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Thornton to retire as IWCS superintendent

Dr. Jim Thornton will leave his role as superintendent of Isle of Wight County Schools on June 30 ...


IW reduces car tax

Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on March 3 to lower the county’s personal property tax ...

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Surry Power Station to test sirens March 9

Transition to wireless alerts delayed   Residents of Isle of Wight and Surry counties needn’t worry when they ...


IWCS to end mask mandate one week earlier

A new state law that effectively abolishes school mask mandates statewide has prompted Isle of Wight County Schools ...

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IW arrest of motorcycle gang suspect leads to search of Portsmouth business

Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office deputies searched a Portsmouth business on Feb. 18 – an investigation they ...


​​Masks optional in IW schools starting March 1

Isle of Wight County’s School Board voted 4-1 on Thursday to make masks optional for students and visitors ...


Planners table mixed-use zoning — again

Smithfield’s Planning Commission, on Feb. 8, reconsidered whether to allow mixed-use zoning in town, but again voted to ...


Supreme Court dismisses mask lawsuit

Lower court had paused Youngkin order   Virginia’s Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit by 13 Chesapeake parents on ...


Court upholds mask mandate, pauses Youngkin order

An Arlington County Circuit Court granted seven school boards a temporary restraining order against Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive ...


IW schools leave mask mandate in place

Isle of Wight County’s School Board on Thursday voted 4-1 to continue its mask mandate — becoming the ...

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