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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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​​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 ...

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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 ...

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Supreme Court dismisses mask lawsuit

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

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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 ...

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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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