The Sussex-Surry Dispatch

Travel during COVID-19 pandemic

August 11, 2020
By Terry Harris With the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. rapidly approaching 500,000, schools having to make difficult decisions on how safely to educate the nation’s children amidst the pandemic,...
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Sussex County Public Schools Pre-K & K Registration Event

August 10, 2020
Registration for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten
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Locals instrumental in abating water safety issue

August 10, 2020
By Terry Harris Timely sharing by a local couple of information about a hazardous situation was instrumental in increased local boater safety, as Surry County Chief of Emergency Services Ray Phelps explained last weekend. “Down...
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Beloved local minister shares thoughts on retirement

August 8, 2020
  By Terry Harris Rev. Ray Rowland was honored on July 19 for 30 years with Surry United Methodist Church in the church’s first service since COVID-19 put an end to public gatherings in March....
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Sussex County Schools’ update on proposal for school opening

August 7, 2020
By Terry Harris At 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sussex County School Superintendent Dr. Arthur L. Jarrett, Jr. sent out the following official update about the tentative proposal to open schools in a full virtually format...
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UPDATE: Surry County Schools reach decision on 2020 School Year

August 6, 2020
By Terry Harris On Monday at 5:40 p.m. the Surry County School Board unanimously voted to adopt the recommendation by Superintendent Serbrenia Sims that when school opens on Tuesday, September 8, the first nine weeks of the...
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Surry County Schools decision on back-to-school imminent

August 6, 2020
By Terry Harris In a special meeting of the Surry County School Board Mandy at 5:30 – moved up from the original 7 p.m. meeting due to expected inclement weather, board members are expected to...
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Hurricane preparation and COVID-19

August 5, 2020
By Terry Harris As of press deadline Hurricane Isaias had diminished to a tropical storm with greatly reduced winds. However, with the slowing of forward progress, the chance of a significant rain event with potential...
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Local Headlines

July 29, 2020

COVID-19 update

Posted: July 29, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. By Terry Harris In a week in which the total U.S. case count for...
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July 28, 2020

Free Art Kits for Kids

~ Drive-through pick-up event just one of many mental-health related projects for dedicated local volunteer ~ By Terry Harris Marsha...
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July 28, 2020

Simplified COVID-related safety info geared toward children

By Terry Harris As back-to-school time nears and parents become increasingly concerned about how COVID-19 figures into plans for the...
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July 26, 2020

Sussex County and BSV bring the school year to life

This past year has not been particularly favorable and unfortunately, students had the last part of their school year taken...
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July 25, 2020

New Surry Admin talks potential, pandemic, and plans

By Terry Harris When Melissa Rollins was named Surry County Administrator last month, in addition to managing the daily operation...
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July 24, 2020

Donations needed for Sussex Back to School Event

By Terry Harris Donations are needed for a community-wide collaborative Back to School event sponsored by Sussex County Schools, Sussex...
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