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Pinewood Heights' troubled history

By Abby Proch

Staff writer

It’s a transition decades in the making, and one that has moved so timidly that it’s likely gone unnoticed by those who don’t live there.

Over the past 30-plus years, community leaders have worked to improve, then ultimately dissolve, the Pinewood Heights neighborhood and find better living conditions for its residents.



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.


IW installs barrier in board mtg. room

By Diana McFarland

News editor

Calling it a “decorative partition,” the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors is now enjoying enhanced security from the public during meeting.

County staff seized on the idea of installing the partition after a heated Board meeting with fire and rescue volunteers concerning the facilities use and vehicle titling agreement. 



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