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What? No Thanksgiving turkey?

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Staff writer 

What’s Thanksgiving without turkey, and what’s a hearty breakfast without eggs? Isle of Wight County students may soon find out as turkey and egg prices soar due to the worst avian flu outbreak in U.S. history.

“I don’t know what we’re going to do for Thanksgiving,” said Schools Food Services Director Pearl Taylor.

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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.

 

Could a frog block 460?

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News editor

WINDSOR — Threatened amphibians, a historic house and the watershed for Norfolk’s water supply are three issues that have arisen as VDOT surveys the area targeted for the Route 460 northern bypass around Windsor.

Isle of Wight is one of just five counties that are home to the barking treefrog, considered a threatened species by the state.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries asked VDOT to look for the barking treefrog, as well as two threatened salamanders — the Mabee’s salamander and the eastern tiger salamander. ...(Subscribe!) 

 


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