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Isaias threatens Hampton Roads

Tropical Storm Isaias will bring wind, rain and some minor to moderate coastal flooding and river flooding to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Windsor Public Works building breaks ground

WINDSOR The town of Windsor hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on July 21 for its new Public Works building, ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19 cancels county fair

All 2020 Isle of Wight County Fair events are now canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more | Add your comment

Comet visible through August

By Rachel Wartian Suffolk News-Herald Western Tidewater residents can see Comet NEOWISE through the middle of August. The ... Read more | Add your comment

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Isle of Wight, Surry spared the worst of Isaias

By Stephen Faleski and Nate Delesline III Tropical Storm Isaias brought down trees and power lines in Smithfield and Isle of Wight and Surry counties, ... Read more | Add your comment

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No tornado hit Windsor, Virginia

Contrary to any reports, there has been no tornado that struck in Windsor, Virginia, because of Tropical Storm Isaias early Tuesday morning. Windsor Police Officer ... Read more | Add your comment

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Dominion: Outage may continue through Thursday

Nearly 1,000 still without power in Isle of Wight Some Dominion Energy customers who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias may see ... Read more

by , Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:55 pm

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Accident on 460 results in fatality

A single vehicle fatality occurred in the westbound Route 460 (Windsor Boulevard) east of Route 639 (Ecella Road) on Monday. According to Sgt. Michelle Anaya, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:01 pm

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Summer concerts canceled

There will be no Summer Concert Series this year. Organizers of the popular Friday evening concerts announced earlier this month that they have canceled the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:05 am

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VHSL opts for condensed seasons

The high school sports landscape will see a marked shift for the upcoming school year, as the Virginia High School League has adopted new return-to-play ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:04 am

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Defense League asks IW for no new gun laws

Some Isle of Wight gun owners are hoping the county’s Board of Supervisors won’t ban firearms in government buildings, public parks or other areas, even ... Read more

by , Monday, August 3, 2020 11:03 am

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Remote education added stress to freshman’s year

By Amber Williams [Editor’s note: This continues Amber Williams’ multi-part series about the effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on area college students.] Ashley Burns, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:02 am

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New leaders named for Electric Cooperatives Association

By Janet Madison The Board of Directors of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives has a new leadership team. Serving as chair ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:01 am

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Build your kitchen garden slowly

By Mark C. Carroll Master Gardener Neighbors and fellow gardeners, I hope you are enjoying tomatoes, berries and other early summer harvests. While still being ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:00 am

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Poison ivy, poison oak — Are they the same?

By John Bunch Master Naturalist All my life I’ve heard people use the names poison ivy and poison oak interchangeably. Is there really any difference? ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 10:59 am

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Isle of Wight Academy to fully reopen

Despite rising COVID-19 diagnoses in the region, Isle of Wight Academy plans to fully reopen this fall, meaning all students in grades K-12 will be ... Read more

by , Monday, August 3, 2020 10:58 am

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Permit approved for Hardy pump station

By Stephen Faleski Isle of Wight County’s Board of Supervisors on July 16 granted the Hampton Roads Sanitation District a conditional use permit to construct ... Read more

by , Monday, August 3, 2020 10:55 am

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IW schools revisit reopening decision

The Isle of Wight County School Board plans to rescind its decision to reopen schools for two days a week of in-person teaching for elementary ... Read more

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Virginia could feel impacts from Isaias

The likelihood that Hampton Roads will see effects of Hurricane Isaias increased Thursday and Friday as the storm crossed the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Friday, July 31, 2020 11:21 am

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Virginia could feel impacts from Isaias

The likelihood that Hampton Roads will see effects of Tropical Storm Isaias increased Thursday as the storm crossed the Dominican Republic and Haiti and took ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:31 pm

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Hearing on IW monument planned for September

ISLE OF WIGHT Isle of Wight County has scheduled a public hearing on the fate of its Confederate monument for Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. ... Read more

by , Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:50 pm

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Isle of Wight Academy to fully reopen

ISLE OF WIGHT Despite rising COVID-19 diagnoses in the region, Isle of Wight Academy plans to fully reopen this fall, meaning all students in grades ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:40 pm

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District COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000

The Western Tidewater Health District has reported 515 new COVID-19 cases in the 48 days since Virginia entered Phase II of Gov. Ralph Northam’s reopening ... Read more

by , Friday, July 17, 2020 5:19 pm

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Emergency management grants awarded

Isle of Wight amd Surry counties, as well as Franklin and Suffolk, will receive part of $2.6 million in statewide funding through the Emergency Management ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 17, 2020 5:19 pm

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Virginia adopts first-in-nation COVID-19 workplace safety standards

All Virginia employers must mandate social distancing measures and face coverings for employees in customer-facing positions per new rules the Virginia Department of Labor and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 17, 2020 5:18 pm

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eSports arena opens

COVID-19 has kept the fate of sports in question for four months now. However, Paul D. Camp Community College is starting a new sport that ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 17, 2020 5:17 pm

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IWCS announces organizational changes to administration

The School Board of Isle of Wight County approved several organization changes to division administration at the July 9 board meeting. Christopher Coleman will serve ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 17, 2020 5:17 pm

Editorials

Stay water safe

We may be in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but since it’s summertime, there’s another danger lurking. You might be planning a family trip ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 17, 2020 5:13 pm

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Plan wisely for college

By Elizabeth Harris Summer is a reality check for recent high school graduates. Those college admission letters that created such excitement have been tempered by ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 17, 2020 5:13 pm

Letters to the Editor

Park should symbolize all residents who’ve served in all wars

To the Editor: I have followed some of the discussion concerning the Memorial Park in Franklin and the Confederate statue there. And I think your ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, July 17, 2020 5:12 pm

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Senator tried to exert power where she had none

To the Editor: Assuming we have all the facts, and that is an assumption, it appears Senator Louise Lucas of Portsmouth tried to exert the ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, July 17, 2020 5:12 pm