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

April 20, 2016

Jarratt leaders debate best use for clubhouse

Money to fix the Johns-Manville Clubhouse in Jarratt was once again the focus of discussions during the monthly meeting of...
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April 13, 2016

Honoring General A. P. Hill

Meredith Baker Apr. 3 A. P. Hill For seventeen years, a growing crowd has gathered at noon on April 2nd...
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April 6, 2016

State Police In Mourning After Trooper Gunned Down at Richmond Bus Station

RICHMOND - Tragedy struck in the heart of Virginia’s capital city Thursday afternoon as a man opened fire on a...
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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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