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March of the snow people

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Along with the snow comes the snow people!

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:49 )
 

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James River ice

Frozen foam from breaking waves framed the James River shoreline at Ragged Island this week. Persistently cold temperatures are causing snow and ice to linger. 

 

State OKs Rt. 460 plan

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The Commonwealth Transportation Board last week approved the preferred alternative to Route 460, which includes a four-lane bypass north of Windsor.

The approval allows the Virginia Department of Transportation to seek the necessary permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, although obtaining them is not guaranteed, according to the CTB.

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Ice is slow to go in cold temps

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Staff writer

It’s been a week since a snowstorm dumped upwards of five inches of snow, yet, thanks to freezing temperatures, some still remains.

While most roads are no longer covered, ice and snow have built up on sidewalks and become a nuisance to people walking to and from their homes and area businesses.

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No school make-up days needed*

*That will likely change as another round of snow entered the region Tuesday and another round of up to eight inches is forecasted for Thursday. School has been cancelled for Wednesday, but that had not been announced prior to publication of the Feb. 25 newspaper. 

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Despite taking four snow days last week, Isle of Wight County schools will not have any make-up days. Schools were closed Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 17-20 after five inches of snow fell Monday into Tuesday night.

Impassable roads prompted the Tuesday and Wednesday closures, and then frigid temperatures and icy, snow-packed roads caused closures Thursday and Friday.

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Local public salaries

Working for supers pays pretty well...

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Isle of Wight County has some of the highest paid elected officials and top administrative employees compared to similar Virginia localities.

Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors Chairman Rex Alphin earns $13,598 a year, followed by the Vice Chairperson Dee Dee Darden at $12,980, while the remaining supervisors make $11,744 a year. ....

 

While school officials' earnings relatively low 

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Isle of Wight County schools’ top employees and school board members have salaries comparable to or slightly below similar Virginia school divisions.

Isle of Wight schools salaries were compared with those from Prince George County Public Schools, Suffolk Public Schools and Gloucester County Public Schools.

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