might be planning a family trip ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:20 pm

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Fine arts grants available

The Suffolk Fine Arts Commission recently announced the availability of funds for its Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:20 pm

Columnists

We still need the church

Do you need the church? Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:19 pm

Letters to the Editor

Legal contempt for the law

To the editor: Contempt, when applied to the law, is such a strong word, perhaps stronger than when we apply it to everyday life. In ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:18 pm

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Tariffs, pandemic slow port volumes

The Port of Virginia’s cargo volume was off by more than 181,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in fiscal year 2020, with the decrease attributable to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:18 pm

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Threats, theft case continued

A Suffolk man known for running a farm that offers trail rides and a bed-and-breakfast had his first court appearance Monday on charges he allegedly ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:16 pm

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Emergency management grants awarded

Suffolk, Franklin, Isle of Wight and Surry counties will receive part of $2.6 million in statewide funding through the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program. Suffolk ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:13 pm

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District COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000

By Stephen Faleski The Tidewater News The Western Tidewater Health District has reported 460 new COVID-19 cases in the 39 days since Virginia entered Phase ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 13, 2020 9:37 pm

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Suffolk JDR, General District courts closed this week

Suffolk’s Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court will be closed through Friday due to COVID-19. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 13, 2020 1:55 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Multi-vehicle crash sends one to hospital

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue are on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash at Route 58 westbound just west of the weigh station. Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:07 pm

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Five displaced in house fire

Suffolk Fire & Rescue units responded to a residential structure fire in the 400 block of Hunter Street Saturday morning. Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:25 pm

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Early morning shooting leaves one person dead

Suffolk Police are investigating a shooting incident that left one person dead early Saturday morning. Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:36 am

Editorials

Congrats to teachers

On today’s front page, you can see the end of our series on Suffolk Public Schools’ teachers of the year for the 2019-2020 school year. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 10, 2020 9:31 pm

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‘Magic in the classroom’

Citywide teacher of the year awarded Emma Neave has never thought of herself as an outstanding teacher. So when Neave, an eighth-grade English teacher at ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, July 10, 2020 9:30 pm

Columnists

Plan wisely for college

By Elizabeth Harris Summer is a reality check for recent high school graduates. Those college admission letters that created such excitement have been tempered by ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 10, 2020 9:09 pm

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More practitioners, fewer performers

By QuaWanna Bannarbie Prayer is a mirror. I think often people avoid times in prayer because they are unwilling to face what shows up when ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 10, 2020 9:09 pm

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Local teen goes viral

A local teen went viral last month after posting a tear-jerking video of himself asking the man who has raised him to legally adopt him ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Friday, July 10, 2020 9:08 pm

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Lake Prince Woods earns certification

Lake Prince Woods retirement community recently earned its first certification as a Great Place to Work. Lake Prince Woods applied to get this annual certification ... Read more

by Rachel Wartian, Friday, July 10, 2020 9:07 pm

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State money for new cranes at port

The state will give the Port of Virginia $14 million to buy two new electric ship-to-shore cranes at Norfolk International Terminals and add electric container ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, July 10, 2020 9:05 pm