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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.


5 of Surry Seven sentenced

By Abby Proch

Staff writer

Five of the seven men have been convicted in connection with a 2012 Surry County graduation party shooting that left a teenager dead.

They will serve less than one year in prison. On Tuesday, Judge Nathan Lee doled out their sentences in Surry County Circuit Court.

All seven have pleaded to lesser charges; some settling for misdemeanors after first facing felony murder charges.



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