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Lower the volume in equity debate

Opponents of Isle of Wight County Schools’ equity and inclusion movement have made their point and scored a couple of major political victories. Now, for ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Delay provides time to address concerns about Surry plant

Surry County planning commissioners last month raised some valid questions about a proposed plant that would make good use of hog poop by converting its ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Keep the  party going

Isle of Wight’s coming-out party after more than a year of COVID-19 hibernation has been a blast. Our takeaway from the Isle of Wight County ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Sups make right call on Hardy

Thank goodness that cooler heads prevailed last week with Isle of Wight supervisors’ approval of a more expensive Hardy Elementary School. The project’s fate was ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Voting options for every taste

Early in-person voting has begun in Surry, Isle of Wight and across Virginia, and we urge people who are so inclined to take advantage of ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Help shape town’s future

Citizens repeatedly filled the Smithfield Center this spring and summer to protest a developer’s plans to put 800-plus homes on land at Battery Park and ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

IWCS stumbles in equity push

Isle of Wight County Schools’ tap dance with the modern “equity” movement in public education has been less than graceful. News of the Smithfield High ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Send us your 9/11 reflections

Who would have suspected that when the sun rose over New York City shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, it would be the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Even slow growth requires diligence

Results of the 2020 Census announced this month undercut the popular, but often exaggerated, narrative of uncontrolled growth in Isle of Wight County. The county’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Local news keeps us in our lane

An election year in Virginia means lots of politicking. In hustling for votes, candidates are finding their way to Isle of Wight and Surry for ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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