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The 745 runners in the 13th annual Hog Jog round the corner and climb Wharf Hill on the first leg of the 5K run. Shown among the racers is winner Musa Gwanzura of Roanoke Rapids, N.C. (#596) and second-place finished Victor Flemming (#377). For more Town and Country Day celebrations, see pg. 11 of this week's Smithfield Times.

 

Regional planner believes IW will grow by 30,000 in 25 years

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Staff writer

Isle of Wight County’s population could nearly double in size by 2040.

That’s what the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission is saying and what Isle of Wight County officials are preparing for.

Greg Grootendorst, chief economist for Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, expects Isle of Wight to add nearly 30,000 more residents by 2040 (starting in 2010).

That growth would likely come in the Carrollton and Windsor areas, he said.

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What would you do?

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News editor

Littleton. Sandy Hook. Virginia Tech. Aurora.

All these are places where a lone gunman came out of nowhere and started shooting, taking dozens of lives.

Although school shootings are the most notorious examples of mass killings, they can happen anywhere, said Lt. R. Curtis Hardison of the Virginia State Police.

Hardison and Isle of Wight County Sheriff Mark A. Marshall spoke Monday night at Windsor High School on how to deal with an “active shooter.”

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