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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

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

An interesting result of Hurricane Sally

By John Bunch Master Naturalist As I went out early that Friday morning to read the rain gauge ... Read more | Add your comment

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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 | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

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Monument task force member removed

ISLE OF WIGHT Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors removed Albert Burckard from its Confederate monument task force Thursday evening after learning of an email ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

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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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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

Columns

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

BREAKING NEWS

Voter registration deadline extended

Virginia’s voter registration deadline has been extended by two days due to a system outage resulting from a severed cable near Richmond on Tuesday. The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:59 am

Editorials

Promotions well deserved

To our thinking, the recent announcement of two law enforcement officers’ promotions in Isle of Wight County is an encouraging one. As reported, Sheriff James ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 9, 2020 5:48 pm

Columns

McEachin urges participation in census

By Congressman Donald McEachin This has been a busy September. Although my offices are still predominantly closed, I do have a couple of staffers in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 9, 2020 5:48 pm

Letters to the Editor

Elect Kathy Torrence — the clerk who knows 100% of the work

To the Editor: On Nov. 3 we will elect a Circuit Court Clerk. One candidate is uniquely qualified to fill that position and perform the ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, October 9, 2020 5:47 pm

Letters to the Editor

Who do we want to be?

To the Editor: Slavery has been around a long time … thousands of years. It’s even in the Bible. And we like to pretend that ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, October 9, 2020 5:46 pm

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Monument task force meets

Herb DeGroft, who is representing the Isle of Wight Citizens’ Association on the county’s eight-member monument task force, has suggested relocating Isle of Wight’s Confederate ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, October 9, 2020 5:44 pm

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Schools receive $220 million more in CARES funding

School divisions in Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry and Franklin will receive a share of more than $220 million allocated to K-12 public education ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Friday, October 9, 2020 5:42 pm

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Decision on Lucas charges back with city prosecutor

Portsmouth Commonwealth Attorney Stephanie Morales wasn’t a witness to the damage inflicted upon the city’s Confederate monument during a June 10 protest, and therefore, can’t ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, October 9, 2020 5:42 pm

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IW home market following national trends

Isle of Wight County mirrored regional, state and national residential real estate trends in the first six months of the coronavirus crisis, resulting in a ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Friday, October 9, 2020 5:41 pm

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Smithfield Legion sponsoring annual scholarship contest

Smithfield American Legion Post 49 is conducting its 2021 oratorical contest for high school students. The contest is open to homeschooled students age 19 and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 9, 2020 5:41 pm

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Learning home gardening lingo

By Kristi Hendricks Reflecting on the lush 2020 summer growing season, we can’t overlook the heaps of landscape terminology tossed about as we bought plants ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 2, 2020 5:22 pm

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IW early voting underway

Early in-person voting for the Nov. 3 elections has been smooth in the first week, according to Isle of Wight and Surry officials. Early voting ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Friday, October 2, 2020 5:22 pm