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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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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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