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YMCA continuing school programs

Smithfield’s Luter Family YMCA and Isle of Wight County Schools are working together to help provide an option ... Read more | Add your comment

Governor to ease restrictions on gatherings, announces new pharmacies for vaccines

Citing improving COVID-19 health metrics, Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday he would lift some restrictions on outdoor gatherings ... Read more | Add your comment

Packers win state championship

For the first time in the school’s 115-year history, Smithfield High’s boys basketball team are state champions. The ... Read more | Add your comment

Smithfield Foods donates to Texas storm recovery

Smithfield Foods is sending two truckloads of donated food to Texas with “300,000 servings of protein.”  The donations ... Read more | Add your comment


Surry homicide suspect due in court

A Surry County man is due in court in April for a preliminary hearing on second-degree murder charges. Benjamin Franklin Chiarky, 31, of Spring Grove, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Nate Delesline III.


Woman dies after Monday crash

A woman died as a result of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident in Smithfield on Feb. 22, Virginia State Police said late Sunday. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.


Surry celebrating dine-out days

Surry County residents and visitors are encouraged to visit local restaurants on March 25 and March 26. On that weekend, the county’s economic development team ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:23 pm


Preschool program applications open

Isle of Wight County Schools is accepting applications for its Learning Center for the 2021–2022 school year. The 4-year-old pre-kindergarten program is located at Carrollton, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:23 pm


COVID-19 patients keeping area ICUs busy

In a normal year, about five million people are admitted into hospital intensive care units, and on average, they are about two-thirds full, according to ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:18 pm


‘We’re supposed to do things like this’

For nearly 30 years, Tom Finderson has worked hard to take care of his hometown. He was part of a small, nondescript group of volunteers ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:17 pm


County to survey Rushmere residents

Could Isle of Wight’s Rushmere area one day resemble Suffolk’s Driver and Whaleyville communities, with a multitude of storefronts and stamped-asphalt crosswalks? More to the ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:15 pm


Claremont looking to limit beach access

Claremont’s Town Council is looking to prevent non-residents from accessing the town’s public beach. Per a draft ordinance that will go before a public hearing ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:14 pm


School construction referendum bill dead

Legislation that would have allowed Isle of Wight County voters to OK a sales tax increase to pay for new school buildings by deciding the ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:11 pm


Smithfield tourism starts Instagram contest

The Smithfield and Isle of Wight Convention and Visitors Bureau is launching an Instagram photo contest with quarterly gift certificate prizes for photos with the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:10 pm

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Fire destroys Bowling Green Road house

Officials with Smithfield’s and Carrollton’s volunteer fire departments are calling a single-story house on Bowling Green Road a total loss following a fire that occurred ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:58 pm

Isle of Wight County

New administrators in proposed ’22 school budget

Isle of Wight County Schools’ proposed $69.7 million budget for the next school year includes new central office positions, among them two coordinators who will ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:39 pm


Smithfield couple celebrates love landmark

Westside Elementary School is a love landmark for James P. Tynes and Claudia Newby-Tynes. It’s where the Isle of Wight natives met and shared their ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:01 pm


‘Coming full circle’

Warren Thompson combines passions for social justice, food service Warren M. Thompson, a native of Windsor, comes from a long line of successful Black entrepreneurs. ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00 pm


SHS band hits high note despite pandemic

On a recent sunny afternoon, evidence of a modest return to the pre-pandemic normal was audible from the front doors of Smithfield High School — ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:58 pm


Find out what’s in your (well) water

Homeowners in Western Tidewater who use wells, springs or cisterns are being offered a way to test the quality and health of their water, which ... Read more

by Stephen Cowles, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:57 pm


Clothing store opens downtown

Nicholas O’Reilly of Smithfield, who had the honor of being the first official customer to walk through the doors of River’s Edge Apparel on its ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:56 pm


Bacon’s Castle turn lane project to begin in ’24

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to create turn lanes at the intersection of Route 10 and Bacons Castle Trail in Surry County, with construction ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:55 pm


SHS wrestling succeeds

The Packers wrestling team recently achieved a first. Smithfield’s wrestling team recently won a regional championship title for the first time in program history. The ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:52 pm


17-year-old charged in Smithfield accident

An unidentified 17-year-old male has been charged in connection with a two-vehicle accident in Smithfield Feb. 22 that resulted in a woman suffering life-threatening injuries. ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Monday, February 22, 2021 5:13 pm


IW school board meeting this week

Isle of Wight’s county school board will gather twice this week outside regularly scheduled monthly meeting times. The first meeting will be a training session ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, February 22, 2021 1:27 pm


Murfreesboro man sentenced in 2019 crime

A Murfreesboro man entered guilty pleas Wednesday on several charges stemming from a 2019 abduction and robbery case and was sentenced to 13 years in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 19, 2021 6:29 pm


Times extends essay contest deadline

The Smithfield Times has extended the deadline for entries in its Black History Month essay contest, open to high school students in Isle of Wight ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 19, 2021 3:20 pm

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Isle of Wight County

Isle of Wight votes to move monument

Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Feb. 18 to relocate the Confederate monument that’s stood outside the county’s government complex for the past ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:19 pm


Gimme Shelter to close

Gimme Shelter, a nonprofit thrift store on Main Street whose proceeds benefit Isle of Wight County's animal shelter and humane society, will close its doors ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:09 pm


Budget may shift for math, reading specialists 

Isle of Wight County teachers — especially those who serve the youngest students — will probably need additional support professionals in the classroom to help ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:08 pm


Police: Bad drug deal led to IW murder

Casey Dakota Cagle’s Dec. 5 murder in Carrsville was a drug deal turned robbery attempt that went bad, according to the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s ... Read more

by Nate Delesline III, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:34 am