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 Tyler's Beach

Tyler's Beach

Tensions over Tyler's Beach began when the county staff recommended monthly slip fees for workboats moored there. 
 

VDOT must study ISLE2040

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News editor

State law requires that major changes or amendments to a locality’s comprehensive plan undergo a review by VDOT.

The Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors was heading toward passing its ISLE2040 plan without taking that step.

The review is mandatory and required before a locality tries to pass anything, said VDOT spokeswoman Laurie Simmons.

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Murder charge brought

Saub 

Eric Saub 

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Staff writer

A convicted fraudster has been charged in the execution-style killing of 25-year-old Jean Marie Smith, whose body was dumped in a wooded area off Courthouse Highway.

Eric Brandon Saub, 29, has been charged with murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Hunters found Smith’s body around 8 a.m. April 17 in a wooded area near Hatcher’s Lane, a private road off Courthouse Highway.

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A Tyler's beach imbroglio

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RUSHMERE — Some watermen are claiming racism for recent troubles at Tyler’s Beach while county officials say it’s more of a problem with an individual.

Rushmere resident Eric Jones recently complained to the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors that it appeared that black people at Tyler’s Beach were being treated differently than white people for similar situations.

The county wants to put a “prison guard” at Tyler’s Beach because it’s a minority community, he said at a recent Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Do you know these folks?

 Found camera

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Staff writer 

A curious forensic investigator has launched a nationwide search for the owners of a camera dug out of the mud in Jones Creek.

A mud-caked camera bag containing a Canon EOS T2i sat among the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office evidence, destined for a dusty life on a shelf.

It ended up there as a “found item,” having been recovered from Jones Creek by workers two weeks ago, said Investigator Bert Nurney.  

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