Hertford County, NCroanoke-chowannewsherald.com

Nucor to the ‘rescue’

WINTON – Thanks to the generosity of Hertford County’s largest employer, the medical well-being of local citizens has taken a turn towards automation. At their meeting here June 7, the Hertford County Board of Commissioners were treated to a demonstration of a lifesaving device donated to the county by Nucor Steel.
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Hertford County, NCroanoke-chowannewsherald.com

Man drowns in Wiccacon River

HARRELLSVILLE – An afternoon swim ended tragically near here Sunday . Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes said a man drowned in the Wiccacon River. The name of the victim has yet to be released, but he is believed to be from the Edenton area, according to Hayes. The Sheriff said...
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Smithfield, VAsmithfieldtimes.com

Smithfield graduates 339

The 115th annual Smithfield High School Commencement Exercises sent the Class of 2021 into the next phase of life June 12 with reflections on little moments, big achievements, key skills acquired and unforgettable relationships. Due to inclement weather, the graduation was moved from its originally planned outdoor venue of Packer...
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Smithfield, VAsmithfieldtimes.com

Camp center to reopen

Camp Community College’s Smithfield Center will soon reopen after a 16-month closure. The center, which has been closed since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, is scheduled to reopen for business Monday, July 19, according to a June 10 press release from Camp Community College. The center will be...
Carrollton, VAsmithfieldtimes.com

Carrollton novelist writes medical thriller

A medical thriller novel by Carrollton author David Perry offers a behind-the-counter look into the fast-paced world of retail pharmacy. “The Extern,” which was published this month, introduces Jason Rodgers, a last-year pharmacy student desperate to land an externship with Thomas Pettigrew, the meticulous owner of the prestigious Colonial Pharmacy. After the intimidating pharmacist batters him with rapid-fire questions during his interview, Rodgers meets a young woman who offers him a crucial piece of information in exchange for something only he can provide.
Windsor, VAPosted by

Windsor family plants lavender business where their roots have grown for more than 100 years

The Weaver family had a dream to turn the Windsor farmland that’s been part of their heritage for more than a century into something special. And now as that goal is coming to fruition, the family wants to share their success with others through their U-pick operation at Dream Weavers Farm, where they grow lavender, blueberries and day lilies. Matriarch and patriarch Teresa and Daniel Weaver ...
Suffolk, VASuffolk News-Herald

Lakeland valedictorian ‘just had to persevere’

Joshua Aldridge already had experience with distance learning when COVID-19 closed schools about 15 months ago. Having taken dual enrollment classes at both Paul D. Camp Community College and Tidewater Community College, Aldridge, 18, was already familiar with Canvas, the online platform Suffolk Public Schools chose, since he had used it in those places.
Windsor, VAsmithfieldtimes.com

Windsor High graduates 139

Windsor High School salutatorian Leah Carroll lives in a rural home without internet access. When she began her senior year this past September amid a pandemic that’s killed more than 590,000 Americans and more than 3.7 million people worldwide, she had to drive about an hour every day to attend virtual classes at a relative’s house.
Wakefield, VANBC12

Severe Thunderstorm Watch cancelled for the Northern Neck

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The risk for severe thunderstorms has ended for all of Virginia. At 1 a.m. the National Weather Service office in Wakefield, Virginia cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch that had previously included the Northern Neck. There may still be a few run of the mill showers or...
Richmond, VArebusinessonline.com

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Brokers $32.5M Sale of Medical Office Property in Richmond

RICHMOND, VA. — Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has brokered the $32.5 million sale of Brookfield Commons, a 90,598-square-foot Class A medical office property located at 6600 West Broad St. in Richmond. Eric Robison, Catharine Spangler and Birck Turnbull of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer represented the seller, an entity managed by Stanley Shield Partnership, in the transaction. Nashville-based Montecito Medical Real Estate acquired the property.
Suffolk, VASuffolk News-Herald

All about family for King’s Fork grads

King’s Fork High School valedictorian Gabe Jackson said he couldn’t give his address without acknowledging how COVID-19 has impacted all of them. “This was supposed to be our senior year, the year our class represents King’s Fork,” Jackson said during the June 12 graduation ceremony for the school’s class of 2021 at Old Dominion University’s Chartway Arena. “Yet most of us ended up behind computers for what seemed like forever.”
Murfreesboro, NCroanoke-chowannewsherald.com

Murfreesboro home invasion suspect arrested

MURFREESBORO – One person is behind bars while two others remain at-large following a home invasion here Sunday night that left the victim hospitalized with a gunshot wound. Alfonzo Lee Jordan of Rocky Mount was taken into custody on Monday afternoon in Rich Square. He was charged with one felony count each of attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, first degree burglary, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Ahoskie, NCroanoke-chowannewsherald.com

Grady W. Sumner, Jr.

AHOSKIE, NC – Grady Woodfin Sumner, Jr., 92, of 921 Liberty Street, Ahoskie, NC, died Sunday, March 15, 2020 in his home. Mr. Sumner was born in Hertford County on August 13,1927, and was the son of the late Grady W. Sr. and Mary Gatling Sumner. A retired sales representative with North State Provision Company, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, Davie Masonic Lodge #39, A.F. & A.M. and had served in the United States Navy.
Virginia Stateourcommunitynow.com

Virginia Dream Homes: A Riverfront Suffolk Estate for $4.2M

How does having your own private beach sound to you?. Sometimes you just have to get away and put your toes in the sand. You can live the good life on the James River in this week's featured listing. This 8-bedroom contemporary build is located at 9160 Wigneil Street in Suffolk and it's currently listed for $4,200,000 by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty.