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Squad building seven months behind schedule

By Lee Zion

News editor 

The new Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad building is now seven months behind schedule.

Bruce Bruchey, with Virginia Beach-based Powell Management Associates, spoke Friday, which he noted was seven months to the day from the projected March 10 completion date.

Isle of Wight County had Powell Management Company to oversee the project to construct the building, near the Cypress Creek subdivision along Great Spring Road.



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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. 

For more information,  calls news editor Diana McFarland at 357-3288.


Development plan eyed with skepticism

By Lee Zion

News editor

People are reacting to the county’s proposal to build more homes in Isle of Wight — and most of the reactions are skeptical.

The ISLE 2040 plan, or Inventive Solutions for a Livable Environment, was presented at a special Board of Supervisors meeting Sept. 19.

The plan calls for increased density in the corridors along U.S. Highway 17 and U.S. Highway 258 south of Smithfield, and adding another area for development along Nike Park Road.



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