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  1. List of shootings by police officers in Hampton RoadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    February 2015: A Virginia State Police trooper accidentally shot another trooper in the foot while conducting a narcotics search with Isle of Wight's Sheriff Office in Smithfield. The trooper fired when a dog attacked, and one of the bullets hit another trooper's foot.

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  2. Isle of Wight lags in retail development, consultant saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors got a harsh reality check on the state of retail development in the county - that there's a ton of demand in the area that's underserved and revenue-generating sales are leaking through the county borders when people want to shop. Retail research consultant Blount Hunter didn't mince words when he told county leaders that the county is losing millions each year in sales to neighboring localities.

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  3. DP List: Activities to do to celebrate dad this Father's Day on the PeninsulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    As the saying goes, dads are a daughter's first love and a son's first hero. They often are the ones who daringly kill bugs in the house when their kids are too afraid to go near it themselves, teach them how to ride a bike when they are young and how to drive a car when they get a little older.

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  4. Smithfield Foods CEO reaffirms commitment to company's home town, says local expansion on the horizonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 4 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Smithfield Foods will always call the Town of Smithfield home and the sale to a Chinese firm nearly two years ago has netted only positives for the company and the town, company president and CEO Larry Pope said Thursday. Chinese meat giant WH Group completed the largest ever takeover of an American company by a Chinese company in the fall of 2013 when it bought Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion.

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  5. Isle of Wight County officials unveil tweaked ISLE 2040 development planRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 3 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    County officials have made some small changes to the controversial ISLE 2040 development plan to reduce the projected residential density in the Carrollton area and build in more conservation areas and green space. The changes are meant to respond to criticisms and concerns from elected officials and the public, said Richard Rudnicki, the county's assistant planning and zoning director.

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  6. Smithfield Foods, local government leaders to gather for State of the CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Parron Bean on "All about that Allis" topped the 7,800-pound Tractor Pull category, pulling furthest distance among all the categories at more than 325 feet. Parron Bean on "All about that Allis" topped the 7,800-pound Tractor Pull category, pulling furthest distance among all the categories at more than 325 feet.

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  7. Tabb earns another shot at softball upset of SmithfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    There's often that one opponent in sports you shouldn't have trouble with but do, like Ken Norton was for Ali and Joe Namath and the New York Jets were for the 1968 Baltimore Colts. Area softball power Smithfield High's nemesis is Tabb.

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  8. Isle of Wight citizens ask court to halt water line extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    A group of Isle of Wight County residents filed a petition in Isle of Wight Circuit Court Tuesday asking the court to halt action on the county's plan to extend water lines to the Gatling Pointe area. The citizens contend that the extension is illegal based on the constraints of the existing comprehensive plan.

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  9. Smithfield wins second Bay Rivers softball title in three seasonsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Smithfield High won its second Bay Rivers District softball title in three seasons in impressive fashion, beating preseason favorite and defending champion York 9-2 on Friday. The Packers got their usual stellar pitching performance from Sydney Gay, who struck out 14, but it was the 13-hit attack that impressed Coach Cathy Riddick.

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  10. Gay leads Smithfield back to top of Bay Rivers District softball standingsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Like most teenagers, Sydney Gay reserves her sense of humor for her peers. So the antics that earned her recognition as Smithfield High's "Senior Class Clown" aren't usually on display on softball game days.

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  11. Isle of Wight church stormwater fee suit put on holdRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Calvary Baptist Church in Smithfield filed suit to stop the county from collecting stormwater fee from churches. A pastor with the church said they are waiting on help from a national Christian legal aid group and will refi A Smithfield church withdrew its challenge of the Isle of Wight County stormwater fees that church leaders say are being unconstitutionally levied on houses of worship on Tuesday, but plans to resubmit the lawsuit soon.

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  12. Deadrise seafood restaurant now open on Fort Monroe in HamptonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    From left, Joe Illes, Sean Pepe and Gary McIntyre are co-owners of The Deadrise, a new restaurant that plans to open at Fort Monroe in the spring. The restaurant will be located on the second floor of the Old Point Comfort Marina building.

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  13. Chavis absorbed knowledge quickly en route to becoming head football coach at SmithfieldRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Magna Vista's Tra Redd, right, runs through the tackle of Lafayette's Derrick Harris during Saturday's 3A state championship game at Williams Stadium on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg. Magna Vista's Tra Redd, right, runs through the tackle of Lafayette's Derrick Harris during Saturday's 3A state championship game at Williams Stadium on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg.

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  14. Newport News man gets 35 years for 2012 Smithfield murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    A Newport News man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for a botched robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a Smithfield man in 2012. According to police records, Shymeek Laron Stanfield of Newport News attempted to rob 36-year-old Travis Newby at his Jersey Park apartment in Smithfield on Dec. 19, 2012.

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  15. It's in Isle of Wight's Budget: $340,562 for sheriff's office fleet costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    More than $101,000 is budgeted for repairs. $141,000 is slated for fuel over the course of next year.

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  16. Isle of Wight investigators have person of interest in Hampton woman's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Floyd Taybron, 23, of Hampton, was found guilty April 24, 2015 of killing Barry Eugene Richardson, 16, of Newport News, and Keon Otis Flemming, 15, of Smithfield, on Dec. 30, 2008. Floyd Taybron, 23, of Hampton, was found guilty April 24, 2015 of killing Barry Eugene Richardson, 16, of Newport News, and Keon Otis Flemming, 15, of Smithfield, on Dec. 30, 2008.

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  17. Influx of freshmen moves former doormat Smithfield to the top...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    It was one of those times Alex Uzdavinis, a midfielder on the Smithfield High girls soccer team, wanted to cry - she just didn't know if she was supposed to or not. She had no experience with the mixture of surprise and elation she was feeling.

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  18. Grafton uses hot bats and stellar defensive plays to beat Smithfield...Read the original story

    Apr 13, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Because both starters in the Grafton-Smithfield baseball game on Monday are Division I bound and pitched well prior to spring break, a pitcher's duel was naturally expected. What ensued instead was a contest played out in three high-scoring parts.

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  19. Home and garden briefs for March 26: Guided walking tours,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The Isle of Wight County Museum is offering a series of guided walking tours of Smithfield. The next tours take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 5 and Saturday, May 2. Local historians and museum staff lead the tours which offer an "in-depth look and a hands-on experience" of the county.

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  20. Smithfield firefighters put out blaze near packing plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department put out a fire near Smithfield Foods' packing plant Tuesday afternoon, a local spokesman said. Firefighters received a report of a fire in the area about 2:30 p.m., said Isle of Wight County spokesman Don Robertson.

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