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 Two-year-old Ellie Caylor, of Virginia Beach, loved all the animals at the 40th annual Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival held this past
weekend at Chippokes State Park in Surry. Caylor paid special attention to the Teeny Tiny Farms' llama. The petting zoo was one of
several attractions for kids. More pictures of the popular event can be see in today's paper and on the paper's Facebook page.  
 

ISLE plan dies on 4-1

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With an unexpected reversal by Windsor Supervisor Dee Dee Darden, the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors denied the controversial ISLE 2040 plan Thursday with a 4-1 vote.

Hardy District Supervisor Rudolph Jefferson cast the only dissenting vote, citing a lack of age “diversity” among the residents speaking out against the plan.

There were not enough younger people appearing to give their opinion, he said.

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Hildebrand charged

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Kent Hildebrand 

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Staff writer

Former School Board Chairman Kent Hildebrand has been charged with stealing more than $200,000 from an elderly woman.

Hildebrand, 62, of Carrollton, allegedly defrauded Carol Jackson, 80, of $206,000 after she gave him access to her checking account to help pay her bills, according to the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office. Jackson is also a resident of Red Oaks Mobile Home Park where Hildebrand works as manager.

Hildebrand has been charged with 15 counts of grand larceny, one count of identity theft and one count of credit card fraud.

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IW affirms 460 resolution

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Despite requests from Windsor town officials and residents, the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 against rescinding its formal support of the proposed Route 460 bypass.

Board Chairman Rex Alphin cast the only vote to support rescinding the resolution that was passed in February.


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No fire department resolution

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Believing it is close to a resolution, the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors unanimously decided Thursday to postpone action on a petition to restore contributions to two fire departments that have yet to sign the facilities use agreement. 

Earlier in the evening, firefighters from the two stations that filed the petition — the Windsor and Carrollton volunteer fire departments — threatened further legal action if the petition wasn’t honored. 

The petition requested that funds from fiscal 2015, which ended June 30, be disbursed. 

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