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Coco returns … as K9 Fuse

Pit bull, handler visit staff, volunteers at IW shelter For a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon, K9 ... Read more | Add your comment

Windsor Woman’s Club scholarship named for Dorothy Gwaltney

Dorothy G. Gwaltney, a lifelong resident of Isle of Wight county and 50-plus-year member of the Woman’s Club ... Read more | Add your comment

IWA students return to campus

Emma Lee Edwards’ return to Isle of Wight Academy on Aug. 31 began with the 17-year-old high school ... Read more | Add your comment

IW, Poquoson only Hampton Roads school divisions planning to reopen

By Stephen Faleski and Nate Delesline III Half of Virginia’s 132 school divisions have decided to offer some ... Read more | Add your comment

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BREAKING NEWS

IW defers monument vote to December

ISLE OF WIGHT The Confederate monument that has stood outside Isle of Wight’s government complex for 115 years won’t be going anywhere until at least ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

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Windsor man shot by police serving warrants in Suffolk

A Windsor man wanted in connection with a Smithfield shooting was injured in an officer-involved shooting in Suffolk on Wednesday. Andrew Brock Jr., 30, of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

BREAKING NEWS

IWA says COVID-19 case is false positive

ISLE OF WIGHT Isle of Wight Academy Headmaster Mark Munford has retracted his confirmation of a student testing positive for COVID-19. “We currently have zero ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:07 am

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One confirmed case of COVID-19 at IWA 

ISLE OF WIGHT Isle of Wight Academy recently saw its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus. According to a letter Headmaster Mark Munford sent ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:19 pm

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Accident on Brewers Neck Blvd. results in fatality

SMITHFIELD A Windsor man died in a single-vehicle accident last night, which occurred in the southbound lanes of Brewers Neck Boulevard. According to Sgt. Michelle ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:05 am

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State Police seeking suspect in fatal accident

HAMPTON Virginia State Police are asking Western Tidewater residents to be on the lookout for a Hampton man wanted in connection with a fatal car ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:58 pm

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Windsor Police K-9 now certified

Windsor Police K-9 Odin and his handler, Officer C.J. Griffin, completed their certification as a narcotics detection team on July 16 through the Newport News ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:36 pm

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Treasurer leaving Windsor

Town Treasurer Christy Newsome will be leaving Windsor at the end of the month. As such, Windsor’s Town Council has begun working with its new ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:35 pm

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‘Our kids deserve this’

IW residents favor building new Hardy Elementary Even though it may result in a 4-cent tax increase, all Isle of Wight residents who spoke during ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:34 pm

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Delegate addresses concerns to Windsor Ruritans

By Sam Askew For their September meeting, the Windsor Ruritan Club members invited Del. Emily Brewer to provide updates on the activity of the Virginia ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:33 pm

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Virginia STEM commission presents recommendations

The Virginia Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Commission today presented Gov. Ralph Northam its recommendations for creating a statewide vision and a dynamic set ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:32 pm

Editorials

Club made excellent choice for scholarship

As reported last week, the Windsor Woman’s Club, a member of the GFWC, recently decided to put a name to its annual scholarship program. The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:32 pm

Letters to the Editor

Character counts in this election

To the Editor: Something inside keeps telling me to write this. Character and values should matter. Growing up, family, friends, teachers, and church taught me ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:31 pm

Columns

Congressman co-introduces bill to protect patients

By Congressman Donald McEachin Here we are in September, where I must admit, I am ready for the cool days of fall, with leaves crunching ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:31 pm

Columns

Celebrate the foundation of America

DAR promotes Constitution Week Sept. 17-23 By Denise Doring VanBuren. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:30 pm

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BREAKING NEWS

Hardy Elementary employee quarantined

SMITHFIELD A Hardy Elementary School employee is in a 14-day quarantine as a result of coming into close contact with someone outside of work who ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, September 18, 2020 10:54 am

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Windsor under flash flood watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the Western Tidewater region, which will remain in effect through Friday evening. Four to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:36 pm

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IW may vote on monument Thursday

ISLE OF WIGHT A discussion of Isle of Wight’s Confederate monument is on the agenda for Thursday, but the county’s Board of Supervisors may or ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:55 pm

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‘Our kids deserve this’

IW residents favor building new Hardy Elementary Even though it may result in a 4-cent tax increase, all Isle of Wight residents who spoke during ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, September 11, 2020 6:33 pm

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Lucas fallout continues

Senator arraigned, city manager resigns, city attorney fired Portsmouth’s City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday during a special called meeting to accept the resignation of ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, September 11, 2020 6:32 pm

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What if there’s an outbreak at IWA?

A private school in Chesapeake that in pre-pandemic days often played Isle of Wight Academy in high school sports closed Tuesday for deep cleaning after ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, September 11, 2020 6:31 pm

Editorials

One person’s death diminishes us all

Whenever one hears of or learns about another person’s suicide, the first question people ask is “Why?” To the person who ended his or her ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 11, 2020 6:28 pm

Letters to the Editor

Putting monument issue on ballot would give everyone a say

To the Editor: I would like to thank the Board of Supervisors for taking their time this past Thursday to listen to the citizen’s comments. ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, September 11, 2020 6:22 pm

Columns

Help kids get enough sleep

By Nathan Rice The middle-school-aged girl sat across from me, wiping away tears from her face. “I couldn’t stop crying at school,” she said. “I ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 11, 2020 6:20 pm

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BREAKING NEWS

20 regional jail inmates test positive

SUFFOLK Twenty inmates at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk have tested positive for COVID-19, the jail announced Friday. According to jail superintendent Col. ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, September 11, 2020 4:22 pm

BREAKING NEWS

IW schools closed due to flooding

SMITHFIELD Isle of Wight County Schools has cancelled all in-person classes Wednesday due to flooding at several schools. U.S. Route 258 near Isle of Wight ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:54 am

BREAKING NEWS

Lucas fallout continues

City manager resigns, city attorney fired PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth’s City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday during a special called meeting to accept the resignation of City ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:59 pm