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 Isle of Wight maintenance workers are busy installing a new barrier between

the public seating and the Board of Supervisors dais at the courthouse in time

for Thursday's meeting. 


Last of Surry seven takes plea

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Staff writer

SURRY—All seven men convicted in connection with the 2012 shooting death of Sussex County teen TyQuan Johnson have pleaded to lesser charges.

Some charges have been whittled from felony murder to misdemeanor counts of participating in a riot.



Pinewood Heights' troubled history

By Abby Proch

Staff writer

It’s a transition decades in the making, and one that has moved so timidly that it’s likely gone unnoticed by those who don’t live there.

Over the past 30-plus years, community leaders have worked to improve, then ultimately dissolve, the Pinewood Heights neighborhood and find better living conditions for its residents.



IW installs barrier in board mtg. room

By Diana McFarland

News editor

Calling it a “decorative partition,” the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors is now enjoying enhanced security from the public during meeting.

County staff seized on the idea of installing the partition after a heated Board meeting with fire and rescue volunteers concerning the facilities use and vehicle titling agreement. 



IW to hold fire & rescue funds

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News editor

Two Isle of Wight fire departments will have their quarterly contributions withheld beginning in October unless their leaders sign the county’s facilities use agreement.

The Carrollton and Windsor Volunteer Fire Departments are the final holdouts in signing the agreement aimed at standardizing maintenance and use of the county’s seven fire and rescue buildings.



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