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Windsor Castle to open for self-guided tours

Isle of Wight County Museum Director Jennifer England hopes to have everything in place by spring for self-guided tours of Windsor Castle — the 18th ... Read more

15 hours ago by Stephen Faleski.

Shellfish harvesting closure extended

Officials have extended a closure of shellfish harvesting in area waters caused by a sewage spill in Newport News earlier this month. Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Windsor solar farm approved — again

Isle of Wight County’s Board of Supervisors once again on Jan. 21 gave its approval for an 85-megawatt solar farm just outside the town limits ... Read more

5 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

WTHD to move to Phase 1B next week

The Western Tidewater Health District announced Wednesday that next week it will move into Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Read more

7 days ago by Tracy Agnew.

Grice, Rosie to lead IW supervisors

Isle of Wight County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Jan. 7 to name Dick Grice of Smithfield as its chairman for 2021 and Don Rosie ... Read more

7 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

Main St. Baptist joins in nationwide COVID-19 memorial

At 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Main Street Baptist Church in downtown Smithfield rang its bell in unison with congregations across the country as part of ... Read more

1 week ago by Stephen Faleski.

Foodbank establishes Western Tidewater branch

Nearly 22,000 people in Western Tidewater have food insecurity issues, and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore wants to help. To that ... Read more

1 week ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

IW schools add equity coordinator

Kiyaana Jones is Isle of Wight Public Schools’ new coordinator of equity and inclusion. Jones will work with all students, parents, staff and the community ... Read more

1 week ago by Nate Delesline III.

Smithfield doctor that made house calls dies at 91

Dr. Desmond Longford took good care of people in and around Smithfield for more than 50 years. And he refused to let corporate mandates he ... Read more

1 week ago by Nate Delesline III.

Petition seeks to dissolve Claremont

An online petition signed by 61 Surry County residents seeks to dissolve the town of Claremont. Incorporated in 1886, the roughly 2-1/2-square-mile riverfront town located ... Read more

1 week ago by Stephen Faleski.

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