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Isle of Wight (Isle of Wight, Virginia)

Isle of Wight (Isle of Wight, Virginia)
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  • Isle of Wight supervisors denies altered agreement proposal for volunteer fire departments

    ISLE OF WIGHT — The Board of Supervisors denied a request by two volunteer fire departments to alter a contentious facilities use agreement that has led to the county witholding funding from those departments. The Board of Supervisors approved a...
  • Notes and notables

    A sad cycle Once again last week we were left shaking our heads at another report of senseless violence affecting young lives. In this case, it was a 17-year-old Newport News boy charged with shooting three other teens with a shotgun — two...
  • Couple still fighting to expand internet access

    Couple still fighting to expand internet access
    ISLE OF WIGHT — One Carrollton couple has hit some road blocks on the way to better Internet access, but they aren't ready to give up. Jim and Connie Henderson have been crusading for wider access to broadband Internet in Isle of Wight County...
  • Schools award legal contract

    The Isle of Wight School Board voted to approve an intent to award a recent request for legal services to Reed Smith, a law firm out of Richmond. The request for proposals for legal services was submitted in June. Former schools attorney A. Paul Burton'...
  • Group puts pressure on Newport News to adopt tethering ban

    NEWPORT NEWS — The Peninsula Animal Rights Group is putting pressure on Newport News to join its Hampton Roads neighbors by adopting an ordinance restricting how long dogs can be tied up outside. About 15 people demonstrated outside City Hall...
  • Morris letter to AG challenges Isle of Wight County fair's politics ban

    ISLE OF WIGHT — State Del. Rick Morris, R-Carrollton, has officially filed his request for an attorney general's opinion on the constitutionality of the Isle of Wight County Fair Committee's prohibition of political groups at the fair. Morris was...
  • Maryland student has close encounter with great white shark

    Maryland student has close encounter with great white shark
    Was it Big Kahuna? That's just a guess after seeing a video of a shark circling a boat off the coast of Ocean City that was posted online by University of Maryland student Aaron Caplan. Caplan, 19, said he was shark fishing with friends on July 30 about...
  • Virginia groups receive grants to battle veterans homelessness

    Three organizations in southeastern Virginia have received grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs totalling $1.4 million to help end homelessness among former service members. In all, Virginia organizations received $11.3 million in grants under...
  • Residents warned to protect selves, pets after skunk tests positive for rabies

    A skunk that wandered into a yard in central Isle of Wight yesterday has tested positive for rabies, according to health officials. A dog killed the skunk when it wandered into a yard and sprayed the dog in the rural Whispering Pines Trail area of the...
  • Friday's 8/15 local schedule (updated Thursday AM)

    HIGH SCHOOLS Football (scrimmages) Bruton at Essex, 6 Nansemond River vs. Grafton (at Bailey Field), 6 Potomac vs. Jamestown (at Wanner Stadium), 5 King William vs. Lafayette (at Cooley Field), 5 Poquoson and Washington & Lee at West Point, 5 Smithfield...
  • It's in Isle of Wight's budget: $15,000 for fireworks

    ISLE OF WIGHT — Many fingers were crossed around Hampton Roads when Hurricane Arthur was bearing down on Hampton Roads ahead of this year's July 4th holiday. Worse than a few barbecues or beach days being nixed in Isle of Wight was the threat of...