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Carpenter Museum readies for Peanut Harvest Festival

Carpenter Museum readies for Peanut Harvest Festival

Don Koralewski October 30, 2014 0

The whole family will enjoy a beautiful fall day at the Miles B. Carpenter Museum during its Peanut Harvest Fall Festival on Saturday, November 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  There will be food, history,

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Supervisors seek towns’ input about old schools

Supervisors seek towns’ input about old schools

Don Koralewski October 30, 2014 0

Towns in Sussex County have expressed some interest in acquiring three elementary schools abandoned by the Sussex County Public School Division. During last week’s Sussex County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board received an

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Solar power gets the green light in Surry

Solar power gets the green light in Surry

Don Koralewski October 22, 2014 Comments Off

During a public hearing with regard to a request to rezone agricultural property for use as a solar panel farm, a host of Surry County residents — and, solar energy supporters from Norfolk and

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Dendron turns water system over to County

Dendron turns water system over to County

Don Koralewski October 22, 2014 Comments Off

The Town of Dendron and Sussex County are in the process of becoming partners in the delivery and handling of water to residents in the town. Town and county officials have been working on

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Supervisor pitches for Rt. 460 through Surry

Supervisor pitches for Rt. 460 through Surry

Don Koralewski October 22, 2014 Comments Off

Throughout affected communities along Route 460, there may be some concern, trepidation and even anger with regard to the proposed Route 460 Corridor Improvement Project. But in Surry County, at least one voice says,

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Sussex-Surry Dispatch Photo by Don Koralewski
Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore, right, presents a proclamation from Gov. Terry McAuliffe marking the 85th Anniversary to Mary Ann Galloway, left, and Chris Epperson.

Virginia Diner Celebrates 85 Years

Don Koralewski October 8, 2014 Comments Off

By Carol Bailey Staff Writer The Virginia Diner owners held a celebration of 85 years of continuous business in Wakefield and honored all of the former owners and employees who were part of the

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VDOT Graphic
Five alternatives for the Route 460 Corridor Improvement Project are represented in this VDOT graphic. The most disruptive to residents and commerce, according to the draft environmental statement is Alternative 4 — which would bring improvements and enhancements to the existing roadway.

VDOT study lays out extensive impact

Don Koralewski October 8, 2014 Comments Off

Everyone living or doing business along Route 460 — from Suffolk to Petersburg — knows to expect some kind of impact from the Route 460 Corridor Improvement Project. But, the extent of that impact

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VDOT Rt. 460 Draft Statement ready for  review, public hearings

VDOT Rt. 460 Draft Statement ready for review, public hearings

Don Koralewski October 8, 2014 Comments Off

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), on Sept. 22, released the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Route 460 Corridor Improvement Project. The Corridor Improvement Project includes five alternatives for improvements to

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Davis named Sussex  County Administrator

Davis named Sussex County Administrator

Don Koralewski October 8, 2014 Comments Off

Following a closed session after their regular meeting this month, the Sussex Board of Supervisors named Interim Sussex County Administrator Deborah Davis to be the permanent County Administrator. The matter of Davis’s selection as

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Medicaid expansion topic of Town Hall

Medicaid expansion topic of Town Hall

Don Koralewski August 13, 2014 Comments Off

By Don Koralewski | Sussex-Surry Dispatch In advance of a special session of the Virginia General Assembly to be held in September, Sen. Louise Lucas, District 18, hosted a town hall meeting in Emporia on

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