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 11, 2016

Industry-related pubs begin take notice of growing community newspapers

What took them so long? A few months back, I had breakfast with the publisher of a very successful community...
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July 7, 2016

Rain fails to dampen spirits at Surry Independence Day event

A little bit of precipitation was not enough to keep Surry County’s 4th of July celebration from taking place Sunday....
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July 7, 2016

Successful event held for slain Trooper’s family

POWHATAN, VIRGINIA (June 24th, 2016) -- Families from across Southside Virginia gathered over the weekend to honor the memory of...
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July 6, 2016

Guilty plea given in stabbing of pastor and wife in Sussex Court

A former high school wrestling champion pleaded guilty on June 7 to stabbing a Sussex County pastor and his wife,...
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July 4, 2016

Local students get capital trip

Two local students enjoyed an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. June 12-16 as part of the 52nd Annual National Rural...
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July 3, 2016

Sussex Sheriff’s Office joining Project Lifesaver

Sussex County, VA, June 23, 2016 –—Sussex Sheriff Office announced today that they are bringing the Project Lifesaver program to...
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