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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.



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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. 

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