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Suspect Barricaded Himself Inside Home, Threatened Family Member

FRANKLIN, VA (PRESS RELEASE VSP) -On 28 June 2022, at approximately 6:39 p.m., officers of the Franklin Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Cameron Street for a report of a male with two guns threatening a female. The female victim had fled the residence and the male remained inside. Upon arrival of responding officers, the male, identified as William Murphy, a 34-year-old resident of Norfolk, barricaded himself inside the residence and refused to respond to law enforcement.
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Police investigate death of inmate at Suffolk jail

SUFFOLK, Va. - Police are investigating the death of an inmate at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail. On Sunday, around 11:31 p.m., a jail officer noticed a medical emergency in one of the inmate security housing areas. Crews started life-saving measures, CPR, and the use of an AED. The City...
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Inmate found dead at Western Tidewater Regional Jail

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Officials say they are investigating after an inmate died inside Western Tidewater Regional Jail late Sunday evening. According to WTRJ, a jail officer noticed a medical emergency in one of the inmate security housing areas around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and called for medical and security assistance.

Advocates: Hertford needs compliance officer (copy)

When Tim Brinn talks about solving the problem of dilapidated and abandoned homes that checkerboard entire blocks of Hertford, he’s pretty direct. “Without a compliance officer, nothing is going to be accomplished,” the Hertford resident says. Brinn has advocated for the town of Hertford hiring a code compliance...

Man dies in medical emergency at Western Tidewater Regional Jail

SUFFOLK, Va. — A man died in a medical emergency while being held at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk Sunday night. Tyriece Lockhart, 23, was being held on two counts of felony assault on law enforcement, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, felony assault-malicious wounding, simple assault and obstruction of justice. He had been in jail since Feb. 5, according to a news release from the jail.

Thrift, gift and floral shop opens

On June 21, Edenton leaders gathered on North Broad Street to celebrate the grand opening of Cooper Thrift, Gift & Floral Shop. The shop, which opened in the former Edenton Floral Company, boasts shelves of thrifted items ranging from vintage CDs to curios as well as clothes, gifts and floral arrangements. Perhaps the most notable part of the business interior, however, is the wedding chapel. Nestled in the back of...

Kirby gives school board ultimatum on discipline policy

EDENTON — The chairman of the Chowan County Board of Commissioners has issued an ultimatum to the Edenton-Chowan Board of Education: establish a new discipline policy or face a potential reduction in local funding for schools. Commissioner Bob Kirby issued the ultimatum on June 20 in response to the school board’s recent decision to reverse a school disciplinary decision and came as commissioners were wrapping up final action on the county’s fiscal year budget for 2022-23. ...

400 hear reading of Declaration at July 4th ceremony in Edenton

EDENTON — At least 400 people gathered around the Joseph Hewes monument in downtown Edenton on Monday to celebrate the Fourth of July and honor Hewes’ memory at the 23rd annual reading of the Declaration of Independence. This year’s reading of the nation’s founding document was performed by retired U.S. Army Colonel George E. Lewis III. The event, which has taken place since 2000, is hosted annually by the Edenton...

Hugh C. Vincent Jr.

MURFREESBORO, NC – Hugh Carroll Vincent, Jr. was born April 1, 1934 in Suffolk, Virginia and passed away July 1, 2022, having lived more than 88 wonderful years. His parents were Hugh C. Vincent Sr. and Lillian Coates Vincent of Newsoms, Virginia. Hugh was raised in Southampton County, Virginia where he attended primary and secondary school and he then attended and graduated from High School at Ferrum College. He thereafter attended N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C. and received his B.S. in Agricultural Science.

Opposition is an opportunity…

We are going to continue our walk through the book of Nehemiah. The work on the wall has begun, but some do not like seeing the progress. They insult, accuse and threaten Nehemiah and all the workers. The work slows because the people are afraid. Fear has an incredible effect on momentum. People will stop in their tracks if things are not accomplished in an orderly fashion. Have you ever...