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460

Supervisors Al Casteen and Dee Dee Darden, Farmers Bank CEO Richard Holland and Windsor Mayor Rita Richardson show concern as they view Route 460 plans.

 

Stanfield found guilty

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Staff writer

DNA evidence found in a basketball shoe helped convict a Newport News man in the shooting death of 36-year-old Travis Newby.

Last week, Isle of Wight Circuit Court Judge Carl Eason Jr. found 26-year-old Shymeek Stanfield guilty of first degree murder, robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Stanfield shot and killed Newby outside his Jersey Park apartment on Dec. 19, 2012.

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Seward: Tax hike needed again this year

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News editor

Isle of Wight County Administrator Anne Seward told the Board of Supervisors Thursday that her three-year financial plan includes additional real estate tax increases over the next two years.

To eliminate the county’s budget deficit, the three-year plan includes a 5-cent increase for fiscal ’16, followed by another 5-cent increase in fiscal ’17, she said.

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Darden: IW needs to spend money on parks

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News editor 

Windsor Supervisor Dee Dee Darden said the county needs to spend money to make money by developing a nearly $1 million park at the Blackwater River.

The park is included in Isle of Wight’s proposed capital improvement plan, with $800,000 set aside through fiscal 2025. Funding of $100,000 is proposed for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Alvin Wilson given Hardy seat

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Staff writer

The Isle of Wight County School Board appointed Alvin Wilson as the Hardy District representative.

Wilson, 69, interviewed for the position Friday afternoon in closed session.

After the closed session, the Board voted 4-0 to select Wilson

Chairman Kent Hildebrand said the Board received three applications and conducted three interviews.

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