The Sussex-Surry Dispatch

Surry, Sussex Schools take part in statewide High School Voter Registration Week

April 15, 2019
  By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: April 15, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. VIRGINIA - April 21–27 officially marks the fourth annual Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week. The event, according to Governor Ralph Northam's...
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Ag and Forestry Secretary coming for local Diversified Land Use Summit

April 12, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: April 12, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. VIRGINIA - Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring is coming to Surry County on April 25 to moderate and offer input at...
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DUI simulation a ‘wake-up call’ for area students

April 10, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: April 10, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SURRY - Surry County High School students learned just how difficult – and dangerous – trying to drive while intoxicated can be on March...
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Sussex ‘dodged bullet’ as nearby regional jail faces struggles

April 8, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: April 8, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SUSSEX - According to a statement by Sussex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Susan Seward, recent reports of troubling inmate welfare situations as well...
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‘Hands-on, minds on’ key for Surry County Schools

April 5, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: April 5, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SURRY - Kids having fun while learning?  What a concept!  But according to Surry County Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Serbrenia Sims it’s one of the...
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Manslaughter charges placed on suspect who crashed into vehicle while fleeing police, killing a child

April 3, 2019
By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup Posted: April 3, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. SUSSEX - A Petersburg man has been charged with manslaughter after he crashed into a car while trying to flee from pursuing law enforcement, killing a...
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2019 ‘B.A.S.H.’ event promises fun for all as Wakefield Ruritans celebrate 90th anniversary

April 3, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: April 3, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. WAKEFIELD - Last year, a traditional Wakefield rite of spring underwent a rejuvenation when the Ruritan Club’s Shad Planking became The B.A.S.H..  (Barbecue and Shad...
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Permit for Sussex solar farm approved

March 28, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: March 28, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SUSSEX - After a year of negotiations, the Sussex County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Conditional Use Permit at their March 21 meeting...
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Local Headlines

April 1, 2016

Governor’s Office Announces Jan. 2016 Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008

RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage point in January to 4.1...
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April 1, 2016

Investigation into Fatal Urbanna Marina Fire Continues

URBANNA - Virginia State Police continues to investigate what caused a fatal fire at a popular boat landing and marina...
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April 1, 2016

MARTIN’S Food Stores’ Future Up In The Air As Merger Looms

VIRGINIA - The future of popular grocery store chain Martin’s remains up in the air as the merger between the...
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April 1, 2016

Wakefield Car Donation

The Improvement Association’s Head Start parent, Trenika Stringfield, lost her son, boyfriend, brother, and most of her personal belongings, including...
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April 1, 2016

Shad Planking 2016: Same Traditions, Different Day

Popular Wakefield Ruritan Event Moves to Friday For 68th Annual Event WAKEFIELD - The iconic event of the town of...
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