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Murder charge brought

Saub 

Eric Saub 

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Staff writer

A convicted fraudster has been charged in the execution-style killing of 25-year-old Jean Marie Smith, whose body was dumped in a wooded area off Courthouse Highway.

Eric Brandon Saub, 29, has been charged with murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Hunters found Smith’s body around 8 a.m. April 17 in a wooded area near Hatcher’s Lane, a private road off Courthouse Highway.

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Do you know these folks?

 Found camera

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Staff writer 

A curious forensic investigator has launched a nationwide search for the owners of a camera dug out of the mud in Jones Creek.

A mud-caked camera bag containing a Canon EOS T2i sat among the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office evidence, destined for a dusty life on a shelf.

It ended up there as a “found item,” having been recovered from Jones Creek by workers two weeks ago, said Investigator Bert Nurney.  

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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.

 

A Tyler's beach imbroglio

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RUSHMERE — Some watermen are claiming racism for recent troubles at Tyler’s Beach while county officials say it’s more of a problem with an individual.

Rushmere resident Eric Jones recently complained to the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors that it appeared that black people at Tyler’s Beach were being treated differently than white people for similar situations.

The county wants to put a “prison guard” at Tyler’s Beach because it’s a minority community, he said at a recent Board of Supervisors meeting.

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