The Sussex-Surry Dispatch

Nearly 8 in 10 Small Businesses Now Fully or Partially Open, New Poll Shows

June 4, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 4, 2020 | 2:45 p.m. Most small businesses are open in some capacity and are increasingly optimistic about the future, even while facing continued challenges from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest poll taken May 21...
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Surry County offers COVID-19 Relief Grants for local businesses

June 4, 2020
By: Terry Harris | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 4, 2020 | 12:45 p.m. SURRY - Economic Development Director David Harrison took time out last week to explain a new program of COVID-19 Relief Grants for...
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VDOC prepares for summer heat, hopes to add A/C to more facilities in the future

June 4, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 4, 2020 | 10:45 a.m. The Virginia Department of Corrections has been making preparations to keep inmates and staff safe during the extreme temperatures that can occur during...
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John Randolph Foundation, American Red Cross Partner to Save Lives

June 3, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 3, 2020 | 4:45 p.m. REGION — The John Randolph Foundation is partnering with The American Red Cross to help meet the continuing blood needs of patients suffering unexpected...
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Dominion Energy Boosts Support for Customers Struggling Financially During Pandemic

June 3, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr Posted: June 3, 2020 | 2:45 p.m. VIRGINIA - Dominion Energy Virginia is expanding assistance to Virginia customers facing hardship, offering a more generous payment plan and new direct assistance,...
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Sussex, Surry Registrars take lessons from May elections to nearing primary

June 3, 2020
By: Terry Harris | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 3, 2020 | 12:45 p.m. According to the Registrars for both Sussex and Surry Counties, the May local elections resulted in experience in managing the challenges of dealing...
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Additional DMV Customer Service Centers to Reopen across the Commonwealth

June 3, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr Posted: June 3, 2020 | 10:45 a.m. More than 21 offices reopened for specific services by appointment only RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) continues to safely...
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Virginia State Parks opens more beaches for recreation activities

June 2, 2020
By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @SSDispatch Posted: June 2, 2020 | 3:15 p.m. VIRGINIA - Governor Ralph Northam announced that public beaches may reopen. Virginia State Parks’ tidal beaches are now open for recreation activities while...
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Local Headlines

April 9, 2018

Surry County Emergency Services Coordinator Honored

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: Apr. 9, 2018 | 1:15 p.m. SURRY - Ray Phelps, Emergency Services Coordinator for Surry...
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April 5, 2018

Warning: Danger for unprepared participants in spring paddle sports is real

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: Apr. 5, 2018 | 4:15 p.m. WAKEFIELD - The National Weather Service in Wakefield and...
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April 2, 2018

Stith Family tradition of giving back continues – and expands

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: Apr. 2, 2018 | 2:35 p.m. SUSSEX - Millard “Pete” Stith, Consultant to Sussex County...
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March 31, 2018

13 candidates for 6 offices announced for May 1 Waverly Town Election

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: Mar. 31, 2018 | 5:45 p.m. TOWN OF WAVERLY - Now that the filing deadline...
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March 29, 2018

Rowanty students, staff spend time with Va. education secretary during visit

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup Posted: Mar. 29, 2018 | 12:15 p.m. CARSON - As workforce development continues to be a key...
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March 27, 2018

Town of Wakefield receives $700,000 improvement grant

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here Posted: Mar. 27, 2018 | 1:20 p.m. WAKEFIELD - On Monday, March 12, John Stringfield, Supervisor from...
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