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  1. 100 to 120 jobs still available at Isle of Wight solar facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Construction has begun on what will be Isle of Wight's first solar farm, but officials are still looking to fill half of the jobs that are needed to complete the facility by December. Between 100 and 120 jobs were still available as of Wednesday to help build Woodland Solar, according to Daisy Pridgen, spokeswoman for Dominion Power Virginia.

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  2. Market, landscaping promote wellness at Riverside Regional Medical CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Lush plantings surround a patio and pergola at Riverside Regional Medical Center's Cancer Care Center. Photo courtesy Riverside Regional Medical Center Lush plantings surround a patio and pergola at Riverside Regional Medical Center's Cancer Care Center.

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  3. Smithfield's Gimme Shelter assists downtrodden animals of the regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 2 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Furniture sells well at Gimme Shelter, a Smithfield Thrift Shop that donates 100 percent of proceeds to the Animal Shelter and other local pet needs. While photographing the store, there was a constant influx of customers and one bought a duncan phyfe sofa.

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  4. Beat the heat with summer drinksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 2 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    When the mercury rises, many people turn to rum-based drinks complimented with orange, pineapple and other juices and liqueurs that add bright orange, yellow and blue hues, according to the owner of the Academy of Bartending in Newport News. Dickerson herself turns to pisco, a brandy made in Peru and Chile distilled from wine.

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  5. Historic Smithfield home auctioned off for $435,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The Gwaltney family home sits at 304 S. Church St. The 115-year-old Gwaltney family home, built by pork industry pioneer P.D. Gwaltney Jr., will be up for auction on June 28 after sitting dormant on the market over the past three years. The historic home of the man who modernized and expanded Gwaltney Foods in the early 1900s was auctioned off Tuesday afternoon for $435,000.

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  6. 7 things to do at the Smithfield Olden Days Festival DP ListRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 23 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The festival, which started in the 1980s and expanded since its earliest days, includes live music, vintage cars, a vintage market, a ghost walk, a raft race in the Pagan River and more. "Having Olden Days is like stepping back in time," said Terry Rhinier, special events coordinator for the Smithfield and Isle of Wight Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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  7. Music festivals, Smithfield Olden Days and Shark Week Top 10 things to do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Visitors can view shark-related items, take a photo in the Shark Week jaws, enjoy crafts and find a nurse shark in the Chesapeake Bay tank from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from Sunday through July 2, when there will be special shark-themed events. Planetarium will show "Kaluoka'hina," about two fish who try to save their home by touching the moon, at 2:30 p.m. every day of Shark Week.

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  8. Historic Gwaltney family home up for auction in SmithfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The 115-year-old Gwaltney family home, built by pork industry pioneer P.D. Gwaltney Jr., will be up for auction on June 28 after sitting dormant on the market over the past three years. The auction will be hosted through auction company Tranzon at 1 p.m. outside the home, 304 S. Church St., in downtown Smithfield, according to Linda Terry, the agent handling the listing.

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  9. 10 outdoor movies series to watch this summer DP ListRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    With summer in the air, why not spend an evening watching a movie under the stars? Grab family or friends, a blanket or lawn chair and snacks and catch a flick at Blue Talon Bistro's Movies On Prince George Street series, which starts Sunday, or one of nine other outdoor film series in the region. Blue Talon Bistro hosts its Movies on Prince George Street series in downtown Williamsburg on Sunday nights.

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  10. Video: Smithfield 7, Grafton 3Read the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Smithfield High School defeated Grafton High 7-3 in the Conference 18 final game held at Grafton High School on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Smithfield High School defeated Grafton High 7-3 in the Conference 18 final game held at Grafton High School on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

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  11. Outdoor music and movies, and a dog show Top 10 things to do this weekendRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Minus the Bear, along with Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, headline the music festival hosted by O'Connor Brewing that features nine acts on two stages. Event starts 1 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at 211 W. 24th St., Norfolk.

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  12. Video: Lafayette 4, Smithfield 0Read the original story

    May 25, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Lafayette High defeated Smithfield High 4-0 in the conference 18 semi-finals game held at the Warhill Sports Complex in James City County on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Lafayette High defeated Smithfield High 4-0 in the conference 18 semi-finals game held at the Warhill Sports Complex in James City County on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

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  13. 200 jobs could be opening for potential solar farm in Isle of WightRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The company contracted to design and install a solar energy farm at the corner of Longview and Woodland drives is looking to fill 200 jobs for the project, the county announced Monday. Georgia-based Amec Foster Wheeler, which has offices around the world, will hold a hiring event from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 21 at Smithfield Center, said Kristi Sutphin, coordinator for the county's Department of Economic Development.

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  14. Businesses and homes in the future for South Church Street?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    A Virginia Beach-based development company could bring in commercial and residential property to 22 acres of land off of South Church Street, but most of the details are a mystery. KLS Development Group LLC officially closed a $500,000 deal three weeks ago to buy the land off of Battery Park Road and South Church Street, according to Ted Levin, the Thalhimer broker who handled the sales negotiations.

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  15. Pirates, craft beer festival and crab boil Top 10 things to do this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Family friendly festival celebrates the seafaring life of the 17th and 18th centuries with a pirate encampment, a cannon-firing demonstration, sea chanteys and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Riverwalk Landing and the Watermen's Museum in downtown Yorktown.

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  16. Smithfield restaurant may be new, but the barbecue goes back generationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Witten's great-grandmother owned a small gas station and store in the mid-1930s in West Virginia, where she served a full barbecue menu, Witten said. He wasn't sure that she truly served a member of the legendary pair of feuding families, but his point was that barbecue has been in his blood for a very long time.

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  17. Smithfield wants county to look again at annexation possibilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Smithfield town officials revived their request to annex Scott Farm on Tuesday and asked county officials to consider letting go of a rule that says the town must wait 10 years between boundary extension requests. The issue came up during an annual intergovernmental meeting between town and county officials.

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  18. New Smithfield BBQ joint could open by fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The town's first barbecue restaurant in a decade could be ready in place of a vacant convenience store by the fall. Smithfield's planning commission gave its blessing last month to restaurant owner Norm Whitten to renovate the former Come and Go Deli and Convenience store at 1007 Church St., a mile south of Smithfield Station.

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  19. CNU Farmers' Market hosted through April 21, others openingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The market, open 3-6 p.m. Thursdays, is on the street between the David Student Union and York River Residence Hall. Vendors at the market include Broken Arrows Farm, The Bunny Hutch, Creekside Catering, Glass Gardens by John, Grumpy's, Irihana Arts and Yarnykins, Kettle King, Leaf Love Soaps, NYR Skin Care, Oberweis Dairy, Of the Earth Body Care, Riverview Plantation Trading Co., Shabby Pink Palm, Smithfield Orchids, STUFT, TJ's Homemade Treats, Sinful Treats, Southeastern Farms and Zaypona Pure Skin Care.

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  20. Newport News man receives 96-year prison sentence in 2008 killingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Arrest and booking photos are provided by law enforcement officials. Arrest does not imply guilt, and criminal charges are merely accusations.

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