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Column – Military service is declining, and America is worse for it

A rather humorous encounter with Medicare a week or so ago reminded me of the growing absence of ...

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Amid the snow drought, memories of the Circus Blizzard

Snow has rarely been a significant problem in Isle of Wight and Surry, though Surry is a bit ...

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Column – Amy Palmer was a happy, and effective, warrior

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was led nationally by some amazing people, men and women who ...

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Column – ‘Genuine Smithfield Ham’ gone forever, or is it?

The Spanish brag of their serrano and the Italians their prosciutto, as well they should. And, in recent ...

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Column – On the eve of Black History Month, meet two IW giants

Each generation has its giants, and here in Isle of Wight County, they have been abundant.  Black History ...

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Column – Pagan is cleaner, but population growth still pollutes

Last in a series The Hampton Roads Sanitation District sewer line has opened the door to a flood ...

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Column – Sewer line opened the floodgates for IW growth

Isle of Wight’s residential growth didn’t begin with a sewer line through Carrollton. The Hampton Roads Sanitation District ...

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Column – History of growth in IW? Just follow the sewer

The late Elsey Harris, who was Smithfield’s town manager during the 1970s and ’80s, dreaded the kind of ...

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Column – Technology has done much good, but may be our undoing

We are — young and old— beset by electronic distractions.  You need only walk into a restaurant and ...

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Column – IW, Surry still remember reason for the season

Now that dumpsters are chock full of gift boxes, Styrofoam packaging and other detritus of Christmas Day, we ...

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