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 Isle of Wight maintenance workers are busy installing a new barrier between

the public seating and the Board of Supervisors dais at the courthouse in time

for Thursday's meeting. 


A new growth corridor?

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Staff writer

When the Board of Supervisors voided a boundary line adjustment with the town of Smithfield, it opened the door to possible development along Nike Park Road as well as an annexation bid by the town.
The Board of Supervisors voted in June to nix a pending boundary line adjustment that would have added a Battery Park Road property, known as the Scott farm, and land on Great Spring Road, to the town of Smithfield.



Fair chair: roving politicians are O.K.

By Diana McFarland

News editor

Politicians wandering throughout the fairgrounds talking and passing out pamphlets is O.K. — as long as it’s not in a booth, said Fair Chairman Danny Byrum.
It’s the booth that’s banned, he said.
The issue came to a head again this year after Del. Rick Morris (R-64th) asked county officials if he could have a dunking booth at the fair — with all proceeds going to CASA — a non-profit organization that helps abused and neglected children through the court process.



Foods and Smithfield swapping properties

By Abby Proch

Staff writer

The town of Smithfield and Smithfield Foods have agreed to swap properties with one another.
The town and Smithfield Foods have traded the town’s 1.86-acre grass field between Food’s headquarters and The Smithfield Center for the V.W. Joyner property at 315 Main St., next to the Visitors Center.
The Smithfield Town Council held a public hearing on the property swap and approved it at its monthly meeting on Aug. 5.
The Joyner property includes a small building now occupied by “When Pigs Fly … Magic Happens,” and before that the town manger’s office, and stretch of sloping grass called Joyner Field.
The plot is just shy of one acre.



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