Sussex News

News and headlines from around Sussex County, as reported by The Sussex-Surry Dispatch’s team of reporters and contributing writers.



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Sussex Landfill Hit With Over $30,000 in DEQ Fines For Leachate Spillage During 2015

Michael Campbell March 3, 2016

SUSSEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA – As Atlantic Waste Disposal and Waste Management Corporation prepare to handle the recent emergency consent order issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality against the Sussex County Landfill in

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Super Tuesday Results: Trump, Clinton Win Big As Voters Turn Out For Primaries

Michael Campbell March 2, 2016

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VIRGINIA – As Super Tuesday fades into the political background, the Republican and Democratic primaries saw big turnouts and a decisive victory by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and a significantly closer

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Super Tuesday in Virginia: Voters Turn Out For Republican, Democratic Primaries

Michael Campbell March 1, 2016

CENTRAL VIRGINIA – Voters around the Commonwealth are taking time away from their lunch breaks or adding a few minutes to their morning and evening commute to head to the polls as part of

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Waverly: A Community On The Mend After Wednesday’s Deadly Tornado

Don Koralewski February 26, 2016

It didn’t take much time after Wednesday’s tornado strike in Waverly that the town became the focal point of first responders and volunteers and volunteer organizations from all over Virginia. Within minutes, Virginia’s Emergency

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IN PICTURES: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Visits Waverly As Community Unites to Rebuild

Michael Campbell February 26, 2016

TOWN OF WAVERLY, VIRGINIA – An EF-1 tornado may have splintered trees and destroyed physical items but it has not impacted the Town of Waverley’s resolve as residents, neighbors, and complete strangers have come

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Governor McAuliffe Assesses Devastation in Waverly As Community Unites to Recover

Don Koralewski February 25, 2016

TOWN OF WAVERLY, VIRGINIA – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe started the day on Thursday in Appomattox and ended it in Waverly. The governor toured the two Virginia towns most severely hit by at least two

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Waverly Begins Task of Rebuilding After EF-1 Tornado Kills Three Residents

Michael Campbell February 25, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following the publishing of this story, Virginia State Police released the names of those who died in Wednesday’s Tornado in Waverly. They are as follows: Larry D. Turner, 50; Devine J. Stringfield,

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IN PICTURES: Three Killed in Storm That Brought Devastation to Town of Waverly

Michael Campbell February 24, 2016

TOWN OF WAVERLY, VIRGINIA – A town in left in ruin by the forces of Mother Nature. Wednesday, cells that were part of a line of potent thunderstorms moved into Sussex County and the town

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