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Supers back their lawyers over legal ads

By Diana McFarland

News editor 

The Isle of Wight county attorney denied it was a “personal vendetta” that led to his decision to stop running legal notices in the county’s two local newspapers, but instead was a way to save money and gain flexibility.

However, comparable-sized legals in the Daily Press cost seven times more than those in The Smithfield Times, based on the two newspapers’ advertising rate cards.



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.


Local burglaries solved

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News editor

Warrants are being issued for individuals in connection with a string of burglaries in two states and multiple jurisdictions, including Isle of Wight and Surry counties and the town of Smithfield.

Stolen, and in some cases, recovered, were firearms, jewelry, electronics and power tools, according to Lt. Tommy Potter with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office.

In Isle of Wight, five homes were burglarized during the day, with the suspects removing electric meters to disable alarm systems, Potter said.



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