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Superintendent candidates kept under wraps

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Staff writer

The Isle of Wight County School Board will likely remain mum until it announces the school division’s new superintendent.

The School Board was scheduled to meet Tuesday morning to review applications and select candidates for interviews.

Details of the meeting were not available by press time, and division spokeswoman Kenita Bowers said the Board expects to announce interview dates at its April 23 meeting.

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Land use values go up

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News editor 

While most Isle of Wight residents won’t experience a property tax increase this year, farmers will see a significant hike in land use values for agricultural and forest land, and thus a tax increase as well.

Set annually by Virginia Tech, average land use values in Isle of Wight have jumped nearly 45 percent from the last property reassessment in 2012.  

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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.

 

Pricey dig unearths Matchbox car

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News editor

Eight days and $12,400 later, Historic Smithfield learned that one of the most notable archaeological finds at the 1750 Courthouse was a circa 1975 “Spider Man” Matchbox car.

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources required that the study, conducted by the James River Institute of Archaeology, be done because the state holds an easement on the property, said project manager Lawrence Pitt.

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