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  1. FOCUS: American History -- Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton...Read the original story

    23 hrs ago | Steve Goddard's History Wire

    Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County by David F. Allmendinger, Jr., Johns Hopkins UPress '14, $49.95, 401 pages, ASIN #1421414791. Index, notes, six appendices, b&w images sprinkled through text.


  2. Hampton lawyer, economic development board member diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... court judge in Isle of Wight and Southampton counties and Suffolk. The brothers grew up in Courtland in Southampton County, but Williams moved to Hampton in 1972 and had lived there since. Robert Williams said the cancer took his brother quickly, ...


  3. NAAFRA: We need a youth hip-hop vanguard for changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | San Francisco Bay View

    ... and control the source of much of our food. The second location is the Khalifah Kujichagulia Village in Southampton County, Drewryville, Virginia. Home to the historic Nat Turner Trail, this 123 acres of land has great potential to assist our family ...


  4. Group pushes for local governor's school for entrepreneurshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... to high school applicants from the five cities in South Hampton Roads, Franklin, Isle of Wight County and Southampton County. - New Horizons Governor's School for Science and Technology in Hampton is a part-time program open to 11th- and 12th-grade ...


  5. Bertie County Peanuts poppin' with global growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... -- Royal Oak Peanuts, Drewryville. It grows its own goobers on a 3,000-acre farm in Southampton County that's been in the family since the late 1800s. -- Virginia Diner, Wakefield. The self-proclaimed ...


  6. In the 1830s, a cobbler made a decision. And that made a 'Happy' superstar possibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Genealogist Megan Smolenyak, whose work has been featured on TV and has been written about in the New York Times and other national publications, traced Pharrell Williams' lineage to a free Southampton County black man who set sail for Liberia in search of a better life in December 1831 - and then turned around 12 days after arriving. Websites such as,, and newspaper websites can help you locate family trees already researched, as well as obituaries and other details.


  7. Man accused of shooting, killing neighbora s dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    Ten years ago, the Wynne family found Nikki, a German shepherd, just down the street from their Southampton County home. "We found her on this road when she was about four-weeks-old,and we've had her ever since then," Wynne said.


  8. Wakefield woman says neighbor who shot, killed dog offered pig as apologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    ... it last week, charged with maiming or killing of animals or fowl and reckless handling of a firearm. The Southampton County Sheriff's Office says Lauderville has livestock and was worried about their safety, but admitted he never saw Nikki bothering ...


  9. It's easier on wallet to get your fill, especially west of Hampton RoadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | The Virginian-Pilot

    This time travel is courtesy of lower gas prices, at levels sure to cause envy among folks in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and other points east. "I've been told that gas stations in Surry are having a gas war!" chirped Kathleen Coyne, who pumped fuel Friday at a BP station in Wakefield.


  10. Franklin father charged for fatal October 2013 DUI crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    A Southampton County man will spend more than 20 years behind bars for killing his daughter during a drunk driving crash in October 2013. Tonashea and four other children were in the back seat of the 2007 Chevy Impala that Tony Sledge was driving when he lost control and flipped over several times on Route 258 near Sycamore Creek Road.


  11. Police investigate after rash of car burglaries occur at middle schools in several citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    Southampton County deputies say there have been several car burglaries that started October 2nd. They say they received two reports on October 2 and 3rd and the car windows were broken out and purses were taken.


  12. Deputies investigating car burglaries at elementary schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    COURTLAND, Va.- The Southampton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of car burglaries that occurred at multiple elementary schools. The Sheriff's Office said they received two reports of car break-ins on Thursday and another one on Friday.


  13. Fatal crash on Route 460 EB in Southampton CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2014 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    The crash occurred at the intersection of Tucker Swamp Road on Route 460 around 8:17 p.m. and shutdown the road for several hours. According to state police, Willie Randall III, of Suffolk, was heading east on Rt.


  14. Fatal crash reported in Southampton CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2014 | The Virginian-Pilot

    State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened shortly after 8:15 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 460 at Tucker Swamp Road between the towns of Zuni and Ivor. About 10 p.m., both eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of U.S. 460 remained closed, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.


  15. Public input meeting on Atlantic Coast Pipeline ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    ... going about it," said land owner Russell Holland. Plans for the pipeline have it being built it through Southampton County, Suffolk, and Chesapeake. Thursday nights meeting was held in Franklin, and attendees gave mixed reactions. "We're trying to ...


  16. Adventures in cooking | Making watermelon rind picklesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... with use and caramel-colored with age. "My mother was born in 1888," she said, in that distinctive Southampton County accent where "born" becomes a two-syllable word, bo-won. "Someone else gave it to her, so this recipe is very, very old. You can ...


  17. Documentary will trace Suffolk's rich peanut historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2014 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Lynda Updike walks among her peanut plants on her farm in Southampton County. Updike's farm is one of those featured in the upcoming documentary "Working for Peanuts," about Virginia's peanut industry.


  18. Mecklenburg trustees mull energy contracts to free up money for facility projectsRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 |

    The Mecklenburg County school division may use a little-known state law that authorizes energy savings performance contracts to upgrade outdated school buildings without paying upfront for the costs of repairs. On Monday night, members of the school board heard from Jerome Blevins and Whit Blake with Johnson Controls, a Milwaukee, Wis.-based building efficiency and technology company.


  19. Waverly Captain Facing Felony ChargesRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | WRIC-TV Richmond

    ... jobs, all at the same time. He is said to have been a police captain in Waverly, a Lieutenant in Southampton County North Carolina, and a Police Chief Newsoms Virginia. State Police say possibly not. After a lengthy investigation by the State Police ...


  20. Newsoms, Va., police chief charged with lying on time cardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | The Virginian-Pilot

    The chief of the two-man Newsoms Police Department in Southampton County was indicted Tuesday on charges he falsified time cards while working a second law enforcement job in Sussex County. In addition to his full-time job in Newsoms, Douglas Davis Jr. also worked last year as a captain with the Waverly Police Department in Sussex County and as a drug-investigations supervisor with the Northampton County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina.