Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore, left, administers the oath of office to new Police Chief Robert Keith Powell while Powell’s wife, Michelle holds, the Bible.
Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore, left, administers the oath of office to new Police Chief Robert Keith Powell while Powell’s wife, Michelle holds, the Bible. Abbie Bennett abennett@newsobserver.com
Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore, left, administers the oath of office to new Police Chief Robert Keith Powell while Powell’s wife, Michelle holds, the Bible. Abbie Bennett abennett@newsobserver.com

Smithfield moves forward on ditch, greenway repairs

October 09, 2016 07:16 PM

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