The Sussex-Surry Dispatch

IN PICTURES: Sussex hosts National Night Out events for community

August 22, 2019
By: Staff Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: August 20, 2019 | 3:45 p.m. SURRY - For many people, a weekday evening sees them kicking off their shoes and preparing for an evening inside, but that was not the...
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Prisoner dies at Sussex I Prison

August 21, 2019
By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup Posted: August 21, 2019 | 10:01 p.m. SUSSEX - An inmate at Sussex I State Prison has died following an altercation with another prisoner, state corrections officials confirmed late Wednesday night. While...
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Neighbors become friends during Surry’s National Night Out

August 20, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: August 20, 2019 | 3:45 p.m. SURRY - Surry County’s 2019 National Night Out celebration on August 6 was a huge success with over 350 in attendance, according to Sheriff...
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Father-son argument ends in gunfire in Town of Waverly

August 19, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: August 19, 2019 | 6:35 p.m. WAVERLY - A weekend argument between a father and son resulted in one person being rushed to the hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds....
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Local firefighter shares experience for ferry emergency training

August 18, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: August 18, 2019 | 3:45 p.m. SURRY - As part of a program specially set up by Dennis Holmes, a Dendron firefighter and EMT who also is with the Surry Volunteer...
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Waverly High School Class of 1969 enjoys 50th reunion

August 16, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: August 16, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SUSSEX - Fifteen members of the Waverly High School Class of 1969 recently celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their Graduation at The Back Porch...
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Surry Schools’ leader Dr. Michael Thornton set to retire at year’s end

August 14, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: August 14, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. SURRY - Following a decorated career in education, Surry County Public Schools' leader Dr. Michael Thornton is preparing for the next stage of his life...
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Smith’s Fort Plantation – just one of Surry County’s Treasures

August 13, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: August 13, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SURRY - Governor Ralph Northam recently announced that last year Virginia’s tourism industry generated $26 billion in visitor spending, supported 234,000 jobs for Virginia communities and...
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Local Headlines

June 14, 2017

Community says goodbye to Sussex Sheriff Raymond Bell

By: Roger Bell, Editor June 14, 2017 | 12:50 P.M. SUSSEX - Hundreds turned out from around the Commonwealth to say...
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June 12, 2017

Sussex Sheriff Office deputy found dead as department mourns loss of late Sheriff Bell

By: Michael Campbell, News Editor SUSSEX - The Sussex County Sheriff's Office is reeling following the death of a deputy...
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June 11, 2017

Republicans, Democrats vie for Morris’ 64th District House seat in primaries

By: Michael Campbell News Editor VIRGINIA - With the state's general election now only five months away, voters will play...
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June 10, 2017

Surry supervisors approve budget, funds full-time investigator for Sheriff’s Office

By Michael Campbell, News Editor SURRY - Following a unanimous vote Thursday, Surry supervisors completed their annual task of crafting...
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June 9, 2017

As boil water notice enters second weekend, Waverly officials hopeful it will be lifted soon

By Michael Campbell, News Editor 4:00 p.m. June 9, 2017 TOWN OF WAVERLY - Over a week after town officials...
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June 4, 2017

Funeral arrangements made for late Sussex Sheriff Raymond Bell

By Michael Campbell, News Editor Updated: Jun. 7, 2017 - 11:00 am SUSSEX – The community of Sussex is in...
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