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Windsor Castle outbuildings now open

Windsor Castle, the 18th century homestead of Smithfield founder Arthur Smith IV, opened to the public for self-guided ... Read more | Add your comment

Cole recognized as Citizen of the Year

A long-delayed ceremony finally took place recently as Mary Cole was honored as the 2019 Citizen of the ... Read more | Add your comment

Wombwell house negotiations end

The Isle of Wight County Historical Society’s negotiations with the town of Smithfield to lease the circa-1840s Wombwell ... Read more | Add your comment

Regency, art on display at Bacon’s Castle

Jamie Kanell, a native of England who now lives in Norfolk, describes her involvement with the Regency Society ... Read more | Add your comment

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NAACP asks Isle of Wight’s top prosecutor to recuse herself

Isle of Wight’s NAACP chapter is calling upon the county’s commonwealth attorney, Georgette Phillips, to recuse herself from the Virginia State Police investigation of a ... Read more | Add your comment

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Northam relaxes mask mandate 

Take it off. Gov. Ralph Northam has lifted the state’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control ... Read more | Add your comment

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UPDATE: Ex-WPD officer allegedly erased phone

Ex-Windsor Police Officer Joe Gutierrez is alleged to have erased all text messages and emails from his town-issued cell phone prior to returning it to ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:13 pm

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Ex-WPD officer allegedly erased phone

Ex-Windsor Police Officer Joe Gutierrez is alleged to have erased all text messages and emails from his town-issued cell phone prior to returning it to ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:13 pm

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Mallory Scott developer, opponents make their case

Reducing the scope of the proposed Mallory Scott Farm development from 1,106 homes to 812 hasn’t placated the project’s opponents. Smithfield’s Planning Commission, which held ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:22 pm

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SHS Rifle Team successful despite COVID-19

The Smithfield High School AJROTC Rifle Team wrapped up its season recently with its final competition of the year. The results from this year’s 10 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:21 pm

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Newberry graduates from UNC Wilmington

Ashlyn Paige Newberry, a 2017 graduate of Smithfield High School, earned two degrees from the University of North Carolina Wilmington on May 7. Newberry, the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:19 pm

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Surry Power Station license renewed

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved Dominion Energy’s request to continue operating its Surry power plant into the 2050s. The plant is located near the ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:18 pm

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Council approves Lexipol funding

The Windsor Town Council voted unanimously May 4 to appropriate $25,748.79 from the fiscal year 2020-21 budget’s unappropriated fund balance to the Police Department Computer ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:13 pm

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Luter buys more land

Smithfield’s Town Council voted unanimously May 4 to approve the sale of town-owned land at the corner of James and Washington streets to former Smithfield ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:11 pm

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Smithfield starts Comprehensive Plan process

Karen Machart has no shortage of opinions on Smithfield’s current state of affairs and her hopes for the town’s future. She opposes the planned development ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:09 pm

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Surry approves solar farm

Surry County’s Board of Supervisors on May 6 approved a 240-megawatt solar farm that will span 1,750 acres across Surry and Isle of Wight counties. ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:07 pm

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Vaccine for adolescents needs additional approval

Though the Food and Drug Administration has approved the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 12 to 15, additional federal ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:05 pm

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Western Tidewater gas shortages emerging in wake of cyber attack on pipeline 

In the wake of a cybersecurity attack on a major East Coast pipeline, several gas stations in Western Tidewater have run out of gas and ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, May 10, 2021 8:24 pm

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Mallory Scott traffic study predicts 500-650 cars per hour

The 812 residences proposed for the Mallory Scott Farm development are predicted to generate between 500 and 650 additional cars per hour traversing the intersection ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, May 10, 2021 6:14 pm

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Confederate monument removed from county land

Editor’s note: This story was originally published May 8 and updated at 4:07 p.m. May 10 with additional statements from Volpe Boykin, Valerie Butler and ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Saturday, May 8, 2021 3:31 pm

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Pursuit of vehicle stolen from IW ends in crash

A pursuit by the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office ended in a crash and a slew of charges for a suspect on Thursday. The Southampton County ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 7, 2021 11:50 am

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Grace Street work to continue through Sept.

Residents of Grace Street and its connectors can expect several more months of dodging traffic cones as Smithfield continues its replacement of the road’s water ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:22 pm

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Smithfield to fund study of RO plant expansion

Smithfield will pay the engineering firm Kimley-Horn roughly $10,000 to create a plan for expanding the town’s reverse osmosis drinking water plant beyond its current ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:07 pm

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‘There are still good people out there’

Adriene Liggins received some welcome news April 28 — Smithfield High School had agreed to forgive more than $500 her daughter, Ariana Ricks, owed for ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:18 pm

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COVID-19 outbreak reported at Riverside

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting an active outbreak of COVID-19 at Riverside Healthy Living Community, an assisted living facility in Smithfield, though facility ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:18 pm

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No prom for Smithfield, Windsor students

For the second year in a row, there will be no prom for Smithfield or Windsor high school students. While Virginia eased some of its ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:17 pm

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Second public hearing on Mallory Scott set for May 11

Smithfield’s Planning Commission will hold a public hearing May 11 on a revised plan to develop the Mallory Scott Farm. This will be at 6:30 ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:17 pm

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Surry County Farmers’ Market opens this week

The Surry County Farmers’ Market will open May 7. Lasonya White, market manager, recently announced that the Market will offer the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:15 pm

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State mask guidelines aligned with CDC

Fully vaccinated people in Virginia no longer need to wear masks for outdoor activities when alone or in small groups. Gov. Ralph Northam updated an ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:14 pm

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The Smithfield Times earns 11 awards from VPA

The Smithfield Times earned several awards in the Virginia Press Association’s annual contest in news and advertising. The awards were announced through a virtual ceremony ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:11 pm

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Woods completes Operation Agile Leader training

Cadets from the University of North Georgia generally spend the summer between their junior and senior years experiencing the grueling Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:10 pm