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

July 21, 2016

Outreach effort underway to aid area resident

LAWRENCEVILLE – Abbe Thomas organized an effort to collect headwear for Katy Daniel, who was seriously injured while putting up...
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July 20, 2016

New Jarratt Council members eager to start

When Jarratt’s City Council gets together for its next meeting, there will be four new faces at the table. This...
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July 14, 2016

Surry County High Student Competes at FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta

Dendron, Virginia, July 11, 2016—More than 9,380 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to the Peach State...
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July 13, 2016

Wyatt ends 50-year teaching odyssey

Thelma Wyatt has been living her dream for 50 years. Last month, that dream, the dream of being a teacher,...
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July 13, 2016

Sussex Sheriff’s Department Headlining Watch program

The Neighborhood Watch Organization will be holding an interesting and informative meeting this month at the Jarratt Fire Department. A...
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July 13, 2016

Surry Supervisors work through busy Thursday agenda

The board approved consent items, voted on resolutions and received updates ongoing projects throughout the county. The board also set...
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