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Isle of Wight County

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  • 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...
  • Experts: Surry coal plant could bring health, environmental woes to Hampton Roads

    Experts: Surry coal plant could bring health, environmental woes to Hampton Roads
    ISLE OF WIGHT — Pollutants emitted by a 1,500-megawatt coal-fueled power plant proposed for Surry County could have far-reaching, long-lasting health and environmental fallouts for Hampton Roads, according to a spokesman with the Chesapeake Bay...
  • First Africans arrive in Virginia

    First Africans arrive in Virginia
    In the history of the American people, many places are precious. But none reaches back so far -- or did so much to shape the nation's identity -- as the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. Twelve years after the first colonists landed in 1607...