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The Smithfield Times Jan 18
EDA rejects supervisors' request for correctional center land— Negative opinions predominated during the first of two public information session Thursday on the proposed juvenile correctional center to be located south of the Town of Windsor. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Jan 16
IW schools project in draft capital plan— Isle of Wight residents will have a chance to speak out about the School Board’s $77.4 million long-range facilities plan as it makes it way through the county’s budgeting process. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Jan 15
Bike trail still closed— Residents eager to use the recently completed portion of the Nike Park bike and pedestrian trail may have to wait a bit longer. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Jan 14
Unpaid lunch tabs grow as IW looks for ways to collect— The Isle of Wight County School Board is grappling with a growing debt of roughly $41,000, gradually accumulated over the years from the cost of unpaid public school meals. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Jan 9
Comments differ on redistricting amendment— A question about the OneVirginia2021 initiative received different responses from two state representatives who serve Isle of Wight County. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Jan 8
Isle of Wight looks to improve its business image— Smithfield District Supervisor Dick Grice wants to hire an image consultant to combat the perception that Isle of Wight County is unfriendly to business. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Jan 7
Golf cart use a new goal for Dendron— DENDRON — The Town of Dendron wants to add golf carts as an amenity for living in town and the proposal is going to the General Assembly for consideration. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Jan 4
Historical Society joins effort to save house— The Isle of Wight County Historical Society is joining Preserve Smithfield in its attempt to save the Wombwell house, threatened with demolition by the Town of Smithfield. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Jan 3
Old bridge site used as carcass dump— For the past two years, at least, someone has been dumping deer carcasses alongside the old section of bridge on South Church Street. “It’s like a graveyard for deer,” said nearby resident Jim Groves. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Jan 2
The Castle event center— Plans to transform the interior of the Windsor Castle manor house into an event center are moving forward, buoyed by other portions of the restoration project coming in under budget. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Dec 31
No Pork, Peanut, Pine Festival for 2019— SURRY — Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival organizers have folded up the tents for 2019 and are taking a wait-and-see attitude for the future. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Dec 28
Old debris hinders ramp work— Smithfield town staff told Town Council that “hundreds of truckloads” of old brick and cement debris remain at Clontz Park, where construction of a public boat ramp is underway. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Dec 27
Fed, VDOT like circles— Roundabouts appear to be the go-to solution for some intersections due to future safety performance and lack of ongoing maintenance costs, according to VDOT. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Dec 21
School Board Members balk at plan to alternate instruction— Four of five Isle of Wight County School Board members expressed hesitation over implementing an alternating week schedule for career and technical training classes for the next school year. Read:
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The Smithfield Times Dec 20
A definition of family is love— Louise Haskins had a dream — realized Sunday with her family at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Dec 19
SURRY — The Surry County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance Dec. 6 restricting solar farms to land zoned general industrial with a conditional use permit. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Dec 18
WINDSOR — The Windsor Town Council had a bit of a shakeup in the November election, losing two incumbents and gaining four new faces. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Dec 18
Former officer acquitted— An Isle of Wight jury acquitted former Smithfield police officer Lawrence Washington of two charges related to the alleged sexual misconduct against a minor at Windsor Castle Park on Oct. 8, 2017. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Dec 14
Smithfield Town Council member Randy Pack spent more than four minutes at the Dec. 4 meeting excoriating a fellow council member for discussing publicly what had occurred in a closed Town Council session. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Dec 13
IW takes next step in jobs preparation— Isle of Wight County leadership and the governor’s office launched an effort on Dec. 4 to implement the use of an ACT career placement certificate in the county. Read More:
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