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Personal coffee pots are out at CH as energy-wasting

By Diana McFarland

News editor

Some Isle of Wight County employees are grumbling about a series of energy saving initiatives approved by the Board of Supervisors.

Employees have had to remove personal coffee makers, printers, refrigerators and other items that use electricity in favor of putting those items in centralized areas.

The changes are expected to save about $15,400 annually, but some employees don’t think the savings are worth it in exchange for the impact it has had on morale.



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.


Supers' decision strains town relations

By Abby Proch

Staff writer

The relationship between the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors and Smithfield Town Council’s is strained once again after the Board reneged on a deal to give the town two county properties.

The Board failed to tell the Town Council it planned to rescind a boundary line adjustment that would have given properties on Great Spring and Battery Park roads to the tow

This newest disconnect comes after the two bodies patched up communications in May with a successful arrangement to keep the Isle of Wight County Museum open.



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