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Stanfield found guilty

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Staff writer

DNA evidence found in a basketball shoe helped convict a Newport News man in the shooting death of 36-year-old Travis Newby.

Last week, Isle of Wight Circuit Court Judge Carl Eason Jr. found 26-year-old Shymeek Stanfield guilty of first degree murder, robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Stanfield shot and killed Newby outside his Jersey Park apartment on Dec. 19, 2012.

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Darden: IW needs to spend money on parks

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News editor 

Windsor Supervisor Dee Dee Darden said the county needs to spend money to make money by developing a nearly $1 million park at the Blackwater River.

The park is included in Isle of Wight’s proposed capital improvement plan, with $800,000 set aside through fiscal 2025. Funding of $100,000 is proposed for the upcoming fiscal year.

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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. 

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