Local News

Wyatt ends 50-year teaching odyssey

July 13, 2016
Thelma Wyatt has been living her dream for 50 years. Last month, that dream, the dream of being a teacher, came to an end with Wyatt’s retirement from Sussex II Prison in Waverly, but as she heads into the second...
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Sussex Sheriff’s Department Headlining Watch program

July 13, 2016
The Neighborhood Watch Organization will be holding an interesting and informative meeting this month at the Jarratt Fire Department. A short program will be presented by Cpl. Eric Johnson of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office on community awareness/alertness on July...
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Surry Supervisors work through busy Thursday agenda

July 13, 2016
The board approved consent items, voted on resolutions and received updates ongoing projects throughout the county. The board also set dates for upcoming public hearings. The board tabled one item, a request from the school board to carryover funds from...
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Industry-related pubs begin take notice of growing community newspapers

July 11, 2016
What took them so long? A few months back, I had breakfast with the publisher of a very successful community newspaper in Minnesota. As we walked around the restaurant, I was introduced to local residents enjoying their muffins and eggs....
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Rain fails to dampen spirits at Surry Independence Day event

July 7, 2016
A little bit of precipitation was not enough to keep Surry County’s 4th of July celebration from taking place Sunday. Hundreds of people gathered for food, live music and other festivities, celebrating 240 years of our Union. The main attraction...
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Successful event held for slain Trooper’s family

July 7, 2016
POWHATAN, VIRGINIA (June 24th, 2016) -- Families from across Southside Virginia gathered over the weekend to honor the memory of Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer in a series of events hosted by the Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance (VaHDA) Foundation in...
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