The Sussex-Surry Dispatch

Nearly 8 in 10 Small Businesses Now Fully or Partially Open, New Poll Shows

June 4, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 4, 2020 | 2:45 p.m. Most small businesses are open in some capacity and are increasingly optimistic about the future, even while facing continued challenges from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest poll taken May 21...
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Surry County offers COVID-19 Relief Grants for local businesses

June 4, 2020
By: Terry Harris | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 4, 2020 | 12:45 p.m. SURRY - Economic Development Director David Harrison took time out last week to explain a new program of COVID-19 Relief Grants for...
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VDOC prepares for summer heat, hopes to add A/C to more facilities in the future

June 4, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 4, 2020 | 10:45 a.m. The Virginia Department of Corrections has been making preparations to keep inmates and staff safe during the extreme temperatures that can occur during...
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John Randolph Foundation, American Red Cross Partner to Save Lives

June 3, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 3, 2020 | 4:45 p.m. REGION — The John Randolph Foundation is partnering with The American Red Cross to help meet the continuing blood needs of patients suffering unexpected...
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Dominion Energy Boosts Support for Customers Struggling Financially During Pandemic

June 3, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr Posted: June 3, 2020 | 2:45 p.m. VIRGINIA - Dominion Energy Virginia is expanding assistance to Virginia customers facing hardship, offering a more generous payment plan and new direct assistance,...
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Sussex, Surry Registrars take lessons from May elections to nearing primary

June 3, 2020
By: Terry Harris | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 3, 2020 | 12:45 p.m. According to the Registrars for both Sussex and Surry Counties, the May local elections resulted in experience in managing the challenges of dealing...
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Additional DMV Customer Service Centers to Reopen across the Commonwealth

June 3, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr Posted: June 3, 2020 | 10:45 a.m. More than 21 offices reopened for specific services by appointment only RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) continues to safely...
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Virginia State Parks opens more beaches for recreation activities

June 2, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 2, 2020 | 3:15 p.m. VIRGINIA - Governor Ralph Northam announced that public beaches may reopen. Virginia State Parks’ tidal beaches are now open for recreation activities while...
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Local Headlines

June 1, 2020

Governor Declares State of Emergency and Authorizes Assistance to Localities

By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 1, 2020 | 1:15 p.m. VIRGINIA - Sunday, Governor Ralph Northam declared a...
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May 29, 2020

Virginia DOC Leading the Way in Testing of Inmates on a Massive Scale

By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @PGJournal Posted: May 29, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. More than one-third of the offender population already...
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May 29, 2020

Special nutritional aid available for students

By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: May 29, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. SURRY - A plan to provide food assistance...
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May 29, 2020

Governor: Face coverings required in public indoor settings starting today

By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: May 29, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. Face coverings required in public settings starting Friday,...
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May 28, 2020

Red Cross: Urgent need for blood donations as hospital demand increases

By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: May 28, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. T-shirts, $5 Amazon.com Gift Cards offered to thank...
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May 28, 2020

Virginia ABC Providing Curbside Pickup for Online Orders in 370 Stores

By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: May 28, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) now...
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