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Sheriff’s Office gets military surplus boats

Isle of Wight County’s Sheriff’s Office will be getting two new boats through a military surplus contract. One ... Read more | Add your comment

VCU student creates “world’s oldest ham” comic

In 1902, one of P.D. Gwaltney Jr.’s Smithfield hams was overlooked and, for 20 years, hung from a ... Read more | Add your comment

Windsor native a ‘first-of-a-kind’

Heading up biggest offshore wind project in the U.S., Dominion Energy’s Lloyd Eley has prepared for this moment ... Read more | Add your comment

Smithfield boys soccer wins first-ever state title to cap perfect season

Years of hard work and dedication from the members of the Packers varsity boys soccer team laid the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Meme targets school equity coordinator

A meme showing Isle of Wight County Schools' coordinator of equity and inclusion, Kiyaana Cox-Jones, in a pose some commenters are calling a Nazi salute ... Read more | Add your comment

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Nazario lawsuit trial date set

A federal judge has set a March 28, 2022, trial date for Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario’s lawsuit against one current and one former member ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Faleski.

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Vicky Hulick leaving School Board

Isle of Wight County School Board member Vicky Hulick announced on July 6 that she plans to step down from her elected role come mid ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:36 pm

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Tastee Freez blighted?

The former Tastee Freez restaurant on South Church Street may yet be spared a Smithfield Town Council ordinance declaring it “blighted.” Town officials had written ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:35 pm

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Surry cancels gun ordinance hearing

Surry County has canceled its Aug. 5 public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would ban firearms in government buildings, parks and at public events ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:33 pm

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Putnam sentenced in child porn, spray tan scam

Michelle Putnam of Carrollton will serve 15 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised probation for taking nude photos of women without their ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:32 pm

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Petition seeks Julia Perkins’ recall from School Board

Candice Vande Brake, a parent who’s spoken repeatedly against Critical Race Theory at recent Isle of Wight County School Board meetings, has started a petition ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:32 pm

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Parents push back on transgender policies

Isle of Wight County’s School Board received backlash from parents, and one student, at its July 12 meeting over a series of proposed policy changes ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:31 pm

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Man found not guilty by reason of insanity

A Smithfield man accused of one of Smithfield’s most shocking murders in recent memory was found not guilty by reason of insanity last year and ... Read more

by Tracy Agnew, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:31 pm

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Delta variant in Isle of Wight?

Is the delta variant to blame for Isle of Wight County’s rise in COVID-19 cases over the past month? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:30 pm

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Windsor Town Concert Series returns

The Town of Windsor Concert Series is making its return with events set for Aug. 6 and Sept. 3 at Robinson Park. The series is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:29 pm

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Healing Waters adds basketball courts, free WiFi

When Pastor William McCarty Sr. and eight other congregants converted the old Carrollton post office on Smiths Neck Road into Healing Waters Worship Center in ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:28 pm

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Smeltzer stays versatile at Tusculum

By Barbara Boxleitner Special to Smithfield Times Claire Smeltzer devoted extra time to developing her softball skills. The Smithfield High School graduate’s work resulted in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:26 pm

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Council considers expansion of enterprise zone

Isle of Wight County Economic Development Coordinator Nicole Talton presented the Windsor Town Council with details on the county proposal to expand its existing enterprise ... Read more

by Titus Mohler, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:24 pm

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Isle of Wight Ruritan Club awards scholarships

The Isle of Wight Ruritan Club recently announced three recipients of its annual scholarships.  Three $1,000 awards went to three graduating seniors from Smithfield High ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:17 pm

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Northam announces more than $11M in GO Virginia grants

Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced an allocation of more than $11.1 million in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) grants to help advance economic ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:16 pm

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Happy 119th Birthday Ham

The World’s Oldest Ham celebrated its 119th birthday last weekend. The fun started with a sleepover party with roughly 20 of the ham’s closest friends ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:02 pm

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Spring Grove solar farm proposed

Hexagon Energy LLC, a Charlottesville-based producer of renewable energy, hopes to construct a 150-megawatt solar farm at the intersection of Routes 10 and 40 in ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 5:59 pm

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Vaccination info teams go door-to-door

Having seen fewer people be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 than the state average, the Western Tidewater Health District will be sending vaccination information teams door-to-door ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, July 12, 2021 8:54 pm

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Widespread power outage affects Smithfield

UPDATE: About 268 Dominion Energy customers in downtown Smithfield were still out of power as Saturday dragged on to the afternoon and evening. Affected were ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 10, 2021 10:24 am

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Organ steps down as Smithfield Foods CEO

Dennis Organ has stepped down as Smithfield Foods’ president and chief executive officer after only a few months in the leadership role. Organ became president ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, July 9, 2021 4:15 pm

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Tornado strikes Smithfield

A tornado touched down in Smithfield the evening of July 8 as fallout from Tropical Storm Elsa blew through the Hampton Roads region. According to ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Friday, July 9, 2021 4:06 pm

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Another Tornado Warning issued

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a tornado warning for central Isle of Wight County and the central city of Suffolk until 7:30 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 8, 2021 7:13 pm

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Tornado Warning expires

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a tornado warning for the northeastern city of Suffolk, northeastern Isle of Wight County, and east-central Surry ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 8, 2021 6:27 pm

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Activists found guilty of disorderly conduct

A judge found a trio of animal rights activists guilty of disorderly conduct July 8 for disrupting a meeting of Smithfield’s Planning Commission last August ... Read more

by Stephen Faleski, Thursday, July 8, 2021 6:07 pm

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Tornado warning issued for Isle of Wight

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the southern end of Isle of Wight County, the city of Franklin and parts of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 8, 2021 4:15 pm

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Tornado Watch in effect

The National Weather Service’s Wakefield office has also issued a tornado watch in effect for Suffolk, Hampton Roads and all of Western Tidewater through 11 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 8, 2021 3:11 pm