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A Tyler's beach imbroglio

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News editor

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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