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Isle of Wight County

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  • Surry coal plant would make a bad neighbor

    Let's say your neighbor decides to build a contraption on his property that would shoot dirty air in your direction and contaminate your soil and water.
  • Isle of Wight County Schools announces 2 new band directors

    There have been a few shakeups with staffing at Isle of Wight County Schools over the last few years, but the district is adamant that arts education will remain a big part of the school system’s instruction. Joel Joyner, a retired Army Sergeant...

    Housing tax credit not enough to push 2009 sales above 2008 levels

    Housing tax credit not enough to push 2009 sales above 2008 levels
    Peninsula-area existing-home sales were up 18 percent last month, compared to December 2008. Double-digit increases in sales in recent months helped buoy the housing market, but it wasn't enough to push year-end sales above 2008 figures. Sales of all...

    Watermen on the Pagan River face up to oysters' decline

    Watermen on the Pagan River face up to oysters' decline
    — Oyster trader Joe Melzer Jr. gets regular visits from the state Department of Health. His business, Pagan River Dockside Seafood Inc., is rarely tagged for a violation. Not so on a recent December morning. An inspector issued a citation after...

    Isle of Wight County, Virginia

    Just a short drive across the James River Bridge from Newport News is the country. Instead of pavement and strip malls, Isle of Wight is still mostly forests and farmland. Cotton, soybeans, corn and wheat are the biggest crops here. Summertime farmers'...