Rider is such a good boy.  This two-year-old black German Shepard is very smart and already knows how to sit and stay. He is healthy and has no special needs.  He just loves to go outside and run and play ball so he would really like to be in a home where he can be very active.  Rider would …

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Building on the time-honored “Virginia is for Lovers” slogan, Citizens of Surry County are invited to help select elements of an L.O.V.E. sign to represent the community as part of the state-wide LOVEworks program.

Judy Lyttle, first elected in 1999 to the Surry County Board of Supervisors, became this year’s chair of the group at their Jan. 6 meeting.  While it is not the first time that she has headed the board, the always-busy Surry super-supporter admitted afterward that she had not necessarily exp…

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1.     James A. Pegram, 55 years old of the 1600 block of West Washington Street, Petersburg, Virginia was arrested on January 7, 2022 for contempt by failing to appear in court.

On a damp, misty, January fifth evening, Tramaz M. Tynes was memorialized with a sunset vigil  at the at Surry County High School football field, where he had played his way to a scholarship just a couple of years earlier.

At the Jan.6 Surry County Board of Supervisors meeting, County Administrator Melissa Rollins shared highlights of the State of the County address – Surry County on the Rise - which was held on Dec. 15, 2021.

Proprietors Jenifer Helton and Eric Olgers are planning a late January to mid-February opening for their new restaurant at 328 West Main Street in Waverly, and while they loved the original Memaw’s restaurant, they’re excited about preparations for Memaw’s Espresso and Eatery.  In fact, thei…

Festus is such a lovable boy!  This tiny calico mix weighs in at only 8 pounds, although he is 4 years old.  He starts off a bit shy but warms up quickly. He loves bell balls and could play all day (especially if there are kitty treats. This little love is up-to-date on his rabies shot, is a…

A mistrial was recently declared in the case of a man charged with first degree murder, armed robbery, and felony murder, of a local citizen, because not enough prospective jurors showed up for the trial to be held. 

Christopher Daniel Shipp, 24 years old of the 16000 block of Courthouse Road, Dinwiddie, Virginia was arrested on December 30, 2021 for a probation violation.Tiffany Nicole Camp, 33 years old of the 25000 block of Cox Road, North Dinwiddie, Virginia was arrested on December 30, 2021 for two …

Jennifer Rae Starnes, 48 years old of the 500 block of Roslyn Avenue, Colonial Heights, Virginia was arrested on December 21, 2021 for contempt by failing to appear in court.Gary Lynn Starr, 57 years old of the 25000 block of Rainey Creek Road, McKenney, Virginia was arrested on December 22,…

To enhance their learning experience, Surry County Public Schools look for opportunities for their students in the Exceptional Education program at Surry County High School to gain some hands-on life experience. 

The Town of Waverly recently spent a portion of the ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) money on paving in the Town. The area addressed included the parking lot connecting to the Post Office parking lot, the parking lot next to Pino’s and the playground walking trail, the biggest project to date…

The Virginia Department of Education is inviting private schools that enroll a significant number of students from low-income families to apply for support under the federal American Rescue Plan Act. The support includes services, supplies and other assistance to address the impact of COVID-19.

At the December meeting of the Sussex County Board of Supervisors, Julie Walton, Prince George County Director of Community Development & Code Compliance was recognized on behalf of the Prince George County Building Inspections Team for their invaluable services in assisting Sussex Count…

Meet Jackson!  This big boy is three years old – a Walker Hound – but in reality he’s a big teddy bear.  He weighs in at 53 pounds and has an appointment to be neutered all set up.  He starts off a bit shy but warms up quickly – especially when there are treats involved!  Jackson is very lai…

Thomas Westheimer was officially introduced to the Sussex County Board of Supervisors at their December meeting in the newly created position of Surry/Sussex Shared Building Official.  Westheimer officially assumed the new position on January 3, 2022, per the recently announced partnership o…

Sussex County is one of the recipients of funds from the $2 Billion Governor Northam recently announced that Virginia was deploying  to enhance efforts to bring high-speed internet to 90% of Virginians.  This puts the Commonwealth on track to be one of the first states to achieve universal a…

This holiday season, the Surry County Economic Development Department challenged residents of Surry County to support local businesses. From November 27th through December 15th, Surry County residents were encouraged to participate in a “Shop Surry! Be Local, Buy Local Small Business Promoti…

Meet Jackson!  This big boy is three years old – a Walker Hound – but in reality he’s a big teddy bear.  He weighs in at 53 pounds and has an appointment to be neutered all set up.  He starts off a bit shy but warms up quickly – especially when there are treats involved!  Jackson is very lai…

On December 1, Governor Ralph Northam told transportation industry leaders that he will turn over to Virginia’s new governor a comprehensive multi-modal transportation system that is dramatically stronger and more forward-looking than ever before.

As plans for the Annual Waverly SCYMAC Christmas Parade were formulated,Mayor Angela McPhaul said, she was both excited about the strides that have been made to renovate the Waverly downtown area and disappointed that a few buildings with broken glass windows on the store front remained to m…

Surry County Ambassador Karen Huger, Surry Marketplace proprietor Andy White, and members of local Greek organizations recently put together a project to make the holiday season brighter for Surry Seniors and Lebanon Village Residents. 

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Throughout a viewing and visitation at Cypress Baptist Church, a Home Going Celebration at Lebanon Baptist Church and in countless gatherings and groupings throughout the area this week the words “legend” and “advocate for change” and especially phrases containing the word, “first” were ofte…

Meet Domino!  At 42 pounds, he’s a medium-size Staffordshire Terrier, and a bit shy – but he warms up quickly.  Domino has the best personality and is perfectly running and playing or just lying at your feet!  A very quick learner, he is great on a leash, and just to chase balls or go for lo…

Farm Bureau members from across Virginia got a better sense of the financial, physical, familial and emotional stressors that can contribute to a higher risk of suicide among farming and rural communities at Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention. The event opened Nov. 30 in Wil…

On December 1, Governor Ralph Northam told transportation industry leaders that he will turn over to Virginia’s new governor a comprehensive multi-modal transportation system that is dramatically stronger and more forward-looking than ever before.

Meet Honey!  This tiny little girl is a Domestic Short Hair who has already been spayed, is up to date on all her shots, and loves everybody and everything! At only 5 pounds, she can play with balls and string all day – unless she’s sitting on your shoulder or looking for cuddles! With no sp…