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Still providing lunch for students

Cynthia Eley has been working in food service at Isle of Wight County Schools for 16 years. From ... Read more | Add your comment

Beekeepers seek political signs

Now that the Nov. 3 election is over — at least the voting part — Dr. Elizabeth Ward ... Read more | Add your comment

Chippokes hosting war reenactment

Chippokes Plantation State Park in Surry plans to host three Revolutionary War reenactments this month. The events, which ... Read more | Add your comment

Windsor cemetery top choice for monument

SMITHFIELD Isle of Wight’s monument task force, on Oct. 21, ranked Windsor’s municipal cemetery as its front-runner choice ... Read more | Add your comment

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Windsor residents favor fixing Town Center roof

Windsor’s Town Council took no action on a proposed $300,000 loan from Farmers Bank following a public hearing on the matter Nov. 10, opting to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Health district director leaving

Western Tidewater Health District Director Dr. Todd Wagner will be leaving his position effective Dec. 1. He has accepted the position of vice president of ... Read more | Add your comment

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IW schools debut COVID-19 dashboard

SMITHFIELD Six students enrolled in Isle of Wight County public schools and three employees have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past four weeks, according ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:25 pm

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County, Windsor to discuss monument

ISLE OF WIGHT Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors still hasn’t made a final decision on whether the county’s Confederate monument will stay or go, ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:05 pm

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Lucas charges dismissed, police chief fired

PORTSMOUTH A judge dismissed all charges against state Sen. L. Louise Lucas on Monday. Portsmouth Police had charged the senator with two felonies — conspiracy ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, November 16, 2020 4:05 pm

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Isle of Wight voters support Republicans

In the races for president, U.S. Senate, and the House, Isle of Wight voters chose Republican candidates. Just after 9 p.m. on Election Day, with ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Friday, November 6, 2020 4:38 pm

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Turnout strong in southern IW

By 6 a.m. Tuesday when the polls opened, just under half of Isle of Wight County’s registered voters had already cast their ballots. According to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 6, 2020 4:36 pm

Editorials

More animals on the road

Along with politics, another not-so-savory aspect of fall is that it’s prime season for animal-related vehicle collisions. According to a new State Farm study, most ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 6, 2020 4:29 pm

Columns

‘Can you see now?’

By Sam Askew They (Jesus and the 12 disciples) came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 6, 2020 4:29 pm

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One nation under God, woefully divided

By Dr. William Scott This presidential election has clearly identified the division of the United States of America. Our form of democracy has been seriously ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 6, 2020 4:28 pm

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Torrence wins clerk race

ISLE OF WIGHT Kathy Torrence will remain Isle of Wight County’s clerk of circuit court, having defeated challenger Jaime Mumford in the Nov. 3 special ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, November 6, 2020 1:06 pm

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Torrence leads in clerk race

Candidate leads by 1,000 but absentee votes yet to be counted ISLE OF WIGHT Kathy Torrence is leading challenger Jaime Mumford in the Nov. 3 ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 9:04 pm

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Virginians to decide on state amendments

There’s more than just a presidential election happening on Nov. 3. There’s two proposed amendments for Virginians to consider. Below are what will appear on ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, October 26, 2020 6:21 am

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IW school dining services leader honored



Angie Smith, director of dining services for Isle of Wight County Schools, was recently recognized as a K-12 food service hero by Food Management magazine. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 24, 2020 5:40 pm

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November election deadlines approaching

Several deadlines are approaching for voters who want to cast their ballots in the Nov. 3 election. The deadline to request an absentee ballot was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 23, 2020 6:17 pm

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School board to discuss capital improvements

The School Board of Isle of Wight County has scheduled a special called meeting to discuss the capital improvement plan, CARES relief funds and equity. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 7:16 pm

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CARES money to fund gift certificates

Isle of Wight County and the towns of Smithfield and Windsor will use a portion of their Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, October 16, 2020 7:15 pm

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Isle of Wight County Parks and Recreation receives award

Over 150 delegates from around the state gathered virtually last week at the 65th annual conference of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society held online. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 7:15 pm

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IW schools farm manager honored

Daniel Judkins, the farm manager for Isle of Wight County Schools, was recently honored as one of Virginia Tech’s Agricultural Technology Outstanding Alumni. Judkins started ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 7:15 pm

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Pumpkin crop thrives despite soggy season

Despite tropical storm challenges, it’s still easy to find great pumpkins in and around Isle of Wight. “I’d say the weather has been a little ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Friday, October 16, 2020 7:13 pm

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Windsor Town Center needs new roof

Repairing interior moisture damage at the Windsor Town Center and replacing its 70-year-old roof could cost upwards of $200,000. According to a report by Alpha ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, October 16, 2020 7:10 pm

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American Legion Post 49 retires flags — respectfully

Officers of American Legion Post 49 conducted a flag retirement ceremony on Oct, 10. Proper and respectful destruction of flags that have completed their useful ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 7:09 pm

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Sun-sational Sunchokes offer edible tubers

By Mark C. Carroll Master Gardener Late September and early October really come alive with Jerusalem Artichokes, also called Sunchokes. A native plant of North ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 7:08 pm

Sports

Cornhole competition plays at town center

The Isle of Wight County Parks and Recreation League had its cornhole competition on Monday and Tuesday in the Windsor Town Center. These are the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 7:07 pm

Columns

Biden represents existential threat to freedom, liberties

By Ash Cutchin Your guidelines suggest we write about issues. It is difficult to discuss or write about issues without mentioning individuals, but I will ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 7:07 pm

Editorials

Fall into the season with care

One of the understandable concerns of our pandemic-infested lives is how to regain any sense of normalcy, especially where holidays are concerned. If you are ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 7:05 pm

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Social Security announces 1.3% benefit increase for 2021

By Lizna Odhwani Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 16, 2020 7:05 pm