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Seeing a Duesenberg tooling through town is rare. Having 21 of them parade down Main Street was probably a not-to-be-repeated event Tuesday. The rare — and valuable — automobiles were brought here from all over the country to tour Hampton Roads this week. Suffolk businessman and Duesie owner Dwight Schaubach invited the group to Virginia. The Duesenbergs inspired the phrase "that's a doozy," referring to something very special.


Annexation try likely

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Staff writer

The town of Smithfield plans to expand its borders. Exactly where is still up for debate, but Gatling Pointe is on its radar.

Other areas include the Scott Farm and Yeoman Farm.

“We’re going to look at the whole picture. All the way around, at all of the boundaries of Smithfield and see which is the best use for the town Smithfield and for the future growth,” said Smithfield mayor Carter Williams.

Town council member Randy Pack said the whole picture includes Scott Farm, Yeoman Farm and Gatling Pointe.



Speakers not happy over fire agreement

By Lee Zion

News editor 

Isle of Wight residents are still unhappy with the fire deal.

They brought their concerns about the facilities use agreement — which the fire departments in Windsor and Carrollton have refused to sign — to the Board of Supervisors meeting last week.

The supervisors made it clear that they will not change the terms of the deal.

During the public comment session at the county Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday, several residents spoke on the issue.



One-stop permit office opens at IW courthouse

By Lee Zion

News editor

The county held a party Thursday to celebrate its new permit office.

Although county planners profiled the office at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Sept. 18, the actual celebration was held just before the supervisors met for its Oct. 16 meeting.

County officials, staff and others got a walk-through tour and noshed on goodies at the event.

Sandra Robinson, planner with the county, described how the new system works. All the different offices are now in the same place, which makes things much easier for people who come in needing a permit.



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