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Cookies for a good cause

Smithfield-based bakery The Cake House is answering a call to service in a big way by baking thousands ... Read more | Add your comment

Condit kicks it at camp

Josh Condit’s powerful, precise kicks have captured the attention of local and national football coaches. The Smithfield High ... Read more | Add your comment

Homeowner to sue IW over stormwater

Carrollton homeowner Otis Brock has been trying for years to get Isle of Wight County to take responsibility ... Read more | Add your comment

Meier named SPD deputy chief

An officer who started his law enforcement career in Smithfield is now the department’s deputy chief. Chris Meier ... Read more | Add your comment

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IW has received many stormwater complaints

Carrollton homeowner Otis Brock, who lives on Deep Water Way, isn’t alone in his efforts to get Isle of Wight County to take responsibility for ... Read more | Add your comment

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Pierceville sale complete

Joseph W. Luter III, the former chairman of Smithfield Foods, has succeeded in his quest to purchase the dilapidated 1730s-era Dutch Colonial farmhouse at 502 ... Read more | Add your comment

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Surry Confederate monument gets permanent home

Surry County’s Confederate monument will soon get a new, permanent and local home. Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:47 pm

A Slice of Smithfield

Local favorites for your holiday desserts

Story by Loukia Borrell Photographs by Loukia Borrell and submitted The holidays are synonymous with baking, so whether you are a seasoned pro or an ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:13 pm

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The man in stripes

Story by Phyllis Speidell Photos by John H. Sheally II Basketball fans watching a game generally focus on the ball, the players and the coaches ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:06 pm

A Slice of Smithfield

It’s always Christmas in Smithfield

Jim Abicht admits there probably aren’t many marketing experts who would recommend starting a retail business devoted to a single holiday in a town with ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:55 pm

A Slice of Smithfield

Telling the story of Isle of Wight

Few things excite Mike Holtzclaw more than storytelling, connecting with people and history. In his new role as curator at the Isle of Wight County ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:53 pm

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Former supermarket building demolished

Just after noon on Dec. 1, a small piece of Smithfield’s 20th century history started to disappear. Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 3:23 pm

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Pierceville to be razed

Smithfield’s Town Council voted 6-1 on Dec. 1 to approve Mary Delk Crocker’s request to demolish the dilapidated 1730s-era Dutch Colonial farmhouse at 502 Grace ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:41 pm

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COVID-19 testing available

The Western Tidewater Health District is offering free COVID-19 testing to the public. Testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:31 pm

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IW schools debut COVID-19 dashboard

Six students enrolled in Isle of Wight County public schools and three employees have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past four weeks, according to ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:27 pm

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Send a letter to Santa

Have a wish list for Santa Claus? Send it to The Smithfield Times and not only will it be forwarded to the jolly old elf ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:26 pm

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Blackwater Regional Library names new director

The Blackwater Regional Library’s Board of Trustees has named Ben Neal to serve as the regional system’s library director effective Jan. 1. Neal received his ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:25 pm

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Packers look for light

The Smithfield Packers Youth Sports program is looking for community support to help illuminate opportunities for local athletes. Nearly 100 athletes are preparing for a ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:24 pm

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New Hardy to break ground soon

Construction of a new Hardy Elementary School is on track to break ground in March 2021. The new school, modeled off Florence Bowser Elementary in ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:15 pm

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Restaurants continue outdoor seating

Smithfield Station’s boardwalk looks a little different now that the weather’s getting colder. A long, white tent with portable electric fans wired to the ceiling ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:13 pm

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Smithfield may consider live-streaming meetings

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, Smithfield Town Council has shifted to conducting socially-distanced in person meetings — but hasn’t broadcast them ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:12 pm

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School solar power projects starting

Solar power system installations are slated to start soon at seven Isle of Wight County Schools. The Isle of Wight School Board unanimously approved the ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:11 pm

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COVID-19 cases close courts

County officials confirmed on Dec. 1 that two people at the Isle of Wight Courthouse have tested positive for COVID-19. According to a message sent ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:16 am

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IW schools debut COVID-19 dashboard

Six students enrolled in Isle of Wight County public schools and three employees have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past four weeks, according to ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:26 pm

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County, Windsor to discuss monument

Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors still hasn’t made a final decision on whether the county’s Confederate monument will stay or go, but on Thursday, ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:09 pm

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VDOT honors ferry crew for rescue

A radio call between crew members of the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry changed the lives of 12 people. Nine of the 12 were working aboard the ferry ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:08 pm

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IW OKs changes to age-restricted development

Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Nov. 19 to approve changes to the proffered conditions and master plan for South Harbor, an ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:07 pm

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IW schools considering return to five day week

Once officials have implemented all possible mitigations and if the COVID-19 health situation doesn’t get significantly worse, Isle of Wight County’s pre-K through third-grade students ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:06 pm

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Museum video series online hit

If a picture is worth a thousand words, videos are probably exponentially more expressive. The Isle of Wight County Museum has turned to two of ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:05 pm

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Board of Education approves SOL flexibility

Elementary and middle school students may take local assessments this spring instead of Standards of Learning tests in history, social science and English writing per ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:03 pm

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‘Sassy’ furniture store opens

Ivor native Megan Bracey Demsko has always hated getting rid of perfectly good furniture. “Just add a little paint and a little elbow grease and ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:00 pm