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One River: Suffolk News Herald

After spending a month paddling down the James River in canoes, one group of high school students will have one heck of a “what I did on my summer vacation” story to share with classmates. Twelve students and four teachers took part in the James River Expedition, which was sponsored by the James River Association. […]

Retiring at 90: Suffolk News Herald

When Dr. Philip Thomas asked a friend if opening a practice in Chuckatuck was a good idea, the friend replied, “Only if you want to kill yourself.” “But here I am, 90 years old, and I haven’t killed myself yet,” Thomas said last week. Now, after 60 years of practicing medicine, Thomas has decided to […]

Downed power lines cause trouble: Suffolk News Herald

A large fallen tree limb pulled phone and power lines down Monday morning on Kings Highway, causing electrical fires at surrounding houses. The incident also resulted in the closing of a portion of the road from Crittenden Road to Godwin Boulevard for several hours and lengthy power outages.

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None of Suffolk’s post offices will be closing under an efficiency plan announced by the U.S. Postal Service on Friday. he post offices in Chuckatuck and other Suffolk areas had their retail hours cut this fall, to the ire of many local residents and business owners. However, the Chuckatuck station now is open 24 hours […]

Honoring History in the Face of Progress: Suffolk News Herald

Recognizing the fact that things are changing in the city’s villages, too, the Chuckatuck Historical Foundation, a group of private citizens in the old community, is working to do its part to preserve the history that would be forgotten as new residents move into the area, as new developments swallow up old farms and as […]

Book Project Nears Completion: Suffolk News Herald

The Chuckatuck Historical Foundation is making its last call for pictures and information to be included in a book on the area’s history. The foundation has drafted a schedule and hired editors that will help them navigate from the written information and compiled photographs to the priced and finished product.

What's in a Name? Chuckatuck, Suffolk: Virginian Pilot

Few places in Hampton Roads are as fun to say. Chuck-a-tuck. The village, in northwestern Suffolk by the Nansemond River, gained prominence as a crossroads in the days of stagecoaches, said Lynn K. Rose, chairman of the Greater Chuckatuck Historical Foundation.