The Sussex-Surry Dispatch

Sussex County local election qualifying deadline nears

June 9, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: June 9, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SUSSEX - As of May 31, fewer than half the incumbents for some of the significant local positions up for grabs in Sussex County...
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Surry County candidates prepare before looming election deadline

June 8, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: June 8, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SURRY COUNTY – The countdown has shortened to mere days before the deadline for filing for several important local elections. Last Friday afternoon, Surry...
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Torrential rain causes flash flooding in Wakefield

June 8, 2019
By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup By: Terry Harris, Staff Writer Posted: June 8, 2019 | 7:50 a.m. Updated: June 8, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. TOWN OF WAKEFIELD - Hours of steady and, at times, locally heavy rainfall...
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Search continues for robbery suspects after crashing, fleeing in Sussex County

June 7, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: June 7, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. Two suspects remain at-large; community asked to contact authorities with tips SUSSEX - Local and state authorities descended on rural Sussex County Friday...
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Help for veterans of all ages now available locally

June 6, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: June 6, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SUSSEX - “I’m excited about it!” said local vet and Wakefield Councilman Wayne Jones, speaking of the new traveling veterans’ assistance outreach program that...
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Two Wakefield women die in Route 40 crash

June 3, 2019
By: Terry Harris | E-mail: Click Here Updated By: Michael Campbell, News Editor Posted: June 3, 2019 | 3:05 p.m. SUSSEX - Two Wakefield women died Monday in a crash along a commonly traveled intersection...
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Living the Steampunk dream in Surry

May 19, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: May 19, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SURRY - So what do a jewelry maker and a 25 year firefighter/paramedic do when they decide to start a business together?  Well, in the...
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Surry ES students enjoy early exploration of career possibilities

May 17, 2019
By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: May 17, 2019 | 3:15 p.m. SURRY - The theme of the 2019 Career Exploration Fair at Surry Elementary School on May 3 was “Anyone Can Be Anything,” and school...
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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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