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Windsor wants the toll road

By Lee Zion

News editor

The mayor of Windsor is grateful for the progress on U.S. Highway 460.

However, she dislikes Alternative 4, which calls for improvements to the existing road. She hopes the state will build a toll road that bypasses the town.

Carita Richardson spoke last week after the Virginia Department of Transportation released its study on U.S. 460.

Alternatives range from improving the existing four-lane road to a building an eight-lane highway.



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.


Tina Hill to resign from School Board

By Abby Proch

Staff writer

School Board member Tina Hill has resigned from her seat.

She will leave the position representing the Hardy Election District at the end of the yea

She announced her resignation to Superintendent Dr. Katrise Perera and School Board chairwoman Julia Perkins in a Sept. 24 email and made her decision public Monday.

She will move to Atlanta to join her husband, Aaron Hill, Smithfield High School’s popular former band director, who took a job there earlier this year.



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