Schools financial woes force cutback of Relay

Published 1:51 pm Wednesday, June 11, 2014

By Abby Proch

Staff writer

Finances have become so strained for the Isle of Wight County School Board that it won’t waive nearly $1,000 in fees for this year’s Relay for Life event.

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“We would love to help them, but it’s just not in our budget,” said School Board Chairwoman Denise Tynes at an April 23 meeting.

Every year, the Isle of Wight/Surry chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life holds a ceremony tallying its donations, celebrating survival and honoring loved ones lost.