Isle ‘Voices’ now ‘care’

Published 10:55 am Wednesday, December 20, 2017

By Diana McFarland

Managing editor

Beginning next year, Isle of Wight County residents who want to see what’s going on — from the government’s point of view — need look no further than “Isle Cares.”

“Isle Cares” is to replace the former “Voices from the Isle,” which came online in 2015.

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The “Isle Cares” website is separate from the official county website and can be found at{mprestriction ids=”1,2,3,4,5,6″}

The new “Isle Cares” logo includes the former green and blue logo fashioned into the shape of a heart and located between “Isle” and “Cares.”

“Cares” stands for “choice, accountability, rural heritage, excellence and service.”

The new initiative was announced at the Dec. 14 Board of Supervisors meeting.

“Isle Cares” will include videos of the supervisors, employee spotlights, recaps of board meetings and will include a customer feedback portion, called the “Care Card.” Included in the package is an electronic newsletter.

It is aimed to highlight the positive and to appeal to a younger demographic, according to staff.

This is not to replace the local news media, but will include content that may be interesting to residents, said Isle of Wight County Administrator Randy Keaton.

Newport District Supervisor William McCarty wants to have an employee dedicated to the site full time to keep it up-to-date.

A check of the site Monday found that it still contained information on being ready for hurricane season and the Fourth of July fireworks schedule.   {/mprestriction}