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Reassessment— Windsor District Supervisor Joel Acree wants county staff to bring back a budget that doesn’t include the additional reassessment revenue — a potential cut of about $1.2 million. Read more:
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The Smithfield Times Apr 12
Downtown panhandling complaints— An uptick in panhandling around Main Street has resulted in more than 30 calls to the Smithfield Police Department in the last few months. Read more:
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The Smithfield Times Apr 12
Downtown panhandling complaints— An uptick in panhandling around Main Street has resulted in more than 30 calls to the Smithfield Police Department in the last few months. Read more:
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The Smithfield Times Apr 12
Keaton advises supervisors to keep reassessment tax bump— Isle of Wight County Administrator Randy Keaton proposes the county keep the additional revenue generated by the recent reassessment, which saw an overall increase of 4.4 percent. Read more:
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The Smithfield Times Apr 11
Referendum to build a school?— Windsor District Supervisor Joel Acree has suggested that Isle of Wight hold a referendum on building two new schools in the northern end of the county. Read more:
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The Smithfield Times Apr 10
Keaton advises supervisors to keep reassessment tax bump— Isle of Wight County Administrator Randy Keaton proposes the county keep the additional revenue generated by the recent reassessment, which saw an overall increase of 4.4 percent. Read more:
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The Smithfield Times Apr 9
Juvenile Justice director leaving post— The man leading the effort to build a controversial youth correctional center south of Windsor will serve his last day on the job the day after the Board of Supervisors is expected to take a final vote ... Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Apr 8
Town confiscates carload of "feather" business signs— Some Smithfield business owners were upset last week when a town employee took their “feather” signs without notifying them prior to doing so. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Apr 4
Opponents dig through juvenile detention emails— The Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors is poised to cast the final vote April 18 on the terms of a property transfer to the state to build a 60 ... Read more:
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The Smithfield Times Apr 3
Too high or too low— Property reassessments tend to make everybody unhappy. Read more:
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The Smithfield Times Apr 1
Hunting to guide land use rules— The Blackwater Task Force has proposed uses for the publicly-owned Blackwater tract that are built around hunting seasons. Read more:
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The Smithfield Times Mar 29
One sentenced in child's death— The first of two individuals involved in a child abuse case that led to the death of five-year-old Alexander Robertson was sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Mar 28
Schools budget now with supervisors— Parents, teachers and students urged the Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors Thursday to support the school division’s fiscal 2020 operating budget, as well as consider renovating or replacing Hardy... Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Mar 26
Advocacy group joins 'center' fight— A Richmond-based group is calling for the proposed youth correctional center to be located on the Peninsula and in the neighborhoods where the boys are from. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Mar 21
Hardy Elementary: rebuild or replace?— A tour of the nearly 60-year old Hardy Elementary School has the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors reevaluating whether or not renovating the building is the wisest use of taxpayer money. Read more:
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The Smithfield Times Mar 15
Thornton trims part of request— Several new positions were cut from the initial Isle of Wight County schools budget proposal, reducing the county funding request by $450,000, while starting teacher salaries were increased. Read More:
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The Smithfield Times Mar 13
IW begins outlining limits to land offer to state— Restricting the juvenile correctional center to 60 beds, capping Isle of Wight’s utility contribution and a more detailed security plan emerged as some of the top priorities Thursday as the... Read more:
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The Smithfield Times Mar 6
Terms of property transfer on the table— The Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors plans to discuss the terms of its property transfer to the state for a youth correctional center at a work session on Thursday. Read more:
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The Smithfield Times Mar 4
So that's why it's called Nike Park— Carrollton Nike Park was named for a type of missile but that has long been the missing element that would have visually cemented the park’s historic nature. Read more:
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The Smithfield Times Mar 1
School Board questions budget hike— Several Isle of Wight County School Board members voiced concern about the $2.4 million county spending increase in the school superintendent’s proposed budget. Read more:
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