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Carrollton House stands test of time

At about 220 years old, the Carrollton House continues to stand the test of time. The building near ... Read more | Add your comment

Pumpkin crop thrives despite soggy season

Despite tropical storm challenges, it’s still easy to find great pumpkins in and around Isle of Wight. “I’d ... Read more | Add your comment

Times celebrates 100th year

Residents, community leaders and passersby gathered Oct. 1 for a socially distanced celebration featuring cake, live music and ... Read more | Add your comment

Sheriff’s office promotes two

Two Isle of Wight County law enforcement veterans are in new leadership roles with the sheriff’s office. Tommy ... Read more | Add your comment

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Development’s size is sticking point

Adding more than 1,100 new homes to Smithfield will adversely affect the town’s charm and character and further strain community infrastructure such as roads, schools ... Read more | Add your comment

by Nate Delesline III.

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Town attorney representing Luter in Pierceville sale

The lawyer representing former Smithfield Foods chairman Joseph W. Luter III in his efforts to buy the historic Pierceville farm is also representing the Town ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

Isle of Wight County

Windsor cemetery top choice for monument

Isle of Wight’s monument task force, on Oct. 21, ranked Windsor’s municipal cemetery as its front-runner choice of seven potential sites on which to relocate ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:29 pm

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Smithfield Foods CEO to retire in ’21

Smithfield Foods President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Sullivan plans to retire in early 2021, the company announced Oct. 19. Dennis Organ, the company’s chief ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:15 pm

Carrollton

What’s next for Nike missile?

COVID-19 puts restoration plans on hold In a fenced-off area of Carrollton’s Nike Park near the cinderblock buildings that date to its Cold War days ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:14 pm

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IW school dining services leader honored

Angie Smith, director of dining services for Isle of Wight County Schools, was recently recognized as a K-12 food service hero by Food Management magazine. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:13 pm

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Chippokes hosting war reenactment

Chippokes Plantation State Park in Surry plans to host three Revolutionary War reenactments this month. The events, which are the park’s first after reopening with ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:12 pm

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November election deadlines approaching

Several deadlines are approaching for voters who want to cast their ballots in the Nov. 3 election. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:09 pm

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Extra $2M for Hardy Elementary water?

Supplying a new Hardy Elementary School with drinking water could cost Isle of Wight County upwards of $2 million beyond what the county has already ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:08 pm

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IW schools farm manager honored

Daniel Judkins, the farm manager for Isle of Wight County Schools, was recently honored as one of Virginia Tech’s Agricultural Technology Outstanding Alumni. Judkins started ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:08 pm

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Diver rises to the top

By perfecting his diving, Matt Pettit has risen to the top of his field. The 12-year-old Smithfield Middle School seventh-grader already has an impressive list ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:07 pm

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One COVID-19 case at Hardy Elementary

An individual at Hardy Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. But in-person instruction will continue, according to a letter Isle of Wight County Schools ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:06 pm

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Surry schools staying virtual until 2021

Most Surry County public school students will continue virtual learning until 2021. On a recommendation from Superintendent Sebrenia Sims, the school board decided that virtual ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:04 pm

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Windsor Town Center needs new roof

Repairing interior moisture damage at the Windsor Town Center and replacing its 70-year-old roof could cost upwards of $200,000. According to a report by Alpha ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:04 pm

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Natural Landscaping, Part 3

By Brenda Peters My natural landscaping project came to a screeching halt as we experienced the hottest July on record, and August was a close ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:03 pm

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Smithfield author launches new book series

“Life in the Extreme,” local science writer Mary Batten’s new children’s book series, deals with the adaptations organisms have developed to survive in the harshest ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:02 pm

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Smithfield Foods CEO to retire in ’21

Smithfield Foods’ President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Sullivan plans to retire in early 2021, the company announced today. Dennis Organ, the company’s chief operating ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Monday, October 19, 2020 11:29 am

Isle of Wight County

Monument task force member removed

Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors removed Albert Burckard from its Confederate monument task force Thursday evening after learning of an email Burckard had sent, ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, October 16, 2020 11:15 am

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Development’s size is sticking point

Adding more than 1,100 new homes to Smithfield will adversely affect the town’s charm and character and further strain community infrastructure such as roads, schools ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:18 pm

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Voter registration deadline extended

Virginia’s voter registration deadline has been extended by two days due to a system outage resulting from a severed cable near Richmond on Tuesday. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:44 am

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Monument task force meets

Herb De Groft, who is representing the Isle of Wight Citizens’ Association on the county’s eight-member monument task force, has suggested relocating Isle of Wight’s ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:39 pm

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Police plan to lease new cars

Over the next five years, the Smithfield Police Department’s vehicle fleet will shift from mostly owned to mostly leased through Enterprise Fleet Management under a ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:37 pm

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IW wants to act on student equity

Black students are twice as likely as white students to receive disciplinary referrals in three of Isle of Wight County’s nine public schools, and they ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:37 pm

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Solar projects abound in IW

Isle of Wight’s outlook for solar energy development is bright — and potentially lucrative for land owners. However, that growth does come with the cost ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:34 pm

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Surry internet moves forward

Surry County residents are one step closer to better high speed internet access. Dominion Energy filed Oct. 1 for approval with the State Corporation Commission ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:25 pm

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Schools receive $220 million more in CARES funding

School divisions in Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry and Franklin will receive a share of more than $220 million allocated to K-12 public education ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:23 pm

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CARES Act funding fresh food in Surry

Surry County will use some of its federal CARES Act money to expand fresh food access for residents. The board of supervisors voted this month ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:23 pm