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Danielle Gray, left, goes over employment documents she saved while her son, Andrew, right, was being treated for leukemia. Gray was ultimately resigned from her Isle of Wight County job due to the Family Medical Leave Act. 

 

New schools in IW future

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Staff writer

A new northern elementary school and three more major construction projects are on the horizon for Isle of Wight County schools.

The School Board voted Thursday to approve a capital improvements plan (CIP) that includes a new northern elementary school for $20 million, an expansion to Smithfield High School for $27.8 million, a new central office at the courthouse complex for $6.1 million and an expanded bus garage for $750,000.

The CIP totals $54.6 million.

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Son's care led to loss of county job

By Diana McFarland

News editor 

Danielle Gray never thought that when she took time off to help her son battle a deadly form of cancer that she would end up losing her job.

Gray had worked for 15 years in the Isle of Wight County commissioner of revenue’s office, rising to the level of chief deputy and earning “master commissioner” status.

Prior to that, she served for six-and-a-half years with the school system.

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460 indecision has Windsor on hold

By Diana McFarland

News editor

WINDSOR — Windsor Town Council members are wondering if they should wait on certain decisions until the state renders a final verdict on the path of Route 460.

Councilwoman Patty Fleming asked if the council should wait on plans for a new flag and pole until a decision is made on Route 460.

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Morris bill would tighten standard for boat searches

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News editor

Del. Rick Morris, R-64th, has taken issue with the practice of some law enforcement agencies boarding recreational boats without probable cause that a crime has been committed.

Morris recently introduced House Bill 1298, which would require law enforcement officers to have probable cause, as well as consent of the owner, before stopping, boarding and inspecting non-commercial vessels for various reasons, such as checking on the condition and number of life jackets on board.

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