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Board missed seeing capital funds were cut

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News editor

Some members of the Board of Supervisors learned last week that the budget they thought they had approved was not exactly what was approved.

Requested, but not funded, were capital project monies for fire and EMS apparatus replacements, as well as a fire and rescue facility analysis, at $1.1 million and $50,000, respectively.

“We simply didn’t pick up on it,” said Board Chairman Rex Alphin.

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Schools financial woes force cutback of Relay

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Staff writer

Finances have become so strained for the Isle of Wight County School Board that it won’t waive nearly $1,000 in fees for this year’s Relay for Life event.

“We would love to help them, but it’s just not in our budget,” said School Board Chairwoman Denise Tynes at an April 23 meeting.

Every year, the Isle of Wight/Surry chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life holds a ceremony tallying its donations, celebrating survival and honoring loved ones lost.

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Planners to vote on 2040

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The Isle of Wight Planning Commission was expected to make a recommendation Tuesday night concerning the controversial ISLE 2040 plan.

The plan now moves on the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors and is scheduled to be presented July 16. From there, the Board has 90 days to act or send it back to the Planning Commission.

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What? No Thanksgiving turkey?

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Staff writer 

What’s Thanksgiving without turkey, and what’s a hearty breakfast without eggs? Isle of Wight County students may soon find out as turkey and egg prices soar due to the worst avian flu outbreak in U.S. history.

“I don’t know what we’re going to do for Thanksgiving,” said Schools Food Services Director Pearl Taylor.

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Attention amateur photographers!

 

Take a shot of Windsor Castle Park — or a happening there — and enter The Smithfield Times Windsor Castle Park photo of the week contest.

Weekly winners will be printed in The Smithfield Times and entered into a year-end prize drawing in December. Photos are judged by The Smithfield Times news staff and local professional photographers. Judging criteria is based on exposure, lighting, composition and subject. One submission per person per week and photos must have been taken within the past year. To enter, send your JPEG digital image by 4 p.m. Friday to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Include name, address, phone number, age and any additional information about the photograph. 

For more information,  calls news editor Diana McFarland at 357-3288.

 
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