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Vaccine distribution behind schedule in state

A Virginia Department of Health official on Wednesday acknowledged a slower-than-expected COVID-19 vaccine rollout, but in part cited ... Read more | Add your comment

Suffolk, Franklin girls shine in 5K race

GOTR program empowers 22 runners With COVID-19 precautions in place, the nine girls on the Franklin team and ... Read more | Add your comment

Radar survey indicates many unmarked graves

Helping Hand Cemetery Club trustees watched as a survey was taken of the burial field in Courtland starting ... Read more | Add your comment

‘Sassy’ furniture store opens

Ivor native Megan Bracey Demsko has always hated getting rid of perfectly good furniture. “Just add a little ... Read more | Add your comment

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IW supervisor has COVID-19

A member of Isle of Wight County’s Board of Supervisors has tested positive for COVID-19. On Jan. 3, William McCarty, who represents the county’s Newport ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

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Possible COVID-19 exposure from teacher training

A Carrsville Elementary School employee tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after attending in-person restraint and seclusion training at the school on Dec. 4. Several others ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

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Windsor to poll citizenry on monument

WINDSOR Windsor plans to poll its citizenry on the idea of moving Isle of Wight County’s Confederate monument to the town’s municipal cemetery — surveys ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:31 pm

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CSX schedules railroad repairs

Beginning this month, wooden railroad ties will be replaced on the Portsmouth Division of the CSX line — part of which stretches from Garysburg, North ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:09 pm

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Windsor seeks right-of-way agreement

Windsor’s Town Council voted unanimously on Dec. 8 to approve an agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation that will allow town officials to remove ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:09 pm

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Spanish-language hotline available

In a crisis, hearing “No habla Español” can be heartbreaking or even terrifying. If you speak Spanish and can’t connect with someone who can speak ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:07 pm

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New outbreak at Windsor nursing home

Consulate Health Care of Windsor, a 114-bed nursing home that was the site of a COVID-19 outbreak in April, is currently experiencing another outbreak. According ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:07 pm

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New Foods leader takes over

Smithfield Foods’ new leader stepped into his role a month ahead of schedule. Dennis Organ became president and CEO effective Nov. 27. The company announced ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:06 pm

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Vaccine optimism tempered by COVID-19 surge

As staff members at Hampton Roads and Western Tidewater region hospitals have begun receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna vaccine has started to ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:05 pm

Editorials

Running toward empowerment

As reported elsewhere, 22 girls from Franklin and Suffolk, plus their running buddies, participated in Girls on the Run (GOTR) events on Dec. 12. As ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, December 18, 2020 7:07 pm

Columns

Top 10 sites of social security for 2020

By Lizna Odhwani Our online services often allow you to do business with us without visiting a local office or calling. Here are our top ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, December 18, 2020 7:06 pm

Columns

Don’t shirk duties for teens

By Nathan Rice He sat directly behind me in the backseat of the car, not saying much of anything. He answered my questions with only ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, December 18, 2020 7:05 pm

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Sentara receives Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Sentara Healthcare received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer this week and began administering them Tuesday. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital received 11,700 ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, December 18, 2020 7:03 pm

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To play or not to play? Western Tidewater schools grapple with choice

By Stephen Cowles and Jimmy LaRoue Staff Writers Across Western Tidewater and the rest of the state, public school divisions and private schools alike have ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, December 18, 2020 7:01 pm

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Public’s help needed with murder investigation

Since the discovery of a Sedley man found murdered in Carrsville on Dec. 6, new information about the victim’s whereabouts has been discovered by investigators ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Friday, December 18, 2020 7:00 pm

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IW students will be virtual for two weeks

All Isle of Wight County school students will temporarily move to virtual learning for two weeks after winter break in order to limit the potential ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Friday, December 18, 2020 6:59 pm

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That big tree

By Kristi Hendricks Master Gardener If you are one of those people that can’t see the trees for the forest, visit Heritage Park & Joel ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, December 18, 2020 6:52 pm

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IW schools face achievement, attendance challenges

Students, teachers and families are dealing with a landslide of coronavirus-related challenges. There’s changing schedules and new technology platforms. There’s masks and social distancing. Important ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Friday, December 18, 2020 6:50 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Fatal industrial accident at IP under investigation

One person died in an industrial accident at International Paper’s Franklin Mill on Wednesday night. The accident was reported about 9:07 p.m. to the Isle ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:42 am

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Monument vote delayed to January

January is the earliest Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors expects to make a final decision on the fate of the county’s Confederate monument. In ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, December 11, 2020 6:25 pm

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Windsor debuts draft strategic plan

Higher-density housing, making Windsor more “walkable” and beautifying the Route 460 corridor are among the goals outlined in the town’s draft strategic plan – a ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, December 11, 2020 6:24 pm

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IW sees 25 new COVID-19 cases

ISLE OF WIGHT Isle of Wight County reported 25 new COVID-19 diagnoses overnight Thursday to Friday, nearly eclipsing its 27-case single-day record set April 14. ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, December 11, 2020 5:15 pm

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Governor imposes curfew, further limits gatherings to curb COVID-19 surge

Governor imposes curfew, further limits gatherings to curb COVID-19 surge   By Jimmy LaRoue Staff Writer   In an effort to curb a statewide COVID-19 ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:58 pm

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Sedley man found dead in Carrsville

CARRSVILLE The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in its investigation of the death of a Sedley man whose body ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:21 pm

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Applications open for Redistricting Commission

Applications to serve as a citizen member on the Virginia Redistricting Commission (the Commission) are open to Virginia residents from Monday, Nov. 30 through Monday, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, December 4, 2020 5:00 pm

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Blackwater Regional Library names new director

The Blackwater Regional Library’s Board of Trustees has named Ben Neal to serve as the regional system’s library director effective Jan. 1. Neal received his ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, December 4, 2020 4:59 pm

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IW offers more CARES-funded gift certificates

Isle of Wight County and the towns of Smithfield and Windsor have contributed additional portions of their Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, December 4, 2020 4:59 pm