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  • Editorial: NK Supervisors is right to encourage denial of sludge permit

    Kudos to the New Kent County Board of Supervisors for voting Monday night to urge the State Water Control Board (SWCB) to deny a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) sludge permit that would allow Synagro, LLC to apply industrial residuals to 16,...
  • New Kent urges State Water Control Board to deny sludge permit

    New Kent urges State Water Control Board to deny sludge permit
    NEW KENT — The New Kent Board of Supervisors is not in support of spreading industrial sludge in the county. "If the Chesapeake Bay Foundation says that it is not safe enough to dump this in the Chesapeake Bay, then it's not safe enough to dump on...
  • Inside the BRD: Poquoson wins appeal to remain in State Group 3A Conference 25 next year, while Lafayette drops appeal, will move to 4A next year

    Inside the BRD: Poquoson wins appeal to remain in State Group 3A Conference 25 next year, while Lafayette drops appeal, will move to 4A next year
    The Virginia High School League on Monday granted Poquoson High’s appeal to remain in Colonial Rivers Conference 25 for the 2015-16 and ’16-17 school years. Meanwhile, Lafayette High dropped its appeal to stay in the state Group 3A...
  • Smithfield Foods Inc. reports 14 percent spike in second quarter 2014 sales

    Smithfield Foods Inc. reports 14 percent spike in second quarter 2014 sales
    SMITHFIELD — Despite posting a $3.8 billion profit last quarter, Smithfield Foods Inc. officials say a deadly pig virus is prompting them to pump the breaks on new global expansion. "Notwithstanding a bullish hog production outlook, PED (virus)...
  • Smithfield Foods Inc. reports 14 percent spike in Q2 2014 sales

    Smithfield Foods Inc. reports 14 percent spike in Q2 2014 sales
    Smithfield Foods Inc. said Monday its second quarter sales rose 14 percent to $3.8 billion over second quarter 2013 sales.   The Smithfield-based pork producer, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of China-based WH Group Limited, said its results in the...
  • New flood maps could cost Isle of Wight, Smithfield residents

    New flood maps could cost Isle of Wight, Smithfield residents
    ISLE OF WIGHT — New federal flood maps will include 324 properties in Isle of Wight inside high-risk flood zones and may cost homeowners who fall within the boundaries, according to county officials. The maps outline the "100-year flood plain," an...
  • Share the road — especially with the sheriff

    Cyclist Mark Marshall was pedaling his bicycle from the Farm Fresh to the CVS on Route 10 recently, something he often does when he has a few small errands to run. Marshall is also the county's sheriff, but he was wearing a bright yellow cyclist's jersey...
  • Isle of Wight County Schools announces 2 new band directors

    There have been a few shakeups with staffing at Isle of Wight County Schools over the last few years, but the district is adamant that arts education will remain a big part of the school system’s instruction. Joel Joyner, a retired Army Sergeant...
  • Take a free walking tour of Smithfield

    Take a free walking tour of Smithfield
    Historic homes are among the sights to see on a free walking tour of downtown Smithfield on Saturday, Aug. 9. The hour-long tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Isle of Wight County Museum, said Jennifer England, a spokeswoman for the city. "We'll...
  • Chris Botti brings his one and only trumpet to town

    Chris Botti brings his one and only trumpet to town
    Chris Botti is a minimalist when it comes to possessions, but a ... um ... maximumist (is that the word?) when it comes to playing music.  The Grammy-winning trumpeter, who will play the Ferguson Center in Newport News on Friday night, does a wide-...
  • Aug. 7 Letters: Gaza conflict, Fall elections

    What did we expect? It is amazing that Israel has created a ghetto in Gaza not dissimilar to the Warsaw Ghetto that confined Jews during the Holocaust. Have they not learned from their own history? How do they expect the Palestinians to react?...
  • New Kent County residents start petition, asking for denial of sludge permit

    New Kent County residents start petition, asking for denial of sludge permit
    NEW KENT — New Kent County residents are taking action against a proposed industrial sludge permit. “New Kent County is 100 percent dependent on groundwater, and there is some chance that not all of it will be filtered,” said Andrea...