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Son's care led to loss of county job

By Diana McFarland

News editor 

Danielle Gray never thought that when she took time off to help her son battle a deadly form of cancer that she would end up losing her job.

Gray had worked for 15 years in the Isle of Wight County commissioner of revenue’s office, rising to the level of chief deputy and earning “master commissioner” status.

Prior to that, she served for six-and-a-half years with the school system.



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.


460 indecision has Windsor on hold

By Diana McFarland

News editor

WINDSOR — Windsor Town Council members are wondering if they should wait on certain decisions until the state renders a final verdict on the path of Route 460.

Councilwoman Patty Fleming asked if the council should wait on plans for a new flag and pole until a decision is made on Route 460.



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