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Many return to the Castle for homecoming

Windsor High School celebrated homecoming all week long last week, and two of the key events that drew ... Read more | Add your comment

Isle of Wight County Fair 2021 competition winners

Below are the results of competition from the 2021 Isle of Wight County Fair, excluding 4-H and Heritage ... Read more | Add your comment

The Genieve Shelter receives grant

The Genieve Shelter kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by receiving a donation from Spectrum at its administrative ... Read more | Add your comment

Windsor stands out in cross country

Windsor High School’s cross country program is in only its third year of existence, but its teams are ... Read more | Add your comment

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IWCS to allow parents to monitor library checkouts

In response to backlash from parents over Smithfield High School’s “Read Woke” challenge, Isle of Wight County Schools plans to allow parents remote access to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

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State recommends denial of Isle of Wight hospital

A Virginia Department of Health staff report recommends Riverside Health System’s proposed 50-bed Isle of Wight County hospital be denied a state certificate of public ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

Editorials

Lower the volume in equity debate

Opponents of Isle of Wight County Schools’ equity and inclusion movement have made their point and scored a couple of major political victories. Now, for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 22, 2021 7:37 pm

Columns

Carry that weight

Charles Qualls Do you ever catch yourself engaging in “magical thinking”? Magical thinking might be best understood as a need to believe that one’s hopes ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 22, 2021 7:36 pm

Columns

Equity violates equal protection

By Jennifer Rawls Equality of opportunity and equity of outcome cannot coexist. The current administration uses the word equity like most people use “um.” It ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 22, 2021 7:36 pm

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Concerns raised about activities around library

A member of the public raised concerns during the Windsor Town Council’s Oct. 12 meeting about kids gathering and allegedly participating in drug activity and ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, October 22, 2021 7:24 pm

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Witness signature required on mail ballots

The Virginia Department of Elections wants to remind voters that witness signatures are required on all mail-in ballots being cast in the 2021 General Election. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 15, 2021 7:43 pm

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Equity assignment given at GTMS

Isle of Wight County Schools is “not teaching students about equity and inclusion,” Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton assured critics in June. Equity and inclusion coordinator ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, October 15, 2021 7:43 pm

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Council receives positive audit, tax bill updates

Order is being restored to Windsor’s financial operations, as Windsor Treasurer Cheryl McClanahan recently shared positive updates with the Town Council on the town budget ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, October 15, 2021 7:40 pm

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ARPA funds increase budget by nearly a third

The Town of Windsor Fiscal Year 2022 budget increased by 31.4% on Oct. 12 after the Town Council voted to amend it due to receipt ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, October 15, 2021 7:40 pm

Columns

Seek the Lord and live

Long ago, there was a sign found on the wall in the bathroom of a steakhouse near a rough and tumble horse farming territory out ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 15, 2021 7:35 pm

Columns

Leadership and the cockroach letter

On a dinner flight, the man opened his meal. Right on top of the salad he saw an enormous cockroach. When he got home, he ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 15, 2021 7:34 pm

Editorials

Keep the party going

Isle of Wight’s coming-out party after more than a year of COVID-19 hibernation has been a blast. Our takeaway from the Isle of Wight County ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 15, 2021 7:33 pm

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Carr withdraws from Carrsville District School Board race

Chairwoman Jackie Carr announced at the conclusion of the Isle of Wight County School Board’s Oct. 14 meeting that she would be withdrawing her candidacy ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, October 15, 2021 2:43 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Julia Perkins resigns

Julia Perkins has resigned from Isle of Wight County’s School Board. School Board Chairwoman Jackie Carr read Perkins’ resignation letter into the record of the ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:47 pm

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McCray hired as Camp Community College president

Glenn Dubois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, announced Oct. 14 that he has hired Dr. Corey L. McCray to become the next president of Paul ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:34 pm

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Superintendent alleges death threats over equity

Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton says he’s received four death threats from opponents of Isle of Wight County Schools’ equity and inclusion initiatives. Thornton made the ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:31 pm

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Proposed hospital draws wide support

A Virginia Department of Health public hearing on Oct. 13 drew near-unanimous support for Riverside Health System’s proposed 50-bed Isle of Wight County hospital. The ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:23 pm

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Sheriff’s office continues to investigate suspicious death

Investigators from the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the death of Donald Clarke. Investigators found Clarke, 62, deceased Monday afternoon after ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 8, 2021 6:32 pm

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Windsor PD, Nazario settle subpoena fight

Lawyers representing Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario and Windsor’s Police Department reached an agreement Sept. 30 regarding subpoenaed town records. Nazario is suing WPD Officer ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, October 8, 2021 6:31 pm

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Redistricting task force makes its choice

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of this story, reflecting clarifications on the deviations and whether candidates drawn out of their district would be ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, October 8, 2021 6:30 pm

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IW sees COVID spike

Statewide, the COVID-19 resurgence fueled by the more contagious delta variant has been gradually declining since mid-September, but that isn’t true of Isle of Wight ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, October 8, 2021 6:28 pm

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McCray makes case to become next Camp president

Camp Community College Interim President Dr. Corey McCray spoke to community members during an Oct. 6 public town hall meeting held at the college’s Regional ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, October 8, 2021 6:28 pm

Columns

End-of-the-year money moves

By Mark McGahee What has changed for you in 2021? For some, this year has been as complicated as learning a new dance. Did you ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 8, 2021 6:26 pm

Columns

Looking back on memories

I chuckle at any hint that I am already moving into that stage of life. You know, the one where you strive for predictability and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 8, 2021 6:26 pm

Editorials

Know the sounds of fire safety

The National Fire Protection Association is promoting this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign — “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” For those who are not ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 8, 2021 6:24 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Power restored to most after large outage Monday morning

UPDATE: Power has been restored to the vast majority of customers. Earlier: Thousands of people in Suffolk and Western Tidewater are currently out of power ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 4, 2021 11:17 am