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Chuckatuck Sidewalk Is Almost Done

By this time next year, the walk from Oakland to Chuckatuck should be a much safer journey. Next fall is the deadline for the installation of a sidewalk along Godwin Boulevard from Oakland Elementary School to the Kings Highway intersection.

Chuckatuck Marks Doctor's Retirement

From the start of his career in Chuckatuck, Dr. Philip Thomas has a lasting impression on resident Aleck Winslow. Winslow was a young man when he had one of his first encounters with Thomas after the doctor was called to help an injured teenage boy who was trapped in the water in a nearby lake.

Nansemonds Prepares PowWow: Suffolk News Herald

The Nansemond Indian powwow event will be held next weekend, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. each day Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of the powwow.

One Step Closer: Suffolk News Herald

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved a bill that would grant federal recognition to six Indian tribes in Virginia, including the Nansemond. The measure now moves to the full U.S. Senate for approval. “I’m very thankful,” Chief Barry Bass said on Thursday evening. “It’s something that’s long overdue. We kind of thought we were […]

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 […]