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Isle of Wight County

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  • Peninsula home sales surge 30%

    Peninsula home sales surge 30%
    The Peninsula's 2011 real estate market started off with a 30 percent jump in home sales compared to January 2010, but that news isn't as good as it sounds. The median sales price was down nearly 3 percent to $183,250, according to the Real Estate...
  • Living Here: History museums and sites

    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Country singer Tracy Lawrence to headline Isle of Wight fair Sept. 15

    Country singer Tracy Lawrence to headline Isle of Wight fair Sept. 15
    Texas-born country singer Tracy Lawrence has been selected as the headliner for the 2012 Isle of Wight County Fair, organizers announced this week. He'll perform 9 p.m. Sept. 15. The fair's concerts are included with a $5 fair admission ticket. His...
  • Places to buy fresh-cut Christmas trees in Hampton Roads

    Places to buy fresh-cut Christmas trees in Hampton Roads
    Despite the convenience of using an artificial Christmas tree, Americans still have a fondness for the real thing. During 2010, U.S. consumers purchased 27 million farm-grown Christmas trees, a slight increase from the previous year, according to a...
  • Local budgets driven by rising costs, lagging revenues

    After dealing with spending cuts, rising costs and tax increases, local governments are moving into the start of another fiscal year as the economy continues to recover at a sluggish pace and real estate assessments decline. City and county budgets for...
  • The top 5 greenhouse gas emitters in Hampton Roads, according to EPA

    Three of the five biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Hampton Roads will soon be closed, according toU.S. Environmental Protection Agency data. Released earlier this month on a searchable computerized map, the data identifies large, stationary...
  • Schools across region win 2012 Board of Education Excellence Awards

    Schools across region win 2012 Board of Education Excellence Awards
    Schools in seven local districts have earned 2012 Board of Education Excellence Awards, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday morning. The award is part of his Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) incentive program for schools that exceed state and...
  • VMRC chief steps down, Gov. McDonnell to appoint replacement

    VMRC chief steps down, Gov. McDonnell to appoint replacement
    Despite a four-month search that attracted 41 applicants from around the country, Smithfield's search for a new police chief ended within town limits. Virginia Marine Resources Commissioner Steven G. Bowman, a longtime Smithfield resident and former town...
  • Great American Cleanup April 27-28: Register by April 6 to participate in Hampton Roads Virginia

    Great American Cleanup April 27-28: Register by April 6 to participate in Hampton Roads Virginia
    From Poquoson to Portsmouth and Newport News to Norfolk, more than 40 regional cleanup projects are planned throughout Hampton Roads next month as part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup National Action Days, April 27-28. Project...
  • Chesapeake Bay blue crabs plentiful, but plants lack migrant workers to pick meat

    Chesapeake Bay blue crabs plentiful, but plants lack migrant workers to pick meat
    Virginia’s blue crab season opened strong Monday as watermen returned to Chesapeake Bay docks with bushels full of the normally dormant crustacean. “This is unprecedented. We’ve never seen it this early,” said Johnny Graham,...
  • Phosphorus, Part 2: Farmers gamble at home

    Phosphorus, Part 2: Farmers gamble at home
    Robert P. Taylor III climbed down the ladder of the tractor that he uses to spread fertilizer. He knelt down and grabbed a handful of soil from a field that would soon be lined with cotton seeds. "People don't understand," the third-generation farmer...
  • Part 2: Phosphorus.. Is there a looming shortage of the essential element?

    Part 2: Phosphorus.. Is there a looming shortage of the essential element?
    ISLE OF WIGHT — Robert P. Taylor III climbed down the ladder of the tractor that he uses to spread fertilizer. He knelt down and grabbed a handful of soil from a field that would soon be lined with cotton seeds. “People don’t...