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Isle of Wight County

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  • Now's the time for a plan

    It wasn't that long ago that Linda West's Sunday afternoons were devoted to drawing up science and math lessons for her first-graders. "My husband would be like, 'Can't you use the same ones as last year?' " said West, who is now a lead teacher. "No,...
  • 'We're independent, individuals'

    'We're independent, individuals'
    Al Guerra remembers what it was like to be Hispanic in Hampton Roads more than 20 years ago, when he first moved his family to York County. "There were just two Hispanic families that I knew about," said Guerra, an engineer who left New England to work...
  • City Guide: Isle of Wight

    As one of the original eight shires of Virginia established in 1634, of which five have survived continuously in their original form, Isle of Wight County is one of the oldest county governments in the United States. It's still largely rural, with an...
  • Never forget: History museums

    From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region to history. HISTORY MUSEUMS 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets, missiles, rockets and a children's playground....
  • City Guide: Windsor

    Windsor is a small town at the crossroads of U.S. 258 and 460 in the center of Isle of Wight County. The first recorded name for what became Windsor was Corrowaugh. In 1852, Corrowaugh was established as a post office, and mail was brought once a week...
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  • Fort Monroe eyed as site for Cold War museum

    Fort Monroe eyed as site for Cold War museum
    HAMPTON — Historic Fort Monroe is being eyed as a future home for the National Cold War Museum. The executive director of the museum has met once with officials from Hampton and the Fort Monroe Federal Area Development Authority to discuss the...
  • 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...
  • 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. And let's say when you object, your neighbor tells you to mind your own blanking business. This is...
  • Peninsula-area foreclosure filings rise 35% in January

    Peninsula-area foreclosure filings rise 35% in January
    Peninsula-area foreclosure filings increased 35 percent last month from December. The 306 filings is also up 21 percent from January 2009's 253 filings, according to RealtyTrac, which compiles foreclosure statistics. Across the nation, foreclosure...