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  • City Guide: Windsor

    Windsor is a small town at the crossroads of U.S. 258 and 460 in the center of Isle of Wight County. The first recorded name for what became Windsor was Corrowaugh. In 1852, Corrowaugh was established as a post office, and mail was brought once a week...
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  • Fort Monroe eyed as site for Cold War museum

    Fort Monroe eyed as site for Cold War museum
    HAMPTON — Historic Fort Monroe is being eyed as a future home for the National Cold War Museum. The executive director of the museum has met once with officials from Hampton and the Fort Monroe Federal Area Development Authority to discuss the...
  • Housing tax credit not enough to push 2009 sales above 2008 levels

    Housing tax credit not enough to push 2009 sales above 2008 levels
    Peninsula-area existing-home sales were up 18 percent last month, compared to December 2008. Double-digit increases in sales in recent months helped buoy the housing market, but it wasn't enough to push year-end sales above 2008 figures. Sales of all...
  • Watermen on the Pagan River face up to oysters' decline

    Watermen on the Pagan River face up to oysters' decline
    — Oyster trader Joe Melzer Jr. gets regular visits from the state Department of Health. His business, Pagan River Dockside Seafood Inc., is rarely tagged for a violation. Not so on a recent December morning. An inspector issued a citation after...
  • Surry coal plant would make a bad neighbor

    Let's say your neighbor decides to build a contraption on his property that would shoot dirty air in your direction and contaminate your soil and water. And let's say when you object, your neighbor tells you to mind your own blanking business. This is...
  • Peninsula-area foreclosure filings rise 35% in January

    Peninsula-area foreclosure filings rise 35% in January
    Peninsula-area foreclosure filings increased 35 percent last month from December. The 306 filings is also up 21 percent from January 2009's 253 filings, according to RealtyTrac, which compiles foreclosure statistics. Across the nation, foreclosure...
  • Experts: Surry coal plant could bring health, environmental woes to Hampton Roads

    Experts: Surry coal plant could bring health, environmental woes to Hampton Roads
    ISLE OF WIGHT — Pollutants emitted by a 1,500-megawatt coal-fueled power plant proposed for Surry County could have far-reaching, long-lasting health and environmental fallouts for Hampton Roads, according to a spokesman with the Chesapeake Bay...
  • Isle of Wight farm family remembers the past with each spring planting

    Isle of Wight farm family remembers the past with each spring planting
    Few people have a keener feel for the change of seasons than Isle of Wight farmer Rex Alphin. Schooled by his father — and by his father's father alongside him — he learned early on to recognize the significance of the climbing sun and...
  • Board to decide future of K-9 training facility

    Summary: The county Planning Commission recommended denial of the American K-9's request to purchase property. The Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors is poised to make a decision Thursday that might determine whether a company that trains bomb- and drug-...
  • 52 percent of local schools meet No Child Left Behind AYP goals

    52 percent of local schools meet No Child Left Behind AYP goals
    Schools statewide slipped in meeting federal No Child Left Behind Act achievement goals, with 40 percent not making adequate yearly progress, or AYP, this year. Results, based on pass rates on state tests, were released Thursday by the Virginia Department...
  • 208 Manchester Court, Smithfield, VA 23430

    208 Manchester Court, Smithfield, VA 23430
    On March 5th 2010, Michael W. McPherson and Paula J. McPherson sold their home at 208 Manchester Court in Smithfield, VA, to Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Endrusick. The home was purchased for $366,000. Dr. Michael W. McPherson is the Superintendent of Schools...