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Police: 2 men injured after shootout at Suffolk 7-Eleven

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police say two men sustained injuries following a shootout between two groups of people at a Suffolk 7-Eleven Friday evening. According to Suffolk police, they got multiple calls around 10:40 p.m. Friday for shots fired at a 7-Eleven in the 6400 block of Hampton Roads Parkway. Police say the store and […]
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Suffolk shooting leaves two hurt

SUFFOLK, Va. — Two men were found with gunshot wounds in the 6100 Block of Brookwood Drive in Suffolk Friday night. Suffolk Fire and Rescue treated their wounds and took them to the hospital, the Suffolk Police Department said. Police said 26-year-old Herschel Watkins and 31-year-old Ladonta Myrick ran...

Halifax County School Students Takeover Chowan University

Over 350 Halifax County Public School (HCPS) students, from elementary to high school, visited Chowan University on Wednesday, June 22nd. Dr. Mitchell Henke coordinated the visit with Dr. Tyrana Battle, Assistant Superintendent of Halifax County Schools, and other HCPS officials. Dr. Henke created mini-block scheduling for the students, allowing them to attend various activities.

All-State Baseball Teams

All-State baseball teams (Includes only players from Hampton Roads) Class 6 Second team Blake Dickerson, Ocean Lakes junior pitcher Class 5 CO-PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Clay Grady, Nansemond River First team Jerry Barnes, First Colonia senior catcher Jaxon Gonzalez, Granby junior utility Clay Grady, Nansemond River senior shortstop Joseph Munitz, Cox junior second baseman Jacob Smith, Hickory senior ...

Steamers Win Seventh Straight, Dominate Suffolk At Home

Edenton, NC – The Edenton Steamers extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games. The Clams took down the Suffolk Voyagers at home 11-3 behind another well rounded game from the offense and the pitching staff. Edenton is now 8-3 at home, including five in a row at home.

July 4 event returning on smaller scale

The town of Windsor is reinitiating some of the events it has held in the past, including a Fourth of July celebration, which will return in a smaller form but one that can be expanded on in future years. Windsor Town Manager William Saunders noted in a June 14 memo...

CEC wins national awards for community engagement

Windsor-based Community Electric Cooperative (CEC) has received national recognition in an awards program sponsored by two organizations that help communicators at America’s 900-plus electric cooperatives achieve excellence. A CEC news release continued by noting that CEC garnered two awards in the 2022 Spotlight on Excellence Awards program sponsored by...

CEC provides ‘live line’ safety training

Public safety in Western Tidewater got a boost when lineworkers from Windsor-based Community Electric Cooperative (CEC) gave a two-hour “live line” training session during the week of June 12 to more than 25 members of local firefighting crews. A CEC press release continued by stating that the training...

Wellness on wheels

AHOSKIE – Threats of 100 degree temperatures didn’t even phase the clinical staff at Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center as they prepared recently to officially launch their mobile health clinic. Triple digits in the summertime are temps regularly experienced by folks that work outdoors in North Carolina—some of...

Vines recall petition dismissed — again

Circuit Court Judge Carl Eason on June 22 dismissed Windsor resident Lewis Edmonds’ latest petition to recall Isle of Wight County School Board member Michael Vines. Edmonds, who’s now twice tried to have Vines removed from his seat this year, filed his first petition on March 15, accusing the school board member of having made “wildly inappropriate, defamatory, and discriminatory” remarks at meetings and of “malfeasance” for having left most of his required statement of economic interests form blank.