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Isle of Wight County

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  • Your guide to Christmas cheer | Updated

    Your guide to Christmas cheer | <span style=color:#ff0000><b> Updated</b></span>
    We predict that holiday fun and reindeer games will blanket the region in weeks ahead. So, here's a road map to help you navigate through the blizzard of mirth and the avalanche of good cheer. May your bells forever jingle and your sleigh never get...
  • Virginia State Police on grid deck once in July for VDOT agreement

    Virginia State Police on grid deck once in July for VDOT agreement
    Despite an agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation to monitor the James River Bridge grid deck, Virginia State Police provided only one day of patrol during July, according to an agency spokeswoman. Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for...
  • Virginia health officials: Be wary of pigs and H3N2v virus

    Virginia health officials: Be wary of pigs and H3N2v virus
    The Virginia Department of Health is calling on people to exercise care around pigs as the agricultural fair season gets under way. The flu virus H3N2v that normally circulates in pigs may spread to humans more easily than usual, according to the Health...
  • Savvy Shopper weekend guide: Sept. 14-15

    Savvy Shopper weekend guide: Sept. 14-15
    There are quite a few savvy shopping events in Hampton Roads this weekend. Here are a few you might want to check out. Free access to Virginia historic homes. As part of a Governor's program, historic homes and museums across the state will be open free...
  • Fall concerts include musical reunions with Phish, Chris Brown

    Fall concerts include musical reunions with Phish, Chris Brown
    Fall is a great time for homecomings. So maybe it's not a coincidence that Hampton Roads will see several musical prodigal sons return this autumn. Phish, the legendary jam band, is from Vermont but the group has forged a special relationship with...
  • Newport News has highest HIV/AIDS rate in region

    Newport News has highest HIV/AIDS rate in region
    The 23607 ZIP code encompasses Newport News city offices, a swath of land occupied by the shipyard, and the ribbon of a residential area along a length of Jefferson Avenue. It also is home to the greatest concentration in the region of those living with...
  • Retail sales tax to increase to 6 percent on July 1 for Hampton Roads shoppers

    Retail sales tax to increase to 6 percent on July 1 for Hampton Roads shoppers
    Hampton Roads residents will see a 6 percent sales tax on their receipts beginning July 1. The increase, up from 5 percent, was voted into effect by Virginia legislators in April, as part of a statewide transportation plan. Virginia’s current...
  • Retail sales tax to increase in Hampton Roads on July 1

    Hampton Roads residents will see a 6 percent sales tax on their receipts beginning July 1. The increase, up from 5 percent, was voted into effect by Virginia legislators in April, as part of a statewide transportation plan. Virginia’s current...
  • Graceful St. Luke's has lasted centuries

    Graceful St. Luke's has lasted centuries
    Step through the gate at old St. Luke's and the hourglass starts to flow backward.     Behind you, echoing through the fields surrounding busy Route 10, a steady stream of cars and tractor-trailers roars to and from nearby Smithfield. But the sound...
  • Enter poetry here for the Daily Press 2014 poetry contest!

    Enter poetry here for the Daily Press 2014 poetry contest!
    Welcome to the 2014 Daily Press Poet Laureate Contest site. See the official rules. When you're ready, write your poem of no more than 150 words as a comment on this story. Thanks, and good luck to all of the poets!
  • Living Here: Getting around

    Living Here: Getting around
    How fitting is the moniker Hampton Roads? Sure, that's the official name of the water that the region is built around, but it's also a hint about the traffic you'll face around here. Anyone who has lived in Hampton Roads for a couple of months will have...