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Isle of Wight County

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  • Hampton Roads' unemployment rate jumps to 7.6% in January

    Hampton Roads' unemployment rate jumps to 7.6% in January
    Hampton Roads' unemployment rate hit 7.6 percent in January, after falling to 7 percent in December, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. Statewide, the unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in January. The U.S. rate was 9.8 percent. Figures...
  • Governor declares state of emergency, all Gloucester schools closed Monday

    Governor declares state of emergency, all Gloucester schools closed Monday
    Three people were killed and more than 60 were injured when a tornado cut a mile-wide path across Gloucester County Saturday, said Gloucester Sheriff Steve Gentry.The victims have been identified as Periccis Gerasimos Koutsoumbinas,a 60 year-old-male,...
  • Gloucester, other areas try to recover following devastating storms

    Gloucester, other areas try to recover following devastating storms
    For much of Sunday, parts of the region resembled a war-zone. The path of a Saturday night tornado ripped an 8.5-mile path of havoc bending trees like tooth picks, leaving homes in crumbles and the sharp smell of freshly chopped pine everywhere, said...
  • Windsor, Isle of Wight families recovering from tornado

    Windsor, Isle of Wight families recovering from tornado
    WINDSOR – The full-length mirror still stands in the corner of 16-year-old Lauren Kerlin's second-floor bedroom. The antique vanity and four-poster bed, even the framed picture hanging on the far side of the room, hasn't moved. The only thing...
  • Thousands without power as tornado cleanup continues

    Thousands of people in Virginia were without electricity Monday, two days after deadly tornadoes pummeled the southern United States. Among the hardest hit areas was Gloucester County, where emergency responders have been working since late Saturday to...
  • Gloucester tornado damage at $7.7 million and likely to rise; 167 buildings damaged

    Gloucester tornado damage at $7.7 million and likely to rise; 167 buildings damaged
    GLOUCESTER — Touring the storm-battered portions of Gloucester County by air and ground Monday, Gov. Bob McDonnell extolled the neighborly compassion and selflessness exhibited by residents in the aftermath of the tornadoes that scythed through...
  • How to prepare for unpredictable tornadoes

    Kirk Putrell stood on his front porch Saturday night, after he had just listened to the television newscasters warn about tornadoes. "I heard them say 'Surry,' so I thought we were going to be OK," Putrell said. "I thought that little breeze felt good,...
  • At least two tornadoes hit local area

    Preliminary reports from the National Weather Service concluded that one tornado cut a swath from Surry County up through Gloucester and on to Deltaville Saturday evening, while another tore through Isle of Wight County. Surveys of damage assessments...
  • Foreclosures jumped 24% in 2010

    Peninsula-area foreclosure jumped 24 percent in 2010, compared to 2009. December filings were up 14 percent, according to RealtyTrac, which monitors foreclosure activity nationally. A property may receive multiple filings. Nationally, a record 2.87...
  • STORY: One dead, one missing after sailboat capsizes on James River

    STORY: One dead, one missing after sailboat capsizes on James River
    One man is dead and another is missing after a boating accident on the James River early Friday that sent 10 people into the water. The boaters -- six men and four women, all in their 20s -- were crammed into a 22-foot sailboat that left Deep Creek in...
  • Free admission for military at museums around the country all summer

    Free admission for military at museums around the country all summer
    Active duty military, members of the Reserves and the National Guard and their families will receive free admission to a number of local museums from Monday through Labor Day. Here is the complete list of local museums: - Hampton History Museum - The...