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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.
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.
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.
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Jarratt as of 2023-12-02. Find the available 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 Saturday is $3.247, a week ago the price is $3.259 , according to AAA.
Whispers and Shadows: The Haunting Legend of Drewryville's Ghost
In the serene heart of Sussex County, Virginia, the small community of Drewryville becomes the center of whispered tales and ghostly encounters as Halloween's shadow creeps closer. Known for its spectral lore, the legend of the Drewryville Ghost weaves an eerie narrative through the town's history, captivating those who dare to listen. The venerable plantation houses, particularly Fortsville, stand as silent witnesses to the restless spirits that are said to inhabit them, with Fortsville's own foundation rooted in an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground.
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.
City stuck in loan agreement during prolonged audit delay
The Emporia City Council unanimously voted to extend a $6 million bond anticipation note in lieu of state funding the city has been unable to secure due to a lack of a completed audit for fiscal year 2022. City Council voted to issue a $6 million general obligation bond anticipation...
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...
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.
Willing Workers Ministry serves up Thanksgiving
The Victory Elks Lodge on Atlantic Street in Emporia was busy on Nov. 22 as folks shuffled in and out to receive an early Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by the Willing Workers Ministry of Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Between 12 and 2 p.m., members of the social outreach group served home...
Macedonia Baptist Church plans special events
Dec. 10 - Macedonia Baptist Church will have morning worship at 9 a.m. Rev. Colonius Avent will deliver the preached word and the combined choir will present the music. Dec. 24 - Macedonia Baptist Church will have morning worship and celebration of Christmas at 9 a.m. Rev. Dr. Denise Avent will deliver the preached word and the combined choir will present the music.
December 1, 2023
J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station: 1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800. (All City meetings are open to the public) Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall, 700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC. City Council meetings may now be viewed on YouTube.
Bertie County Native, John M. Tayloe, Bids Farewell to Chowan University after 30 Years, Embarks on Public Service Journey
John M. Tayloe, a Bertie County native and 1994 graduate of Chowan University, is retiring after nearly 30 years of service. Tayloe has held roles including Executive Assistant to the President and Executive Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving. He received the Spirit of Chowan award in 2017 for his consistent representation of the university.
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...
Emporia Council cheers on youth athletes
The achievements of the Emporia-Greensville Recreation Association’s varsity Renegades football team has not gone unnoticed. Following a trip to the Greensville County Board of Supervisors earlier this month, the 12-13-year-olds hit Emporia’s City Council on Nov. 21 to receive the community’s praise. The varsity Renegades went 7-1...
Woman punches police officer in the face during domestic assault call in Roanoke Rapids, police say
ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) — A woman punched a police officer in the face when authorities responded to a domestic assault at Roanoke Rapids apartments on Monday, officials said. The incident was reported at the Fairfield Apartments at 100 N.C. 125 near Smith Church Road in Roanoke Rapids, according...
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.
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.
‘Brutal facts’: Quarter 1 review reveals low FCPS student pass rates
Franklin City Public Schools Director of Curriculum and Instruction Krystal Thompkins presented the Franklin City School Board on Nov. 9 with a sobering collection of “brutal facts” in an FCPS Data Review that revealed low student pass rates relative to Quarter 1 SOL benchmarks, including seven instances at the high and middle school levels in […] The post ‘Brutal facts’: Quarter 1 review reveals low FCPS student pass rates appeared first on The Tidewater News.
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...