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Windsor establishes its own farmers market

Western Tidewater residents have yet another opportunity to shop for fresh produce and other seasonal favorites. Since June ... Read more | Add your comment

Market on Main reopens for season

Pandemic precautions are in place for vendors, customers Franklin Western Tidewater is gradually easing into resuming everyday activities ... Read more | Add your comment

Windsor protest draws dozens

Fifty-plus people had lined up near the edge of Windsor Boulevard by 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, holding up ... Read more | Add your comment

An eggs-citing date to crow about

Rooster, hen tour county museum SMITHFIELD People from a variety of places tour the Isle of Wight County ... Read more | Add your comment

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Gade, Collick win in Republican primary

In Isle of Wight as well as the rest of Virginia, Daniel M. Gade won the Republican primary this past Tuesday. He is seeking to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Cowles.

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Protests come to Isle of Wight

The death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers on May 25 has continued to spark nationwide protests nearly one month ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

Editorials

Minimize perils of the season

Summer’s not a week old and already we’re feeling the burn, and we don’t mean in a healthy-exercise sort of way, either. The temperatures have ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 29, 2020 4:26 pm

Columns

Dismantling the painful architecture of discrimination

By Tim Kaine For centuries, our nation has preached equality as our cardinal virtue while burdening African Americans with systemic inequality. The horrific murders of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 29, 2020 4:25 pm

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Pesticide disposal program announced

The 2020 Virginia Pesticide Collection Program is announced. This is for the disposal of unwanted and outdated pesticides currently stored by agricultural producers, licensed pesticide ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 29, 2020 4:25 pm

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Isle of Wight Academy Honor Roll

These students made the honor roll (All As and Bs) for the fourth nine weeks. Those names with an * made the headmaster’s list (“All ... Read more

by Jen Jaqua, Monday, June 29, 2020 4:24 pm

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IWCS announces new school administrators

Isle of Wight County Schools announces administrative changes in preparation for the upcoming school year as Supt. Dr. Jim Thornton continues to strengthen leadership throughout ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 29, 2020 4:23 pm

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COVID-19 response is community-supported effort

By Nate Delesline III The Smithfield Times Managing Western Tidewater’s response to the coronavirus is an all-hands-on-deck effort. Dr. Todd Wagner and Will Drewery of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 29, 2020 4:20 pm

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From honey to mead

On a rainy Saturday afternoon in June, Ed Schweiger can be found in a metal outbuilding on his family’s farm, using an electric heated knife ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, June 29, 2020 4:19 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Foursquare Road closed due to accident

A section of Foursquare Road (Route 620) in Isle of Wight County is currently closed due to a car accident involving an electrical pole. According ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:41 pm

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Petition calls for senator’s recall

ISLE OF WIGHT Hundreds of people this past weekend in Western Tidewater signed a petition demanding Sen. L. Louise Lucas (D-18) be recalled from the ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Monday, June 22, 2020 3:31 pm

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Prototype chosen for new Hardy Elementary

Isle of Wight Isle of Wight County’s School Board has selected Florence Bowser Elementary in Suffolk as the prototype school on which a new Hardy ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, June 22, 2020 3:29 pm

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Primary elections coming Tuesday

By Rachel Wartian Suffolk News-Herald SMITHFIELD Primary elections are coming to Virginia on June 23. Voting locations will be open for the Democratic and Republican ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 22, 2020 3:22 pm

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VHSL announces recommended guidelines for reopening of sports/activities

Charlottesville Working in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Virginia Department of Education (DOE), the VHSL Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 22, 2020 3:14 pm

BREAKING NEWS

IWCS Class of 2020 graduations to be broadcast online

Windsor Graduates of Isle of Wight County’s public high schools will make their appearance on social media starting this weekend. Lynn Briggs, spokeswoman said, “Tune ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 12, 2020 1:51 pm

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Library offers curbside service

Windsor Through Friday, June 12, the Blackwater Regional Library is reopening for curbside service. This will enable patrons to pick up requested materials or holds, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 8, 2020 3:02 pm

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Miss IW County pageant still on despite COVID-19

Smithfield The 2020 Miss Isle of Wight County Fair scholarship pageant is still on for Sunday, Aug. 2, but will be a little different this ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 8, 2020 3:02 pm

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Governor announces Phase Two guidelines

Further easing of public health restrictions began Friday Richmond Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday signed Executive Order Sixty-Five and presented the second phase of the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 8, 2020 3:01 pm

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Dukes of 2020 presented diplomas

Windsor High finds creative way to graduate seniors Windsor In accordance with the COVID-19 safety guidelines, the seniors of the Windsor High School Class of ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Monday, June 8, 2020 3:00 pm

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Market on Main reopens for season

Pandemic precautions are in place for vendors, customers Franklin Western Tidewater is gradually easing into resuming everyday activities and one of those is the Market ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Monday, June 8, 2020 2:58 pm

Letters to the Editor

Silence is not an option

By Laequinla Hunter This is not blacks against whites, this is everyone against racism. On May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis Minnesota, we all watched as ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 8, 2020 2:44 pm

Columns

Justice and Jesus

By Sam Askew If I am going to invest more than a dollar on a greeting card, I want the wording to convey my personal ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 8, 2020 2:42 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Protest to take place in Windsor

A protest calling for an end to racism is scheduled to take place in Windsor on Saturday, June 6. This is according to information provided ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:47 pm

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IW School Board OKs $1.3M for laptops

SMITHFIELD Isle of Wight County’s School Board approved spending roughly $1.3 million for new laptops at its May meeting. These include 1,000 Google Chromebooks for ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:55 pm

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IW, Surry beaches remain closed

SMITHFIELD While Gov. Ralph Northam has given the OK for Virginia Beach to reopen its shores to swimmers and sunbathers this weekend, with restrictions, all ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:55 pm

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No tax increases proposed for Windsor

WINDSOR No tax increases are planned for Windsor residents during the 2020-2021 fiscal year, according to a draft budget Interim Town Manager Sanford “Sandy” Wanner ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:44 pm

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Camp gears up for opening of eSports arena

By Wendy Harrison FRANKLIN Let the summer games begin! Camp Community College is actively recruiting players for it new eSports facility located on the Hobbs ... Read more

by Contributor, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:44 pm