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Christmas to come in July at farmers market

The Windsor Farmers Market, put on by the Isle of Wight Community Foundation, will be bringing a midsummer ... Read more | Add your comment

Council considers expansion of enterprise zone

Isle of Wight County Economic Development Coordinator Nicole Talton presented the Windsor Town Council with details on the ... Read more | Add your comment

Foodbank launches 757 Mobile Markets 

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore unveiled June 30 the 757 Mobile Markets during a ... Read more | Add your comment

Retiring teacher gets surprise sendoff

Nearly everyone who’s graduated from Windsor High School over the past 35 years has had the experience of ... Read more | Add your comment

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Parents push back on transgender policies

Isle of Wight County’s School Board received backlash from parents, and one student, at its July 12 meeting over a series of proposed policy changes ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

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Town leaders discuss options regarding retail marijuana stores

Retail marijuana stores will not be allowed in Virginia until 2024, but Windsor Town Manager William Saunders made the Town Council aware, at its July ... Read more | Add your comment

by Titus Mohler.

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Vicky Hulick leaving School Board

Isle of Wight County School Board member Vicky Hulick announced on July 6 that she plans to step down from her elected role come mid ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, July 23, 2021 5:56 pm

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Petition seeks Julia Perkins’ recall from School Board

Candice Vande Brake, a parent who’s spoken repeatedly against Critical Race Theory at recent Isle of Wight County School Board meetings, has started a petition ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, July 23, 2021 5:55 pm

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The pros and cons of early retirement rollovers

By Mark McGahee Did you know you may be able to take your 401(k), 403(b), or 457 plan and roll it into another type of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 5:52 pm

Editorials

Vaccination count lagging

We reported in last week’s edition about special efforts by the Western Tidewater Health District to reach the people who have not yet been vaccinated ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 5:51 pm

Columns

College intercollegiate athletics – the beginning of the end?

College athletes at the Division 1 level for football and men’s basketball are looking more like professional sports players and less like college students. This ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 5:51 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Nazario lawsuit trial date set

A federal judge has set a March 28, 2022, trial date for Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario’s lawsuit against one current and one former member ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:58 pm

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Blood shortage continues

A thousand blood donations needed daily to prevent further delays in patient care While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 16, 2021 6:47 pm

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Town to terminate local emergency status

Windsor Town Manager William Saunders introduced at the July 13 Town Council meeting the proclamation to terminate the local emergency status that was declared near ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, July 16, 2021 6:45 pm

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Windsor Town Concert Series returns

The Town of Windsor Concert Series is making its return with events set for Aug. 6 and Sept. 3 at Robinson Park. The Janitors will ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Friday, July 16, 2021 6:44 pm

Editorials

Pay attention to motorcycle safety

The Virginia State Police is raising the alarm on the number of motorcyclists that have died on Virginia’s highways lately. In the last seven weeks, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 16, 2021 6:43 pm

Columns

IVOR CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY

One of the most enjoyable public occasions ever held in Southampton County was the Community Carnival held in Ivor on Monday, July 4; the public-spirited ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 16, 2021 6:42 pm

Columns

All about qualified charitable distributions

By Mark McGahee Do you have an IRA? As you enter your 70s, you may start to look at that IRA not only as an ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 16, 2021 6:41 pm

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Vaccination info teams go door-to-door

Having seen fewer people be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 than the state average, the Western Tidewater Health District will be sending vaccination information teams door-to-door ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, July 12, 2021 8:55 pm

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Smithfield Foods plant to end slaughtering

Effective this August, Smithfield Foods will end slaughtering operations at its hometown meatpacking plant on North Church Street. The company plans to invest $5 million ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, July 9, 2021 6:36 pm

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Foundation announces scholarship winners

The Isle of Wight Community Foundation recently announced its 2021 scholarship winners. They are: Connor Bowman, graduate of Smithfield High School. Bowman will be attending ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 9, 2021 6:36 pm

Editorials

Teach history fully, but don’t preach

There’s much to dislike on both sides of the increasingly shrill debate over so-called Critical Race Theory, and we’re saddened to see Isle of Wight’s ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 9, 2021 6:34 pm

Columns

Updating the Maps

By Charles Quall As I write this column, I am sitting inside my car in my driveway. Why I’m doing that may be a curiosity, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 9, 2021 6:33 pm

Columns

Behind the scenes

By Scott Baker Much ink has been spilled on the enormous impact saint Paul had on the shape of Christianity. Many theologians, in fact, believe ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 9, 2021 6:32 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Tornado Warning issued

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a tornado warning for the city of Franklin, southwestern Isle of Wight County, southeastern Southampton County and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 8, 2021 4:18 pm

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Tornado Watch in effect

The National Weather Service’s Wakefield office has issued a tornado watch in effect for Suffolk, Hampton Roads and all of Western Tidewater through 11 p.m. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 8, 2021 3:15 pm

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Windsor native a ‘first-of-a-kind’

Heading up biggest offshore wind project in the U.S., Dominion Energy’s Lloyd Eley has prepared for this moment When he travels the 27 miles from ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, July 8, 2021 1:51 pm

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IW School Board meeting postponed

Isle of Wight County’s School Board has rescheduled its meeting scheduled for this afternoon to July 12 due to a forecast of inclement weather from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 4:35 pm

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Lucas recall petition dismissed

A Chesapeake judge has dismissed Virginia Tea Party Chairman Nelson Velez’s petition to recall state Sen. L. Louise Lucas. Lawyers for the Democratic senator argued ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, July 2, 2021 12:12 pm

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Nazario lawsuit delay denied

A federal judge has denied Windsor Police Officer Daniel Crocker’s request to delay Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario’s lawsuit against him. Nazario, who is described ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, July 1, 2021 4:10 pm

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Windsor High hosts Mermaid 5K

More than 100 elementary school and middle school girls participated in Isle of Wight County Schools’ first-ever division-wide Girls on the Run Mermaid 5K June ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 25, 2021 5:12 pm