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  1. Home and garden briefs for March 26: Guided walking tours,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The Isle of Wight County Museum is offering a series of guided walking tours of Smithfield. The next tours take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 5 and Saturday, May 2. Local historians and museum staff lead the tours which offer an "in-depth look and a hands-on experience" of the county.

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  2. Smithfield firefighters put out blaze near packing plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department put out a fire near Smithfield Foods' packing plant Tuesday afternoon, a local spokesman said. Firefighters received a report of a fire in the area about 2:30 p.m., said Isle of Wight County spokesman Don Robertson.

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  3. Isle of Wight citizens pack board meeting, response to development plan mixedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    More than 100 citizens packed the Board of Supervisors' meeting Thursday night to speak on a proposed development plan that aims to focus growth in more dense development in Carrollton. Up for vote Thursday were two big steps to codify the county's controversial proposed growth plan, dubbed ISLE 2040, which would alter Isle of Wight's comprehensive plan and change zoning ordinances.

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  4. Missing boater's body found in SmithfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The body of missing boater was found on a waterfront property Wednesday afternoon in the Burwells Bay area of Smithfield. A Virginia Marine Resources Commission spokeswoman said a medical examiner has confirmed the body belong to William Johnson and his family has been notified.

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  5. Hampton Roads Philharmonic brings its love of music to the communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Young and old, working and retired, military and civilian. The Hampton Roads Philharmonic is a mixed bag of musicians with a common bond: the music they love to play.

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  6. Hampton Roads, Dominion's nuclear power plant pass 'hostile event' testRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Annual Emergency Response Exercises, one was held today at the Smithfield fire station. Emergency responders from many jurisdictions are taking part in an emergency drill involving the Surry Power Station.

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  7. Smithfield races past Bay Rivers District rival York 76-53Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Smithfield High, the Bay Rivers District's hottest boys basketball team, was smoking again on Wednesday. Stoking the furnace in the Packers' 76-53 win at York was sophomore guard Ryan Jones, who scored 23 of his game-high 25 points in the first half.

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  8. Ebola-fighting troops head homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    All but 100 of the remaining 1,300 U.S. troops who deployed to West Africa in response to the Ebola outbreak will be home by April 30, the president announced Wednesday. That includes a group of about 60 soldiers from the 53rd Transportation Movement Control Battalion, who left Fort Eustis in October.

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  9. Dozens decry Smithfield expansion at public hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    A controversial map that includes possible boundary expansions drew more than 60 people to pack the Smithfield Planning Commission meeting Tuesday night at the Smithfield Center. Planning Commission chairman Bill Davidson made a point during the meeting that if you added up all the people who had attended commission meetings in his seven years with the group, it wouldn't match up to the crowd assembled Tuesday at Smithfield Center.

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  10. RadioShack could close 16 stores in Hampton RoadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack got court approval on Monday to borrow $10 million to support its operations until it opens the bidding this month for its best-performing stores. Bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack got court approval on Monday to borrow $10 million to support its operations until it opens the bidding this month for its best-performing stores.

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  11. Isle of Wight sheriff says county desperately needs new radio systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    County Officials released examples of poor 911 radio calls that show how antiquated the system is and the danger it poses to first responders and the general public. County Officials released examples of poor 911 radio calls that show how antiquated the system is and the danger it poses to first responders and the general public.

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  12. 'Weird Weather' at Isle of Wight County MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Weird Weather. WVEC-TV meteorologist Evan Stewart will be at the Isle of Wight County Museum, 103 Main St., Smithfield, at 1 p.m. Sunday to host "Weird Weather," a program examining strange and historic weather events in Hampton Roads.

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  13. Check out the latest homes in Isle of Wight's Founders Pointe on tour this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Sasser Construction's new cottage-style model home for Founders Pointe's new section in Isle of Wight. Sasser Construction's new cottage-style model home for Founders Pointe's new section in Isle of Wight.

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  14. Hokies' comeback encourages, does not blind WilliamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    For two halves running, Virginia Tech's basketball team had been smoked like a Smithfield ham or Montecristo cigar. There was the ruinous second period Tuesday at West Virginia and Saturday's lifeless first at home versus Syracuse.

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  15. Isle of Wight County had its share of headlines in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Bria Kelly plays guitar in the living room of her Smithfield home on Wednesday afternoon. Kelly returned home last week after she was eliminated by viewer vote on NBC's "The Voice."

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  16. Gas prices in Hampton Roads dip with tax increase expected in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Roger Hargrove drove from Suffolk to Smithfield Monday, like he does several times a week, to drop his girlfriend off at work. On the way, they topped off their gas tank at the Southern gas station on Benns Church Boulevard, which boasts some of the cheapest gas in Hampton Roads at just $1.98 per gallon.

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  17. New trial date set in Newport News gang-related double homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    A new trial date has been set for an accused gang member charged with killing two teenage boys in 2008. Floyd Taybron, 22, is charged with killing Barry Eugene Richardson, 16, of Newport News, and Keon Otis Flemming, 15, of Smithfield, on Dec. 30, 2008.

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  18. Cab driver charged in theft from customer, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    A 41-year-old cab driver was arrested on grand larceny charges last week after she was accused of stealing from her customer, a police spokesman said. Officers were called to the Newport News Amtrack Station at about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 where a Smithfield woman reported the theft, police spokesman Lou Thurston said in an email.

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  19. Kiwanis Club of Smithfield gives toys to needy in Isle of Wight CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The Kiwanis Club of Smithfield provided toys for 150 needy children at its Toy Store event, with a recent donation by the Daily Press-Ferguson Holiday Fund. The toys were distributed to the children's families on Dec. 9. "It's gratifying just to be able to help the community.

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  20. Smithfield boys basketball overcomes slow start to edge Tabb 57-55Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Round One of what should be three entertaining battles for the second of two regional tournament berths out of Conference 19 went to Smithfield High. Just barely.

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