Family altercation leads to deadly shooting
MURFREESBORO – An alleged altercation between family members led to a man killing his brother near here early Sunday morning. Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes said that Jahiem Taylor, age 20, is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of his 25-year-old brother, Keondre Taylor. J. Taylor is being held without bond pending […] The post Family altercation leads to deadly shooting appeared first on The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald.
Board opts to not broadcast public comments
The Southampton County School Board continues to offer a public comment period for those who wish to address the board, but the board reached a consensus earlier this year that it would not broadcast the period on its YouTube livestream. Starting in August, the audio and video cuts out on the livestream for the duration […] The post Board opts to not broadcast public comments appeared first on The Tidewater News.
Emporia adopts bulk waste collection fees
Emporia’s City Council unanimously voted on Tuesday to adopt a bulk waste collection program that charges residents to schedule a pickup of large trash items. The program is set to take effect March 1, 2024. Nathaniel Temple, Public Works Superintendent for the City of Emporia, provided the proposed update...
Festival delivers pumpkin patch experience
The 2023 Boykins Pumpkin Fest proved to be a significant success this fall with a characteristically strong crowd that enjoyed the entertainment stage, the mini pumpkin patch, the Pie in the Face fundraiser and the kids zone, all amid a day of agreeable weather. “Overall we were thrilled with Pumpkin Fest’s turnout this year,” said […] The post Festival delivers pumpkin patch experience appeared first on The Tidewater News.
Murfreesboro residents advised to boil water before consumption
MURFREESBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — There is now a water advisory for those who live in Murfreesboro. The town advises that water from the tap should be boiled before use. This includes water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and preparing food. Boiling water for one minute should kill any organisms that could be […]
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in zuni, VA
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of zuni..
The gas price fluctuate between $2.89 and $2.95 in Emporia as of 2023-12-04. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.242, a week ago the price is $3.250 , according to AAA.
Seniors prep for post-high school lives
The Franklin High School Senior Class of 2024 has been diligently preparing for life after high school. A school news release noted that these seniors have already been accepted into numerous colleges for fall 2024 admission, including Virginia State University, Norfolk State University, Virginia Wesleyan University, Hampton University, Randolph-Macon College, Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth […] The post Seniors prep for post-high school lives appeared first on The Tidewater News.
Newest Sheetz location features 25 free truck parking spaces
ALTOONA, Pa. — Sheetz’s newest location in Disputanta, Virginia, includes diesel fuel and free truck parking. The store, just off of exit 38 along Interstate 295, includes five lanes that offer high flow diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) for semi-trucks, along with 10 fuel terminals for other vehicles, according to a news release.
Virginia High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Emporia County Today - December 4
Don't miss the high school basketball games happening in Emporia County, Virginia today. Details on how to watch all of the action can be located below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Emporia County, Virginia...
Former Windsor elected officials honored
Former Windsor elected officials Kelly Blankenship, Durwood B. Scott, Glyn T. Willis and Greg Willis were recognized for their service to the town during a dinner held by the Woman’s Club of Windsor at the Windsor Town Center on Nov. 15. Joining the honorees at the dinner were their families, friends and current and former […] The post Former Windsor elected officials honored appeared first on The Tidewater News.
Photo gallery: Roanoke Rapids Christmas Parade '23
This afternoon's Roanoke Rapids Christmas Parade was under cloudy skies and mild temperatures despite earlier forecasts of rain. The parade served as the highlight of a weekend to usher in the Christmas season after Friday's Christmas on the Avenue event.
Local RURALBAND internet access update
~ Limited-time incentive available for residents and businesses to sign up now and smooth the process~. Just in time for Christmas, RURALBAND is offering some residents of Sussex, Surry, Prince George, and Dinwiddie Counties an opportunity to sign up for their High-Speed Internet service now and save $75 on installation as well as possibly qualify for a monthly reduction of user fees. That’s the good news. The not-as-good news is that in some areas high-speed internet service is going to take a bit longer than originally scheduled.
PET OF THE WEEK
Gremlin is a 35 pound hunk! The adorable male hound mix is approximately 2 years old – a stray found in Jarrett. He is dog-selective, but loves to run and play fetch and is so affectionate towards people that he follows us around in the yard at the shelter! Gremlin has given us no problems at all and we just adore him and hope someone else will too! Please come see him at Sussex County Animal Services and Shelter, 14493 Robinson Road, Stony Creek, VA 23882. Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please call first - 804-898-5371 - to make an appointment.
Master Gardener Training application extended
Greensville, Emporia & Sussex Master Gardener Training will occur February 5th through mid-April 2024. This training is for Sussex, Greensville and Emporia residents only. You must apply with the county you live in for this course and pass a background check to volunteer with Virginia Cooperative Extension. Greensville & Emporia residents, apply here: https://bttr.im/zfdzq. Sussex residents, apply here: https://bttr.im/wbc8d. Application deadline extended until December 15, 2023. Call 434-348-4223 for more details.
Enviva remains committed to Southampton
Reports have surfaced that Enviva Inc., the world’s largest producer of sustainable wood pellets, is experiencing financial difficulties that could threaten its survival, but Enviva stated that it is executing a plan to get through this arduous time and that its commitment to the Southampton community, through its plant in the county, “remains undeterred.” A […] The post Enviva remains committed to Southampton appeared first on The Tidewater News.
Northampton's oldest living WWII veteran lives quietly
JACKSON — He lives his days quietly now. John Daniel Carver, known around Northampton County as “J.D.,” still stands over 6 feet tall despite a slightly drooping gait from 101 years of living. “One-hundred-and-one and a half,” he’s quick to point out. Born and raised in Perquimans County near Winfall, Carver moved to the Northampton...
Projects in the works at the E-G Community Park
Big developments are in store at Meherrin River Park. Rustin Jessee and City Planning and Zoning Administrator Matthew Culbreath updated the City Council on Nov. 21 on the funding they’ve secured for the development of the Emporia-Greensville Community Park along the Meherrin River.
WestPoint property under new ownership as Brownfields status secured
Halifax County Business Horizons, a nonprofit economic development organization, announced today the successful execution and conclusion of a Brownfields agreement for the long-vacant former WestPoint-Stevens property in Roanoke Rapids. Halifax County Economic Development Director Cathy Scott said as of Friday the property is owned by a new company — 1200...
Residency program works to recruit doctors to rural community
ECU Health’s effort to attract more doctors to rural communities has been successful with two of four practitioners in its inaugural Rural Family Medicine Residency Program class agreeing to stay in Duplin and Hertford counties. Program leaders say its success will continue to grow as the number of participants increases. What started with four residents is now at 10 residents. The program will grow to 27 residents next year, said Dr. Audy Whitman, clinical assistant professor of family medicine at the Brody School of Medicine...