Stephen Faleski, Author at The Tidewater News

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

Rountree retools task force proposal

Isle of Wight County Supervisor Renee Rountree has retooled her proposal for a “growth management” task force charged with evaluating the county’s readiness for a ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, February 12, 2024 8:53 pm

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

End of an era: Smithfield Foods discontinues Genuine Smithfield Ham

Smithfield Foods has stopped producing the brand-name Genuine Smithfield Hams that have become synonymous with the company’s namesake town. “We have decided to discontinue production ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, February 9, 2024 2:15 pm

Isle of Wight County

Moratorium, ‘sunset clause’ on housing developments illegal, attorneys say

Virginia localities can’t legally cap the number of applications for new housing developments they’ll consider, nor rescind the rezoning approval of a development that hasn’t ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, February 9, 2024 1:57 pm

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

Isle of Wight County, despite school deficit, ends prior fiscal year with surplus

Isle of Wight County, despite its school system’s deficit, ended its 2022-23 fiscal year with a surplus. That’s according to the annual financial report Chief ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, February 6, 2024 6:12 pm

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

Accused in Carrsville slaying to argue insanity

An expected insanity defense has delayed the trial of a Suffolk man accused of killing a Carrsville resident. Mark Honaker, 74, was arrested and charged ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, February 6, 2024 8:55 am

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

Field of Dreams Gymnastics looks to rebuild following fire

Fourteen hours before the fire that destroyed a warehouse in Isle of Wight County’s industrial park off Benns Church Boulevard, 11-year-old Mackenzie Hess was inside ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, February 1, 2024 10:20 pm

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

Weldon Cooper estimates 2% growth in IWCS enrollment through 2029

The University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center projects Isle of Wight County Schools’ enrollment will remain relatively flat over the next five years, in stark ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, January 31, 2024 7:04 pm

VIRGINIA

State could overrule counties that reject solar farms under proposed law

A pair of General Assembly bills, one in the House of Delegates and the other in the Senate, propose allowing the state to overrule county-level ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Sunday, January 28, 2024 12:28 am

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

Moonlight solar farm on hold

An application for a new 44-megawatt solar farm in Isle of Wight County proposed for 523 acres at Burwells Bay and Moonlight roads is on ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, January 26, 2024 3:48 pm

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

Fire destroys warehouse

Industrial park fire that torched Isle of Wight warehouse ruled accidental The first sign of trouble Andrew Walker recalls was a loud “bang.” Then he ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, January 24, 2024 5:45 pm

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